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Kolkata The City Of Joy and The City of Heart

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Kolkata – The City Of Joy and The City of Heart The capital city of West Bengal is Kolkata and this place is also famous for festive colors.  The place has been named the “City Of Joy” because of its lively mood and spirit.

This beautiful city is the hub of industries and financial companies like Coal India Limited, Allahabad Bank, Birla Corporation, City Bank, Bata India, Damodar Valley Corporation, Vijaya Bank and United Bank of India. The best time to visit in Kolkata is during Durga-pooja. This the time when we can see people get deeply engaged into the festive celebrations to get rid of all kind of worries and hurries of life.
Few worth seeing places in Kolkata are:

Howrah Bridge has given a new appearance to this city.  This bridge brags about great engineering techniques applied in the early 20 the century. The well constructed bridge has a length of 450 m. This has been awarded as one of the busiest bridges across the world through which around 100000 vehicles pass and a large number of people move about.

While planning to tour to Kolkata, you must visit the Kali Mandir dedicated to Goddess Kali, the goddess of destruction.  The name of the old village Kalikata came from this temple and later it gave the city its name.

Victoria Memorial:

The marble structure building is an eye-catching site to the viewers.  Of late the building has been converted into a museum where you can see a collection of a record things belonging to the period of Raja-Maharaja. People who enjoy living proudly here in the city of joy, it is their first recommendation.

Indian Museum

This museum was built in the year of 1874. It is one of the oldest museums in India that unfolds some awesome ancient collections. The entrance of this museum has got the three faces of lion as a national symbol of India.

If you are a cricket lover then don’t forget to visit to Eden Gardens that is situated at the northwest corner of the Kolkata.

Belur Math, was established in 1899. It was designed so as to make it a church, temple and mosque all together. The place is also famous for the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission and it is located in the north area of Kolkata.

Saraswati Puja.

Another auspicious occasion is Saraswati Puja celebrated in the month of January-February. This festival also bears the true colors of Indian culture and tradition here.

Kolkata book fair is another popular thing to those people who are fond of books to increase the world of knowledge.   If you are a bibliophile then it goes without saying you can feel no one place better than Kolkata, a city of joy.

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