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Kolkata (Calcutta) Travel Guide

Kolkata (Calcutta) Top Experiences

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Calcutta to Kolkata

In 2001, Calcutta's name was officially changed to Kolkata. This transformation, like similar ones in India, was supposed to contribute to ridding...

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Calcutta's Anglo-Indians

Calcutta, once the capital of British Raj, is home to the country's largest population of Anglo-Indians, a fast-vanishing group of native English...

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Rickshaw Pullers

Kolkata is the last city on earth to use enormous Chinese-style rickshaws pulled by men on foot. The rickshaws were introduced in the 19th century...

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Amazing Bengali Festivals

The grandest Bengali festival of the year is the Durga Puja (Durga is an incarnation of Kali, Kolkata's patron goddess). The pujas (homage...

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Eating Well in Kolkata

All over the city its narrow sidewalks are dominated by shanties, stalls, and carts serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Steaming-hot...

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Top Reasons to Go

Eclectic Architecture: The city is packed with gorgeous temples, mosques, universities, and colonial mansions and monuments. Walking City...

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