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Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens stadium is a tourist attraction in itself and also the venue for many IPL 2016 matches. If you are in this city to watch cricketers battle it out on the field, do keep some time aside to visit places in this city that are worth your time. Kolkata is home to several tourist attractions that have historic and religious importance. We list out our top four tourist places of Kolkata for you. Also Read - Bizarre: Kolkata Sweet Shop Comes up With Coronavirus-Shaped Sandesh, Cake - Will You Eat?



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Victoria Memorial

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Built in the fond memory of Queen Victoria, this is now a major tourist attraction in Kolkata. Now a museum, it is made in white marble and is 184 ft high. It houses several memorabilia from the British Raj including weapons, paintings, stamps, coins, etc. You will also find portraits of freedom fighters in the museum.

Kalighat Kali Temple

One of the 52 Shakti Peethas of India and one of the holiest shrines in Kolkata, the Kalighat Kali Temple is a sacred place of worship. Several pilgrims from all walks of life and different faiths visit this temple to seek blessings of goddess Kali. Durga Puja is one of the peak times when people visit this shrine. When here, notice the unique image of Kali in this temple.

Howrah Bridge

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You may have seen this iconic bridge several times in photos and films on Kolkata as this structure is one of the landmarks of the city. Howrah Bridge is 705m long and is the sixth longest bridge in the world of its type. It is a cantilever bridge on the Hooghly River. It connects Kolkata to the Howrah station.

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Belur Math

On the banks of Hooghly lies the Belur Math that has temples dedicated to Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna and more. It is one of the places where Swami Vivekanada spent the last few years of his life. The luh greenery surrounding Belur Math adds to its attraction and draws people of different faiths.

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