At whatever time we think about any perfect place or city in our beloved nation, India, Kolkata, no doubt come in our mind.
Regarding the city, Kolkata, we will be exploring here some locally known facts and after knowing the facts, U will be realized why “the city of joy” is a perfect amalgam of old world charm and modernity.
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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of the West Bengal state of India. Founded as an East India Company trading post, you will be surprise to know the city was capital of India, under the British Raj from 1773–1911.
The city is also the home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.
Kolkata: 8 Interesting Facts Of The “City Of The Joy”
1). Alongside, Mumbai and Bangaluru and New Delhi, the city Kolkata is another largest city of the area regarding area wise.
2). Eden Gardens – the 3rd largest in the world, is situated in Kolkata.
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3). The city Kolkata of the West Bengal, is regarded as a heaven and an ecstasy literally, for the book lover’s. Actually, the College Street is extensively addressed as the second largest second-hand book market in the world where you will be find all kinds of books and if you will not find any particular book in the College street then perhaps that book is not even ever written!
So if you are book lover and ever visit the city of joy, then don’t forget visit the College Street.
4). you will surprise to know and I’m sure you will also proud of your self if you are either bong or from the west Bengal, like, me, yes, I’m bong and I’m simply proud of it exactly.
Kolkata is perhaps the first city in India, blessed to have metro railways (or the rapid transit system), which is now very popular in Delhi!
7). The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the largest planetarium in the whole Asia, and the second largest Planetarium in the whole globe!