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Kolkata also known as Calcutta is the capital city of West Bengal state. The former capital of India, today Kolkata is a commercial, cultural and educational centre of East India. Situated on the banks of the river Hooghly, it is also the oldest operating port in the country. Kolkata has many Indo-Islamic and Indo-Sarsemic style buildings, churches, temples and mosques. The city is known for its literary and artistic heritage, political graffiti, local traditions in drama, filmand theatre as well as the importance it gives to cricket and football.
Major tourist sites in and around Kolkata: Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, Shahid Minar, Raj Bhavan, Kalighat Temple, Belur Math, Dakshineswar Temple, St. John’s Church, St Paul’s Cathedral, Jain Temple, Millennium Park, Birla Planetarium, Swami Vivekananda’s House, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah Bridge, B.B.D. Bagh, etc.


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