About Kolkata

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site. B.B.D. Bagh is home to colonial-era landmarks like St. Andrew’s Church with its tall white steeple. It's also a setting for the General Post Office, featuring a monumental rotunda, and the 18th-century Writers’ Building, which housed the East India Company’s administrative offices. Nearby is the Maidan, a sprawling park with the Eden Gardens cricket stadium, a golf course, and the white-marble Victoria Memorial, containing several art galleries.
Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, which was built between 1906 and 1921.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini.
Science City

Science City is the largest science center in the Indian subcontinent under the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Indian Museum

The Indian Museum in Kolkata also referred to as the Imperial Museum at Calcutta in British India era texts, is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques.
Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge.
Marble Palace

Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta.
St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is a CNI, Church of North India Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, noted for its Gothic architecture. It is the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta.
Prinsep Ghats

Prinsep Ghats is a ghat built-in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India.
Belur Math

Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
Fort William

Fort William is a fort built in Calcutta on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of the River Ganges, during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India.
Best Time To Visit Kolkata

Kolkata is dominated by three main seasons-summers, monsoon, and winter. The best time to visit Kolkata is around monsoon and winter when the city receives its first showers along with pleasant weather during autumn. Summers in this tropical city usually stay hot and humid. With the mean temperature around 30° C and sometimes 40° C, exploring the city gets a little sweaty. It continues till May with thunderstorms during the end days. The seasonal southwest monsoon hits Kolkata by the time of June end or early July. It is during this time, that the city receives maximum rainfall. Post monsoon also the mercury stays between a comfortable temperature range, making the days clear and nights comfortable. It is a favorable and most pleasant time to visit Kolkata when the temperature tends to get as low as 11°C. Winters in this part of India primarily set in December and January with early morning mists making the city breathtaking.

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