Tourist Attractions in Kolkata, WB

Kolkata is one of the most culturally advanced metropolitan cities in India. It is the capital of the state of West Bengal. Before independence in 1947, Kolkata was ruled by the East India Company from where it got its original English name. For many, Kolkata means city of joy and happiness but it holds significant value for its culture and art.  The city is known for its art in many forms. From renaissance palaces to nawabi food, art is present in its most pure form. Of the many historic monuments, Shaheed MinarHowrah Bridge and Marble Palace are relevant examples of its cultural history. Through early times, Durga Puja is celebrated with colour, folk dances and authentic Bengali food. Kolkata is extremely popular all over the world for its food. Street food and sweets are influenced by its versatile history. Authentic sweets like mohan bhog, roshogulla, malai chom chom, kolar bora and misti doi are exclusively prepared during Durga puja. Kolkata‚Äôs street food varies from vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Fish and rice are an integral part of the Bengali diet. Fuchka, Mughlai parathas, kathi rolls, aloo and luchi dum are loved by its locals and tourists too. The people of Kolkata believe in spreading love which is reflected in its cultural roots and traditional food.

There are 146 tourist attractions found in Kolkata, WB. This is 47% of all tourist attractions listed in West Bengal. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are museums and landmarks. Then there is also amusement parks listed in Kolkata. You may find a list of all categories of Kolkata attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Kolkata of that type.

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