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My City-My Kolkata

Updated on October 9, 2013

The city Kolkata is also known as the city of joy for its many wonders and diversity. This also happens to be my city as well as I live here. The name Kolkata was given a few years back in 2001 as it reflected the Bengali pronunciation, earlier it was known as Calcutta. There is a theory that the name Kolkata was given as it represented a village called ‘Kalikkhetro’ meaning the Land of the Goddess Kali.

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Kolkata is a tourist destination and every year thousands of tourists come to visit and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage that is present at here. Reaching Kolkata is very easy. By air you can take a flight to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and come to the main city which is only about 20 km from the airport. By railways you can come to the Sealdah or Howrah Station which is the two main railway station in Kolkata and it connects Kolkata to all major cities in India.

The Victoria Memorial

Built in the memory of Queen Victoria who was declared the empress of India after 1858 during the British Colonial rule. This monument has now become a symbol representing Kolkata. Victoria Memorial now serves as a museum and is one of the must places to visit.

Howrah Bridge

Kolkata has some of the best places to visit like

  1. Victoria Memorial
  2. Birla Planetarium
  3. Nicco Park
  4. Saheed Minar
  5. Howrah Bridge
  6. Writer’s Building
  7. National Library
  8. Fort Williams
  9. Marble Palace
  10. Botanical Gardens

There are many other places in Kolkata to visit and once you come here and get to know the life of the people here then I am sure that you won’t be planning to leave any soon.

Victoria Memorial

Durga Puja Celebration 2010

The Best time to visit Kolkata

During Durga Puja Kolkata gets dressed in wonderful lights and it stays awake for 24 hours with lakhs of people coming from different parts of West Bengal and also from other parts of the country to witness the Bengali's biggest festival. Visiting Kolkata during this time is a very good experience and it really brings out the culture. Durga Puja festival mostly takes place in the month of October. I one behalf of more than 1 Million people who live in Kolkata welcome you to come and visit us and share the experience of a lifetime.


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      Raqif Shah 23 months ago

      Its not a nice place.Its horrible

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      Imam Hussain SAP consultant 2 years ago

      Kolkata is one of the awosome palces..

      If u want to visit kolkata then u donot take time just pack ur bags and come here to enjoy ur favwrate winter season.

      Here nither hot nor cold in whole winter season. It is very good for tourist and those who come here from out of west bangal..

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      Biman Ghosh 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      This is a wonderful time to visit Kolkata as the Durga Puja is going to start from 11th October. The celebrations and the people will blow your mind.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Calcutta is the only chief metro cities in India I am yet to visit. Hope to visit it soon. Thank you for sharing. I love this city for a lot of reasons. I shall write one hub after paying a visit to this historic city.

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      Biman Ghosh 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Thanks for voting me up. I do go through the articles that are written by those who follow me and also those which interest me. Thanks once again.

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      drdspervez 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Dear biman_r, I rated you up for your efforts :) Go through my articles also and don't forget to vote me up.

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      Biman Ghosh 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Yes its really a wonderful place and you will really see its beauty only when you come and visit it.

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Thank you. Another place to dream about for me!