Places of Worship
There are lots of pilgrimage destinations in Calcutta consisting of various temples, churches etc. There is a plethora of religious places in Calcutta, where you'll have an entirely different experience. These religious spots will energize you and take you into a new world that will completely relax your mind, body and soul.
The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat. Kalighat is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Pheetas of India, where the various parts of Sati's body are said to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava. Infact, Calcutta Kalighat Kali temple has come in the top list of must see tourist attraction places.
St Paul’s Cathedral
Calcutta St. Paul's Cathedral is the first Episcopal Church of the Orient. The cathedral conforms to the Neo-Gothic or the Gothic Revival style of architecture that was greatly patronized by the British during the days of the colonial era. The architecture and the interim of the Saint Paul Cathedral is truly a feast for eyes. The atmosphere of this cathedral is very tranquil.
St John’s Church
St. John’s Church, originally a cathedral, was among the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata became the effective capital of British India. The flooring of the church is done with stones obtained from different places. Owing to this fact, it is also sometimes referred to as the stone church. Its architecture represents Greek designing. There is a lot to explore in the St. John church of Kolkata, India. For example, the church contains the sculpture of Job Charnock (founder of Kolkata), which is highly artistic.
Tipu Sultan Mosque
The mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage. People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit and take pictures of this historical premise. The building was built in 1832 by Prince Ghulam Mohammed, the youngest son of Tipu Sultan.
Nakhoda Mosque is the largest mosque within the city. Nakhoda mosque is constructed on the lines of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra. Its architecture represents the Indo-Saracenic designing.
Paresnath Jain Temple
Calcutta Pareshnath Jain temple is a mind-blowing place of worship, the beauty of which is enhanced by mirrors and colored stones. It houses four different temples, out of which the main temple is established in the honor of the 10th Jain Avtaar, Sri Sital Nath Ji.
It is a splendid edifice that consists of mirror inlaid pillars and its windows are made from stained glass. Floral designs further adorn the marble flooring. It also has a garden that contains the blocks of glass mosaics and awesome European statues. In a nutshell, it can be said that it's a must visit tourist attraction religious destination.