The Botanical Gardens is a welcome treat for the tourists. Another attraction here is a 250-year-old banyan tree with long stretching shades.
The Kali Temple is an ancient temple and a famous landmark in Calcutta. Throughout the year, devotees throng the temple and its streets which are lined with retail stalls selling religious artefacts.
The Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. It houses ... More an exceptional collection of antiques, ornaments, fossils, mummies and Mughal paintings. Most notable are the fossils of primitive animals like dinosaurs and the exotic collection of meteorites.
The Academy of Fine Arts, one of the oldest fine arts societies in the country displays an enchanting collection of art collectibles, crafts and ancient relics.
Calcutta is represented by a tropical climate wherein summers are long and hot while winters are short and mild. Winters last for a very short while, whereas summers often bring with them spells of thunderstorms. The city experiences heavy rains which bring a relief from the heat.
Calcutta was the capital ... More of India till 1912. The city experienced an economic decline after independence but it bounced back soon during the Indian IT boom. Today, many multinational companies are based here and the city is on its way to progress.
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