City of JOY, City of Palaces are Sobriquets of Kolkata. Capital of West Bengal and is on the banks of Hoogly river, tributary of The Ganges. Kolkata is endowed with many temples and heritage buildings.
Every corner of the city provide lot of excitement to the history and architecture lovers. Important places in the city are–
St Paul’s Cathedral: Gothic architectural style and colourful art work on the windows are treat to eyes. Frescos are unique and communion plate presented by queen Victoria are other major attractions.
Nakhoda Masjid: Largest Mosque in Kolkata. Tipu Sultan Mosque is another important one in the city.
Indian Museum: Greatest collections ranging from pre-historic to modern era are exhibited here.
Victoria Memorial: built by Sir Rajendra Nath Mukherjee and designed by Sir William Emerson. Blended the Mughal and British style of construction. Special attraction is revolving angel of victory on the top of the building. One could see the history of British India here.
Botanical Gareden: 4 km from the Howrah station and located at shivpur. Oldest and largest botanical garden in India with thousands of species of plants and trees. Main attration is the oldest and largest Banyan tree which covered over one hectare.