Kolkata, called historically as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian State West Bengal. Kolkata is the primary centre for commercial, cultural and educational aspects of East India. It is located on the banks of Hooghly river, having the Oldest Operating Port in India and major riverine port. Kolkata was ruled by Nawab of Bengal followed by East India Company and later under British Raj. It served as the capital of India till 1911 later shifting to New Delhi.

Kolkata being the third most populated metropolitan area in India, it is found to be eighth largests urban agglomeration in the world.It well known for art, literature and heritage. Art, Cuisine, Music, Dramas and Theatres make up the cultural extravaganza in Kolkata, so the its called as City of Furious, Creative Energy.

Places to Visit – In & Around Kolkata

  • Every Street of Kolkata
  • Indian Museum
  • Serene And Beautiful Prinsep Ghat
  • Rabindra Sarovar Lake
  • Hangseswari Temple
  • Bandel Church
  • Kalighat Temple
  • Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata
  • Belur Math
  • New Market
  • Park Street
  • Dakshineshwar Temple
  • Pareshnath Jain Temple
  • Nakhoda Mosque
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • St John’s Church
  • Armenian Church
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Rabindra Sadan
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Vidyasagar Setu Kolkata Race Course
  • National Library
  • Shahid Minar in Kolkata
  • Kolkata Marble Palace
  • MP Birla Planetarium in Kolkata
  • Birla Industrial Museum
  • Rabindra Bharti Museum
  • Birla Art Museum
  • Asutosh Museum
  • Gurusaday Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Zoological Garden
  • Agri Horticultural Garden
  • Aquatica
  • Nicco Park
  • Swabhumi
  • Science City
  • Millennium Park
  • Nalban Boating Complex
  • Clown Town
  • Sunderbans
  • Chandannagar
  • Krishnanagar

With rich cultural heritage and history, West Bengal possess difference ethnicity, culture, religion and languages and diverse landscape -having Himalayas as the top and enhanced by the natural beaches and a unique biosphere, the Sunderbans in the south. Durga Puja in September-October is the most important festival known for its colorful celebrations. A visit to Howrah bridge at night is a delight to every traveler to see the twinkling city lights reflecting  in the Hooghly river.

Kolkata also dubbed as City of Joy for its friendly and loving behavior of its residents making it more lively and enjoyable. On the lines of photography, One can never get tired of this city of joy for it keeps showing you surprises from all the corners. The people of kolkatta are known for their hospitality and incredible love.

Festivals in Kolkata

  • Laxmi Puja (October Every Year)
  • Saraswati Puja (Between late January and early February )
  • Kali Puja (October-November, 2 weeks after Laxmi Puja)
  • Durga Puja (September – October)
  • Dol Purnima (March)
  • Bhai Phota (October, 2 days after the celebration of Kali puja)
  • Nabo barsho (Mid of April)
  • Rathyatra (Late June or early July)
  • Poila Baisakh (April)

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Lets Catch Fish – Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Lets Catch Fish - Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Soumya Bandyopadhyay

 

Morning Rituals – Mallick Ghat, Kolkata, India

Morning Rituals - Mallick Ghat, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Maciej Dakowicz

 

Play Time – Kolkata, India

Play Time - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Saumalya Ghosh

 

Reflections – Kolkata, India

Reflections - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Christophe Stramba-Badiali

 

Run – Kolkata, India

Run - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Saumalya Ghosh

 

Monsoon Steps – Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Monsoon Steps - Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Anirban Mukhopadhyay

 

Grandpa – Mulighat, Kolkata, India

Grandpa - Mulighat, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Rajagopalan Sarangapani

 

Bagbazar, Kolkata, India

Bagbazaar, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Vasanthkumar Kanagaraman

 

Sovabazar Street, Kolkata, India

Sovabazar Street, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Dinesh Babu

 

Bagbazar, Kolkata, India

Bagbazar, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Kals Pics

 

Marigold Flower Garlands, Flower Market, Kolkata, India

Marigold Flower Garlands, Flower Market, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Marji Lang

 

A Roadside Shop – Kolkata, India

A Roadside Shop - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Murali Krishna

 

Kumartuli, Kolkata, India

Kumartuli, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Tito Dalmau

 

Rickshaw – Kolkata, India

Rickshaw - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Saumalya Ghosh

 

Old Building – Kolkata, India

Old Building - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Arun

 

Ghat – Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Ghat - Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Daniela Calzolari

 

Portrait – Kolkata, India

Portrait - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Luc Forsyth

 

Morning Shower – Kolkata, India

Morning Shower - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Alex Cheban

 

Shadow of a City – Kolkata, India

Shadow of a City - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Sagar Lahiri

 

Durga Puja – Kolkata, India

Durga Puja - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Santanu Banik

 

Road Queen – Kolkata, India

Road Queen - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Whoisnd

 

Richshaw Rush – Kolkata, India

Richshaw Rush - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Maciej Dakowicz

 

Howrah Bridge – Kolkata, India

Howrah Bridge - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Atimit Kundu

 

Fly – Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Fly - Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Rajagopalan Sarangapani

 

Rikshaw Puller – Kolkata, India

Rikshaw Puller - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Tamagna Ghosh

 

An Old Story – Tram, Kolkata, India

An Old Story - Tram, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Saswata Bhattacharya

 

Identity Crisis – Kumortuli, Kolkata, India

Identity Crisis - Kumortuli, Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Ronodip Kar

 

Old Building – Kolkata, India

Old Building - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Swarat Ghosh

 

The Figure In The Mist – Kolkata, India

The Figure In The Mist - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Anirban Mukhopadhyay

 

Street Children – Kolkata, India

Street Children - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Debmalya Sinha

 

Kumortuli – Kolkata, India

Kumortuli - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Kals Pics

 

Covering Dreams – Kolkata, India

Covering Dreams - Kolkata, India
Photo Credit: Anirban Mukhopadhyay

 

Kolkata Tourism

 

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