The city of Mother Theresa, as it became known worldwide, is still today a place of great poverty and dirt on the streets. It is not a trip for those who like luxury and glamor, on the contrary, a trip to Calcutta is to discover the reasons that led Mother Theresa to adopt the city and take care of the neediest.
But despite this difficult side, Calcutta is also known as the country’s cultural capital, after all five Nobel Prizes are related to the city.
Called Kolkata in India, the state capital of West Bengal is one of the largest cities in the country. Located near the Bangladeshi border, Calcutta was founded in 1960 and became the capital of British India from 1833 to 1912. Read more