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One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip By Cab

One of the best ways to explore this fascinating city is by taking a one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab. This way, you can avoid the hassle of public transport and enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private vehicle. You can also customize your itinerary according to your preferences and budget.

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is a city of contrasts and contradictions. It is a city that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, the struggle for freedom, the birth of literary and artistic movements, and the emergence of modernity. It is a city that offers a rich and diverse cultural heritage, a vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, and a plethora of attractions for visitors. Whether you are interested in history, religion, art, architecture, or cuisine, Kolkata has something for everyone.

A typical one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab would cover some of the most popular and iconic landmarks of the city, such as: Belur Math, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Howrah Bridge, Mother House, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Birla Planetarium,

In this article, we will provide you with a detailed itinerary for a one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab, along with some useful tips and information. Read on to find out more! 


An overview of a one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab is as follows:

A one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab is a convenient and comfortable way to explore the city’s attractions and culture. You can customize your itinerary according to your interests and preferences, and choose from a variety of cabs and drivers. Visit some of the most popular and iconic landmarks of Kolkata, such as Belur Math, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Howrah Bridge, Mother House, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, and Birla Planetarium.

You can learn about the history, religion, art, architecture, and cuisine of Kolkata, and experience the diversity and vibrancy of the city. Enjoy the scenic views of the Hooghly River, the city skyline, and the gardens that surround some of the monuments. Watch a light and sound show at the Victoria Memorial or a show on astronomy at the Birla Planetarium in the evening.

A one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab is a great way to discover the essence of Kolkata in a short time. 


Highlights of Kolkata One day Tour by cab are:

  • Duration: Total Duration Morning 09.00 am to 5.00 pm (8 hr). (Full-Day Kolkata One day Tour By cab
  • Private Cab )Not Shared)
  • Experienced Cab Drivers.
  • AC Cab
  • Pickup & Drop From Home / Hotel From Kolkata .
  • You can visit the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, and see the relics and photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and other saints associated with the movement.
  • You can visit the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Kali, and see where Sri Ramakrishna attained spiritual enlightenment and served as a priest for many years.
  • You can enjoy a ferry ride across the Hooghly River from the Dakshineswar Kali Temple to the Howrah Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks of Kolkata.
  • You can visit the Mother House, the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa, and see her tomb and museum that displays her personal belongings, letters and awards.
  • You can visit the Victoria Memorial, a magnificent marble building that was built in memory of Queen Victoria, and see various galleries that display paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, coins, weapons and other artifacts related to the history and culture of India during the British Raj.
  • You can visit the Marble Palace, a palatial mansion that was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835, and see its marble walls, floors and sculptures, as well as its collection of art works by European and Indian artists.
  • You can visit the Birla Planetarium, one of the largest planetariums in Asia and the second largest in the world, and watch various shows and programs on astronomy, astrophysics, space science and myths related to stars and planets.

Itinerary Of One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car.

The pick-up will be from Kolkata 8.00 am and 9.00 am

PlaceTiming/Entry FeesDuration
Bellur Math8:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Oct-Mar); 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm (Apr-Sep); No entry fee1-2 hours
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple6:00 am to 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm; No entry fee1-2 hours
Howrah BridgeOpen all day; No entry fee15-30 minutes
Mother House8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Closed on Thursdays, 22 August, Easter Monday, 26 December); No entry fee1-2 hours
Victoria MemorialGarden: 5:30 am to 6:15 pm; Museum: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Mondays and national holidays); Garden entry fee: Rs.10 per person; Museum entry fee: Rs.20 for Indians, Rs.200 for foreigners2-3 hours
Marble Palace10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed on Mondays and Thursdays); No entry fee but prior permission required from West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau1-2 hours
Birla PlanetoriumPlanetarium show timings vary according to language and day; Entry fee: Rs.150 for planetarium, Rs.250 for planetarium and science museum, Rs.325 for planetarium, science museum and art gallery1-2 hours

Your location in Kolkata will be drop off between 5.00 pm.


Package for One day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Private cab.


What Is Including and Excluding In One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by cab?

Including Package

  • Pick-Up And Drop From Hotel Or Home
  • Selected Cab Charges.
  • Driver Charges.
  • Toll Charges.
  • Parking Charges.

Excluding Package

  • Multiple Pickup And Drop.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food (Lunch, Breakfast, or any Food.)
  • Entry Fee. (Some Places Charge Entry Fee.

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Things to do & Must see places to Visit Kolkata : during Kolkata One day Tour By cab

Belur Math

Belur Math

Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, a worldwide spiritual and philanthropic organization founded by Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. It is a serene and spiritual place where you can admire the architecture of the temple, which is a fusion of Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs. You can also see the relics and photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and other saints associated with the movement.

Location

Belur Math is located on the west bank of the Hooghly River in Howrah district, about 10 km from Kolkata. You can reach it by cab, bus, train or ferry.

Timing/Entry Fees

Belur Math is open from 6:00 am to 11:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There is no entry fee.

Things to do/Must see

  • You can visit the main temple, which houses the shrine of Sri Ramakrishna and his marble statue. The temple has a unique design that resembles a temple, a mosque and a church.
  • You can visit the museum, which displays the personal belongings, letters and photographs of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and other saints. You can also see the room where Swami Vivekananda lived and died.
  • You can visit the other temples within the complex, such as the Swami Vivekananda Temple, the Holy Mother Temple, the Swami Brahmananda Temple and the Ramakrishna Museum.
  • You can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the garden and the riverfront. You can also watch the evening arati (worship) at the main temple.

Significance

Belur Math is a place of pilgrimage for millions of devotees who follow the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. It is also a place of social service, where various activities such as education, health care, relief and rural development are carried out by the Ramakrishna Mission. Belur Math represents the harmony of religions and the ideal of universal brotherhood.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Kali. It is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River in Kolkata. It was built by Rani Rashmoni in 1855. This is where Sri Ramakrishna attained spiritual enlightenment and served as a priest for many years. You can also visit the twelve Shiva temples and the Radha-Krishna temple within the complex.

Location

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located on Dakshineswar Road in Kolkata. You can reach it by cab, bus, train or ferry.

Timing/Entry Fees

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is open from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There is no entry fee.

Things to do/Must see

  • You can visit the main temple, which houses the idol of goddess Kali, known as Bhavatarini (the saviour of the universe). The temple has a nine-spired roof and a courtyard surrounded by verandas.
  • You can visit the twelve Shiva temples, which are arranged in a row along the riverbank. Each temple has a black stone lingam (symbol of Shiva) and a white marble shivalinga (symbol of Shiva’s consort).
  • You can visit the Radha-Krishna temple, which is located near the main gate of the complex. It has an idol of Radha-Krishna (the divine couple) made of black stone.
  • You can visit the room where Sri Ramakrishna lived and meditated for many years. It is located on the first floor of the nahabat (music tower). You can also see his bed, his rosary, his water pot and his sandals.
  • You can enjoy the scenic view of the river and the bridge from the temple complex. You can also watch the rituals and ceremonies performed by the priests and devotees at different times of the day.

Significance

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a place of worship for millions of Hindus who believe in goddess Kali as the supreme power. It is also a place of inspiration for many spiritual seekers who follow Sri Ramakrishna’s teachings on universal love and devotion. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a symbol of the divine motherhood of Kali and the divine fatherhood of Shiva.

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks of Kolkata. It is a suspended cantilever bridge that connects Howrah and Kolkata and is one of the longest bridges of its type in the world. It was inaugurated in 1943 and handles a huge traffic of vehicles and pedestrians every day. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the city skyline and the river from the bridge.

Location

Howrah Bridge is located over the Hooghly River between Howrah and Kolkata. You can reach it by cab, bus, train or ferry.

Timing/Entry Fees

Howrah Bridge is open all day. There is no entry fee.

Things to do/Must see

  • You can walk or drive across the bridge and enjoy the view of the river and the city. You can also see the boats, ferries and ships that ply on the river.
  • You can visit the nearby attractions, such as the Howrah Station, the Flower Market, the Mullik Ghat, the Armenian Ghat and the Rabindra Setu Museum.
  • You can take a ferry ride from either side of the bridge and see the bridge from a different perspective. You can also see the other bridges that span the river, such as the Vidyasagar Setu, the Vivekananda Setu and the Nivedita Setu.

Significance

Howrah Bridge is a marvel of engineering and architecture that reflects the history and culture of Kolkata. It is a symbol of the city’s connectivity and progress. It is also a witness to many events and movements that shaped the city’s destiny. Howrah Bridge is a pride of Kolkata and a heritage of India.

Mother House

Mother House

Mother House is the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. This is where Mother Teresa lived and worked for most of her life and where her tomb is located. You can also see a museum that displays her personal belongings, letters and awards. Mother House is a place of service, compassion and peace.

Location

Mother House is located on Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road in Kolkata. You can reach it by cab, bus or metro.

Timing/Entry Fees

Mother House is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It is closed on Thursdays, 22 August (Mother Teresa’s birthday), Easter Monday and 26 December (Boxing Day). There is no entry fee.

Things to do/Must see

  • You can visit Mother Teresa’s tomb, which is located on the ground floor of the building. It is a simple white marble structure with a cross on top. You can pay your respects and pray for her intercession.
  • You can visit Mother Teresa’s museum, which is located on the first floor of the building. It displays her personal belongings, such as her sari, her sandals, her rosary, her glasses and her Nobel Peace Prize medal. It also displays her letters, photographs and awards from various countries and organizations.
  • You can visit Mother Teresa’s room, which is located on the second floor of the building. It is a small and humble room where she lived and died. It has a bed, a desk, a chair, a crucifix and a statue of Mary. It also has a small balcony where she used to pray and meditate.
  • You can interact with the sisters and volunteers who work at Mother House and learn about their activities and experiences. You can also join them for mass or prayer at different times of the day.

Significance

Mother House is a place of inspiration for millions of people who admire Mother Teresa’s life and work for the poorest of the poor. It is also a place of hope for many people who receive help and care from the Missionaries of Charity in various parts of the world. Mother House represents Mother Teresa’s vision of love in action and faith in action.

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial, visit during one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip

Victoria Memorial is a magnificent white marble monument that was built in the early 20th century to commemorate Queen Victoria, the former Empress of India. It is located in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden that covers 64 acres of land. The monument showcases a blend of British and Indian architectural styles, and houses a museum that displays a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and other artifacts related to the history and culture of India and the British Raj

Location

Victoria Memorial is situated at the southern end of the Maidan, near the banks of the Hooghly River. It is easily accessible by public transport, such as buses, taxis, metro, and trams. Nearest metro station is Rabindra Sadan, which is about 2 km away from the monument. The nearest railway station is Howrah, which is about 6 km away. Nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, which is about 25 km away

Timing and Entry Fees

Victoria Memorial is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It remains closed on Mondays and designated national holidays. The entry fee for the museum is Rs. 30/- for Indians, Rs. 100/- for nationals of SAARC countries, and Rs. 500/- for nationals of other countries. School students up to class XII in uniform and with school ID, differently-abled visitors with U.D.I.D card, and army personnel and their accompanying spouses and children on production of ID cards are exempted from paying the entry fee

The garden is open daily from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm. The entry fee for the garden is Rs. 20/- per person per entry. The annual fee for morning walkers is Rs. 1,000/- for senior citizens and Rs. 2,000/- for others

The projection mapping show is a special event that showcases the history and glory of Kolkata through light and sound effects on the facade of the monument. The show timings are from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm on Tuesday to Sunday, in different languages on different days. The entry fee for the show is Rs. 100/- per person

Things to Do / Must See

Victoria Memorial is a must-see attraction for anyone who wants to experience the grandeur and beauty of Kolkata’s colonial past. Some of the things to do and see at Victoria Memorial are:

  • Admire the stunning architecture and sculpture of the monument, which features a 16-foot tall bronze statue of Victory on top of a dome, flanked by four lions; a marble statue of Queen Victoria on a throne; statues of Justice, Architecture, Charity, Learning, Motherhood, Prudence, Strength, Art, Commerce and Agriculture; and various allegorical figures and bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Indian history.
  • Watch the projection mapping show that showcases the history and glory of Kolkata through light and sound effects on the facade of the monument. The show is a visual treat that narrates the story of Kolkata from its inception to its present day, highlighting its landmarks, culture, heritage, and achievements. The show is available in different languages on different days, such as Bengali, English, Hindi, and others

Significance

Victoria Memorial is a significant monument that reflects the history and culture of Kolkata and India during the colonial era. It is a symbol of the British imperial rule in India, as well as the Indian nationalist movement that challenged it. It is also a testament to the artistic and intellectual achievements of both the British and Indian people, who contributed to the creation and preservation of this monument. Victoria Memorial is a cultural heritage site that attracts millions of visitors every year, who come to admire its beauty and learn about its history. It is also a source of pride and inspiration for the people of Kolkata and India, who cherish its legacy and value its significance

Marble Palace

Marble Palace, visit during one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip

Marble Palace is a 19th-century neoclassical mansion in North Kolkata, built by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant and art collector. The palace is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, as well as its eclectic collection of paintings, furniture, and artifacts from various parts of the world. The palace also has a garden with a rock pool, a fountain, and a small zoo

Location:

The palace is located at 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata 700007. It is near the Rabindra Bharati University and the Nakhoda Mosque

Timing/Entry Fees:

The palace is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except on Mondays and Thursdays. Entry is free, but a permit must be obtained 24 hours in advance from the West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau at B. B. D. Bagh, Kolkata. Photography is prohibited inside the palace

Things to do/Must see:

Visitors can admire the architecture and the decor of the palace, which blends Eastern and Western styles. They can also see the paintings by European masters like Rubens, Reynolds, Murillo, and Titian, as well as Indian artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Abanindranath Tagore. The palace also displays statues of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, Egyptian mummies, Chinese vases, Venetian glassware, and other curiosities. The zoo houses various animals and birds, such as porcupines, baboons, deer, macaws, hornbills, and peacocks. The garden offers a serene and green space in the midst of the city

Significance:

The palace is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta. It reflects the cultural and artistic tastes of the Bengali elite during the colonial era. It also showcases the diversity and richness of the world’s civilizations and cultures. The palace is a heritage site and a tourist attraction in Kolkata

Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium, visit during one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip

Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. The Birla Planetarium was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963. The Birla Planetarium is a circular structure designed in the style of a Buddhist stupa. It has a sky theatre with a hemispherical dome that shows various astronomical phenomena and objects. The Birla Planetarium also has an electronics laboratory and an astronomy gallery that exhibits paintings and models related to astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology

Location:

The planetarium is located at 96, Jawaharlal Nehru Road (Chowringhee Road), Kolkata 700020. It is near Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral

Timing/Entry Fees:

The planetarium is open from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, except on the first Thursday of every month. The entry fee is INR 100 per person and INR 40 for students in a group of 25 or more. The sky show timings are as follows: Hindi – 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm; English – 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm; Bengali – 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm; Extra show – 10:30 am (Hindi) & 11:30 am (Bengali) on Sundays and public holidays

Things to do/Must see:

Visitors can watch the sky show that presents various topics related to astronomy and space science in an entertaining and educational way. They can also explore the gallery that displays paintings by Indian artists depicting celestial events and myths, as well as models of planets, satellites, rockets, space stations, etc. They can also visit the laboratory that demonstrates various experiments and phenomena related to electronics and communication

Significance:

The planetarium is one of the most modern and advanced planetariums in the country. The Birla Planetarium aims to promote scientific awareness and curiosity among the public and students. Birla Planetarium also conducts research and training programs in astronomy and related fields. It is one of the major attractions and landmarks in Kolkata


FAQ’s of one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip

Q: What are the best times to visit Kolkata and its attractions?

A: The best time to visit Kolkata is from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and cool. This is also the time when many festivals and events take place in the city, such as Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali, Christmas, New Year, etc. The best time to visit the attractions in Kolkata is in the morning or evening, when the crowd is less and the temperature is moderate. You can also avoid the peak hours of traffic and congestion by planning your trip accordingly.

Q: How can I book a cab for a one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip?

You can choose from different types of cabs, such as hatchback, sedan, SUV, etc. Compare the prices, ratings, and reviews of different cabs and drivers. You can also customize your itinerary according to your preferences and budget


Conclusion of one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip

A one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab is a convenient and comfortable way to explore the city’s attractions and culture. Customize your itinerary according to your interests and preferences, and choose from a variety of cabs and drivers. Visit some of the most popular and iconic landmarks of Kolkata, such as Belur Math, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Howrah Bridge, Mother House, Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, and Birla Planetarium.

Learn about the history, religion, art, architecture, and cuisine of Kolkata, and experience the diversity and vibrancy of the city. Enjoy the scenic views of the Hooghly River, the city skyline, and the gardens that surround some of the monuments. A one day Kolkata local sightseeing trip by cab is a great way to discover the essence of Kolkata in a short time. 😊

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