Kolkata is known for its literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage; as the former capital of India, it was the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. Kolkata has been called the “City of Furious, Creative Energy” as well as the “cultural capital of India”. There are plenty of place to explore within a day in the city, some of which includes –
Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. The bridge is one of four on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata.
location: 4.8 km from The Elgin Fairlawn Hotel
The Mother house, also known as Missionaries of Charity is a Catholic religious congregation established in 1950 by Mother Teresa. The members of the Mother House provide free services to the ones stricken by poverty. The house has about 4,500 members of the congregation, commonly known as Sisters who have selflessly devoted their lives to serve the poor and the needy ones.
Location: 2.8 km from The Elgin Fairlawn Hotel
Timing: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Open all days of the week except Thursday)
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral is a Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, West Bengal. The cornerstone was laid in 1839; the building was completed in 1847. It is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire.
Location: 2.6 km from The Elgin Fairlawn Hotel, Kolkata
Timing: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Monday-Saturday)
Birla Mandir in Kolkata is a Hindu temple on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge, built by the industrialist Birla family. The construction of the temple began in 1970. It took 26 years to complete the entire structure. The construction was supervised by the Sompuras. On Janmashtami, the birthday of Krishna, devotees come from far away places to pay their respect to the deities.
Location: 6.8 km from The Elgin Fairlawn Hotel
Timing: 5.30 A.M. to 11 A.M. & 4 .30 P.M. to 9 P.M.