Monday, September 18, 2017

Kolkota, City of Joy

Kolkata located on the east bank of the Hooghly River is the commercial, cultural, and educational center of Eastern India. In the late 17th century, it was ruled by the Nawab of Bengal and later East India company took over the city.



The city is known for its literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage. Notable people who architected modern Bengali literature are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The Bengal Renaissance was spear headed by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda, and others.




While the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. There are many buildings that depict Indo-Islamic and Indo-Saracenic heritage of the city. 



The places of interest in the city are:

  • Victoria Memorial
  • Indian Museum
  • National Library of India
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Eden Gardens
  • Kalighat Kali Temple
  • Birla Mandir
  • Vidyasagar Setu
  • Howrah Railway Station

22 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

The lighted up bridge is a lovely scene!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome clicks from City of Joy.
Greetings

Photo Cache said...

I enjoy the street photography.

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Fun60 said...

I like the street photo very much.

Angie said...

As usual, your pictures of architecture are so cool!

Jim said...

Good shots.

ellen b. said...

Lovely shot of the bridge!

Lady Fi said...

How gorgeous! I love the golden glow in that first shot.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Pretty....love the night scenes.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Nice shots of the city

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Kolkata looks an amazing place to visit. The bridge illuminated in pink looks wonderful!
Have a lovely week :)

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Love that photo of the taxi! What a beautiful city. We do want to visit India!!

Jeevan said...

Interesting capture and info on the city! The riverine port sounds wonder

indah nuria Savitri said...

Such a lovely city indeed! Love to see the colors..

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm old enough to remember the old name
ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

spectacular photos..

ABC Wednesday said...

Looks wonderful.... to bad it is so far away for me to travel to

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Christine said...

Beautiful scenes from this city!

NatureFootstep said...

lots to see and do in that place. For my personal taste it seems too busy. :)

Betty said...

You always have such beautiful photos and I enjoy visiting another part of the world with you.

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing sights. The sounds must be, too!

Klara S said...

Interesting night photos.