Kolkata’s Top Photogenic Spots

Your Instagram gallery will love them!

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or simply seeking the perfect backdrop for your Instagram feed, Kolkata has a lot to offer from street art, cafés, restaurants to breathtaking views of historic buildings and landmarks.

From the lanes of North Kolkata with their old-worldly charm to the picturesque scenes one witnesses while cruising over the river Ganga, the city will never fail to stun you with its beauty. Here are some of the top Instagram-able spots in Kolkata which we love, and you will too!

Eco Park

An urban park, tucked away in the midst of the bustling cityscape! Prepare to be greeted by an oasis of lush greenery and serene lakes – a tranquil haven right in the heart of the city. You’ll find an array of themed areas, including a replica of the Seven Wonders of the World. In addition to several activities including boating, bull riding, and ice skating, it also boasts of a Musical Fountain, Butterfly Garden, Rose Garden, Mask Garden, and more.

You’ll find many cafes and restaurants within the park for when you need a break from exploring. It’s the perfect setting to snap some Instagram-worthy photos and create lasting memories.

Picture courtesy: ecoparknetwork.com

JF2C+576, Lake Path, Jatragachhi, Deshbandhu Nagar, Newtown, West Bengal 700156


For a glimpse into Kolkata’s rich artistic heritage, head to Kumartuli, the traditional potters’ and artisans’ quarter. Explore the area and witness the traditions, rituals, and craftsmanship that have been passed down through generations. This is where artisans create beautiful clay idols for various festivals.

During the festive season of Durga Puja, Kumartuli transforms into a hub of activity as artisans create exquisite clay idols of Goddess Durga. The best time to visit is about a month before Durga Puja when you can take shots of idol-making. Try to be there early in the morning. Otherwise, you’d risk being lost amidst the throng of visitors.

Hatkhola, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700005

Nearest Metro Station: Shobhabazar-Sutanuti

Nearest Train Station: Sovabazar Ahiritola

Princep Ghat

Situated on the banks of the Hooghly River, Princep Ghat has to be on your list if you are searching for aesthetic places for your Instagram. The combination of the river, the picturesque bridge, the white marble structure of colonial times, and the grandeur of the surroundings make it an ideal place to hone your photography skills.

You can also enjoy the boat ride that can be arranged anytime and capture the scenic views. The ‘Vidyasagar Setu’ offers a captivating backdrop for your photos. You need to capture the beauty of this cantilever bridge that spans the Hooghly River, especially during sunrise or sunset.

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Courtesy : Kolkata Tourism

Strand Rd, Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021

Sienna Store & Café

A fusion café that combines traditional Bengali elements with modern aesthetics, that’s Sienna for you. The café’s colorful décor, hand-painted murals, and creative seating arrangements make it a must-visit spot for Instagrammers.

This place gives you a rustic and industrial-themed vibe. The brick walls, vintage furniture, and cozy corners make it an excellent spot for capturing cozy and aesthetic pictures. On top of that, the food you’ll find here is innovative beyond imagination, and lip-smackingly good. Ticks all the boxes!

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49, 1, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Streets of Kolkata, filled with imagination

Kolkata has a thriving street art scene and exploring the city’s vibrant murals can make for some fantastic shots. While the street art scene in Kolkata is constantly evolving,you can head to areas like Park Street, College Street, or Shyambazar to witness some of the most exciting works.

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You’ll also find unique and vibrant wall paintings in several metro stations and subways across Kolkata. One of the most beautiful of them all is the Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station. So, get your camera ready to capture the bold and thought-provoking artistry that is also the best mirror of the popular culture of the city!

Of the numerous other wonders in the City of Joy, its beautiful temples are a sight to behold. Read all about the mesmerising yet little-known temples of Kolkata here!

Research: Sanhati Saha

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