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Remembered as the Communist hub of India, this exquisite city will charm you with its old-world culture and heritage. Dubbed as the 'City of Joy', the celebratory air in Kolkata (Calcutta) never diminishes with its excitingly colourful festivals, particularly Durga Puja.

The beautiful city of Kolkata (Calcutta) has a lot to offer including attractions like Eden Gardens, Dakshineswar Kali temple, Eco tourism park, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial Hall, Park Street, Birla Planetarium, etc.  


The 'Cultural Capital of India', Kolkata (Calcutta) has an aura which has to be felt if it's to be believed. Experience the sing-song voices of the good people ( bhadralok), the haze of incense and aroma of mustard in the air and much more.  


The spirit of India’s culture and intellect is well preserved--in the gentlemen’s clubs, horse buggies, yellow taxis and old-school associations. The smell of old books on College Street, the golden brown perfection of the mutton chop, the romances of the havelis...love notes like these on the city never seem to cease from a poet’s pen. The back alleys and winding streets are where you get the actual feel of the city. Take a ferry down the Hooghly as dusk descends--you never know when you get to meet the lover in you!


Bollywood's tryst with Kolkata (Calcutta) is not new. Many films have captured the City of Joy and its subtle commotion in the most beautiful ways. One can get a glimpse of Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Durgo Pujo, and Rajbaris in the movies. The blockbuster hits Kahaani, Parineeta, Piku, Gunday, Yuva, and The Namesake have deftly portrayed the city, keeping alive its essence and earthy charm in the depictions.


Dotted with bright yellow cabs, Kolkata (Calcutta), the bustling capital city of West Bengal, is the hub of Bengali culture in India. The city boasts of a rich cultural heritage, evident in its distinct cuisine, clothing, lifestyle, its literature, and even architecture. The cradle to Communist parties in India, the city is an embodiment of its ideologies, which grant its uniqueness in terms of the pace of life. You must visit the famous Howrah Bridge, especially at night to see its twinkling city lights, reflected in the gently lapping Hooghly River. Visitors should also try travelling by the unique tramway, for a complete 'Calcutta' experience. The city really, truly comes alive during Pujo (Durga Puja). The celebrations reach a fever pitch, rendering a fervent, pious and celebratory air to the city. 

The city is a culinary heaven, with unique Bengali flavours and aromas. Food is serious business with the Bongs, and you must eat like a true blue Bong when in the city. From the crispy puchkas to the signature kosher maangsho, the city has something for everyone. Go on a shopping spree at the New Market--a Victorian era shopping arcade which houses everything, from gadgets to sarees, confectionary to rare cheeses!


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Whrn i go kolkata all the please i go and visit yo know how people to get and stay in this small place peace of mind all the great travel place are situation in this town in all the above place we are stay 2days all the zoo and science vity solt lat ...... read more
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Kolkata Tourism - Get information on Kolkata tourist places and sightseeing tours. This page presents a visual Kolkata travel guide. Our friendly trip advisor from ixigo helps you plan your next tour and gives you great ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and when to go there. We curate the best information from the web to give you precise, meaningful and useful travel guide for leading places to visit in india and from across the world. ixigo has curated the best travel information on Kolkata (Kalkuta, Calcutta) tourism spanning genres as diverse as tourist places, tourist spots, major sightseeing attractions, the best time to visit, the top places to visit in Kolkata, the must-see things to see and do, maps, restaurants, hotels, nearby tourist destinations, local public information and more. To start with check out information on how to reach Kolkata :
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