For the perfect blend of Bengali history , culture and lots of greenery ,Kolkata is a place to visit.Kolkata holds its pride as cultural capital of India and capital of West Bengal in East India.Kolkata was the capital of India during British rule too.
INTERESTING HISTORICAL PLACES OF KOLKATA-Victoria Memorial takes the first place as historical building and museum.This palace building is enclosed within lovely gardens and ponds.The engraving on the stone is marvellous.
Fort William built on the Eastern Banks of River Hoogly is a great tourist must see.It is famous for Indian history written throughout its walls.
Eden Gardens holds its pride internationally for being second largest cricket stadium of the world.Point to note for cricket lovers -RENOVATION OF EDEN GARDEN IS UNDER PROCESS FOR 2011 CRICKET WORLD CUP that will take place between FEBRUARY and APRIL.Best time for worthy visit.
Botanical Garden is famous for its GREAT BANYAN TREE which is the largest in circumference (330 meters) tree in the world.
Swabhumi-is a heritage educational Plaza.Craft Heritage and art is focus line .
Nicco Park-is an amusement park spread over 40 acres of land is in nOrth Eastern fringe of Kolkata.This place draws crowd during weekends.It is one of the most popular place for picnic and wide variety of rides with mouth watering Indian and continental cuisine.
Nalban -is a boating complex with a breathtaking park with small huts .There is a variety of choices for boats like two seater ,four seater ,paddle and shikara.
Science city -is the largest science park and auditorium in India.It is a one stop destination for science lovers.It features Time Machine ,Planetarium ,space thetre , 3Dvision theatre and many many more attractions.
ACCOMODATION IN KOLKATA -varies .Cheap accomodation from Rs300 onwards to expensive Rs10000 per night stay is easily available.
Shopping -NEW MARKET ,Metro Plaza ,Treasure Island,Shreeram Arcade,Mani square Mall,City centre ,South city Mall and plenty of superstores.
Best time to visit -October to March . Season of festival starts from October .Kolkata shines like a bride during Pujas .Chritmas is celebrated with lots of pomp in Kolkata.
Transport-Air ,Rail ,bus ,tram,metro ,hand pulled rickshawa ,taxis and autos.
Kolkata is famous for Theatres and multiplexes too.
Cuisine-Popular for Hilsa ,Betki and Rahu fish cooked in mustard seed gravy .