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Explore temples, art and history in Kolkata

Located in Kolkata’s upscale Ballygunge area, the Radisson lies near the city's best things to do, including the impressive Howrah Bridge and the thought-provoking Indian Museum. Take a walk through history at Raj Bhavan and Victoria Memorial Hall. Find major pilgrimage sites like Kali Temple about three kilometres away, or head to more than a dozen other places of worship nearby, including Dakshinewar Kali Temple. We also offer easy access to Sealdah Railway Station, five kilometres away, Howrah Junction, 10 kilometres away, and the Kolkata airport (CCU), 23 kilometres away.

Family fun:

  • Birla Planetarium (4.2 km)
    Inaugurated in 1963, Birla Planetarium is one of the world’s largest planetariums, with an impressive STARMASTER system for displaying a realistic starfield and a large collection of astronomy-related art.
    Phone: +91 33 2223 6610
  • Science City (5.1 km)
    Designed to bring science education to millions, Science City is India’s largest science centre. Take your kids to check out the on-site aquarium and a 3-D theatre, plus exhibits on physics, human evolution and much more.
    Phone: +91 33 2285 1572

Kolkata landmarks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eden Gardens (6.6 km)
    Established in 1864, these cricket grounds are often called the home of cricket in India. Check the schedule for matches with the India national cricket team, the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Historical sites:

  • 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
  • Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (Dalhousie Square) (7 km)
    Once the centre of government administration during 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 governors-general 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

Museums:

  • Indian Museum (5 km)
    India’s largest and oldest museum, this institution dates to 1814 and is known for its Mughal paintings, fossils, mummies and much more.
    Phone: +91 33 2252 1790
  • Jorasanko Thakurbari (8.2 km)
    Located on the campus of Rabindra Bharati University, this museum was the home and birthplace of poet Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European Nobel laureate.

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