Now-a-days several bands are sprouting out in this city. If you are interested to listen to the talented singers, you can watch the live performances of those well-known Bangla bands. Some of the most reputed among these music groups are "Chandrabindu", "Cactus" and "Bhumi". Kolkata is also popular for the Indian Classical music.
Added to this, Kolkata houses a large number of libraries, such as British Council Library, Chaitanya Library, Bangiyo Sahitya Parishad Library and National Library.
Most of them have great collection of books, journals and magazines from different fields. If you are highly interested in reading books, you can spend your time in those libraries.
The older age group, on the other hand, has a propensity to visit theaters. There is a series of halls where people go in order to watch cultural programs. Some of them include Rabindrasadan, Kalamandir and Birla Sabhagar. Moreover in Kolkata, one will find several cinema halls, such as Priya Cinema, Elite Cinema, Menoka, Ashoka, Basushree, Metro, Inox, Fame and so on..
Kolkata is also popular for offering tasty and delicious traditional delicacies of Bengal. There are several restaurants that offer exotic cuisines at affordable prices.
Sporting activities is an integral part of Kolkata Entertainment. People of Kolkata love watching football matches. They also love to play cricket. Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium and Yuva Bharati Krirangan are the most-known sports stadium in Kolkata. The city also has a number of golf courses.
Esplanade and Gariahat are considered to be the main shopping squares of Kolkata.
Some other places, where residents of Kolkata prefer to spend their leisure hours are Nicco Park, Fun City, Aquatica, Nalban Boating Complex and Clown Town. Icicle is the largest ice skating rink in this "City of Joy". Entertainment in Kolkata provides the inhabitants of the city to refresh and rejuvenate them with fresh bout of energy and vigor.