Smaranika – Kolkata’s Only Tram Museum

Smaranika – Kolkata’s Only Tram Museum

Smaranika - Kolkata's Only Tram Museum
Smaranika – Kolkata’s Only Tram Museum

Where the morning of Kolkata begins with the rattling sound of tram bell, it is quite natural how tram is connected with the cultural heritage of our city. Getting a chance to explore the world of old tramways and knowing more facts about trams was a golden opportunity for us. We heard about the heritage transport museum, Smaranika – Kolkata’s Only Tram Museum standing at Esplanade.

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Kumortuli-The clay artisan world

Kumortuli-The clay artisan world

If you manage to visit Kolkata during August September month then never miss to visit Kumortuli-The clay artisan world.

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The clay model of Maa Durga

Kumortuli is a traditional potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata and most well-known visiting point of Kolkata. If you really want to know then you have to visit this place at least once in life time.

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Shaheed Minar

Shaheed Minar – Cloud Kissing Monument

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Shaheed Minar in the evening sky.
 

Before starting the blog about Shaheed Minar – Cloud Kissing Monument, first make it a point what the word SHAHEED signifies …Shaheed, both Bengali and Hindi term, means the soldier or revolutionist who really love their motherland, can sacrifice their life with a smile on their face, that soldiers are honored as Shaheed…Shaheed for the country..

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National Library

National Library – Welcome to the Book World

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The National Library of India.

Are you a bookworm and you are very fond of reading books then National library is the perfect place for you to enhance your knowledge.  This Library on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library of public record. At the latest count, it has a collection of over 2200,000 books, Over 86,000 maps and Over 3,200 manuscripts. This Library also covers an area of 30 acre. The reading room can accommodate over 550 people

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M.P. Birla Planetarium

M.P. Birla Planetarium – Exploring TaraMandal

 

Aerial-view-of-Birla-Planetarium- Kolkata
Aerial view of Birla Planetarium- Kolkata

At first, when you take a glimpse of M.P. Birla Planetarium, it appears like a Buddhist Stupa for its dome shape architectural structure. Columns have been allocated across the circumference of the place. But don’t be misguided. It is the famous Birla Planetarium of Kolkata, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. In Kolkata, M.P. Birla Planetarium profoundly known as “TaraMandal” which means “Galaxy of Stars and Planets”.

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