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Kolkata, the former capital of India presents the cultural splendor of the east. The city bears the impressions of the historical landmarks set by some of the greatest reformers of India. The city has progressed with an immense pace and today stands as one of the leading cities and metropolis of the developing nation. Kolkata is the hub of commercial activities in India East. The city presents a mouthful of attractions that have a great historical importance. Before making a trip to it is important to know some facts about that place some of which include:
  • The nomenclature of the city has been quite uncertain which has lead to so many names by which it is popular. The city has been popular as Calcutta but local population prefer Kalikata, the supposed original name. In 2001 the city was officially renamed as Kolkata and the said stands till date.
  • Kolkata is the largest metropolitan city of India. The city is also home to a great population, about 13 million. Kolkata is the birth place of some of the legendary people of India like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • The places worth visiting in Kolkata are Eden Gardens, Maidan and Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Nakhoda Mosque, Marble Palace, Paresnath Jain Temple, Belur Math, Kali Temple, Mother Teresa’s homes, Botanical Gardens.
  • The city is one of the largest jute producing city in the world.
  • If you happen to land in Kolkata never miss the chance to taste the palatable Bengali sweets.

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