Bengali Food & Culture
The city of Kolkata is vastly embroidered in embracing Bengali heritage, and lip-smacking Bengali cuisine. From swampy yet renowned street corners to fancy restaurants, the city is brewing with menacing flavours of Bengal. With Sizzling machher jhol, sweet rosogollas and much more - Kolkata specializes in making dine outs indulging and fulfilling. The amiable Bengali culture adds to the exquisite essence, turning this city into a cultural dreamland teeming with unparalleled metropolis vigour.
Kolkata is home to some beautiful temples, attracting tourists from other parts of Bengal as well as India. From the bustling Kalighat Mandir to the quaint and beautiful Dakshineshwar Temple, Kolkata nestles an ardent religious air that is complemented by swarming devotees from near and far. The Belur Math is another noteworthy tourist spot that houses memorabilia and revered preachings of Swami Vivekananda. In addition to this, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Nakhoda Mosque are also frequented by most tourists due to their religious significance.
Kolkata is a place of history. Owing to its colonial stature that dates back to the 18th century, Kolkata has spawned some marvellous architectures and monuments, predominantly under the British influence. The Howrah Bridge, Fort William and The Victoria Memorial are a few examples. Apart from these, The Shobhabazar Rajbari and the Marble Palace Mansion also point to a rich cultural heritage through which the city has evolved. Kolkata was also home to Rabindranath Tagore, whose house has now been preserved and restored as a museum.