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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is situated at the east bank of the river Bhagirathi, a major tributary of river Ganges. It is the capital of the state of West Bengal. The city is also called as the city of slums, city of political processions or city or city of palaces, but to the Bengali community people, it is the ‘city of joy’.
During the British period, it was the capital of India. To find at the history we have to go back to 1690 A.D. when an Englishman ‘Job Charnock’ was given the lease of three villages – Sutanuti, Govindapur & Kolkata for East India Company and then renamed the three places as Calcutta of today's Kolkata.
This is the largest in India and the sixth largest city in this world. This city is very much cosmopolitan in nature. People from different places and from different ethnic groups are enjoys the magical charm of this city. Dominique Lapierre wrote about Kolkata in his novel, the City Of Joy.
Some famous personalities from this city –
- Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
- Mr. Satyajit Ray
- Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
- Mother Teresa
- Dr. Ronald Ross
- Prof. Amartya Sen
By Air – Kolkata has an international airport named as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. This airport serves as domestic as well as international purposes also. The airport has direct connectivity to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore, Agartala, Paro, Dhaka, Bangkok, Singapore, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Moscow etc.
By Rail – Kolkata is one of the most important stations of the Eastern and South Eastern Railway (Indian Railway) and has regular railway connectivity to and form New Jalpaiguri (NJP), Delhi, Jammu, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Guwahati etc.
By Road – Kolkata has good bus connectivity within the state, with the other neighboring states and with Bangladesh. Long distance buses are available throughout the day and night service is also available for Siliguri, Patna, Ranchi, Rajgir, Puri, Phuentsholing (Bhutan) etc. The bus for Dhaka (Bangladesh) is available from the Karunamoyee International Bus Stand in Salt Lake. All other bus service is generally available from Esplanade.
Local Transport – There are numerous options for local transport in Kolkata. One can avail Calcutta Tramways, local trains, taxis, Calcutta metro rail, shuttle auto service, hand pulled rickshaws etc.
- Kalighat Kali Temple
- Firingi Kali Temple
- Thanthania Kali Temple
- Pareshnath Temple
- Birla Temple
- Nakhoda Mosque
- Armeniam Church
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Shahid Minar (formerly Ochterlony Monument)
- Indian Museum
- M. P. Birla Planetarium
- Victoria Memorial
- Race Course
- Zoological Garden
- Jorasanko Tagore House
- National Library
- Birla Academy of Art & Culture
- Birla Industrial Park
- Nehru Children’s Museum
- Belur Math
- Dakshineswar Temple
- Rabindra Sadan
- Academy of Fine Arts
- Nicco Park
- Science City
- & more...
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Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
Nathu La Nathu La pass is situated around 60 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 4,310 meters / 14,140 feet. The road to Nathu La passes through the Tsomgo Lake is nearly 2 hours drive. The terms ‘Nathu’ and ‘La’ literally mean listening ears and pass respectively in Tibetan language. In 1961, Read More
Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More