About the City of Joy Kolkata
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal and one of the most important cities of eastern India. The city is also famous as the “City of Palaces” and is a major hub for business in eastern India. It is also the home of the most important and sole riverine port of India, the Kolkata port.
The city has also emerged as one of the most important travel & commercial destination and a gateway to the eastern and northeastern Indian states. The IT Parks in Salt Lake City (Bidhannagar) especially Salt Lake City Sector 5 and New Town Rajarhat house some of the top companies of India and the World.
History of Kolkata
The city of Kolkata, a former capital of British India is considered as the cultural capital of India due to its rich heritage and culture. You can find the history in every nook and corner of this lovely city. This seventh most populous city of India has come to existence in the year of 1690 when East India Company managed to get a trade license from the Nawab of Bengal. After that, this city under the company rule became the capital of India in the year 1793. The renaissance of Bengal and India had started from this very city which makes it culturally and politically rich.
It’s also home to various important societies like Asiatic Society, Geological Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India and Calcutta Mathematical Society. Kolkata also houses the Zoological Survey of India, Institution of Engineers and Indian Public Health Association.
Tourist places in Kolkata
Kolkata has quite a few different tourist places due to which every year millions of travelers come to this city. Park Street is the favourite of Tourists for Shopping & Eating out. Other popular tourist areas include Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Birla Temple, Goddess Kali Temple in Kalighat, Botanical Garden, Belur Math & Dhakineshwar Kali Temple.
Tourists to Kolkata also visit the Indian Museum, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Science City, St Paul’s Cathedral Church, Fort William, Marble Palace and Mother House of Mother Teresa. The list of tourist places in Kolkata also include Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Shobhabazar Rajbari, Rabindra Sarovar, Nakhoda and Tipu Sultan mosque. The Alipore Zoo, Pareshnath Jain Temple, Eco Tourism Park, Nicco Park & Aquatica are also popular among visitors to Calcutta
** NEW: You can also contact us for arranging Private Tours to Kolkata City of Joy, these Day Trips are organised with transport by private cars and drivers who will double-up as guides.