Spot of the east India, Kolkata is vibrant not just with its talk of festivals but its culture too. Ingrained with its culture let's explore the city's major attractions and culinary delights.
An ancient relic of British Raj, Victoria Memorial is located at Kolkata in West Bengal. Designed and architectured to celebrate the 25 years of Queen Victoria's reign.
It is almost a replica of Victoria Memorial in London and gains huge attraction to eyes.
Spread across 64 acres, this memorial has numerous statues and and sculptures in it. To live the victorian times of the era, there is a beautiful light and sound show which happens at night while the Memorial is illuminated and looks breathtaking.
This bridge is famous for being an iconic landmark and attracts the walkers of Kolkata evenly. Made up of steel, this bridge holds up over Hoogly river connecting Howrah and Kolkata.
It carries over 100,000 vehicles and numerous pedestrians. What's unique about this bridge is that it is built with no nut or bolt, just rivets. 1500ft long and 71ft wide, its beauty is made even more at night when the lights enlighten it into beautiful colors which keeps changing. One can glance at its beauty by taking a ferry which rides around and close to the bridge.
Known for being ninth oldest museum of the world and largest in India, this museum is popularly named as 'Jadughar'. It has the finest collection of contemporary paintings, Egyptian mummies, ancient sculpture, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armours, and much more!
( Ancient clay mask) The museum is divided into 35 galleries which are further divided into six categories like Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology, and Economic Botany. The museum is just a living replica of past keepings and requires almost a day to explore it whole.
Macher Jhol- a spicy fish curry made with potatoes and tomatoes, seasoned with garlic, onion, ginger and on top of this, the rice.
Kolkata Biryani- Another heart winner. All made up of rice with potatoes, rich spices and juicy mutton or chicken.
Kosha Mangsho- a curry cooked with mutton, tomatoes and onions. Seasoned with spices. It can be savoured with paranthas too.
Chop- prepared by stuffing prawns, alur, chicken into a ball made of dough which is deep fried and served crispy.
With these culinary cuisines and amazing sites, Kolkata is filled with joy in the air,one can always count upon.