The old capital of India
The old capital of India, Kolkata has a long and complex history. The East India Company founded the city as a trading center in 1773. Since then, the city has grown and developed to become the vast megacity of today. Known as the Tea Capital, Kolkata is a friendly place where poverty and modernity live side by side. Sights in the city include the ornate Dakshineswar Kali Temple, as well as the Taj Mahal-esque Victoria Memorial Museum and the monumental Howrah Bridge.
Places To Visit:
- Victoria Memorial- is a large marble building, considered the pride of Kolkata. It was built in between1906 and 1921, it is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. As of now, it is a museum and a popular tourist spot.
- Fort William-is a fort built in Kolkata on the river banks of the River Hoogly. It was named after King William III of England and Ireland, and King William II of Scotland.
- Belur Math- is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, it was founded by Ramakrishna Paramahasama. It is situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India.
- Howrah Bridge-is located over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, this bridge id the main connection between Howrah and Kolkata. It is one of the busiest bridges among them.
- Indian Museum- is one of the oldest museums in the world which showcases some of the most admirable arrays of fossils, armour, antiques, mummies and Mughal Paintings.
- Marble Palace Mansion- is near the Chorbagan in north Kolkata, it was built in 1865 by Rajendra Mallick. This mansion is known for the famous paintings it holds from artists like Vincent Van Gogh etc.
- Mother House- is the place where Mother Theresa’s tomb is kept, it is maintained by her followers who have continued to promote her legacy.
- Science City-is one of a kind in India, it was inaugurated on the 1st of July 1997, it is a major attraction for locals in Kolkata and tourists.
- St. Paul's Cathedral is the first cathedral to be built by the British Empire in overseas territory. It was completed in 1847 and is also said to be the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta.
- Tajpur-is one of the most secluded beaches in India and is a new entrant in the tourism of West Bengal.
- Birla Mandir-it is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. The temple is an excellent specimen of craftsmanship.
- Eden Gardens- is very popular as it is the biggest cricket stadium in the country and the second biggest in the whole world.
- Jorasanko Thakur Bari- is located on the Rabindra Bharati University campus in Jorasank. It is the house where the first non-European poet, Rabindranath Tagore was born.