It’s difficult to cover Kolkata’s rich heritage in a blog post, but in a series of posts we shall try and cover what’s possible.
Kolkata, spelt as Calcutta till recently, was the Capital of India for over 200 years, till 1911. As such, the city is steeped in history, architecture, culture, museums, libraries, universities, theatre and what not. A few facts about Kolkata can change our impression of this wonderful city:
The Port Of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port and perhaps the only major riverine port. The gross domestic product of Kolkata stood at No. 3 in India (in 2008) behind only Mumbai and Delhi. It’s ranked No 42 in the world amongst developed cities. Bengal was perhaps the only place in India which had a prominent and sustained Cultural Renaissance (between the 19th and early 20th century), and Kolkata being the nucleus, established roots in the various arts and culture. You can read more about Kolkata on various books and also on Wikipedia here.
There is so much to see and experience in Kolkata and Bengal, that we have been unable to think where to begin. So we start with our photographs of its streets and buildings.
30 thoughts on “Kolkata : A Charming City Full Of Heritage”
Lovely photos and great post as always:)
Amazing Pictures 🙂
Kolkatta has that charm which is unlike other cities … buildings, roads remind British era…
True… plus the food, the theatre, the cinema, the book stores… oh too much.
Beautiful post and amazing pictures. I have been to Cal on work mostly a few times so didn’t get much time to do touristy stuff… may some time soon…
But atleast your write-up took me to so many places 🙂
Thanks Archana. Try and take some time out to visit the city. Its full of interestingness.
Wow !! Excellent Article !! I rediscover my city through your article !!
Thanks. It’s my city as well 🙂
Beautifully captured. Am yet to explore Kolkata. Have always been here becoz of biz trips
Thanks Ami! Do take some time out from work to see around.
Great walk through the city of Kolkata.
Hi Himanshu and Kavita!
Lovely post! Thanks for sharing your perspective of Calcutta! This city has always fascinated my but unfortunately never been to it yet… 🙂
Hi Shashwat! Thanks for dropping by. And do take time out for Kolkata, it’s a fabulous city.
This is a city i always wanted to visit. The blog is really informative with great pictures.
Thanks Faraway Tree!
You showcase the New version of Kolkata with all your supporting pictures. 🙂 Loved the way depicted…
Beautiful portraiture of my hometown. Thank you.BTW, how do I share your posts on social media. Call me duh, but couldnt figure out.
Hi Svetlana.mthanks for dropping by… Kolkata was also my hometown 🙂
Working on the social sharing thing. But as of now, I guess it will have to be manual…
I only stayed for 48 hours in Kolkata, and I did the most of it. I could not check out old homes that I wanted to see, and I did not get to take the boat ride from Dakshineshwar to Belur Math. I have reserved it for next time.
Nice collection of photos..truly represents the culture of kolkata
I always love to visit Kolkata. Beauty lies in Kolkata. Amazing pictures. Love it. Thanks for sharing this blog with us.
I love to visit Heritage city and my next destination is Kolkata, such a great collection appreciate.
Nice article. Kolkata is my city and I am proud of it. Keep writing such articles and make us proud.
where is this haveli on the banks of ganges as depicted in the first picture above. I have someone who would be interested to convert it into a heritage hotel. Please send me a mail.
Hi Umesh. I had seen the location as part of a general visit with some people I am no longer in touch with. I have no idea how to cotact the owners of this Haveli…