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Things to Do in Kolkata With Kids

Things to Do in Kolkata With Kids

The capital of India under British rule, Kolkata is known for its colonial-era architecture. But, this large city also offers plenty of attractions that will keep younger travelers engaged and entertained. For families traveling to Kolkata, here are some of the best attractions and activities.

 

Highlights

  • Go stargazing at MP Birla Planetarium, where 30-minute shows focus on the wonders of space.

  • Enjoy thrills at Nicco Park amusement park, which features about 35 rides as well as other attractions, such as a 4D movie theater, bowling alley, water park, live shows, and games.

  • Spark your kid’s imagination at Science City, where hands-on exhibits focus on everything from the Earth and space to evolution and the science behind everyday occurrences.

  • Let little ones run free in the Maidan (Esplanade), one of Kolkata’s largest urban green spaces.

  • Book a private sightseeing tour of Kolkata, so you can explore the sights at your own pace and enjoy an itinerary personalized to suit younger travelers.

  • Picnic amid giant centuries-old banyan trees, examine succulents in the cactus house, and go boating in a lake filled with giant lily pads at the sprawling Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden.

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Evening Excursion: Sailing towards the Goddess Through Sunset River Cruise

Evening Excursion: Sailing towards the Goddess Through Sunset River Cruise

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Take a chilled-out evening cruise along the Hooghly River at sunset and enjoy seeing the city of Kolkata from a different angle. This ticket saves you the time and hassle of lining up to buy a ferry ticket. Kolkata is a big, busy city; leave all that behind as you cruise down the river, spotting the silhouettes of temples and grand colonial-era buildings along its banks. Receive a welcome drink and evening snacks, too.
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  • 3 hours
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$68.45
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$68.45
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Small Group Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

Small Group Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

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Kolkata has a great culinary culture not found elsewhere in India and on this private food tour, you'll get to sample some of its tastiest offerings. Along with a guide, you'll get the chance to sample everything from spicy chai tea to jumbo prawns, as well as curried fish mousse steamed in banana leaves, onion bhajis (fritters), and the traditional sweets for which Kolkata is known across India.
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  • 4 hours
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$52.27
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Skip the Line Victoria Memorial E-Tickets with Guide

Skip the Line Victoria Memorial E-Tickets with Guide

Explore the Victoria Memorial Hall, a beautiful specimen of Indo-British architecture that commemorates Queen Victoria. Walk through the 9 galleries, and see some of the thousands of artifacts. Visit the exquisitely designed Victoria Memorial Garden. Admire its manicured lawns, stately trees, and the many statues of figures like Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$68.45
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Private Multi Day Trip to Sunderban with Jungle Safari from Kolkata

Private Multi Day Trip to Sunderban with Jungle Safari from Kolkata

Plan your Multi day trip to Sunderban on this 2 days private tour. See the most visited places throughout the day.This tour includes Hotel Pickup and drop-off, private car and driver and an English speaking tour guide to explore the Amazon of the Sundarban. This is an Private Trip.
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  • 2 days
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$273.79
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$273.79
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A Private Morning Walk Through Kolkata's Markets with Lunch

A Private Morning Walk Through Kolkata's Markets with Lunch

An early morning visit to the open air markets of Kolkata gives you an insight into the Bazaar culture of this prominent place, once the headquarters of British colonial power. You and your professional local guide will visit the amazing stalls of the colorful open-air markets. You can interact with merchants and learn about daily life of sellers and buyers during your walk. You'll make stops at Burra Bazaar and College Street, where you'll have the chance to view and purchase textiles, handicrafts, keepsakes, books and a multitude of other items. Highlights • Spice Market • Fruit market at Machua • Burra Bazaar • Boi Para Book Market
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Cycling'Kolkata - Explore the city on a cycle!

Cycling'Kolkata - Explore the city on a cycle!

Explore Kolkata by cycle and live an unique experience! Kolkata's essence lies in its beautiful monuments but also in the by-lanes of the old city. These cycle tours have been designed with a deep understanding of India's history, culture and street life.  Experience Colonial areas or the White Town, Bengali areas or the Black Town, Mixed Cultures areas or the Grey Town or Localities By The River. 
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  • 8 hours
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$82.14
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Stroll Through The Popular Book Street

Stroll Through The Popular Book Street

Stroll along the pathways of the largest book market in India at College Street, aka Boi Para (Book Street), a prominent centre of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is the largest pre-owned book market in the world. It is said, if you do not find a book in College street, then it probably never existed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$69.99
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$69.99
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