Places to visit in Kolkata
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Kolkata is second largest city in the world, Kolkata (Old name Culcutta) is Paradise of tourists. Kolkata is capital of West Bengal. The places of historical and religious interest are not rare to attract the tourists. The important of Kolkata and others places are due to their tourists spots. Tourists come to Kolkata to visit the places of historical and religious interest – the Victoria Memorial, Museum, Zoo, Birla Planetorium, Dakshineswar Kali temple, kalighat, Zora Sanko Rajbari, Marble Palace, Fort William, etc. No tourist would come to Kolkata if these spots were situated elsewhere.
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Kolkata can justly take pride in the attractions we do not find anywhere in India. Among these may be mentioned the Victoria Memorial, the Howrah Bridge which is the third largest bridge in the world where moreover 2 million people cross over it every day, the Metro Railway, and the latest addition – the Vidyasagar Setu (Commonly Known as the Second hoogly Bridge), the great attraction of Kolkata. This Setu has been built across the Hooghly near Princep Ghat by the BBJ (Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop Constraction Company Limited). It is Asia’s largest cable-stayed Bridge and the first of its kind in India.
Museum, the another attraction of Kolkata. It is the largest India’s Museum at the Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata. The building is huge and imposing one. It is a marvel of engineering skill. The museum has several galleries. In each curios are preserved carefully. You will impressed to see the headless statue of Kaniska, the greatest of the Kushan Kings, and the statues of Buddha in various postures. In one place you’ll see the Egyptian Mummy in a glass box, it is three thousand years old. This museum is a great store-house of knowledge.
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