"Kolkata, a city of contrasts" Kolkata (Calcutta) by sifrim

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I spent one week in Kolkata, but only had 2 half days for exploring it. As all Indian big cities, it has a mix of beautiful and (at least to my european eyes) ugly. It is very easy to only see the bad side of the city, with its lack of planning, overcrowded dirty streets. But there is definitely more. Home of Rabindranath Tagore, cultural capital of India, it also hosts wonders like Howrah Bridge, exquisite colonial architecture of Victoria Memorial or the Great Banyan tree covering 1.5 hectares.
You need time to discover it, but I am sure it will pay off.

  • Last visit to Kolkata (Calcutta): Sep 2011
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