Kolkata the city of joy as it is called is also commonly considered as the 'Paris of the East' as there's a happy amalgamation of different cultures, styles and moods, coupled along with numerous forms of industries and commerce and politics. Kolkata mainly gained importance in the times of British rule as it had been the capital of India till the year1912. At present, although it is no more the capital of India, it is the capital of West Bengal and is one of the most important places of cultural workshop and industrial center. While Kolkata was one of the best examples of British rule in the past, at present it is a kaleidoscope of contrasting ideas, life and culture, which would be found nowhere else in the world. Kolkata is the best example of both the old and new, the orient and the occident, where lives both the poor and the rich. Kolkata mirrors warmth, culture, creativity, intellectualism and artistic development considering that Kolkata is the home to four best Nobel laureates - Rabindranath Tagore, Ronald Ross, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen.
The metropolitan city of Kolkata is not just well-known for its roshogollas, mishit dohi, trams, Howrah Bridge and Victoria memorial, but also for its inexpensive nature. When compared to the other metro cities, Kolkata is said to be the most economical city. Maybe this is the reason it is called as the city of joy. The city proves to be joyful for the ones who have decided to set up their business here, or have come to work in the city. But other than Kolkata’s economical qualities, scenic beauty, and other attractions, it is necessary for one to know the other basic and important facts about the city
The city has been the birth or working place of several Nobel laureates. People o f the city is really rich in culture and the Kolkata Book Fair or the Indian Coffee House situated in the northern part of Calcutta or Kolkata will reveal this truth very mush. This is a place where many intellectuals live. This is one of the best things that you have to keep in count while turning over the pages of any travel guide about Kolkata. The eateries of the city offer best dishes of the world. Don't forget to try them out. Apart from the restaurants of the five and four star hotels of the city, the city of Kolkata also boasts of having some ethnic dishes and multi-cuisine as well.
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