Kolkata or Calcutta, as formally called, makes its mark as a capital city of the state of West Bengal, India. The city had seen itself as a place of historic importance and glorious culture. The city is popularly known as the City of Joy because of its innumerable reasons to find joy and happiness in life. Hooghly is the prime river that nourishes the land of Kolkata. The whole of the city sees its place around this water body. To explore here are its culture, tradition, heritage sites, adventurous and fun activities, zoos, parks, wildlife, cuisine and much more to innumerate. Being a land to the great-great thinkers, writers, visionaries, activists, and artists, Kolkata still keeps on its tradition and gives the country some of the best leaders, tycoons, and celebrities. The city has been a chief tourism destination for travellers. The number and the variety of tourists places in this city are innumerable.
The city brings early settlement to modern era all at one place. Some of the important tourists places to mention here are- Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar Temple, Rabindra Sarobar, Howrah Bridge, Fort William, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, South Park Street Cemetery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Shaheed Minar, Alipore Zoological Gardens, Aquatica Water Park, Nicco Amusement Park, Bara Bazaar, College Street, Gariahat and new market, Victoria Memorial Hall, Raj Bhavan, Writers’ Building, Mother House, Salt Lake Stadium/Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Eden Garden and much more. Even the nearby places are not untouched by the magic of this city. One can go looking for terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Sundarbans National Park, Shantiniketan, beaches in Digha and Mandarmani and many more around the city. The mouth relishing cuisine of Kolkata exclusively includes preparations of fish. The place is known for it’s port, highly advanced educational establishments, beautiful palaces, and ancient temples, as well as modern new districts and comparatively low crime rates. Kolkata is an important economic, political, cultural, and educational centre of today’s India.