Flights To Kolkata
Kolkata has long been known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. As the former capital of India, Kolkata was the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. Referred to as the " intellectual and Cultural Capital of India", "The City of Processions", and the "City of Joy", several of India's great 19th- and 20th-century heroes were Kolkatans, including guru-philosopher Ramakrishna, Nobel Prize–winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, the city of Mother Teresa and celebrated film director Satyajit Ray. Dozens of venues showcase Bengali dance, poetry, art, music, film and theatre. As the former capital of British India, Kolkata retains a feast of dramatic colonial architecture, with more than a few fine buildings in photogenic states of semi-collapse. The city still has is also developing dynamic new-town suburbs, a rash of air-conditioned shopping malls and some of the best restaurants in India with the finest Bengali cuisine.
Top attractions in Kolkata are B.B.D Bagh, College Street, Indian Museum, Kalighat Kali Temple, Marble Palace, Parenath Temple, South Park Street Cemetery, Botanical Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral, the Howrah bridge & Victoria Memorial. Durga Puja is the most notable of the religious and social festival in Kolkata. Some of the cultural festivals are Kolkata Book Fair, Dover Lane music festival, Kolkata Film Festival and National Theatre Festival. It is a city with a great deal of charm. Its imperial monuments, strong cultural and religious flavour leaves an indelible impression on the visitor.
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