Where the morning of Kolkata begins with the rattling sound of tram bell, it is quite natural how tram is connected with the cultural heritage of our city. Getting a chance to explore the world of old tramways and knowing more facts about trams was a golden opportunity for us. We heard about the heritage transport museum, Smaranika – Kolkata’s Only Tram Museum standing at Esplanade.
Before starting the blog about Shaheed Minar – Cloud Kissing Monument, first make it a point what the word SHAHEED signifies …Shaheed, both Bengali and Hindi term, means the soldier or revolutionist who really love their motherland, can sacrifice their life with a smile on their face, that soldiers are honored as Shaheed…Shaheed for the country..
Are you a bookworm and you are very fond of reading books then National libraryis the perfect place for you to enhance your knowledge. This Library on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library of public record. At the latest count, it has a collection of over 2200,000 books, Over 86,000 maps and Over 3,200 manuscripts. This Library also covers an area of 30 acre. The reading room can accommodate over 550 people
At first, when you take a glimpse of M.P. Birla Planetarium, it appears like a Buddhist Stupa for its dome shape architectural structure. Columns have been allocated across the circumference of the place. But don’t be misguided. It is the famous Birla Planetarium of Kolkata, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. In Kolkata, M.P. Birla Planetarium profoundly known as “TaraMandal” which means “Galaxy of Stars and Planets”.