Discover the Best of Ballygunge from This Hotel in Kolkata
Situated in the heart of the upscale Ballygunge area, the Park Plaza hotel in Kolkata provides a sophisticated and chic home away from home near the area's best attractions. Take time to explore the rich cultural heritage of the city once known as Calcutta, with easy access to sites like Howrah Bridge, the Victoria Memorial, the Kali Temple and the Indian Museum. The hotel is just minutes from world-class shopping, entertainment and cultural destinations for exciting adventures just outside your door. Transport is also worry-free thanks to the hotel's location 10 kilometres from the Howrah Railway Station, five kilometres from the Sealdah Railway Station and 23 kilometres from Kolkata International Airport (CCU). During your stay, enjoy a visit to these area attractions:
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- BBD Bagh, Dalhousie Square (7 km)
Dating back to the time of British rule, this complex was once the main centre of government administration. The Writers Building is now the seat of power for the West Bengal government.
- Howrah Bridge (6 km)
One of the most famous landmarks in Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge connects Howrah and Kolkata. This cantilever bridge is 97 metres high and 705 metres long and is now one of the busiest bridges in the world.
- Kali Temple (3.1 km)
Also known as Kalighat, this is Kolkata’s most significant temple and an important pilgrimage centre for devotees of Durga. Its beautiful grounds and tranquil energy make it a delight even for non-Hindus. Note: Animal sacrifices are not uncommon here—the site may not be suitable for young children.
- Raj Bhavan (7 km)
Built in 1805, this three-storey building serves as the residence of the Governor of West Bengal and was once a seat of British colonial power in India.
- Victoria Memorial (4 km)
Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate Queen Victoria, the first Empress of India. The monument hosts a vast collection of remnants from the British Empire’s rule in India. Tour this white-marble memorial, which is set amidst beautiful gardens, and explore the history of India.