5 Offbeat Places to Visit in Kolkata

Kolkata is one of the oldest cities our country has; this city is the richest too be it in terms of history and heritage. If you are someone who loves to do things that are away from monotony to explore a city then do give these spots a visit:

College Street

Are books actually your best friends? If they are then College Street will be your Guardian Angel! This street is the right place if you wish to meet the intellectuals of Kolkata.  This street colloquially is known as the Boi-Para meaning book mart. It retains an extremely unique charm of its own with make-shift huts as both the sides are made from Bamboo.  All those who desire to read Classics and in the very same condition as your Granny did, this Street will be a paradise for you. All those who want to grab a cup of strong coffee and a great literary dosage, Coffee House is the place to be.  This place has hosted biggies like Mana Dey, Amartya Sen, Subhash Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray and more!

Lal Dighi

Lal Dighi is one of the forgotten man-made architecture marvels. And mind you, the West Bengal government is consciously trying to project this as the new touristy site! All those who wish to get a peek of Writer’s Building, General Post Office and Reserve Bank of India and get enchanted by the serene atmosphere, should surely take a tour!  If you love taking long strolls, this site will be your go to one now. Chirping of birds and panoramic scene of Kolkata’s skyline is bound to impress everyone.


As tourists, we have flocked the Chinatown of Eastern countries. And when there is only one Chinatown within the Indian border, it surely commands a visit. A stroll along the lanes and by lanes of this street will enable you to have a culturally rich experience. All those who are looking forward to have a delectable culinary experience, are simply in for a treat. Dumplings, momos and sausages are literally revered.  Do you love getting a beauty treatment?? If you do, the authentic Chinese treatments done by the minute Indo-Chinese community is an altogether beautiful experience. Plus,not to forget calming in every way. What’s the wait?

Mother House

All those who are looking to find ‘meaningful existence’ within this crowded city, this is the place to be.  It was started by Mother Teresa, and was started with intention to serve the mankind with humility and a healing touch.  After Mother Teresa’s death, the tomb of Mother Teresa has been considered as a pilgrimage. This site exudes positivity and will lead you on the path of spirituality.

National Library of India

I know there aren’t many library fans. But when a library’s exterior is covered with pristine White marbles while the interiors have a British feel to it, one ought to visit it. If you are not a fan of the treasure trove of information this place provides, café in the library premises will surely do.  Cutting chai and Fish Pakodas are heavenly!

We are sure this all has excited you!

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