Kolkota is the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal and it is situated at the bank of the river Hooghly. It has a population of 4.5 million. It is the fourth largest city in India. It was founded by the English East India Company in the late 1600s.
Places to visit :
Millennium park – It’s a great place to watch life go by on the river and there are great views of the Howrah Bridge.
Howrah Bridge – It is the busiest bridge in the world. Photography is prohibited.
Victoria Memorial – It is the most impressive reminder of the British Raj in all India. It is a classic piece of Victoriana with vast swatches of shinning white marble and portraits and statues of all the main players in the history of British India.
Park Street Cemetery – It is an evocative of Kolkata’s colonial past and worth a visit.
Birla Mandir - This vast marble and sandstone temple was constructed by Birla family. The construction was started in 1970 but it was completed in 1996.