If you’re travelling with the tots in tow, here’s a list of places to visit in Kolkata with kids that will definitely hold their attention and keep them thoroughly entertained. Presenting a good mix of educational and recreational activities and attractions, these spots range from beautiful gardens and science centre to heritage buildings, kid-friendly bookstores and picnic spot with boat rides. Round up the kids, arm yourself with our action-packed itinerary, and get started.
One of the best spots to take your little ones in Kolkata is the Nehru Children’s Museum. Inaugurated in the year 1972, the museum is dedicated to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and features a number of dolls collected from around 88 countries. Little girls will absolutely love this museum. The brainchild of great visionary Late Shri Jugal Srimal, the main intention behind setting up this museum was to impart knowledge via informal learning. The four floors of the museum are divided into various sections, namely Dolls Gallery, Toys Gallery, the Ramayana Gallery, and the Mahabharata Gallery. The toys section here is the most admire having selection of toys from all across the globe.
Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
Opened to public in 1959, the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in Kolkata is worth taking a tour. Whether you are a science buff or simply curious about world of science, this museum is a must visit for you
Founded in 1814, the Indian Museum is the oldest multipurpose museum in Asia Pacific (and one of the oldest in the world), and can be credited for establishing the institution of the museum in India.
This bookshop including a separate space just for the kids, and there's even a tea bar, gift shop, reading room, and exhibition space to cater to all your requirements.
Known for its 250-year-old Banyan tree, this garden is close to two centuries old and is the largest and oldest in South East Asia. There's even a pond with giant lotus leaves floating along its surface.
Much like the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, the Howrah Bridge has become the very identity of Kolkata. This one is a must-visit for kids and adults alike.
One of the everlasting impressions that stay with you long after you’ve left the City of Joy, is the gleaming white Victoria Memorial. Even the kids will love a trip to this historic landmark.
Perhaps the oldest recreational spots in Kolkata, Princep Ghat will be a big hit with the kids. Take them for a stroll along the banks of the Hooghly, snack on some delicious street food.
Aquatica Amusement Park
Probably one of the earliest water parks in India and a reason for every Kolkata resident to feel good about, the Aquatica Amusement Park was opened in the year 1999.