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World Cup 2023: Places To Visit, Must Try Food Items In Kolkata

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As the ICC World Cup 2023 is underway in India, all the matches throughout the tournament will take place through the length and breadth of the country in 10 different Indian cities including Ahmedabad, Pune, Dharamsala, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.

The iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata

Given the craze and the love that people have for cricket from across the globe, it is for sure that these cities will attract a lot of tourists throughout the tournament.

Eden Gardens will host Netherlands vs Bangladesh and four other matches, including the second semi-final on October 28.

If you plan to visit Kolkata for any or all of the five matches, here’s a guide to essential sightseeing, dining, and other activities in Kolkata.

Must-visit Attractions

Victoria Memorial: If you ever feel like taking a walk down our past and reflecting on how long India has come from its colonization days, visit Victoria Memorial.

Howrah Bridge: Serving as an unofficial symbol of the city, a visit to Howrah Bridge is essential if you seek moments of solitude with the vast ocean before you.

Kumortuli: If you have a penchant for creativity, we suggest visiting Kumortuli to witness the intricate process of crafting Durga idols.

Must try Foods

Kolkata is a culinary delight. From the iconic street food to traditional Bengali dishes, there’s something for every palate. Here are some must-try delicacies in Kolkata.

Macher Jhol: It is a spicy fish curry, a must-try Bengali cuisine, best paired with rice.

Top spots: Bhajahori Manna, 6 Ballygunge Place, Peter Cat, and more.

Kolkata Biryani: Kolkata Biryani, inspired by Awadhi style, offers aromatic rice, spiced potatoes, and a choice of juicy mutton or chicken—a must-try in the city.

Top spots: Arsalan Restaurant and Royal Indian Hotel.

Kosha Mangsho: Kosha Mangsho, a special Bengali mutton curry, blends tomatoes, onions, and spices for a heavenly taste, perfect with rice or luchis.

Top spots: Golbari, Koshe Kosha, Oh! Calcutta, and more.

Phuchka: Kolkata’s golgappas, or pani puris, burst with spicy masala and sweet chutney—a delightful street snack you must try if you are in the city.

Top spots: Dilipda’s phuchkas in Vivekananda Market, Krisnakant Sharma’s stall in Vardan Market and more

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