Kolkata - Colonial Richness with Modernism
Come to Kolkata or Calcutta
to enjoy some joyous moments in the city of Joy that has heritage and culture with a divine manifestation of urbanization. This colonial capital of the British is in possession of the grand treasure of colonial heritage - visit the famous Victoria Palace, the main attraction of the city.
Taking a ride around the Victoria Memorial on a horse carriage is a wonderful experience. The museum inside the memorial showcases some of the belongings of Queen Victoria herself, besides, acclaimed ersatz colonial rural India, which is worth your time. Besides these there are abundant attractions, that invite tourists, an important visit is the Indian museum, which is the oldest museum in the world housing the only mummy in India. Other major attraction of the city is in the topsy-turvy and clamor around the New Market area where one can shop for leather items. Taking the tram ride -exclusive to Kolkatta, to various areas of the city will definitely give you a mesmerizing experience. The other way to find your way in the city is the most advanced mode of transport, the metro rail, which was the first one to be established in India. The pilgrim hub of the city lies in the various temples, the most famous one being the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple and Kalighat, visiting the temples during Durga Puja festival is an experience in itself. A ride to the Science City is worth taking to explore the modernity that compensates for the intricate lanes of the city. Wandering in the biggest animal zoo in the country is also a reason that stimulates travelers to come to Kolkata.
Kolkata Culture - Vibrant as the Rainbow
This second city of the British is the native of the polite, gentle and passionate Bengalis who love to indulge in music and dance. If invited in a Bengali house you will be surprised to see the variety of cuisine that can be carved out of fishes alone. The Bengali tradition of food is legendary, for sweet lovers there is the famous 'Roshogullas' and 'Sandesh' that are sure to your palate. Women clad in colorful saris and men in white Bengali Kurtas can be seen sipping early morning tea - that is very rudimentary of the Bengali culture scape. This largest metropolis of India stands on the bank of the river, Hoogly, and there are two bridges that are an important visit. Best time to visit Kolkata is during the festival of Durga Puja in October, when the whole state of West Bengal is flushed with the religious colors. An inevitable visit is to the Shantiniketan established by Rabindranath Tagore and the place chosen by Mother Teresa to establish her missionary. This city is perhaps the cheapest shopping destination where the choices are unlimited. Leather is a famous buy in Kolkata while other traditional handicrafts are survived by the Kantha paintings and embroidery and engravings on metal and wooden slabs, which too are important purchases.
Kolkata is calling all the tourists with the options of Museums, galleries, heritage buildings, amusement parks, temples, churches, synagogues and more. This is the place that is the perfect holiday destination as here there is something for everyone to enjoy.