The capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata has a
history of over two millennia. Located on the bank
of the Hooghly River, the city was once the major
center of science, art and culture and modern
education in India. Formerly known as Calcutta,
the city is well known for its rich revolutionary,
artistic and literary heritage.
Regarded as the literary and cultural capital of
India, Kolkata is the birth place of many great
poets, writers, novelists, critics, philosophers,
linguists, historians, scientists, reformers,
business tycoons, noble laureates, freedom
fighters, artists, photographers, theatrics',
dancers, magicians, players and administrators.
The city is also a home to several museums, forts,
gardens, churches, art galleries, and education
institutes, national and international companies.
Also known as the commercial capital of India,
Kolkata is a center of many big and small
Located on the shore of the Hooghly River, the
city experiences a tropical wet and dry climate.
Summers are extremely hot and humid and winters
are relatively pleasant.
Public transport network is very extensive and
it's very easy to commute within or outskirts of
the city. Kolkata trams, metro and buses run by
both public and private service providers are
easily available. Traveling is really not a