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Kolkata is a city with soul; in its every little coffee house squabble, haggling for the best ilish, delightful bites of sondesh or the exultant sindur khela in Durga Puja, the city celebrates life. No wonder it’s branded as the ‘city of joy’.

The pride and joy of every dweller of the city, Calcutta’s charm, easily grows on every outsider as well. They rightly say, you can take a Bengali out of Kolkata but you can never take Kolkata out of a Bengali’s heart!

Still wondering what’s so awesome about this city? Here’s your answer in 23 manifested points:

1. College Street – A Paradise For Readers!

College Street kolkata

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They say, if you didn’t find a book in College Street (second largest secondhand book market in the world), that book probably have never existed.

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2. National Library – A Home For Book Lovers!


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I guess it was built to satiate our greedy lust for books!

3. Asia’s Largest Book Fair – Best Way To Start New Year!


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4. A Mainland For Noble Laureates

Nobel Prize Winners of kolkata

Legends: C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Sir Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore and Amartya Sen…!!

5. Satyajit Ray – The Pride Of Kolkata

Satyajit Ray

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6. Eden Garden – Witness Some Great Matches!


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7. Calcutta Polo Club – Oldest In The World!

Calcutta Polo Club

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8. And, Can’t Miss Calcutta Football Club

Calcutta Cricket and Football Club

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9. Royal Calcutta Golf Club – First Golf Club Ever!

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club

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Wonder why no one here can stop talking about sports!

10. Howrah Bridge – The Lifeline Of The City!


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11. Find A Place To Sit And Have Tea!

Coffee House Kolkata

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“Calcutta’s the only city I know where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat.”- Tahir Shah, author

12. Durga Puja – An Extravagant Affair!

Kolkata Durga Puja

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13. Christmas At Park Street


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14. The City Famous For Sweet Delicacies!


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15. And The Crispy, Spicy Savoury!


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16. Chinese Food At Chinatown


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17. Presidency College Is The Action Place!

Kolkata acadmics

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18. Discover The Open Band Culture!

Kolkata Music Scene

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19. City Where Glamour Took Birth!

Bipasha Basu

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20. The Botanical Garden – The World’s Largest


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21. The Calcutta School Of Music – Abode Of Tunes And Notes!

Calcutta School of Music

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22. Gariahat Market – Bargain Wholeheartedly!


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23. Lastly, An Afternoon Nap Is Must!


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2PM to 4PM is sleepy time; Please don’t disturb!

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