Kolkata, the cultural and intellectual capital of India is regarded as one of the best destinations to explore with your family and children. The City of Joy beholds some great heritage sites like Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Jorasankho Thakur Bari, Shaheed Minar, etc.
Located on the east bank of Hooghly river, the Howrah bridge on the river is the cantilever bridge connecting Kolkata with other few districts of West Bengal.
The North Kolkata still retains the old essence and the South Kolkata is quite modern. The old yet alluring Kolkata is always ready to welcome its guests. The warm hospitality of the city is a memorable one. Kolkata has all the essential elements to bring you back. South and central houses most of the cheap and 5 star hotels in Kolkata. Ballyguange, Southern Avenue and Elgin are some prominent places to find your suitable hotel.
Visit Kolkata this winter and relish the different aspects of the city.
Like, football, politics and fish, sweets in Kolkata are also as old as its tradition and culture. Kolkata, besides cherishing the history of India is also a great place to satisfy your sweet cravings. Probably, winters are the best time to taste the jaggery sweets which is known as “notun gur”.
Well, for a guide here is a list of 3 best sweet shops of Kolkata which you should not skip.
Balaram Mullick and Radharam Mullick: Be it chocolate mishti or notun gurer souffle, they serves some best sweets of Kolkata. This is one of the oldest sweet shops located in Bowanipur. They are main agenda is to recreate the traditional sweets with a modern touch. You can reach Balaram Mullick by bus. It is strategically located in the heart of the city and it is well-linked with other corners of the city. You can also take the metro and get down at Netaji Bhavan metro station and just a little walk will take you to this paradise of sweets.
Hindustan Sweets: Located in New Alipore, Tollygunge Circular Road near to Jadavpur University 3rd gate, Hindustan Sweets offers some unique and varied collections of desserts. Bhaja mishtis, malpowa and the morning jalebis are its most selling items. Herbal mishtis are also worth tasting here. The great colour and the eye-catching designs make it hard to resist. Buses, autos and taxis will take you to this sweet land.
Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy: Remember in 2012, Kolkata Knight Rider was greeted with Sandesh Cake? Yes, that well-decorated huge Sandesh cake was the masterpiece from Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Dey. Among the oldest sweet shops of Kolkata, they specialise in different Sandesh, chanar mishti and nolen gurer mishti. Mishti Doi and Rasomalai are the must taste here. It is located in North Kolkata and you have to take a bus to Hedua Park stop then a little walk. A taxi will take you directly to the shop.
There are sweet shops in every corner of the city. All you need to do is to fly to Kolkata and taste some wonderful delight. Regular flights are available from all major cities of the country. You can check some hotels in Kolkata near airport for a convenient stay.
Dimpy Roy is a travel writer working with an Online Travel Guide. She guides travelers to various resources where they can find 5 star hotels in Kolkata and choose the best one.