Kolkata is the capital city of West Bengal state in India. The city which is the cultural capital of whole India and the commercial capital of Eastern India. The city was earlier known as Calcutta, being pronounced since the British rule and has changed to Kolkata officially in 2001, has derived the name from Kalikata, which is a village name in the area before the British arrival, means the land of Goddess “Kali”. Kolkata is the third largest Metropolitan city of India and capital city of state West Bengal. Kolkata was a Capital of India at British Raj till capital moved to Delhi in year 1912. Kolkata also known as City of Joy because of its rich culture. In Kolkata you will get mix culture of old and modern lifestyle.
Kolkata, the former capital of India presents the cultural splendor of the east. The city bears the impressions of the historical landmarks set by some of the greatest reformers of India. The city has progressed with an immense pace and today stands as one of the leading cities and metropolis of the developing nation. Kolkata is the hub of commercial activities in India East. The city presents a mouthful of attractions that have a great historical importance.
Kolkata is the second largest city of India. It is a cosmopolitan city where people, technology and ideas have blended together with the socio-political culture to give the city a new shape. The city is full of historical monuments and palaces and is therefore also called the “The City of Palaces”. Its glorious history dates back to 1690 when it was selected by the British for their trade settlements. The site was carefully chosen by the British as it was protected by the Hooghly River on the west, a creek on the north, and by salt lakes about two and a half miles to the east.
|Places to Visit in Kolkata|
|Fort William||Victoria Memorial||Howrah Bridge|
|Birla Planetarium||Eden Garden||The Saheed Mina|