Kolkata: The Heart of West Bengal


Kolkata is a famous and the busy city of West Bengal. It is also Known as the heart of West Bengal. Read the full article to know more about the city Kolkata.

About the Famous city Kolkata

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Kolkata is the famous and the busy city of West Bengal. Kolkata is the largest metro city of our country India. It is also the playing the important role as the gateway to Eastern India. It also acts as the role in the national economy. The Hoogly river is the blessings of God for this city Kolkata. Because due to this river the business in Kolkata taken place and it became in such a huge city now a days. There are also many temples and popular places are located in this famous city Kolkata. Vishnupur is one of the famous temple which is situated in Kolkata. This temple is famous for its 17th & 18th century terracotta works. This temple is also the seat of Classical Music. Another famous spot is the "Bankura horse" which is the symbol of excellence in rural handicrafts of this district. Other temples of this city are the famous Belur Math which is a modern temple and another temple is the famous Dakshineshwar Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. This Dakshineshwar Temple was built in a beautiful architectural design which shows the culture and the knowledge of this City.

Important Things in Kolkata


horseThe area of this famous city Kolkata is :187sq. kms
The Altitude of this famous city Kolkata is :5.8 meters
Climate of this famous city Kolkata is :
Summer: Max. 41.7, Min. 38.1
Winter: Max. 29.3, Min. 9.6
Rainfall in this famous city Kolkata is :158 cms June to Mid September
Clothing of this famous city Kolkata is :Tropical
Languages Spoken in this famous city Kolkata is :Bengali, English, Hindi etc.

Popular Places to Visit in Kolkata

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There are many popular places are located in Kolkata. Such as: Dakshineshwar Temple, Belur Math, Howarh Bridge, Botanical Garden, Jain Temple, Marble Palace, Nakhoda Mosque, Kali Temple, National Library, Raj Bhavan, Rabindra Sarobar, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, St.Paul's Cathedral, Sahid Minar (Ochterlony Monument), Victoria Memorial, Zoological Gardens etc.
There are also many art galleries and museums are located in Kolkata as this city is known as the city of Art and Culture. The museums of this city are Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Academy of Fine Arts, State Archaeological Gallery, Rabindra Bharati Museum, Gurusaday Museum, Nehru Children's Museum, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall Museum etc.

Famous Kali Temple of Kolkata

Distance of Kolkata From other Major Places


Chandannagar- 39 kms
Diamond Harbour- 51 kms
Sundarban- 131 kms
Tribani- 48 kms
Gangasagar- 140 kms
Digha Beach- 185 kms
Santiniketan- 213 kms
Bakkhali Beach- 132 kms
Malda- 340 kms
Kalna- 82 kms
Dakshineshwar Temple- 20 kms
Botanical Gardens- 8 kms
Murshidabad- 221 kms
Shantiniketan- 167 kms
Navadweep- 110 kms
Mayapur- 134 kms
Murshidabad- 221 kms
Vishnupur- 152 kms
Belur Math- 16 kms

How to Reach Kolkata

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Reach by Road to Kolkata
As Kolkata is a metro city so it is well Connected with the major cities. So it is easy for traveling through Bus or Taxi or Car etc.

Reach by Railway to Kolkata
Howrah and Sealdah are the main railway stations in Calcutta. Calcutta is well Connected with the major cities. So Railway is also one of the easy traveling media for Kolkata.

Reach by Air to Kolkata
Netaji Subhash Chandra Airport is the nearest and quickest traveling media for this famous city Kolkata. The distance of this airport from the city is only 20kms .So it is also a good and easiest media for traveling.


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