Located on the banks of the exquisite Hooghly River, the beautiful city of Kolkata boasts of an elegant culture, flamboyant history and prosperous future. Formerly known as Calcutta, this city is the capital of the state of West Bengal and the cradle of Indian Communist movements. The city is bequeathed with several honors such as 'Cultural Capital of India', 'the City of Processions' and 'City of Joy'. Behind the decorated doors of each house, Kolkata Travel Guide incense hazes hover and the colorful flower markets wallop a tremendous senseous punch with a continuous sense of festivity.
The air is aromatic with the subtle smell of vermilion, camphor, the spiky odor of new clothes and strong smells of mustard oil from the kitchen. Delighted prattle of Bengali voices combine with the resonance of everyday rituals and offer you an immense sense of been in a crucuble of urban humanity. Kolkata Travel Guide offers you attractions in Kolkata like Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Howrah Bridge, Kalighat kali Temple, Dakhineshwar Kali Temple and flower Market of Kolkata.
The city brings forth the holy memory of Mother Teresa whose noble and benevolent services gave a new life to many. This city would be remembered evermore as the birth place of some of the memorable Indians such as Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray. The Kolkata Travel Guide comes with all sorts of information related to the city which is helpful for visitors.
If you are done with what Kolkata exhibits, slurp the spicy fish curries and potol'er dorma (parwal). Nonetheless be in the cultural square of Rabindra Sadan - Nandan and you will encounter the varied hues of Bengali folk gathered. Kolkata Travel Guide also drives you en route the highway to the terracotta temples of Bishnupur and the culture of Shantiniketan and to the holy island of Gangasagar and to the splashing coast of Digha-Mandarmoni.
Kolkata is one of the busiest cities of the country and being a cosmopolitian city, it is always crowded with people from different parts of the world. There are many hotels and guest houses located in different parts of the city. There are numbers of luxurious hotels available in the city and again there are normal hotels meant for middle class people. Therefore, no matter what your budget is, you can easily find a hotel here and can book it for a pleasant stay in the city as per your budget.
Durga Puja: the city is known all round the world for its famous Durga puja celebrations. Pooja is conducted in the month of September/October.
Kali Puja: Kali Puja which comes soon after Durga Puja is again one of the biggest festivals in Kolkata and people of the city become very enthusiastic and active during this period.
|Distance Charts to Kolkata|
|Kolkata to Darjeeling||634 KM||11 hrs.|
|Kolkata to Durgapur||167 KM||2 hrs.|
|Kolkata to Siliguri||580 KM||10 hrs.|