Kolkata, the cultural capital of India has a pretty unexplainable charm. The essence of the by-gone era can be felt in the colonial red architecture, Trams, Yellow Taxis, and it is rare to find in any other city of India. From enormous heritage buildings to graffiti art walls, get ready with your cameras to capture some raw art and culture.
If your #travelgram game is on, and if you are looking to level up your IG feed, Here’s a list of Instagrammable places in Kolkata you shouldn’t miss for the insta-worthy clicks.
#Art in making at Kumartuli
Known as a traditional potters’ quarter, Kumartuli witnesses real art in making, attracting art lovers from every corner. Strolling down the streets, you can expect artisans creating idols, so carry your cameras, as you might just capture a picture that adds an aesthetic touch to your feed. Don’t forget to take your creative keeda with you for the awaited photogenic adventures.
#Wonders of the country- Victoria Memorial
Built-in the memory of Queen Victoria, this white marble monument, Victoria memorial is often referred to as a paradise for photographers. Discover marbles shining in the sun amidst the lush greenery during the sunrise. Nature, art, and creativity all filled in just one place.
#Nostalgia at College Street
With an instagrammable picture in every corner, college street is full of hidden spots and bursts of colors. While a pile of books is awaited to be read, the College street is like a home for all bibliophiles. Create your insta-worthy picture, and make your feed all artsy. Let’s make your friends a little jealous without spilling the beans.
Where: College Street, Kolkata
#Sunset Boating at Princep Ghat
Always loved those dreamy sunset water shots? Take a boat ride at the Princep Ghat, frame the bridge, boats or flying birds, and voila, you just got your stunning sunset shot. The secret to a perfect click is adventure and creativity, and it looks like Kolkata has cracked the code.
Where: Chowringhee North, Kolkata
#Recreate your Barfi moment at the Howrah Bridge
If you have watched the Barfi movie, you might have identified this iconic location.
Be it Bollywood, or the television industry, Howrah Bridge is looked upon for defining love beautifully. The end of the bridge marks the beginning of the city’s biggest wholesale flower market. Head to this place and click some aesthetic photographs and add color and beauty to your feed.
Where: Howrah, Kolkata
#Shop your heart out at Shyam Bazaar
Exploring a place, and not shopping, can this ever happen? Well, rarely! Kolkata has its shopping heart stop at Shyam Bazaar. Go for some casual dining to home decor shopping, everything just in one place. While you shop for items, buy yourself memories from this place and capture the lively shopping street in your camera.
Where: Shyam Bazaar, Kolkata
#Let’s Rewind to History at the Dalhousie Square
Capture the raw beauty of all Heritage buildings, iconic monuments, and British architecture at Dalhousie Square. Absorb the typical colonial Kolkata and drop in for that pleasing Instagram picture. Its time for some creative IG feed-in making.
Where: RN Mukherjee Rd, Kolkata.
#Chinatown in Kolkata
Kolkata’s very own Chinatown houses quite a few churches and India’s only Chinese temple. Wander down the streets of Tiretta Bazaar, the old china market, and experience this hidden and different side of the city. Buy some souvenirs from here, or just enjoy and click pictures of the liveliness in the city of Joy.
Where: Tiretta Bazaar
#View of the first Episcopal Church at St. Paul’s Cathedral
Away from the rumpus of the city, the church can be your abode for some peaceful time. The architecture will teleport you to the history and will rekindle your love for art. Do you know the marvel of the St. Paul’s Cathedral took a long of eight years to be built. This place is unquestionably breathtaking and is reminiscent of the gothic designs and is quite a pretty spot for your Insta-worthy picture.
Where: Maidan, Kolkata
#Spread of colors at the Shobha Bazaar
No one does graffiti art better than Kolkata. The bazaar, which witnesses hundreds of people a day, is full of colors and life. You can shop, wander, or explore this area while stealing some moments and capturing its beauty. Stop at the graffiti art wall, pose and snap. Ta-Da, here is another pretty picture for your feed at one of the Instagrammable places in Kolkata.
Where: Shobha Bazaar
# Bring out the creative artisty keeda in you at the Artsy Coffee and Culture
Art runs in the blood of people of Kolkata. Founded by a mother-sun duo, this cafe gives the feel of the city in a gist. Engage yourself in some reading, or hog on mouth-watering food, or just pen down your feelings here. Trust us, there’s nothing more refreshing than the freshly brewed coffee served here. Immersed in art and culture, the cafe hosts events where artists get a chance to showcase their work.
Where: Bhowanipore, Kolkata
#Flower Market at the Mullick Ghat
A trip to Kolkata is incomplete without visiting the Mullick Ghat Flower market. Not only in Kolkata, but this flower market is one of the biggest flower markets in all of Asia. What attracts the crowd here, apart from the refreshing flowers, is the crowd-favorite Howrah Bridge in the background. Here’s a chance for all camera lovers to strike a pose with flowers and the famous bridge in the background at one of the most Instagrammable places in Kolkata.
Where: B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata
#Street that never Sleeps- Park Street
To witness the hustle and bustle of the city, visit the street that never sleeps, Park Street. This street is a major hangout spot of the city, thereby attracting several restaurants, cafes, book shops, and clubs. Click a snap of the city, street food, or of yourself lost in the hubbub of the city. Visit Park street during festivals, and you would be enamored by the vibe of the decked up lanes.
Where: Park Street, Kolkata
#Stay and Enjoy the vibe of old Kolkata at the Calcutta Bungalow
Located in the heart of the city, Calcutta Bungalow gives the pretty vibe of old Kolkata. Though the bungalow has only six rooms to offer, each room has its significance. From antique sewing machines and massive copper bathtub to chandeliers made of cooking utensils, this place is decorated with traditional curios. Take a shot of the antique artisty stay, and give your IG feed an aesthetic touch.
PS: You can click pictures inside the Bungalow, only if you have booked the room.
Where: Shyam Bazar, Kolkata
Are there any more Instagrammable places in Kolkata then do let us know in the comments.