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The Janus Art Gallery is one of the best art galleries in Kolkata and also in India. It has numerous collections of contemporary paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrations. It has a committee of senior artists who help in getting authentication of works. This art gallery presents four exhibitions every year. It is primarily concerned with presenting visual art but sometimes hosts other activities as well. This art gallery takes a lot of pride in encouraging budding artists in order to get quicker recognition of their works. Visitors are also allowed to buy any of the art piece. They have a variety of options to choose from such as fine art, abstract art, landscape art, fantasy art and wall art.
Overlooking the Layalka Pond which is famous for idol immersions, is the Layelka Ground. It is a fairground used for sporting events. Cricket tournaments, soccer matches, cycle rallies and more are regularly held here.
Named after Swami Vivekananda, this is the northernmost of Kolkata's bridges and connects Dakshineshwar in Kolkata to the Bally area of Howrah. The setu is also known as Bally Bridge owing to its location, and Willingdon Bridge after the past Governor of Calcutta. Built in 1932, the multi-span steel bridge is 2887 feet in length and is adapted to support both, road and rail traffic. When it was declared to be unfit for regular functioning, a second Vivekananda Bridge was constructed to share the load. The second Vivekananda Bridge also called Nivedita Setu, is a cable-stayed bridge that runs exactly parallel to the original. If Dakshineshwar Temple and Belur Math are on your itinerary, you are bound to pass this architectural beauty at least once. The steel of the bridge combines with the muddy waters of the Hooghly River to form a striking visual. To view Vivekananda Bridge in its full glory, take a jetty from the Dakshineshwar Temple. Its sister bridges are the Rabindra Setu and Vidyasagar Setu that are on the same river.
State Archaeological Gallery; established in 1962 is located in Kolkata. The museum has a diverse collection of various artifacts excavated from various sites in and around the country. They have collections from the Gupta period, Maurya period, Shagna period, Medieval ages, Late stone age, etc. They also have wooden sculptures, terracotta and bronze artifacts, manuscripts, stone inscriptions, etc on display.