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Top 10 places to visit in Kolkata

Kolkata, also known as the city of joy, is full of wonderful sites one can visit. Here is a list of 10 places you can visit in Kolkata, the next time you're here!

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Mother Teresa's House

Mother Teresa's House

Mother Teresa, did a lot of her work in India, especially right in the heart of Kolkata. Her former home and charity in Kolkata is now known as the Motherhouse, and inside the modest mission is Mother Teresa’s tomb.

After paying your respects, you can walk through a small museum that displays a few of her personal belongings, and proceed to go up a flight of stairs to view into the room where Mother Teresa sat at her desk and wrote letters, prayed, and lived.

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Kalighat's Kali temple

Kalighat's Kali temple

Dedicated to the Hindu goddess of Kali, Kolkata’s Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the most visited and sacred sites in the city. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims and other Hindu devotees each day. Walking to the temple, you’ll pass through a street that’s packed on both sides with religious items for sale.

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Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

When visiting the Victoria Memorial Hall, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Europe. The iconic structure in Kolkata is dedicated to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who is also referred to as the Empress of India.

Along with its British and European architecture, the hall also includes some Mughal Indian design elements. Victoria Memorial is 103 meters in length, 69 meters wide, and 56 meters high.

Victoria Memorial is now open to the public for its surrounding gardens and interior museum.