Kolkata, the first British capital of India is an ideal destination for the tourists as the city can take pride in its marvelous architecture, rich art galleries, vibrant culture, and historical significance.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest airport and has well-connected to other cities of India via aerial route. Howrah Junction, is the other major railhead which is well connected by trains with almost all the major cities in India.
Kolkata is a city known for many things, from being the capital of British India, to being the home of Cricketâ€™s Mecca, the Eden Gardens. Fondly termed as â€śCity Of Joyâ€ť, this city has a rich cultural heritage and also known as cultural capital of India. It holds an important place in the economy, politics, and culture of India. The city is associated with some of the greatest thinkers, artists, filmmakers, and writers,poets like Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Satyajit Ray.
2019 Noble Laureate in Economics, Mr. Abhijit Banerjee is also from Kolkata and completed his schooling and graduation in the city.
Kolkata is a city of festivals. Durga Puja is the most extravagant religious celebration in the city when the streets turn into dazzling kaleidoscopes and vast and colorful clay statues of goddess Durga are displayed in pandals. Apart from Durga Puja, Holi, Diwali, Vasanth Panchami, Poush Parbon, Poila Boishakh, Christmas, etc. are the other festivals celebrated here with great enthusiasm.
Kolkata is a heaven for foodies too and especially for people with a sweet tooth. Rosogolla and MistiDoi are two sweet items almost synonymous to this city. Apart, this city can take pride in its rich and diverse food culture. There are hundreds of restaurants and food joints scattered all around the city delivering mouth watering dishes and delicacies from various cuisines.
There are literally hundreds of places to be explored while travelling in and around Kolkata, some of the most popular tourist places are
Victoria Memorial, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Indian Museum, Kalighat Kali Temple, St Paul Cathedral, Science City, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, Alipore Zoo, Pareshnath Jain Temple, Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Govinda Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Eco Tourism Park, Park Street, The Mother House, Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Marble Palace Mansion, Shobhabazar Rajbari, Sabarna Sangrahashala, Rabindra Sarovar Lake, Nakhodha Masjid,Botanical Garden