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10 Famous Kids' Attractions in Kolkata

Updated on December 29, 2017
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Kolkata formerly was the Capital of India during the British era. The city is located on the bank of the river Hooghly and is well known for its social and cultural heritage. It has numerous spots of attractions and is the perfect place for families with kids. It offers fun and stimulation, thus relevantly named the 'City of Joy'. Attractive kids' destinations in Kolkata are as follows.

Victoria Memorial is the most famous and significant destination in Kolkata. The memorial was formed in the remembrance of Queen Victoria. The place is likewise a look into the pioneer period of Indian history and ought to be a decent history lesson for the children. Extensive use of white marbles has made this memorial an attractive one. The memorial has 25 galleries including Royal gallery, the national leaders' gallery, the portrait gallery, central hall, the sculpture gallery, the arms and armory gallery and the newer, Calcutta gallery with a large collection of colonial-era paintings, memorabilia and other colonial artifacts. These provide enough knowledge with respect to the Indian history from the entry of British to their departure.

The Science City of Kolkata is the largest Science museum in overall India. The place has a huge assortment of science-related displays with independent exhibitions for Evolution, space and numerous different branches of science. To encourage and to raise enthusiasm for science within kids, this can be one of the top 10 destinations. In any case, the place isn't at all exhausting, and kids love different devices and telescopes accessible. There are additionally numerous entertainments for kids like Gravity Coaster, Musical Fountain and butterfly nursery.

Nehru Children's Museum was established in late 60's for kids. The fabulous collections of this museum include puppets depicting the great Indian epics, gorgeous dolls dressed up in national costumes of different countries of the world, an elementary science gallery, and small working models of railway crossings. This children museum is a treasure of knowledge that touches the keen personalities of youngsters through remarkable shows.

New Town Eco Park in Kolkata is the biggest park in India so far. It was inaugurated in the year 2012 and is well known for its greenery and ethnicity. This place is mostly recognized as a picnic spot for the city dwellers. The park holds a combination of myriad ecological zones like a Wildflower Meadow, Formal Garden, Herb Garden, Tropical Rain Forest, Bamboo Forest, Rabi Aranya, Fruits Garden, Tea Garden and Mask Garden. Apart from these areas, there are many spaces for entertainment such as a Rose Garden, music fountain, Baul Gram, Shishu Kendra and Ayurvedic center. Not only the children but the adults equally can have an opportunity to be the witness of the Greens all around and entertain themselves.

Nicco Park is both educative and entertaining destination. It is also known as the 'Disney Land of Bengal' or it can be called the park of rides. The park offers 35 different types of rides including the Toy Train, Paddle Boat, Flying Saucer and so on. The biggest latest attractions of this Park are ‘The Giant Cyclone’ and the 'Sky Diver Ride'. The grounds were intended to accommodate educative recreation, and are spotted with shows. All the scientific working principles behind the rides

are explained for each one at the entrance. The recreation center's Solar Energy Village has been set up to exhibit the function of non-conventional sources.

Mother's Wax Museum is the Kolkata's latest landmark established in the year 2014. It holds more than 20 wax models and statues of the famous personalities. Children can enjoy with the poet Rabindranath Tagore, Doraemon, Sourav Ganguli, Kapil Dev, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Manna Dey, Vivekananda and Paramhans and so on.

Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia. The planetarium conducts many programs on science and geography, mainly for the students. The program is held in various languages, Hindi, English, Bengali and other regional languages so that the audience can feel comfortable in understanding what they say.

Botanical Garden laid its foundation in 1787 on the banks of the river Hooghly. It has more than 12,000 enduring trees and a large number of plants from everywhere throughout the world along with the garden's main attraction that is the Great Banyan Tree. It is the second largest canopy in the world. The garden holds the heap of stunning orchids, multicolour blossoms, boating facility and a library in the garden, which treasures various important books on natural science. The greenhouse of Kolkata also sustains a scope of trees of uncommon species. It is the home of natural beauty and the best destination for the children to learn about different species.

Alipore Zoo is the oldest zoological park and was opened in 1876. The zoological garden contains different rare animal species along with the Bengal Tiger, African Lion, Rhinoceros, Jaguar and numerous other creatures. It is well known for the giant Tortoise having age more than 250 years and was passed out in 2006. Alipore Zoo is a perfect outing spot and a characteristic wonderland for kids. The place is an incredible attraction for the children to observe the creatures in real.

Indian Museum was established in the year 1814 and is one of the oldest on the planet. There is a rich history of the exhibition hall and it features the social legacy of India. The museum is referred to as 'Jadughar' because of the magical impact on the visitors. Children are captivated by the shows of Indian culture and legacy, antique ornaments, fossils and sculptures. There is additionally a tremendous accumulation of Mughal period canvases which raise an intense excitement.

All above are the top 10 kids' attractions in Kolkata. But besides all these destinations of attraction, there are plenty of such places where the kids and the adults can engage themselves equally. Kolkata is also known for its food, music, art and economical culture. That is the reason why the tourists from different regions have enlisted the name of this city in their India's travelling guide.


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    • Sanchaita profile imageAUTHOR


      12 months ago from KOLKATA (WESTBENGAL), INDIA

      Thank you so much for your advice. I will surely go for it.

    • emge profile image


      12 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      Excellent article.I have spent 3 years in Kolkutta and know the city well. I wonder if a couple of photos could have been added for greater interest


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