Bondhura! Been sitting at home wondering what to do this weekend in Kolkata? Well, here we are to save you with an exciting listicle of weekend activities you can do in this land of cultures. World-famous for its colonial architecture, and art galleries, Kolkata is one of the most happening and colourful places in India. A majestic town of traditions has some lively upcoming events that you should be a part of. So let’s get started with our list of things to do in Kolkata.
Exciting Weekend Activities To Do In Kolkata
1. Oldest Chinatown Walk
The ethnicity of the Chinese culture has been a part of the cultural diversity of Kolkata for many years. In the 1770s the Chinese community arrived and settled in Kolkata. The Chinese soon started to address Kolkata as their home and began to prosper in art. Chinese art is clearly seen in the ancient temples and other great architectural monuments of Kolkata. Take a tour in the old Chinatown of Kolkata to explore the Chinese culture and traditions thriving in the city. You will be visiting Chinese temples and dormitories to get the real smack of the cultural diversity.
Location: In Front of Rana Pratap Statue on the junction of Sun Yat Sen Sarani-New CIT Road-Central Avenue, Kolkata.
2. Attend International Classical Guitar Festival
The bigger, the better. India’s biggest Classical Guitar Festival is back! It has been one of the most awaited upcoming events in Kolkata. Watch some of the most amazing classical guitarists from across the globe perform live this weekend at the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society. The biggest highlight of this festival will be David Russell, a Grammy award winner from the UK performing some of his greatest hits of all times. You will also get to catch some of the remarkable classical guitarists from Europe and Australia.There is also a little surprise for guitar players of Kolkata. Get yourself registered for the Spanish Guitar Competition today! The winner will get the chance to attend the Cordoba Guitar Festival in Spain.
Location: Calcutta Classical Guitar Society. Kolkata.
3. Visit The Victoria Memorial Hall
Built between 1906 to 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria who emphasised on the Indo-British history, the memorial is famous for its remarkable architecture. Influenced by the Italian Renaissance, the memorial is architecturally ornamented with white marble. The Memorial now stands as a preserved museum for the tourists. It has almost 28,000 artefacts that are a collection of oil paintings, sketches, drawings, manuscripts, relics, photographs and more which narrates the history of our country. Visit this splendour memorial to get awe-inspired by the marvellous artsy collection. You can easily find a guide to tell you everything about this astonishing place. We assure you, Kolkata is filled with mystical weekend activities like this.
Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, kolkata
4. Head To A Stand-Up Comedy Show
Well, you are in the city of joy, so you cannot spend a weekend in a mundane mood. Attend a live stand-up comedy show to make the best of your time in Kolkata. Big news bondhura! The most loved and funny comedian in the stand-up comedy industry, Gursimran Khamba is coming to Kolkata on 15th December, 2019 to make you ROFL. Catch the talented comedian, and his team perform a new show named Lemons & Peaches for the audience. We can assure you; this is going to be a hilarious break in your weekend.
Location: Kala Kunj Auditorium, 48, Near Kala Mandir, Shakespeare Sarani Road, Mullick Bazar, Elgin, Kolkata.
5. Run A Marathon
Calling out Kolkata for a thrilling marathon of 25km, organised under the sponsorship of Tata Steel. Named the TSK 25K 2019, the marathon is one of the best weekend activities for all the professional as well as amateurs runners. Take part in this exuberant activity where the atmosphere will be absolutely pumped. You will get to experience the immense energy of the crowd as you start to run this marathon. Proper medical services will be mapped throughout the marathon for the participants. So what are you waiting for? Its time you took those running shoes out for a great run this weekend in Kolkata.
Location: Maidan, Kolkata.
So here is our crisp list of things to do in Kolkata this weekend my bondhura. Let us know which one will you be going for this weekend.Write back to us about your experiences with these weekend activities. Stay tuned for more exciting weekend activities.