Kolkata was formerly the capital of India when it was under British colonial rule in 1773. Today Kolkata is a city steeped in tradition, colonial architecture, cultural festivals, bustle, and street food.

The city is a beautiful blend of classic and modern. The once flourishing city has well preserved its cultural and architectural values. There are a variety of great heritage sites lining the busy streets that recall the city’s glorious past, including museums, churches, temples, and remnants of British rule.  Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple that is more splendid in the golden sunset. Belur Math Temple combines Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist architectural elements to symbolize unity among religions. The Church of St. Paul’s has beautiful Gothic architecture. The magnificent Marble Palace is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Kolkata.

Kolkata is a bustling city nicknamed the City of Joy. Kolkata is also known as a cosmopolitan home of all nationalities, Marwaris, Parsis, Anglo Indians, Jews, Armenians, and Chinese.

The city is considered the cultural capital of India, which has produced generations of artists, poets, writers, film producers, and Nobel laureates. Up to 6 people in Kolkata have received the Nobel Prize as of 2019. Tagore House is the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore. He is honored by the whole world as the representative cultural representative of India. He is a famous playwright, poet, musician, novelist, educator, philosopher, and humanist. Kolkata is also the famous resting place of Mother Teresa.

Nightlife in the city is extremely interesting along the busy streets. Park Street is a paradise for shoppers and foodies. Where visitors can find the most legendary eateries, roadside shops, and small cafes dating back to Kolkata’s birth. The bustling Mullick Ghat Flower Market is one of Asia’s largest wholesale flower markets, more than a century old. There are many shops selling souvenirs, fabrics, silks, and jewelry, giving you the opportunity to choose the best items at reasonable prices.

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