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Kolkata

Established in the year 1686 Kolkata (also known as Calcutta) is said to be the city of joy. Located on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River this city is a principal or not just commercial but also cultural and educational centre.

You can reach out to this place by any means like the roadways, airways and the Railways. It is because this city has its own airport, railway station and is also well connected by the many city roads.

There are many sight seeing places which you can go for while you are on a tour.

Fort William

The place where black hole tragedy took place during the British rule Fort William is one tourist attraction which is a must watch. The new fort was then initiated by Robert Clive and it got completed in 1780. The only purpose of the Calcutta Fort William was to prevent people from the attacks of Muslim invaders. The area which was cleared adjoining the fort is now a maidan, where many exhibitions and other fairs take place. The foundation of the old fort is still intact.

Victoria Memorial

Calcutta Victoria memorial hall is said to be one of the prominent and an attractive museum which was established in the year 1921. It was Sir William Emerson, the President of the British Institute of Architects who planned and made this museum at its best. Here you can take a look at many photos and effigies of the prominent personalities, who had made an unbelievable contribution in the actual glory of India. It is all most 184 ft tall and is spread over 64 acres.

Eden gardens

This is one of the most important and also a major tourist attraction places of this city. Eden Gardens is a cricket stadium an oldest cricket playground in the country and here people have seen and witnessed the actual history of Indian cricket. It is the and also the finest one. Made in the year 1864, this stadium has seen modernization and now it boasts of its largest accommodation (1, 20,000 persons).

Birla Planetarium:

Birla planetarium of Kolkata, India is one of the largest museums in Asia. It came into existence in the year 1962 and the credit for establishing this wonderful center of science, communication & environment goes to Birla Education Trust. It is situated at the Eastern metropolitan bypass of Calcutta.

It is the largest museum in Asia and is said to provide a parlance where many astronomical presentations take place. You can gain information on solar system, galaxies, life span of stars, space, planets and other heavenly bodies in the most interactive manner via audio video aids.

Howrah Bridge

Located over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India this is the busiest bridge of all across the world. Set up in 1874 it is on two 270 feet high pillars. It has two sister bridges namely the Vidyasagar Setu and the Vivekananda Setu.

There are also tourist attractions which you \just cannot miss here and these include that of Marble palace, Writers Building, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar and also the National Library.

 

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