The old name of Kolkata was Calcutta. It is the capital of the West Bengal state of India. East India Company had founded this state as a trading post. Under the British Raj, it was the capital of the area from 1773 to 1911. The city is famous for its cultural festivals, art galleries, grand colonial architecture, and many more. Mother Teresa has made it a headquarters of the Charity of the Missionaries, Motherhouse and many more. There are several things to do in the city. It is rich in culture and history.
It is situated on the east bank of the River Hugli. It is a port city that is the area of manufacture, transport, commerce and many more. The vibrant and large city thrives during seemingly insurmountable political, social, and economic problems. In spite of all this, the city offers several things to do for its visitors
If you have thirst, to know about the reign of the British Raj in India, then visit the Victoria Memorial Hall. It is a monument that has an architecture in white marble. People called it a heart of the city that makes it a famous tourist spot. It is the epitome of elegance and beauty of the life of Queen Victoria. The galleries have the decoration of the British Queen’s Lifestyle. The excellent architecture of the building shows the revivalist style. There are twenty-five galleries in the building such as sculpture gallery, art gallery, Calcutta gallery, and many others. You can see many portraits of Queen Victoria and her husband of their lives. The majority of the tourist comes here first to visit this memorial. The bustling city of Kolkata is famous for its food and offers a variety of hotels and lodges for the tourists.
The Bridge is on the Hugely River and is famous for its record-breaking traffic. It is the pride of his inhabitants because it is a famous bridge in India. There are several things to know about the history of the bridge. The 1st transport that has made a journey on the bridge across the Hooghly was not a bullock cart or a car. It was a tram that crossed the bridge. From 1993, due to the load of the traffic, the bridge was closed to the trams. Steel structure and pillars are not in the center of the bridge but are made of this material. In the night bridge on the flowing river offers beauty in the sparkling and colorful lights. It is the busiest bridge that contains heavy traffic all the time. Due to its hustle-bustle, it is ideal for the tourist to watch live here.
It is a traditional Indian culture that has colors of Bengali civilization. You can visit altars, shrines, and other temples where people come for blessings. The surrounding area contains unpretentious market and tea stalls. You can buy everything here all the goods for your use. The majority of the people come here to enjoy movies on the single screen Cinema Bausree and Tapan theater. The city is densely populated, and this is the reason it offers huge markets, all-time busy life, and the nightlife is not peaceful here. It is a sacred place for the Hindu of Kolkata; they come here to get the blessings of their sacred Devil Kali Mata. The river connects to the Ganges, and the course of the river is famous with the name of Adi Ganga. People drop their deceased’s burnt bodies and bones in the water for blessings.
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