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9 Offbeat Places in Kolkata! The 4th One Will Give You Goosebumps

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Planning to visit the ‘City of Joy’ and looking for some of the best “offbeat places in Kolkata” to visit?

Then here is our list of some of the unusual things that you must do in this city.

Kolkata (Calcutta) is a city located in the state of West Bengal on the eastern edge of India.
It is a big city that gets good attention from many backpackers and travelers for its street food and culture as well.

Honestly, this is a city which you should visit once in a lifetime.

The city offers a lot of things and places that you can visit and try but today, with this article I will tell you some of the lesser known tourist places in Kolkata.
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You may also read: Kolkata Is Getting Painted & There Is A Story Behind It
However, to know more about Kolkata you may watch this video as well:

So let’s start:

Explore Mallick Ghat

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A walk in Kolkata Flower market will leave you reeling in the fragrance of petals and garlands layered and mingled with human odour, emotions and conversation of sorts. Be watchful of not crashing into the onlookers, trolleys, and carts. It will be an observation of a lifetime watching those porters carrying flowers to their destination and bending underneath the weight of flowers. Talk about flower power! The market is a wonder on its own. At least 125 years old, it has literally risen from the ashes like a phoenix after being completely gutted in a fire. Like the old Calcutta, the market is in tatters, but this hasn’t stopped the market to be a thriving place for the odd 2,000 sellers, who come to the market to earn their livelihood at about 3 am on a daily basis.#kolkata #kolkatagram #westbengal #flower #flowerstagram #flowermarket #flowermarketkolkata #mullik #mullikghat #mullikghatflowermarket #kolkata #calcutta #ig_calcutta #waahkolkata #kolkatabuzz #bengal_ig #amarkolkata #sokolkata #calcuttagram #mycitymyview #artistsofinstagram #thepotterlife #theindianroute #whpkolkata #streetsofkolkata #_soi #_woi #streetphotographymagazine #streetphotographykolkata #streetsvision #streetphotography

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Mallick Ghat is a flower market located just below the Howrah bridge. This market, which remains open throughout the day can be the best place for photographers who want to capture some of the most vibrant Indian colors. But be ready to experience the hustle bustle of this market.

Shopping at New Market (Sir Stuart Hog Market)

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If you are looking for street shopping in Kolkata, then Sir Stuart Hoag Market can be the best choice! This market is also known as New Market or Dharamtala market. The world inside the market is different from any other market, whatever you want, all those things will be available in this market but the real beauty of the New Market is chaotic action which is surrounded by the market from all sides.

Know More About Mother Teresa @ Mother House

Albanian Roman Catholic missionary, Mother Teresa did a lot of work in India, especially in Calcutta. Her former home is now known as Motherhouse, and inside the place, there is also the tomb of Mother Teresa. So if you love to see history and want to know about Mother Teresa than this is the place you should visit.

Explore South Park Street Cemetery

A stroll through a haunted cemetery may not be in the list of many but honestly, you can’t miss this place. This cemetery was founded in 1767 and contains about 1,600 tombs and gives visitors a great insight about the city’s culture and history. The cemetery will give you peace of mind and a lot of amazing pictures for your facebook and insta as well 😛

Visit Calcutta’s own Chinatown

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Yes, Kolkata has its own China Town, where you can experience the mix of Chinese-Indian culture. Terretti Bazar, or Old Chinatown is one of Calcutta’s richest cultural endowments, tourists can roam here and taste the traditional Chinese food.
Start your day from this market with a heart-full of tasty dumplings, sausages or the delicious Chinese rolls.

Stroll down Through The Narrow Lanes of Kumartuli

Visiting Kolkata and haven’t heard about Kumaratuli?

It’s a potter’s lane or also known as Potter’s colony. A narrow lane lined up with many stores and artists working and creating sculptures of many Gods and Goddesses.
Honestly, to know this city’s culture you must stroll down through these lanes.

A Ride in Kolkata Tram

Started in 1902, the history laded Kolkata tram is the lifeline of this city plus it is also one of the oldest tram networks in Asia.
Its old, it’s slow but it has its own charm!

Visit Amitabh Bachchan Temple

There are three religions in India
The actual faith
Cricket &
Bollywood

And if Bollywood movies is a religion then Amitabh Bachchan is the god of Bollywood.

And in Kolkata, there is a temple where Amitabh sir is worshipped.

Isn’t it crazy? 😛

You will see lots of portraits and montages & stills from his pictures plus a pair of shoes worn by him in 1990 in the film Agneepath.

Nam Soon Church

Don’t go by the name. It’s not a church it’s a temple.
It is one of the oldest temple especially used by Kolkata’s Chinese Indian population.
You can visit this temple to see its unique architecture and to experience this amazing mix of Chinese Indian culture.

So here was my list of some of the best offbeat places to visit in Kolkata.

However, there is one more question that many of my readers ask and that is, what are the best hotels in Kolkata where we can stay?

Searching for a good hotel which is under your budget plus which serves your purpose is hard. I have gone through the same position when I search for my hotels.

Being a backpacker and a blogger, I always look out for hotels if I am new to the city. But selecting one is a tough ask.

So to make my work easier, I always take the assistance of Clear Trip to book my hotels.
You can select your budget and can even check out the reviews before selecting your stay.
To know more, you may even go through this link for more details: Hotels in Kolkata.
From resorts to 5-star hotels to mid-range stays they have every option in their kitty.
You may give it a look if looking for an option to stay in Kolkata.

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