Explore temples, art and history in Kolkata
Located in Kolkata’s upscale Ballygunge area, the Park Plaza lies near popular destinations like the impressive Howrah Bridge and the thought-provoking Indian Museum. Take a walk through history at Raj Bhavan and Victoria Memorial Hall. Kali Temple, a major pilgrimage centre, lies less than four kilometres away, and almost a dozen other places of worship can be found nearby. The Park Plaza also makes it easy to travel throughout the city or take a day trip with access to Sealdah Railway Station, five kilometres away, Howrah Railway Station, 10 kilometres away, and Kolkata International Airport (CCU), 23 kilometres away.
Experience these memorable attractions:
- Kali Temple (3.1 km)
Also known as Kalighat, this pilgrimage centre is Kolkata’s most significant temple. Experience the picturesque grounds and tranquil atmosphere of this sacred site. Note: Animal sacrifices are not uncommon here, so the site may not be suitable for young children.
- Victoria Memorial Hall (4 km)
Built in remembrance of Queen Victoria, the first Empress of India, this white marble structure is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features an array of artefacts from India’s period of British rule.
Phone: +91 33 2223 1890
- Howrah Bridge (6 km)
Ninety-seven metres high and 705 metres long, this cantilever bridge connects Howrah and Kolkata and is one of the busiest bridges in the world.
- Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (Dalhousie Square) (7 km)
Once the centre of government administration during the period of British rule, Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh includes the Writers Building, an architecturally impressive structure that serves as the seat of power for the West Bengal government.
- Raj Bhavan (7 km)
Built in 1805, this three-storey building once housed British Governor Generals and Viceroys and now serves as the residence of the Governor of West Bengal as well as a venue for historical presentations.
Phone: +91 33 2200 1641
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