Fondly referred to as the City of Joy, the former British Capital of India is a hub of culture and tradition. With the Holy river Ganga flowing through the city, the residents of the city are very much bound to their religious beliefs. Bengalees are big devotees of goddesses Kali and Durga. The celebrations of Durgaashtami and Vijayadashmi are big events and attract huge crowds every year.
From temples to forts, bridges to ports, Kolkata is a prosperous Indian city. If the famous Howrah Dam, Victoria Memorial and White Marble Palace are not enough motivation for you to visit, the city has Bengalee sweets and flavorsome Mughal delicacies are there to lure you.
What Kolkata Has to Offer?
Kolkata has a number of heritage sites, dance and drama, savory street food, soft-spongy sweets and its rich cultural traditions to offer you.
The Howrah Bridge, the Kali Temple, the White Marble Palace, the Victoria Memorial and the Belur Math are some of the famous heritage sites that are awaiting your arrival to the joyful city.
The Bengalees are bound to their tradition in every aspect. Various classical dance shows and dramas depicting the life of Lord Krishna are staged from time-to-time in the city.
Kolkata has in plate for you the much-spiced Prawn curry, Alur Torkari, Cholar Dal and many more dishes. The Bengali sweets- Rasgulla and Ras Malai are quite famous.
Jute products, conch shell bangles, terracotta jewelry, Baluchari and Tant saris, Dokra crafts and Kalighat paintings are some of the items that you can buy from the streets of Kolkata.
The celebrations of Vijayadashmi and Durga Puja are quite famous in the city of Kolkata.