Kolkata

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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–

Kali Temple:kali temple Important deity and is located at Kalighat.

Birla Temple:birlamandir kolkata Temple has been modelled after Lingaraja temple of bubaneswar. Main deity is Lakshmi narayana. Perfect example for traditional style and modern technology.

Pareshnath Jain Temple:pareshnath Kolkata_001 Construction style and its architecture is amazing and environment concept is very well embedded with beautiful gardens. Sitalanath Tirthankar is the main deity.

St Paul’s Cathedral:st paul cathedral kolkata 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.

Armenian Church:Armenian Church Calcutta 5 It was built with the financial assistance by the Armenians.

Nakhoda Masjid: Largest Mosque in Kolkata. Tipu Sultan Mosque is another important one in the city.

Sahid Minar:Shahid_Minar_Kolkata This was named in memory of freedom fighters and it was called Octarloni Monument.

Indian Museum: Greatest collections ranging from pre-historic to modern era are exhibited here.

Victoria Memorial:victoriamemorial2 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.

Fort William:Fort-William_1 Octagonal in shape surrounded by trenches, constructed by the British. Special permission is required to enter here.

Belur Math:beluramth Located at Dakshineswar, planned by Swami Vivekananda. It is a combination of Temple, Church and Mosque symbolises the Universal Brotherhood. It also houses museum.

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.

Nirmal Hriday:nirmal hriday Place of Mother TeresaMother Teresa 10 Years Later and H.Q of Missionaries of Charity.

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