Kolkata is a bustling metropolitan city in the eastern belt of India and a favorite holiday destination as well. It has a host of special attractions for its tourists who get swayed by the warm hospitality and cheerful sweet nature of the people of Kolkata. Kolkata tourist attractions range from religious dimensions, to educational retreats and entertainment junctions as well. One can plan for an exciting day trip from Kolkata to Rabindra Sarobar and make for a memorable vacation by staying at one of the good hotels in Kolkata.
Some of the major Kolkata tourist attractions include the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium and Indian Museum which are its heritage properties. Among religious sites of Kolkata are the Belur Math, Kalighat Temple, Nakhoda Mosque, St. John’s Church and the Birla Mandir. Among other famous sight seeing places worth visiting are Eden Garden, Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge), Marble Palace, Jorasanko Tagore House, Science City, Nirmal Hriday, National Library, Rabindra Sarovar, Raj Bhavan and Ramkrishna Mission. There are many theme water parks and zoological centers for the entertainment of children which make for an exciting and fun-filled day spend.
For a day trip from Kolkata, a good option is to go to Rabindra Sarobar. It is located in south Kolkata and consists of a big lake, open green areas and paved walkways along the lake. Being a popular tourist site, it can be easily reached by any public conveyance like a taxi or a bus.The place stretches over a large area which makes for a pleasant and relaxing place for visitors on a holiday to the city of joy. There are two stadiums at the two ends of the lake. There are several rowing clubs here where one can enjoy boating as well. The small bridge at the Southern Avenue end of the lake often serves as a deck to see the rowers in action. While the stadium at this end is mostly used for sports, the one at the other end, i.e.the Golpark end, is often booked for musical events. One can even enjoy musical shows, live sports action and cultural dance programs at these venues.
Rabindra Sarovar has been named after Rabindrnath Tagore, the famous Nobel Laureate. It is one of those rare green areas in an otherwise congested city. It is very popular with morning walkers, exercise groups and laughing clubs. Recently, a local NGO has started short duration nature walks at night to explore the natural surrounding here. You can opt to go there early during the morning hours, or even during the day time and stay till evening. It would give you an opportunity to explore and enjoy the true essence and each and every activity related with this beautiful and natural lake area of Kolkata.
Kolkata is flooded with a wide range of hotels to suit every pocket. Hotel Samilton is one of the top rated Kolkata hotels. It is a 2 star property. It is well planned and organised to offer exceptional services to its guests. Located close to the Howrah Railway Station, Hotel Samilton in Kolkata provides top quality rooms for a great price. For the convenience of its guest, it also has a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar, a tea house specializing in a wide variety of tea and high-speed internet access from the comfort of your room. The room rates here are Rs. 3,673 which includes complimentary buffet breakfast as well.