Place Kolkata

Kolkata district is a district in the Indian state of West Bengal, headquartered in Kolkata.

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World Heritage Site 1987
Sundarbans National Park

The Sundarbans covers 10,000 km2 of land and water (more than half of it in India, the rest in Bangladesh) in the Ganges delta. It contains the world’s largest area of mangrove forests. A number of rare or endangered species live in the park, including …

Atlas Obscura 2018
Kolkata’s Japanese Buddhist Temple

Discover Nipponzan Myohoji in Kolkata, India: This overlooked Japanese Buddhist temple is a respite from the bustle of Kolkata.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Nahoum and Sons

Discover Nahoum and Sons in Kolkata, India: This Jewish bakery, among the last in the region, sells legendary sweets from a century-old storefront.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth

Discover Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth in Kolkata, India: This historic complex is home to the oldest Christian grave in Kolkata, India.

Atlas Obscura 2017
Ronald Ross Memorial

Discover Ronald Ross Memorial in Kolkata, India: A monument to the British doctor who connected mosquitoes to malaria.

Atlas Obscura 2019
The Black Hole of Calcutta

Discover The Black Hole of Calcutta in Kolkata, India: The site of an atrocity that would be used to justify Britain’s conquest of India.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Terreti Bazaar

Discover Terreti Bazaar in Kolkata, India: For just a few hours each morning, this market serves specialties from the city's shrinking Chinese-Indian community.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Mud Statues of Kumortuli

Discover Mud Statues of Kumortuli in Kolkata, India: The potters' quarter is packed with artists sculpting clay gods with mud from the sacred Ganges river.

World Heritage Site 1997
The Sundarbans

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site …

Atlas Obscura 2019
Kolkata’s Only Portuguese Church

It has a curious link with chickens.