Proudly spread along the banks of the famous Hooghly river, Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is an important metropolitan city of India. For centuries, the city has been the epitome of intellectual and cultural stimulation pervading and transforming Eastern India. The city has always maintained a distinct culture and ethnicity, which has been the subject of musings for many virtuosos.
This culture has found expression in different art forms like drama, art, film, theatre, and literature that enjoy a wide national and international audience base till date. Kolkata exemplifies the perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity. While on one hand, unveiling chapters from Bengal’s history are monuments like Rabindra Sadan, Victoria Memorial, National Library and Birla Museum. Botanical gardens, as well as Zoological garden in Kolkata, are city’s attempt to conserve natural wealth of the region. Kolkata is also home to structures of religious importance spread across faiths. Hanseswari Temple, Kalighat Temple and St. Paul’s Cathedral are some prominent mentions in this regard. On the other hand, Kolkata has traditionally been home to large corporations like ITC, Coal India, Exide Industries and Britannia Industries which are headquartered in the city. The city is bustling with tourists round the year and thus, booking leisure or business hotels in Kolkata is as swift as the life in the city.
Kolkata is most famous for the cricket stadium - Eden Gardens, and as much for its national soccer clubs. Apart from pleasing the sports fans, the city is overly crowded with shoppers at Burrabazar, College Street Book Market, the South City Mall among others. While being a delight for history and literature buffs, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, Kolkata is a holy grail for the gluttons, too.
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