About Kolkata

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, city, capital of West Bengal state, and former capital (1772–1911) of British India. It is one of India’s largest cities and one of its major ports. The city is centred on the east bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River. This large and vibrant Indian city exhibit a great joie de vivre that is demonstrated in a penchant for art and culture and a high level of intellectual vitality and political awareness. Kolkatans have long been active in literary and artistic pursuits. The city saw the dawn of the mid-19th-century literary movement that sparked a cultural renaissance throughout India. Kolkata remains at the vanguard of artistic movements in the country, and several artists’ societies present annual shows. Hence Kolkata has been called the "City of Furious, Creative Energy" as well as the "cultural [or literary] capital of India". Kolkata is well renowned for the spawning generations of poets, film-makers, authors, musicians and adorns five Nobel laureates out of six Nobel laureates from India.
Here are some spectacular sights you can visit during your stay in Kolkata