Kolkata Introduction :
Calcutta is the largest metropolis in India. Calcutta's role in the national economy is of crucial importance as the Gateway to Eastern India.Three hundred years old Calcutta,traces its history to the landing of Robert Clive on the banks of the Hooghly beside three villages. It was from here the monumental British Raj was launched in India. The capital of West Bengal, Calcutta is the major entry point. Poets, thinkers and film directors of international renown hail from this city.The city is remembered in association with the largest bridge in India, Howrah Bridge; the first metro train in India and the hometown of Mother Teresa in India.
Kolkata General Info :
187 sq. kms
Throughout the year
Bengali, English, Hindi
Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Christmas, Ratha Yatra, Dol
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Shopping in Kolkata :
The whole of Kolkata is a big market and there is probably no main road which is not lined with shops. There are small and big bazars in every part of the city. The bazars consist of a large number of shops selling everything from vegetables to electronics. Kolkata is famous for Kantha embroidery, terracotta items, fine saris, 'Kalighat' paintings, genuine antiques, lovingly restored antique furniture and original works of art.
How to Reach There :
Well Connected with the major cities.
Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations in Calcutta. Calcutta is well Connected with the major cities.
Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city, is the main bus terminus. A new development is the starting of Dhaka-Kolkata bus service. The buses are colorful, air-conditioned, and comfortable.
Kolkata Cuisine :
Kolkata is the finest place for choosing the most delectable range of cuisine. It offers practically all the cuisines of India, continental cuisine, Far Eastern, Tibetan, French, Thai dishes and the inimitable Bengali delicacies that must not be missed.A typical Bengali meal consists of several courses, following a sequence of tastes, starting with something bitter like neem leaves or karela, moving through the main meal of rice along with vegetables or dal or fish, and ending with something sweet. Fish is a very important part of their diet, and a piece of fish is not unwelcome even at breakfast. Tourists should try out the sweets of Bengal at Kolkata, where there are many specialized varieties of different flavors. Luchi, choloar dal, kochuri and alurdom to chop cutlet and telebhaja, Calutta will delight the food lover.