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Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata
Exotic Destinationss kolkata

Kolkata - The City of Joy

KOLKATA The City of Joy

Kolkata - The ‘City Of Joy’ (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal and the second largest city in India (after Mumbai) from its beginnings as a small east-coast trading settlement, it became a city of palaces in the heyday of the Raj. A multicultural state the city is home to a number of people belonging to different castes and cultures who live in harmony and peace. Famous for its malls, art galleries, nightlife and entertainment. The pattern of segregation has continued in the modern city, although the distribution is now based on religious, linguistic, educational, and economic criteria.

Bearing the stamps of rich history and culture, Kolkata is the land of many festivals that take place without the barriers of caste, creed and sex. Poila Baisakh, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Eid-ul-Fitr, Saraswati Puja, Shivratri, Muharram, Christmas, Rathayatra, Dol etc are some of the popular festivals in Kolkata, the celebrations of which keeps the city always full of life and joy. The best time to visit the city is during Durga Puja which generally takes place between September and October. During this time of the year the entire city is light up with millions of lights. It is decorated like a princess to welcome Maa Durga.

Many great personalities of India are born and brought up in Kolkata. It is a hub of culture. It is a place where talents are given due respect. We see Kolkata as the home town of the famous personalities –Nobel Prize Winners- such as Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen & Great poets and writers such as – Sukumar Ray, Samar Sen, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay.

Kolkata is famous for its desserts and sweets Mishţi Doi, Shondesh, Roshogolla, Laddu, Pantua, Chomchom, Piţha or pithe are some of the famous sweets.

Places to visit

High Court - The Calcutta High Court is the oldest High Court in India. High-Court-Kolkata-exotic-destinations It was established as the High Court of Judicature at Fort William on 1 July 1862 under the High Court’s Act, 1861. It has jurisdiction over the state of West Bengal and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It was preceded by the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William. The High Court building is an exact replica of the Cloth Hall, Ypres, in Belgium.

Oldest Catholic Church - The Basilica of the Holy Rosary commonly known as Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal, India. Oldets-Catholic-Church-Kolkata-exotic-destinations Situated in Bandel, Hooghly district of West Bengal, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599, it is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is also a parish church, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta.It is one of the most prominent historical churches in West Bengal as well as in India.Situated in Bandel, Hooghly district of West Bengal, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599, it is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Our Lady of the Rosary. It is also a parish church, part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta.

Howrah Bridge - Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with Howrah-Bridge-Kolkata-exotic-destinations a Suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943 the Bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta). The bridge is one of two on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. The other bridges are the Vidyasagar Setu (popularly Called the Second Hooghly Bridge).

National Museum - The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, National-Museum-Kolkata-exotic-destinations armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. It has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany.

Kalighat Mandir - Kalighat is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India, where the various parts of Sati's body are said to have fallen, Kalighat-Kolkata-Kolkata-exotic-destinations in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava. Kalighat represents the site where the toes of the right foot of Dakshayani or Sati fell. The image of Kali in this temple is unique. It does not follow the pattern of other Kali images in Bengal. The present idol of touchstone was created by two saints - Brahmananda Giri and Atmaram Giri. Three huge eyes, long protruding tongue made of gold and four hands, which all are made of gold.

Eden Gardens - Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. Eden-Garden-Kolkata-exotic-destinations It is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders, as well as being a venue for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International matches.[2] It is the largest cricket stadium in India by seating capacity, and the third-largest cricket stadium in the world behind Melbourne Cricket Ground and Stadium Australia. Eden Gardens has been called "cricket's answer to the Colosseum" and is widely acknowledged to be one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world.

Kolkata Metro - The Kolkata Metro or Calcutta Metro is a metro system serving the city of Kolkata and the districts of Metro-Rail-Kolkata-exotic-destinations South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the first underground metro railway system in India. The network consists of one operational line (Line 1) and one under construction (Line 2), with four further lines in various stages of planning. It was the first such form of transport in India, opening for commercial services in 1984. It is the 17th zone of the Indian Railways system.

Dakhineswar - Dakhineswar Kali Mondir is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, Dakshineswar-Temple-Kolkata-exotic-destinations the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Saṃsāra'. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired main temple, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple, with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva—Kali's companion—along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. 'Nahavat-Khana', the chamber in the northwestern corner just beyond the last of the Shiva temples, is where Ramakrishna spent a considerable part of his life.

Belurmath - Belūr Math or Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, Belur-Math-Kolkata-exotic-destinations a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Calcutta. This temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna Movement. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religion. The design of the temple was envisioned by Swami Vivekananda and the architect was Swami Vijnanananda, a direct monastic disciple of Ramakrishna. Sri Ramakrishna Temple was consecrated on 14 January, the Makar Sankranti Day in 1938.

Gangasagar - Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and Gangasagar-Kolkata-exotic-destinations is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large — with an area of 224.3 km², lying between 21°36’ to 21°56’ north latitude and 88°2’ to 88° 11’ east latitude.It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000. The largest village is also named "Ganga Sagar" or "Gangasagar". Although Sagar island is a part of Sunderban Administration, it does not have any tiger habitation or mangrove forests or small river tributaries as is characteristic of the overall sunderban delta.This island, also known as Gangasagar or Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.

Sunderban - The Sundarbans is a natural region in the Bengal region comprising Bangladesh and Eastern India. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic Sunderban-India-West-Bengal-Kolkata-exotic-destinations mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans covers approximately 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) of which 60 percent is in Bangladesh with the remainder in India.The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The Sundarbans National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.

Botanical Garden - The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (previously known as Indian Botanic Garden) Acharaya-jagadish-chdnadra-bose-Botanical-Garden-Howrah-Kolkata-exotic-destinations is situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata. They are commonly known as the Calcutta Botanical Garden, and previously as the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. The gardens exhibit a wide variety of rare plants and a total collection of over 12,000 specimens spread over 109 hectares. It is under Botanical Survey of India (BSI) of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

Howrah Railway Stations - Howrah railway station is the oldest station and largest railway complex in India. It is one of the four intercity Howrah-Railway-Station-Kolkata-exotic-destinations railway stations serving the city of Kolkata, the others being Sealdah Station, Shalimar Station and Kolkata railway station. The terminal station is located on the west bank of the Hooghly River, linked to Kolkata by Howrah Bridge. With 23 platforms, it has the highest train-handling capacity of any railway station in India; and is one of the busiest railway stations in terms of passenger volume per day.

New Market - New Market is a market in Kolkata situated on Lindsay Street. Technically, New-Market-Kolkata-exotic-destinations it referred to an enclosed market but today in local parlance the entire Lindsay Street shopping area is often known as New Market. Some of the earliest English quarters of Calcutta were in an area known then as Dalhousie Square. Terretti and Lalbazar nearby were the customary shopping haunts of the British. Later settlements arose in Kashaitola, Dharmatala and Chowringhe.

Birla Planitarium - The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Birla-Planetarium-Kolkata-exotic-destinations Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Situated at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Maidan in South Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. There are two other Birla Planetariums in India: B.M. Birla Planetarium in Chennai and the Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad.

Fort William - Fort William is a fort built in Calcutta on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of the River Ganges, during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India. It was named after King William III of England and Ireland and II of Scotland. In front of the Fort is the Maidan, which used to be a part of the Fort and is the largest urban park in Calcutta.

Nico Park - Nicco Park is an amusement park in India, located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. The park was created Nicco-Park-Kolkata-exotic-destinations to attract tourists to the state by providing family-friendly recreation as well as educative entertainment. Nicco Park opened on October 13, 1991,and has since been referred to as the Disneyland of West Bengal.Presently, the 40 acre park is home to over 35 different attractions and has served over 24 million customers. Nicco Park also provides a "green" environment.

Marble Palace Zoo - The Marble Palace (Kolkata), located at 46,Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata 700007, is a palatial mansion located in North Kolkata, India, Marble-palace-zoo-kolkata-Kolkata-exotic-destinations which was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835 and contains many beautiful Western sculptures, pieces of Victorian furniture, and paintings by European and Indian artists. Large chandeliers, clocks, and busts of kings and queens decorate the hallways of the palace. It is famous for marble wall & floors, antiques, paintings by Rubens, curios, marble statues,floor to ceiling mirrors and for its collection of rare birds. Marble Palace is still resided in. Entrance is restricted and permission must be obtained from the government tourist office.

Shahid Minar - The Shaheed Minar Minar English: Martyrs' Monument), formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument is a monument Shahid-Minar-Kolkata-exotic-destinations in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War. The monument was constructed in his memory. It was designed by J.P. Parker and paid for from public funds.

Academy-of-fine-Arts-Kolkata-exotic-destinations Academy of fine arts -The Academy of Fine Arts, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is one of the oldest fine arts societies in India. The academy was formally established in 1933 by Lady Ranu Mukherjee. It was initially located in a room loaned by the Indian Museum, and the annual exhibitions used to take place in the adjoining verandah.

Birla Museum - Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), a unit under National Council of Science Museums [NCSM], Birla-Museum-Kolkata-exotic-destinations Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at Gurusaday Road, Kolkata.



Tram - The Indian Botanical Gardens are most famous for the Great Banyan Tree,which boasts of having the largest canopy in the world. Kolkata-Tram-Kolkata-exotic-destinations The gardens were originally founded in 1786 by Colonel Kyd, containing about 12,000 living plants and over two and half million dried plant specimens in the herbarium collected from all over the world. This is the oldest of all the Botanical Gardens in India. It was from these gardens that the tea now grown in Assam and Darjeeling was first developed. Trees of the rarest kinds, from Nepal, Brazil, Penang, Java and Sumatra can be found here.

Shantinketan - Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 160 kilometres north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). It was established by Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town, Visva-Bharati University.

Shantinketan - Visva Bharti Campus - Visva Bharti Campus Is one of India's major Central Government funded autonomous universities located in Santiniketan, West Bengal. Shantinketan-Visva-Bharti-Kolkata-exotic-destinations It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India. In its initial years Tagore expressed his dissatisfaction with the word 'university', since university translates to Vishva-Vidyalaya, which is smaller in scope than Visva Bharati. Until independence it was a college. Soon after independence, in 1951, the institution was given the status of a university and was renamed Visva Bharati University.

Shantinketan - Deer Park - It is located near Sriniketan, Shantinketan-Deer-Park-Kolkata-exotic-destinations 3 kms from Santiniketan. Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary (popular as Deer Park) was established in 1977. Originally, the area was a fast eroding `Khowai'. It is now a large wooded area with herds of deer and makes a natural bird sanctuary. It is known to all people of the Bolpur subdivition of Birbhum district due to its all about lush green fields and red soil. The natural greenery forest and its ever green beauty attract peoples. Timings to visit the place are open from 10 am to 4 pm. It is closed on Wednesdays.

Shantinketan - Amar Kutir - Amar Kutir (meaning: my cottage), once a place of refuge for independence movement Shantinketan-Amar-Kutir-Kolkata-exotic-destinations activists has been turned into a cooperative society for the promotion of arts and crafts. It is located on the banks of the Kopai River, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Santiniketan in Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Shantinketan-Kankalitala-Kolkata-exotic-destinations Shantinketan - Kankalitola - Kankalitala is a temple town in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It’s located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Bolpur on the Bolpur–Labhpur road. It is situated on the bank of the Kopai River. It is a gram panchayat under Bolpur-Sriniketan block.

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