Calcutta, Kolkata, The City of Joy-this is a city known by many names and colored in as many hues. The erstwhile capital of British India, Kolkata, is a beautiful collage of the English imperial culture and the traditional Bengali way of life, interspersed with all the elements of a modern metropolis.
There are delights and surprises for you at every stage of your journey. If you are taking the train to Kolkata, the bustle of Howrah Station or the ever busy Sealdah Station is sure to raise the your spirits. The drive from Howrah to the city across the Howrah Bridge, over the Hoogly River, is something you cannot miss out on.
If you will be putting up in Central or South Kolkata, chances are you will be crossing places such as the Dalhousie Square, Esplanade, Maidan and Park Street. These places if you observe carefully narrate to you Kolkata’s and even Indian History. The colonial relic is still intact in the form of architecture of buildings in these areas, names of the streets and of course, the occasional tram and the tramline that you will not see in any other city of India.
Make sure you look out for the Victoria Memorial, the Shahid Minar and the horse-drawn carriages outside the Victoria Memorial. The Science City, the largest Science Centre of Indian subcontinent is the pride of Kolkata.
Durga Puja is the world famous carnival of Bengal and it is also a carrier of Bengali culture and largest industrial investment along with one of the important attractions of Bengal tourism.
Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata inaugurated in 2017, is the country’s largest business convention centre with the facility of 3,200-seater auditorium.
The main auditorium is raised about 60 feet from the ground with four levels below it that comprises banquet halls and a gigantic atrium foyer.