Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the east of Hoogly River. The city was formerly the capital of British India in the nineteenth century and has the oldest operating port in India, which was an important military port during World War II.
Kolkata is the third-most populous metropolitan cities of India; it’s the principal commercial, cultural and educational centre of Eastern part of India.
Kolkata has many buildings architecture in Indo-Islamic and Indo-Saracenic styles. In fact, Kolkata has the highest number of heritage buildings in the country as the Indian Museum holding large collections that showcase Indian history and art. Also there is Marble Palace-a classic example of a European style mansion, the world famous Victoria Memorial- built by the British and The National Library one the largest public libraries in India.
Kolkata is also fondly called as “cultural capital of India”.It is also the birthplace of many well renowned authors, poets and socialists like Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Michael Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
There are numerous tourist spots in Kolkata city, as it’s filled with beautiful gardens, ancient heritage hotels, educational institutes, well managed art Galleries, Malls, Museums, statues, memorials and places of worship.
Places to visit at Kolkata:
The Indian Museum
National Library if India
Ochterlony Monument, Kolkata
The Birla Industrial & Technological Museum