Holiday in Calcutta: the 'City of Joy' in India. Calcutta has been the capital city of Indian under the British Raj for very long. Thus, unlike any other city of India it boasts of a unique culture and heritage. There are a number of monuments from the period of Raj that have been landmarks of Calcutta today.
The city of Joy is also refereed to as the intellectual capital of the country. Some of the best-built buildings in India are the colonial buildings in Calcutta. Thus, when you are holidaying in Calcutta there are a number of landmarks worth visiting. The Victoria Memorial is the most important tourist spot in Calcutta. As the name suggests, it was built in the memory of Queen Victoria. Howrah Bridge is another milestone synonymous with Calcutta. Calcutta is home to the second largest planetarium in Asia, the Birla Planetarium. On the banks of Hooghly River there is Vidyasagar Setu too.
The oldest museum in India is also located in Calcutta, Indian Museum. For the sports lovers Eden Gardens is a must check out. The garden is a well laid-out garden that has the renowned cricket ground also. For those spiritually inclined in Calcutta the Kala Mandir is a must visit. The temple is dedicated to Kali Ma, the goddess of destruction. The best time to visit Calcutta is during the winter months from October to March. Durga Puja is another occasion when the city is at its best.
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