Kolkata, The City of Joy of India
by Sophia Noah
Kolkata, the city that earlier was popular as Calcutta is the capital of Bengal State of India. The city known as ‘City of Joy’ is one of the largest cities in India. For a tourist’s perspective, the city has enormous potential to offer to a person who is looking for culture as well as heritage in the city. On travel of Kolkata
, one would found it to be city that inspires the generations of poets, writers, film producers and Noble prize winners. On West Bengal tours,
the Kolkata is a must visit city as it acquaints you with various facets and forms of modern contemporary Indian urban culture.
The past of Kolkata is closely attached to the British East India Company that first arrived in 1690 and of the British India, Kolkata became, capital in 1772. During the nineteenth century Kolkata developed as the capital of British India. Calcutta University, the first modern university of India was founded her e in 1857. Thus Calcutta became the center of Indian art and literature and the initial emotions for Indian Independence movement too began over here. However, on the Kolkata tour packages,
onewill get the modern Calcutta as the prominent business, commercial and financial center of eastern India.
More, one would get Kolkata to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan city as it reflect s the tone and taste of other countries like Germans, Armenians, Chinese, Sinhalese, and Tibetans. One can begin his journey of the city from the Chowringhee Road as it displays the splendor and world class natural beauty. On the other side is Green Park known as the Maidan, with Fort William at its center. In the southern direction of park is locate a splendorous monument made of white Makrana marble and is in Italian and Saracenic style, Victoria Memorial,
the monument known as, was commissioned by Lord Curzon and was opened by Prince Wales for masses in 1921. This is termed as the British attempt to create a second Taj Mahal, is dedicated to the queen Victoria. The Howrah Bridge
and the Vidyasagar Setu makes the skyline for the riverfront of Hoogly. At the south of Kolkata one can witness the beauty and splendor of a stately mansion that once was the home of the British Viceroys, Belvedere House. Now it is a National Library. In National Library, there are kept around a million books and it is the biggest library in India. It is a must visit place on a tour of Kolkata.
Article submitted Thursday, April 7, 2011 & read 55 times.
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