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Kolkata - The City of Joy

The Story of Kolkata

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Situated in the Eastern part of India, on the bank of river Ganga.

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Population: 14 Million - Third Largest Metro Area in India.
Area: 730 Sq. Miles

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Founded in 1690 as a Business Hub.

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Served as Capital of British Asia from 1767 to 1911.

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India’s Freedom Movement started from Kolkata.
19 Years old Khudiram was the First Martyr.

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Social Renaissance Started from Kolkata.
Still Cultural Capital of India.

Major Attractions of Kolkata

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Victoria Memorial

- Icon of Kolkata

- Grand Museum of Art and History

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Howrah Bridge

- Icon of Kolkata

- 2300 feet suspended bridge

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Botanical Garden

- Home to the Largest Tree in terms of Cover Area

- 250 Years Old

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Sundarbans

- The Largest Mangrove Forest

- Home to Royal Bengal Tigers

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Indian Museum

- Oldest & Largest Museum in India

- Founded in 1814

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Heart of the City

- Commercial Hub

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Tagore House

- House of R N Tagore

- Now a Museum

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Mother Teresa House

- Christian Religious Assembly

- Missionaries of Charity

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Belur Math

- Founded by Swami Vivekananda, secular religious leader

- Architecture includes Christian, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist art

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Princep Ghat

- In memory of James Princep, built in 1843

- One of the Oldest Recreational Spots

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South Park Street Cemetery

- Constructed in 1760s, one of the oldest non-church cemeteries of the world

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Seven Wonders in Eco Park

- 480 acres park, surrounded by a 104 acres waterbody

- Replica of seven wonders

Interesting Facts about Kolkata

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Traditional Bengali Men’s Dress: Dhuti - Panjabi

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Traditional Bengali Women’s Dress: Saree.

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Biggest Festival: Durga Puja.

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6 Nobel Laureates so far

R N Tagore was the 1st Asian Nobel Prize Winner (1913)

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Graduated from IIT which is adjacent to Kolkata.

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Kolkata has a bustling IT Hub

One of the top IT Hubs in India.

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Salt Lake Stadium

World’s 2nd/10th Largest Football Stadium

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Eden Gardens

World’s 3rd Largest Cricket Stadium

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Kolkata Book Fair

Asia’s Largest Book Fair, World’s 3rd Largest.

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Kolkata Port

Oldest and only Riverine Port of India

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Oldest Polo club

Kolkata has the Oldest Polo club in the World

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Kumar Sanu

Bollywood Singer created World Record by Recording 28 Songs in a Single Day

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Kamasutra

Serves as the ‘How To Manual’ of other Religious Books

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