Calcutta



Calcutta - City of Joy

Climate of Calcutta :
Summer : 40 C (Max) - 30 C (Min)
Winter: 25 C (Max) - 9 C (Min)
Rainy Season: June to September, 1582 millimeters
Best time to visit : October to March

Calcutta Tourist Attractions :
There are some Kolkata tourist places such as Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Dakhineshwar Temple.

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Location Of Calcutta :
Geographic - In Calcutta city guide, Calcutta is located on the east banks of the river Hooghly Calcutta is the commercial capital of east India and the state capital of West Bengal.
Famous For - This state capital is famous for colonial feel and architecture, cultural activities, small yet significant indo-Chinese community and definitely good food.

How to Reach Bodhgaya :
By Air : The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located at Dumdum which is 17 km away from Calcutta.
By Road :Ranchi, 7 hour, Cuttack, 7 hours.
By Railways : Calcutta is well connected with all major cities in India and there are two station Howrah and Sealdah in this metropolitan city.

Calcutta Tourist Attractions :
Calcutta is a cosmopolitan big city in India. It is the third most populous metro in India and 13th most populous urban are in the World. It was the capital of British rule till 1911 before capital was shifted to Delhi. And now this has become the hub of cultural activities, political discussions, commercial activity, urban and night life and delicious Bengali food as well as international cuisine. There are temple and historical monuments, bridges and ultra-modern facilities that show the cosmopolitan feel of this city. Well connected with all other parts of West Bengal and neighboring states you can go anywhere from here. There are lots to see and do in this city. The most famous Kolkata tourist attractions places are listed below.

Fort William :
Fort William is situated at the bank of river Hooghly this fort is named after King William III of England. It was basically constructed to prevent the Muslim invaders attack. Now there is a huge area named maidan where several exhibitions and fairs regularly take place. The foundation of the fort is still there and tourists are allowed only after prior permission as it is a military area.

Victoria Memorial :
Victoria Memorial was established in 1921 it is a wonderful museum. The then President of the British Institute of Architects Sir William Emerson designed and draw the plan of the Victoria Memorial. One of the best art museums in India you can see photograph of the past and effigies of legends who contributed to the glorious history of India.

Howrah Bridge :
Over the Hooghly River is one of the busiest bridges in the World stands. The Howrah Bridge connects the city of Howrah with Calcutta. The amazing fact about this bridge is that it is a cantilever truss bridge constructed without any nuts and bolts. At present it serves as Road Bridge earlier it had a tram route. This bridge symbolizes the true Calcutta.

Mable Palace :
This palace is a tourist hot spot which was constructed in 1835. It is an art gallery where there are some truly amazing art, sculptures, pictures and oil paintings. To your surprise there are original works of Rembrandt, Reynolds and Van Goyen displayed here. If fact, there is a small zoo where some rare birds and animals have been kept.

Cities Near by Calcutta :
Durgapur (185 km)
Jamshedpur (296 km)
Kharagpur (128 km)