Kolkata Tourism

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Anil chakravorty5.0/5

3 reviews

Kolkata Holidays

Overall this tour was awesome, amazing places seen and some more to be visited in my next visit. Wonderful hospitality, magnificent architecture of the monuments a superb mix of old and new construction amongst the old to name a few Victoria Memorial, Howrah bridge, Fort Williams​ whereas the new construction of and flyovers are amazing to watch. Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium is always any sports persons delight and so wonderful are the Dakshineswar and Kalighat temples. Kolkata has been always been of major attraction for me.

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Visit the best city of WB

The city is in its awesome stage
Evry individual can only and only enjoy the lyf whether it is a business program or vacation program, you can enjoy the city the culture and the places. No need to explai the about the place if you are in Kolkata with the asirbad of Maa Godes Kali the heart bit of the city.
Just enjoy at its best.

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Kolkata Overview

History of Kolkata

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal was formerly known as Calcutta. It was once the capital city of British India and was established as an East India Company trading post.

People and Culture of Kolkata

Known as the "City of Joy", Kolkata has often been termed as the "Cultural Capital of India". The city is also famous for its art galleries, cultural festivities, rich heritage and its imposing colonial architecture. It is also home to several big companies and educational institutions. Many people from adjoining villages come here in search of work and students come here for education. Apart from Bengalis, Kolkata has people from all communities namely Christian, Parsee, Anglo Indian, Muslim, Marwari and a lot of other cultures. Durga Puja is celebrated with a lot of dedication, pomp and show but Kolkata also has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals.

Things to Do in Kolkata

Kolkata is brimming with historical sites and other places to visit. Victoria Memorial is one of the major tourist attractions of Kolkata. With beautiful architecture, museum and well-maintained gardens, this monument is indeed one of the must visit places in Kolkata. From the list of sightseeing attractions in Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is another popular place in the city. The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is built over the Hooghly River and connects Kolkata and Howrah. One can witness a beautiful view from this bridge. Dakshineswar Temple is another must visit Kolkata attraction. Located on the banks of River Hooghly, this temple is dedicated to Bhavatarini, an aspect of Goddess Kali. For those who are looking for fun things to do in Kolkata, one can visit Nicco Park which is an amusement park. One can even visit the Eden Garden, one of the largest stadiums in India.

Food and Shopping in Kolkata

Kolkata is famous for its street food and mouth watering Bengali sweets. One must stop and slurp the street food outside Vardaan Market. Food stalls in New Market and Burra Bazaar should not be missed. Tiwari Brothers in Burra Bazaar serves the best chai and samosas. One can also take Kolkata tour and prefer to eat in any sweet parlour for a taste of the yummy Bengali sweets. Park Street also has a swarm of both posh and pocket-friendly restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from Chinese, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean and even Thai! The city is also famous for shopping. New Market, Burra Bazaar and Gariahat are the main shopping areas. Apart from shopping and Kolkata sightseeing one can even indulge in other entertainments. Club hopping, cultural stage plays and theatre plays are some things that you must certainly not miss.

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