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Great Banyan Tree

Great Banyan Tree

The Indian Botanical Gardens in Kolkata has many floral treasures, but none as impressive as the 250-year-old Great Banyan Tree, which covers nearly 5,300 square feet (500 sq/m). What at first...

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

This astounding marble building is probably the most impressive colonial structure in India. It was built to commemorate Queen Victoria and only completed in 1921, after 20 years of solid...

Indian Museum

Indian Museum

With 60 galleries of art, archaeology and anthropology, this is India's largest museum and possibly its most attractive, housed as it is in a stunning, colonnaded palace. The museum's...

Mother House

Mother House

This humble and touching temple to Mother Theresa's life and work in downtown Kolkata is well worth a visit. Upstairs is a small museum, full of affecting and interesting displays; and you...

Kalighat Temple

Kalighat Temple

This 350-year-old temple dedicated to Kali is Kolkata's holiest site, attracting a throng of excited pilgrims every day. You'll need to tip one of the priests in order to get inside through...

Marble Palace

Marble Palace

One of Kolkata's most unusual sites, this palace was built by a local member of the 19th-century gentry in a marvelous patchwork of classical architectural styles. Lavish use is made of...

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