Kolkata is one of the busiest city in India. It is having such a unique vibe that is incomparable to any other city in India. This article talks about a short stay in the city and gives an essence of the historic places of interest of the city.
Kolkata is widely known across the country since pre-independence and is known today for its contribution in various fields like fine arts, music and films. The city was one of the main areas under the British territories in India and the British influence can be seen in its old buildings and various other historical sites built by them during their rule. The soul of the city lies with its outstanding structures and points of interest and to investigate it, is immaculate bliss!
Being a major city, there should be no problem getting here from any part of the country. The popular and busy flights that fly in and out of the city are the flights leading to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. Surprisingly, there is a huge demand on Kolkata to Hyderabad flight as well, which may be the result of the city’s continuous progression on being the top IT centers of India and also due to the huge number of youngsters in the city. There are numerous things to do in Kolkata and to really experience ancient India and the real ‘Calcutta’, visit the historical sites and landmarks in the older part of the city. Squeezed with bewitching asylums, mosques, schools, pioneer houses and age-old points of interest, this part of the city will give you a roller coaster ride into the history of the city and give you a great deal a knowledge about the local scene. To spend a more modern and exciting visit, stay in the newer side of the city. This is the part where you will go over the absolute most kickass nightlife with famous bars and clubs, fine feasting eateries and shopping buildings.
One of the top tourist attractions in the city is the Victoria Memorial. It was inherent 1902 in memory of Queen Victoria and it was not up until the year 1921 that it was put open for public visit. The expense of development that time added up to Rs1.5 crores which was given by the general population, British and Indian alike. Inside the Memorial there are different works of art of the Royal Monarchs, some with their family and different antiques having a place with that time. Another place that may fascinate you is majestic Howrah Bridge. It is viewed as one of the best wonders of the twentieth century design and is the busiest bridge in the entire world with over a lakh cars driving to and for every day. It extends 450 meters in length and stands over Hooghly River. Today, this spot is a standout amongst the most gone to visitor spot in Kolkata.
Kolkata is one city every should visit once in their life. The culture of the people in this city is unlike anywhere in the country. There is no hint of the North Indian or South Indian lifestyles and traditions you will find in the city. The lifestyle of the people in the country is totally unique. People are simple and love their art. The food is warm and simple and not very elaborate. They celebrate their Durga Puja with much pomp and grandeur, and love their street food. Anyone from Bengal living in other major cities will go out of their way to find some street food stall that makes the authentic Bengali street food! There is so much to see and do in this city that you will instantly fall in love with it!