Kali ghat temple is listed as a popular tourist destination in Kolkata. We went there to check out the temple, but only to be repelled by numerous touts.
There was some crowd and the line extended on to the main road. I didn’t fancy taking any Darshan, took some photos from outside and moved on.
There was another small red coloured temple nearby, with a shiva idol (photo below)
We did some shopping and went to a restaurant that claimed to serve south indian veg food. Ordered few items- not that great. Idli, chutney and sambar was supercold. Dosa was OK.
All in all, there is nothing unique or great about Kali ghat temple. The touts cause a very annoying experience. Some items like bangles etc can be bought from shops near Kali ghat temple. Unless you’ve extra time or very keen to take a look at Kali goddess, I would suggest skip this place
Birla Mandir was about 3 kms from here. We reached Birla Mandir next with some walking and using a bus.