Things to do in Kolkata
Take a stroll along the Boi Para/College Street - If the smell of books gives you a high, if you relish being lost in the world of books or if books are indeed your best friend, visiting Boi Para should definitely figure right at the top in your ‘things to do in Kolkata' list. For a true blue bibliophile, Boi Para or the Colony of Books can prove to be a delightful place. Located in central Kolkata, this fascinating place boasts of a variety of books from across the world. Both new and second hand books can be made available on demand. If lucky, you can even get your hands on rarest of books at throwaway prices. Just in case you exhaust yourself out by going through large piles of books, you can rejuvenate yourself by stopping by to have your brunch at the popular Indian Coffee House located on the College Street.
Experience the tranquillity of the Prinsep Ghat - One of the most popular and oldest recreational spots of Kolkata, Prinsep Ghat is located on the banks of river Hooghly. One of the highlights of this place is the Palladian porch built in the memory of an esteemed Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary – James Prinsep. The serene ambience of the place, enriched by the presence of the soothing waters of the Hooghly river flowing right next to it, adds to the charm of this beautiful place. You can visit this place to spend moments of repose with your loved ones or to simply savour the relaxing atmosphere of the Prinsep Ghat.
Bring out the foodie in you in the Terreti/ Territy Bazaar - If you're an avid gourmet and love to try the local delicacies of the different places you visit, heading straight to Teretti Bazaar in the morning time should be one of your top things to do in Kolkata. This place comes alive in the wee hours of the morning and allows you to satiate your taste buds by having different kinds of delectable food options in the market. The steamed baozi buns, the prawn wafers, the hot soup noodles and a variety of momos are some of the many mouth-watering delicacies you can gorge yourself on. If you're a complete foodie, you'd surely have an exciting time roaming from one stall to another, exploring different scrumptious food items on offer.