Once the greatest colonial city of the British,
Kolkata ranks among the four major metropolis of India along with
Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. It originated largely due to the expansionist
ambitions of the European powers, especially the British. Little
wonder, Kolkata has some of the finest edifices built by the then
colonial masters. Kolkata was the capital
city of the British in Indian. Thus, unlike any other city of India it
boasts of a unique culture and heritage.
Kolkata is often referred to as the intellectual
capital of the country. Some of the finest specimen of architecture
of colonial India are in Kolkata. Thus, when you are holidaying
in Kolkata there are a number of landmarks worth visiting. The Victoria
Memorial is very popular among tourists in Kolkata. As the name
suggests, it was built in the memory of Queen Victoria. Howrah Bridge
is another landmark that has become synonymous with Kolkata. This
is one of the few cantilever bridges in the world. Kolkata is home
to the second largest planetarium in Asia, the Birla Planetarium.
The second Hooghly bridge is also a wonderful piece of engineering.
Kolkata is famous for Kantha
embroidery, terracotta items, fine saris, 'Kalighat' paintings,
genuine antiques, lovingly restored antique furniture and original
works of art. If you have a sweet tooth, then you can whet you appetite
for sweetmeat. The city is famous for a delicacy called "rasgulla".
There are quite a few 5 star hotels in Kolkata.
The place is surely going to be a gourmets delight.
The city is famous for sweetmeat and various prepatations of fish. The
luxury hotels of Kolkata not only provides all the amenities for
a comfortable stay, it also offers the facility of online hotel