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The erstwhile capital of British India, Kolkata has many names and many hues. The colonial relics and the contemporary development have interspersed everything to call Kolkata a traditional metropolis. The bustling traffic, crowd, and people across the city might give you an impression of a typical Indian City. But Kolkata is beyond your sight, it is about feeling the city, living the moments in the city and getting lost in the City of Joy.City of Joy title was given to Kolkata during the British Raj in India. People have different explanation to the name but actually it is the life style of Kolkata that has earned it name. It is the pleasure of the going over the Howrah Bridge and the majestic view of Hooghly.One of the oldest cities in India and the ex-capital of the country is enriched with values and history. There are many places that would give you the best opportunity to enjoy in the City of Joy. Kolkata is all about charm and life. From eating to travelling, Kolkata is all about Joy.
Morning Rush in Kalighat Temple
Kalighat Temple is an ancient temple situated in the old part of the Kolkata. The temple is hugely famous for its divine atmosphere and equally popular reputation. The name of Kolkata city came from the same temple. The earlier name of the city was ‘Kalikhetra’ which letter changed to Kolikata and finally became Kolkata. Thousands of visitors throng in the temple for paying a visit. Visiting the temple in the early morning would rejuvenate your mind. During morning hours the temple remains crowded with thousands of devotees. They all gather to seek the blessings of Maa Kali.
Craze for Football Match
If you are in Kolkata and did not witness a football match of East Bengal and Mohan Bagan, then you have certainly missed out something. The jam packed stadium, and the electrifying crowd will bring your consciousness to life again. Both the clubs are very old football clubs and also arch rivals. So, a football match in the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is always fun to watch and also enthralling to watch.
Rich Artifacts of Indian Museum
Indian Museum in Kolkata is one of the best places to visit in the city. The museum is also called as the ‘Magic House.' This is the best place for entertainment and learning. Many antique and ancient stuffs are preserved in the museum, and it is famous for its wide collections. Situated in the Asiatic Society, Park Street, Indian Museum has been enticing to visit, stay and enjoy.
An Evening in Victoria Memorial Hall
Victoria Memorial Hall is one of the most beautiful places in the entire city. Made in between 1906 to 1921, the fitting marvel building was built in the memory of Queen Victoria. The beautiful garden and the monument are the master piece of British Architecture. But the evening in front of the Victoria Memorial is something that one should never miss out in Kolkata. The pigeons and the calm and refreshing atmosphere will create new enthusiasm in your life.
Food in Kolkata
Food in Kolkata
When it comes to food then Kolkata becomes the ideal destination. Whether it is Bengali Food of "Macher Jhol Bhat" (Fish Curry and Rice) or delicious fast food like Chop, Piayngi and many more. The mouth-watering food of Kolkata is exactly what you look for. The food of Kolkata is considered to be one of the best in the World. The fast food at the road side is absolutely brilliant. However, if you are extra health conscious and do not want to go for it, then also Kolkata will never run out of options. There are many restaurants that are operating in the city just to serve you the best food of Kolkata!
Durga Puja in Kolkata
Durga Puja in Kolkata
Last but never the least and probably the
most famous and best part of Kolkata is the Durga Puja. The festival of
the Bengal is celebrated throughout the city for four days during the
last four days of Navaratri. Goddess Durga is considered as the daughter
of the soil, and it is said that she comes to her home to stay. The
whole city gets lightened up with plenty of lights and big pandals
throughout. Visit these Puja pandals in Kolkata to capture the essence of the celebration. One can witness the crowd, the fun, the joy and everything
all at one time in the City of Joy.
Some say Kolkata is still in the British Time, and you might get an impression of that if you visit Maidan, Victoria Memorials and other structures. But it is certainly not the fact. Kolkata can give you the best possible treatment to get relieved from the prolonged mental fatigue. The overwhelming and welcoming Bengali people will give an extra warmth of staying in Kolkata for a long time.