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    Kalighat Temple - Kalighat temple is presided over by Goddess Kali and it is renowned as one of the 51 Shakti Peethams of India. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was dancing with the dead body of Sati, Lord Vishnu sliced off the body into various parts. Kalighat is said to be the location where Sati’s right foot’s toe dropped. This temple is always overcrowded with devotees, but the months of Paush, Chaitra and Bhadra see the numbers multiplying. This temple was originally a small hut, constructed by King Manasingha in the 16th century. This was rebuilt by Sabarna Roy Chowdhury in 1809.This is the seat of the Shakti cultists, where the Goddess is seen as idol in black stone and adorned in gold and silver ornaments. Lord Shiva’s idol is also in silver. The most important day for the temple is the snan-yatra day, the yearly ceremonial bath day of Goddess Kali. At Kali Puja or Navaratri, tourists can enjoy the festivals among crackers, lights and colourful processions. The terracotta art is another highlight of this temple.

     

    Victoria Memorial Hall - The greatest treasure trove of India, Victoria Memorial is Kolkata’s pride. Envisioned by Lord Curzon, Victoria Memorial Hall is the place tourists get a glimpse of Calcutta’s Visual History. This museum was opened to all in 1921, which clearly traces the pre- independence period of India through statues and pictures of significant men. This art museum is under the Department of Culture, Government of India, which preserves the manuscripts, sculptures, armours, postage stamps, rare books and paintings of the British period. Apart from these things, watching a Light and Sound show held in both Bengali and English can be interesting.

     

    Birla Planetarium - Travellers can enjoy gazing at the sky and the stars at the M P Birla Planetarium, which is at a walking distance from the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was initiated in 1963, since then the Planetarium has been organising shows on celestial world till now. Inside the white dome-shaped structure of the planetarium, with the help of instruments like C-14 Telescope, Celestron, Solar Filters, the Cal Zeiss Universal Planetarium projector, it has been opening the outer space to the viewers. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Planetarium. Visitors can reach Birla Planetarium by public transport or underground metro railway.

     

    Indian National library - This is India’s oldest public library and includes a huge collection of more than 2.2 million books. This library is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. Located over a vast area of 120,000 sq m, Indian National Library is responsible for collection, distribution and preservation of books. This was the official residence of the Lt. Governor of Bengal, prior to independence.

     

    Nakhoda Mosque - Kolkata’s Muslim pilgrimage is Nakhoda Mosque was established in 1926 by a resident of Cutch, Abdur Rahim Osman. This mosque has been designed following the style of Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra, Agra. The gateway of this mosque has been created replicating the Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri. The dome-shaped mosque constructed of red sandstone has two minarets, each at the height of 151 ft, with 25 pillars of 100 ft-117 ft heights surrounding the minarets. In this mosque tourists can see the Indo-Saracenic architectural style exhibited. With a spacious hall spread over few floors, 10,000 men can perform “Namaaz” at the same time. Visiting the mosque during the festivals of Ramzan and Id is best for the tourists who can enjoy the true spirit of these festivals.

     

    St. Paul's Cathedral - Kolkata’s St. Pauls’ Cathedral is a part of the Anglican Communion and Church of North India. In 1839, this church was started by Bishop Daniel Wilson, which was finished by 1847. The interior of the church has been designed in the Gothic Revival Style with two murals in Florentine Renaissance style and tainted glass windows. The church and its tower was engineered following the Norwich Cathedral, which had to be rebuilt after the 1934 earthquake in Calcutta, following Canterbury Cathedral’s Bell Harry Tower. Tourists can see the 201 ft high structure of the cathedral from a long distance. The hall of the cathedral is huge and decorated with carved wooden chairs and artwork and murals. The pictures inside the church describe the life and works of St. Paul. The place is peaceful and surrounded with huge trees. Recently a meditation spot has been added to the campus, in collaboration with Tagore’s Shantiniketan. The coffin of Bishop Wilson is placed in an underground chamber and his commission plate conferred by Queen Victoria is displayed here.

     

    Mother House (Missionaries of Charity) - “Missionaries of Charity” or Mother’s House in Kolkata was the residence of Noble Laureate Mother Teresa. She spent her initial years in Darjeeling’s Loreto Convent and then came to Kolkata to join the St. Mary’s School as principal. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity is the seat of humanitarian activities, which has created many homes for the orphanages, disabled, sick, homeless and many more.Mother established her first home for sick and dying people known as “Nirmal Hriday.” She had also established “Sishu Bhavan” for the orphans, disabled and mentally retarded people, “Shanti Nagar” for Lepers and AIDS hospices, where education is also provided to affected children. Mother’s Missionaries of Charity has established such homes in US, Italy, Cuba, Australia, Tanzania and other nations of the world. Becoming a volunteer of this charitable institution is quite simple as no criterion is set for anybody. Volunteers need to do everything from dusting and caring wounds in two shifts - morning and evening. Around the world, there are more than 4950 sisters and 766 centres of this charity working.

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    Check In Check Out, Alipore

    Xing of Burdwan Road

    Checkin Checkout is located at Burdwan road, Alipore. Nearby visiting places include Mahadev Talab Temple (Approx. 0.5km) and Birla temple (Approx. 5km). The Birla temple is very popular, constructed from white marble an

    4,440.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Dooars Mountain, Alipore

    Alipur Duar

    Hotel Dooars Mountain is located on Buxa Forest Road of Alipurduar district in West Bengal. This region is blessed with natures bounty and is away from the cacophony of city life. For business travelers, the hotel has a

    2,250.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Saini Inn, Alipore

    Diamond Harbour Rd

    Hotel Saini Inn, Alipore offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    2,200.00 Avg/night

    Alipore Guest House, Alipore

    Raja Santosh Road Kolkata

    A reasonable hotel, Alipore Guest House ensures that people opting for it have a pleasant stay. It offers some useful facilities and ensures that the outing of its guests is comfortable. Some of the services offered here

    1,250.00 Avg/night

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    Kalighat Temple - Kalighat temple is presided over by Goddess Kali and it is renowned as one of the 51 Shakti Peethams of India. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was dancing with the dead body of Sati, Lord Vishnu sliced off the body into various parts. Kalighat is said to be the location where Sati’s right foot’s toe dropped. This temple is always overcrowded with devotees, but the months of Paush, Chaitra and Bhadra see the numbers multiplying. This temple was originally a small hut, constructed by King Manasingha in the 16th century. This was rebuilt by Sabarna Roy Chowdhury in 1809.This is the seat of the Shakti cultists, where the Goddess is seen as idol in black stone and adorned in gold and silver ornaments. Lord Shiva’s idol is also in silver. The most important day for the temple is the snan-yatra day, the yearly ceremonial bath day of Goddess Kali. At Kali Puja or Navaratri, tourists can enjoy the festivals among crackers, lights and colourful processions. The terracotta art is another highlight of this temple.

     

    Victoria Memorial Hall - The greatest treasure trove of India, Victoria Memorial is Kolkata’s pride. Envisioned by Lord Curzon, Victoria Memorial Hall is the place tourists get a glimpse of Calcutta’s Visual History. This museum was opened to all in 1921, which clearly traces the pre- independence period of India through statues and pictures of significant men. This art museum is under the Department of Culture, Government of India, which preserves the manuscripts, sculptures, armours, postage stamps, rare books and paintings of the British period. Apart from these things, watching a Light and Sound show held in both Bengali and English can be interesting.

     

    Birla Planetarium - Travellers can enjoy gazing at the sky and the stars at the M P Birla Planetarium, which is at a walking distance from the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was initiated in 1963, since then the Planetarium has been organising shows on celestial world till now. Inside the white dome-shaped structure of the planetarium, with the help of instruments like C-14 Telescope, Celestron, Solar Filters, the Cal Zeiss Universal Planetarium projector, it has been opening the outer space to the viewers. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Planetarium. Visitors can reach Birla Planetarium by public transport or underground metro railway.

     

    Indian National library - This is India’s oldest public library and includes a huge collection of more than 2.2 million books. This library is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. Located over a vast area of 120,000 sq m, Indian National Library is responsible for collection, distribution and preservation of books. This was the official residence of the Lt. Governor of Bengal, prior to independence.

     

    Nakhoda Mosque - Kolkata’s Muslim pilgrimage is Nakhoda Mosque was established in 1926 by a resident of Cutch, Abdur Rahim Osman. This mosque has been designed following the style of Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra, Agra. The gateway of this mosque has been created replicating the Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri. The dome-shaped mosque constructed of red sandstone has two minarets, each at the height of 151 ft, with 25 pillars of 100 ft-117 ft heights surrounding the minarets. In this mosque tourists can see the Indo-Saracenic architectural style exhibited. With a spacious hall spread over few floors, 10,000 men can perform “Namaaz” at the same time. Visiting the mosque during the festivals of Ramzan and Id is best for the tourists who can enjoy the true spirit of these festivals.

     

    St. Paul's Cathedral - Kolkata’s St. Pauls’ Cathedral is a part of the Anglican Communion and Church of North India. In 1839, this church was started by Bishop Daniel Wilson, which was finished by 1847. The interior of the church has been designed in the Gothic Revival Style with two murals in Florentine Renaissance style and tainted glass windows. The church and its tower was engineered following the Norwich Cathedral, which had to be rebuilt after the 1934 earthquake in Calcutta, following Canterbury Cathedral’s Bell Harry Tower. Tourists can see the 201 ft high structure of the cathedral from a long distance. The hall of the cathedral is huge and decorated with carved wooden chairs and artwork and murals. The pictures inside the church describe the life and works of St. Paul. The place is peaceful and surrounded with huge trees. Recently a meditation spot has been added to the campus, in collaboration with Tagore’s Shantiniketan. The coffin of Bishop Wilson is placed in an underground chamber and his commission plate conferred by Queen Victoria is displayed here.

     

    Mother House (Missionaries of Charity) - “Missionaries of Charity” or Mother’s House in Kolkata was the residence of Noble Laureate Mother Teresa. She spent her initial years in Darjeeling’s Loreto Convent and then came to Kolkata to join the St. Mary’s School as principal. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity is the seat of humanitarian activities, which has created many homes for the orphanages, disabled, sick, homeless and many more.Mother established her first home for sick and dying people known as “Nirmal Hriday.” She had also established “Sishu Bhavan” for the orphans, disabled and mentally retarded people, “Shanti Nagar” for Lepers and AIDS hospices, where education is also provided to affected children. Mother’s Missionaries of Charity has established such homes in US, Italy, Cuba, Australia, Tanzania and other nations of the world. Becoming a volunteer of this charitable institution is quite simple as no criterion is set for anybody. Volunteers need to do everything from dusting and caring wounds in two shifts - morning and evening. Around the world, there are more than 4950 sisters and 766 centres of this charity working.

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