At the eastern banks of the Hoogly sits the west Bengal capital of India –Kolkata, the 3rd populous metropolitan of India and home to the oldest functioning port. Kolkata was ruled under the dynasty of Nawabs of Bengal then Mughals and eventually by the British. The city is the origin of industrial revolution and modern Indian culture encompassing the art, poetry, and literature movement in previous century. British just loved the place and made it the capital of India; it was also the nucleus of Indian Independence movement.
A multiple blend of cultures have harvested Kolkata as the major tourist destination. Some of the foremost historical sites include Howrah Bridge, Jorasanko Thakurbari (the house of Thakurs) that is the ancestral residence of Tagore family. The museums of Kolkata are also tend to be historic sites –the Indian Museum that was established British in 1814 and the Victoria memorial built in 1921. For spiritual tourism, the Birla temple is a must-see destination. Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, royal Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, bison, wild boar and one horned rhino.
The food street of Kolkata also known as Park Street offers scrumptious Bengali cuisine. It’s always sound and busy providing the top nightlife spots to the region.