State: West Bengal
Distance From Shiggaon: 1999 Km.
Min Temp: 22.72℃
Max Temp: 36.64℃
Weather: HUMID THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Kolkata - The City of Joy is one of the must-visit places of India. Kolkata was the capital of India during the British raj.
You can see an amalgamation of European & Indian architecture in the monuments of Kolkata. You can never get rid of the noises in this city, because the city never sleeps. You can get the essence of both urban life & the medieval era from this city.
This city was one of the well-planned cities during the British Raj. You can visit Victoria Memorial–A gothic architecture wonder, Writer’s Building–The headquarters of the East India Company, National Library, Central Jail, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Race Course, GPO, Raj Bhavan which can give you the taste of British Era. Alipore Zoo, Birla Temple, Dakshineshwar Temple, Kalighat Temple & many other places can give you the pure taste of Kolkata.
Now, if you want to visit some offbeat places in Kolkata, you can visit Sovabazar Rajbari where you can get the essence of the zamindar lifestyle, the largest book market of Asia–College Street & can also visit the iconic Indian Coffee House there to have a sip of coffee.
Everyone heard about the famous sweet Rasogolla, you will be amazed to know that Rasogolla was invented in Kolkata & you can also visit the inventor’s house here. There are also many beautiful temples of Jains & few Jewish synagogues.
You can also spend some alone time with your friends or with your beloved one at Ganga Ghats, beside the holy Ganga River.
Visiting the exciting museums at Kolkata can give you a unique experience that you can never forget if you have an interest in History.
You can also taste the exotic Chinese dishes at Chinatown, famous street foods, sweets & delicious Bengali dishes in Kolkata
Everyone may have seen the tram rides in European countries in many movies; it will excite you to know that you can get some experience in Kolkata as trams are also in operation in Kolkata. You can also ride the exciting underground Metro Railways, a single gauge railway in Kolkata.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is at Dumdum, which is about 17 kilometers away from the heart of the city. This airport has good connectivity across major cities in India and abroad. From the airport you can take a taxi or a bus to your final destination. Kolkata is also connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The National Highway number 2 and 6 connect the city with other cities and states in India.
Kolkata has a broad network of government and private buses. The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC), and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) run regular bus service in the city. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city is the main bus terminus.
There are two major railway stations in the city – one is located in Howrah and the other at Sealdah. So people can reach Kolkata by train also.
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