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About Kolkata (Calcutta), India :

 

Kolkata, known historically in English as Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Kolkata is known for its literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage; as the former capital of India, it was the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. Kolkata has been called the 'City of Furious, Creative Energy' as well as the 'cultural capital of India'.

 

Climate during month of February:

    Temperature: 25°C  to 30°C

    Humidity: 77%

    Possibility of rain: Less

 

Places to See in Kolkata


The 'City of Joy' of
West Bengal is the most apt place for the eager visitants as the places of interest in Kolkata are numerous. This eventful city with its many marvels has truly a lot to offer. Since its birth in 1960, it has metamorphosed into one of the most sought after destinations for the tourists from all over the globe.

 Victoria Memorial

 

The Victoria Memorial of Kolkata is a majestic structure in white marble, modeled on TajMahal. The Victoria Memorial was built in memory of Queen Victoria in the early 20th Century. The total expenditure of building Victoria Memorial was around Rs 1,50,000,000.

 Indian Museum

Want to have a close rendezvous with Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs or fossil skeletons? Then head to the magical Indian Museum in Kolkata right away! Founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the Indian Museum is the oldest and the largest multi-purpose museum in the entire Asia-Pacific region of the world. It was the formation of this museum that pioneered the idea of having a museum to foster man-made and natural objects of national importance. The collection at the museum is so remarkable that it is often regarded as the "JaduGhar" or the house of magic by the locals.


Serene And Beautiful Princep Ghat

Kolkata, rightfully known as the City of Joy, is full of attractions that provide immense joy to its visitors. And if you are on a lookout for a quiet and peaceful place to spend some quality time, then PrinsepGhat is the ideal location for you! A place with an exceptional photographic view, PrinsepGhat was built during the British Raj on the banks of the Hooghly River. The people of Kolkata built this ghat in the memory of James Prinsep, a learned man who helped in deciphering Emperor Akbar's Brahminical script.


Rabindra Sarovar Lake

RabindraSarovar Lake or the Dhakuria Lake, as it was known earlier, are the lungs of Kolkata. This is one place in South Kolkata where you can escape the commotion and be with yourself. I remember going there when I was a kid with my grandpa. My brother, my cousins and I used to have a gala time running through the entire stretch, while grandpa continued walking at his usual speed. I remember the badam and muri I had there at that time. Then there was a gap; a gap of 25 years. My association with Dhakuria Lake somehow stopped during that time. I shifted houses and there was no one with whom I could go to the Dhakuria Lake. But something was there in the offering.

Hangseswari Temple

Being a devout believer of God, I have always loved visiting different religious places. And India being a massive hub of temples, I have been lucky to explore an array of some of the most beautiful and ancient temples of the country. Just as my search continued, I happened to stumble upon a very bizarre temple, something which I had not seen ever before. Located in the famous Banshberia town in the Hooghly District, is a temple so unique and royal that it leaves you completely mesmerized in a glimpse. It is the much popular Hangseswari Temple near Kolkata.

Bandel Church

With a long list of miracles attached with this church, it would have been more appropriate if it was called "A God's Blessing". Such is the divinity of the Bandel Church in the Hooghly District of West Bengal. Standing as the memoir of the Portuguese settlement in Bengal, it is one of the oldest Christian churches of the state. The present structure of the church was built in the year 1660 by Gomez de Soto and it still has the keystone of the old building with the date of 1599.

Kalighat Temple


The Kalighat Temple in Kolkata of goddess Kali is 20 kilometers north of Kolkata city, situated on the banks of river Hoogly. It was established in 1847. Kalighat temple is about 200 years old. Kalighat Temple of Kolkata is a significant religious place for the Hindus in eastern India.

ThanthaniaKalibari in Kolkata


The ThanthaniaKalibari in Kolkata is the holy abode of "Goddess Kali", who is perhaps the most substantial and powerful image of raw womanly energy in this entire planet. It is needless to say that Goddess Kali is the undisputed presiding divinity of the "city of joy". One can easily spot a shrine dedicated to the mighty Goddess at any remote part of the city.

Belur Math

Belur Math is located on the banks of the river Hooghly in West Bengal. It was built in 1988. Belur Math is well known for its tranquil beauty. Belur Math is the international headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission which was established by Swami Vivekananda in loving memory of his teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa who preached for unity of all religions.

Dakshineshwar Temple

Kolkata, the largest metropolis in India is famous for its religious places. Dakshineshwar Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is 20 kilometers north of Kolkata city and was established in 1847 by Rani Rasmoni.

Pareshnath Jain Temple

Pareshnath Jain Temple is located in the north-east of Kolkata. The temple is decorated with mirrors, colored stones and mosaics made of glass. It has a beautiful garden around it. It has blocks of glass mosaics and European statues, painted with silver paint.

Nakhoda Mosque

Nakhoda Mosque is located in Jacquaria Street, near the junction of Chitpore Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road in Kolkata.Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata in the beginning was a small mosque. It was as late in 1926, when resident of Kutch, Abdar Rahim Osman built the present structure. Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata is the biggest of its kind in Kolkata. It was constructed following the style of Akbar's tomb at Sikandra- which is a piece of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata is one of the most important religious places of Kolkata. The church took a much longer time to be completed. After about 8 years of construction the building was finally finished in 1847. The building architecture of St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata was magnificently designed by Major William Nairn Forbes.


St John's Church

The St. John's Church of Kolkata is one among the first public buildings that were constructed by the East India Company. St. John's Church was constructed in the year 1787. This church is popular as 'The Stone Church'. St. John's Church is located at BBD Bagh in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Armenian Church

Armenian Church of Kolkata is situated in the Armenian Street, at the north-west corner of Barabazaar, close to the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata.Constructed in 1764 and planned in the early 18th century, the Armenian Church of Kolkata is at present the most ancient church of Kolkata. The internal walls of the Armenian Church of Kolkata are ornamented with marble, while the overhead gallery has mural tablets.

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is popularly known as RabindraSetu in West Bengal. Howrah Bridge in Kolkata spans over river Hooghly and is considered to be a marvelous engineering work by the British. The Howrah Bridge is enumerated amongst the busiest cantilever bridge in the World.


RabindraSadan

RabindraSadan is the hub of the prime Bengali culture in the the metropolitan city of Kolkata. The large stage of RabindraSadan is a premier venue for 'Bangla' theater and other cultural activities of the city.RabindraSadan of Kolkata is a major entertainment zone and cultural center for the Bengali society where you can view dramas, dance cultural programmes and exhibitions every evening.

 

 

Distance from the venue :

    From Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport: (Distance: 13.3 km)

    From Howrah (HWH) Railway Station: (Distance: 11.9 km)

    From Sealdah (SDAH) Railway Station: (Distance: 9.0 km)

 

List of Important International Airports in India :

    Kolkata : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

    Bangalore : Bengaluru International Airport

    Delhi : Indira Gandhi International Airport

    Hyderabad : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport   

    Mumbai : Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport


 

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