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Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata (Calcutta)
(2.8/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to the goddess Kali, Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, consecrated places of worship. Every day, thousands of pilgrims visit this site set on the bank of a canal to pay their respects to a goddess that resembles a mother to them. The image of Kali itself is unique in this temple, differing from others with its three huge eyes, tongues made of gold, and four hands. As you wander, look for the Sosthi Tala, a sacred altar where all the priests are female. Put Kalighat Kali Temple at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary maker.
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  • Long queue of devotees and in the end you get the Darshan for whom you were waiting... :) Still there are special queues, by which you can have darshan quickly and save time. 
  • Everyone in the temple just want to loot money from you. They will say they will get you special darshan and ask you to pay 500 bucks. The priest showed an aarti to me, though i did not ask for it and...  more »
  • Oldest kali temple, if you really want to worship kali ma and religious minded then only visit. Just dont go as tourist. Not clean up to the marks, and too much crowd. Pandit will follow you either fr...  more »
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  • This place is amazing. One of the crowded place in kolkata. The holiest place to see . How to reach ???? Ans - If you travelling from Delhi, Mumbai and any other state from India you have to arriave at Howrah station first then you easily find taxi and bus to this place. The Taxi fare depends on meter , But the ac bus fare is rs 20 per person
  • Behaviour of panda( pujari)too bad.very short area and very crowed.the temple is also good. JAI KALI KALKATE WALI TERA VACHAN NA JAYE KHALI. JAI MAA KALI
  • Yes, This the same place which I use to chant in my childhood Jai Kali Kalkatte wali, The Temple is well preserved and maintenance is fine, the temple premises is too much messy and crowded by local shop owners, it is always crowded because of its fame, easy to teach by Kolkata metro, the bengali Pooja is incredible, one must watch their ritual and customs of worshipping goddess Kali.
  • Famous Kali temple of kalighat.maa Kali goddesses Kali temple.hostorical temple.the place of worship maa Kali.
  • The most respectable place. Many foreigners with whome I associated when come to Kolkata, visited to this Kali Temple in their first choice. They bought god kali momento from here. That is Kalighat Kali bari.