6 Stunning Spots In The City For Clicking Those Insta-Worthy Pictures
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With artists, intellectuals, merchants, businessmen and scholars, Calcutta is a treasure trove of culture, the likes of which is incomparable. Each festival here is celebrated gloriously and each street has its unique festive spirit. Apart from the rich heritage and the mouth-watering delicacies, this city is full of places that’ll satisfy a shutterbugs’ soul. These spots will defo give you awesomesauce posts for the ‘gram, so keep scrollin’ to find out more!
Overlooking the serene Hoogly River and the majestic Vidyasagar Setu, Princep Ghat is one of the oldest leisure spots in the city. Being a remnant of the colonial era, the beauty of its sober architecture, landscaped gardens and fountains stand tall and proud. The golden hour atmosphere attracts shutterbugs of all kinds, be it DSLR wielding professionals or smartphone-wielding insta enthusiasts.
Where | PrincepGhat - Fort William, Hastings
2. Victoria Memorial
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This large, magnificent marble building in the heart of the city, stands as an architectural shrine of Queen Victoria as well as the colonial era. Nestled on the lush grounds and adjacent to the Hooghly River, this place is a hot favourite amongst snappers. The stunning view of the pristine white memorial, the blue sky and a dash of sunshine make this place a strong contender for that perf click for the ‘gram!
Where | Victoria Memorial - Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Maidan
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 30 Onwards
3. Belur Math
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Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission and a truly quaint place where visitors usually bask in the twilight and meditate peacefully. The stunning, intricate architecture and the setting sun pave the way for striking images. Come over, witness the vivid hues of faith, and bask in the glory of the almighty all while getting some superb shots!
Where | Belur Math - Belur, Howrah
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM & 4 PM - 6 PM
4. Howrah Bridge
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Howrah Bridge, the archetypal symbol of Kolkata is a dream come true for every shutterbug. Besides being a metal bridge suspended over a tranquil Hooghly River, it produces stellar photography subjects, right from the mundaneness of civilians to the vivid flower market adjacent to it. The warm lighting at dusk is incomparable. Come over and see for yourself the beauty that is the Howrah Bridge!
5. Streets Of Kolkata
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Every street in Kolkata denotes the rich influence of history and culture. The fragrance of malai from sweet shops envelops the galis and the age-old bickerings between natives fuel the alleys with liveliness. There’s a hidden gem in each street- which could very well be a visual treat for the masses, these lanes are hence, nothing less than a lensman’s paradise!
6. Jorasanko Thakur Bari
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Jorasanko Thakur Bari, AKA the house of the Tagores is another legendary spot in the city that is oh-so-photogenic! A borderline archaic structure with a rich heritage, the bari has some stunningly rustic features, like the awe-inspiring courtyards and balconies. Jorasanko is a well maintained, underdog contender that makes up for some amazing shots for insta feeds!
Where | Jorasanko Thakur Bari - Ganesh Talkies, 267, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko
Timings | 10:30 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 10 Onwards
So the next time you’re looking for a scenic spot for epic shots, head over to these places and enhance your feeds like never before!