Kolkata Pilgrim Getaway
Kolkata is one of the 4 metro cities of India and gateway to the destinations in East India. Kolkata, situated on Hugli River, is also capital city of state of West Bengal and one that is steeped in history and character. There are several reasons for which one may arrive at Kolkata and most popular being the pilgrimage.
The most visited pilgrimage sites in Kolkata is the Kalighat Temple, originally built in the 12th century, is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Peetha.
Other monuments of pilgrimage significance that are visited by tourists are
* Nakhoda Mosque (1926), built in Indo-Saracenic architecture style.
* St. Paul's Cathedral Church (1847), first Episcopal Church of the East.
* Gurdwara Badi Sangat is where Guru Nanakdevji stayed on his return journey from Dacca to Punjab
* Belur Math is headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission. The temple by the river Ganga is very popular with tourists to Kolkata.
There are number of Pilgrimage destinations visited ex-Kolkata such as Bishnupur, Midnapore, Gangasagar.
Typical Stay Duration: 1-2 nights without considering excursions Seasonality – All through the year