Kolkata is one of the most important metropolitan cities in India. It was previously know as Calcutta. Located in the state of West Bengal, Kolkata is quite beautiful and unique in its own way from the other metropolitan cities of India. It is often referred to as the city of Bhodroloks or gentlemen. The sacred Ganga River passes through this beautiful city. In fact, Kolkata is the home of several prominent historical figures like the Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and many others.
There are many places for the tourist to visit here. The most important of them is the Victoria Memorial. This is a palace which was built by the British during their reign. The palace is surrounded with a large beautiful garden that has several beautiful lakes and lakes in it. The other places to visit are the Kolkata Zoo, Indian Museum, Writers Buildings, Howrah Bridge, Second Hooghly Bridge Kalighat Temple and the tomb of Mother Teresa.
The best time to visit Kolkata is during the months of September to December. The climate is quite pleasant during this time. This is also the time for the famous Durga Pujas. This puja is organized every year by the people of Bengal in honor of the Goddess Durga, who are considered to be the wife of Lord Shiva. The Durga Puja is celebrated on a grand scale in Kolkata and its adjoining areas. During the festival the whole city is decorated like a new bridegroom with colorful Flowers and lightening.
Besides the above factors the great hospitability of the Kolkata people have also attracted several tourist from across the globe.