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Kolkata West Bangal Tourism

Kolkata is the capital city of the West Bengal State in India. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River with the Howrah Bridge as its landmark. Kolkata’s port is the oldest operating one in the country. It also serves as a river port.

The city was formerly known as Calcutta. It is the principal commercial and financial centre of North Eastern India. It is the only city in the eastern part of the country that has an international airport.

Kolkata has many larges industrial units operating within it. They are run by large public and private corporate companies and major sectors are heavy engineering, mining and steel.

Majority of the population is Bengali people with Marwaris and Biharis featuring among large minorities. Kolkata is also famous for its artistic and literary heritage. It is hailed as the birthplace of modern Indian literature and artistic creativity.

The places of interest in Kolkata are the Sundarbans, The Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial and the Tipu Sultan Masjid. Stay here, book your rooms, with Online Hotel Booking in Kolkata, spot these amazing places and save your memories.The Sundarbans is the largest patch of mangrove forests in the world. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sundarbans is also famous for its tiger population.

The Howrah Bridge has a suspended span as a cantilever bridge on the

The Victoria Memorial is a great monument of architecture dedicated to Queen Victoria of England. It is a great tourist attraction and it also serves as a museum.

The Shahi Masjid or the Tipu Sultan Mosque is a famous tourist attraction in Kolkata where people of all religions are permitted to visit. It is also a great monument of architectural heritage.

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