Kolkata, West Bengal

About Kolkata

Kolkata, also known as Calcutta, capital of West Bengal state. It got its name from the anglicized version of Kalikata which is derived form the word Kalikshetra (means ground of Godess Kali). This is one of the reason why Durga Pooja and Kali Pooja  holds a prominent place in the city.You would definitely regret missing the Howrah Bride since, it is one of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. Places that would convert your boring day into an exciting one are Victorial Memorial, Kolkata Race Course, Marble Palace, Shaid Minar,MP Birla Planetarium, Birla Industrial Museum, Birla Art Museum. Gardens like the Botanical garden, Zoological Garden and Agri Horticultural garden.If you feel enough of sight seeing then its time for some real fun. Go and spend your rest of the day in the best amusement parks in India. To name a few Aquatic, Nicco Park and Nalban Boating Complex. Bengali and Foodie go together. If you go and ask any Bengali Aaj ke kee khabe?(What will you eat today?) you can never expect a single answer as Bengal is flooded with varieties of food, that they have impeccable options. Fish is one of them which is common in every house on every occasion.

Kolkata City Facts

Populations: 14.4 Million
State: West Bengal
Famous for/as: Historical Monuments,Parks,Temples,Malls,Academic Institutions,It Hubs
Languages: Bengali And Engllish
Opening Timings: 4 AM to 1 AM
Pin Code: 700001
STD Code: 033
Currency: Rupees
Best Season: Dec-June
Weather: Tropical wet-and-dry climate,Summer 27 to 43c,winter 9 to 23c
Altitude: From sea level it is 6.4 meters
Fun Facts: Visiting Historical monuments,Temples and parks.Try Different Kinds of Food in Various Malls and Hotels.

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This internationally acclaimed cantilever bridge is a sort of synonym in Kolkata and and is also its greatest asset....
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It was on Lord Curzon's suggestion that this building was built in remembrance of Queen Victoria. It was commissione...
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In 1855 Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a staunch devotee desired to pilgrimage to Kashi, a sacred Hindu city, t...
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This Math (Mutt) founded by Swami Vivekananda is the site from where the Ramakrishna Movement began. Situated on the...
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Founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in association with Dr Nathaniel Wallich (one of the founder and curator), ...
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Mother Teresa House, as it is popularly called is the headquarters of the international religious congregation of th...
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Dedicated to Goddess Kali, an avatar of Goddess Parvati, the temple is on of the sacred 51 Shakti Peethas sites wher...
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Opened in 1767, this cemetery is among the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world. It was probably the largest ...
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Named after the King William III of England / Ireland and II of Scotland, the fort was built in 1781 by Robert Clive...
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This Anglican cathedral, built in 1847 by Bishop Daniel Wilson, is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. The structur...
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