History Of Kolkata

Rediscovering The Treasure Of “The City Of Joy”

Dalhousie, Old Kolkata, Calcutta
Great Eastern Hotel in Old Court House Street Calcutta

“The Old Days – History of Kolkata”

The Kolkata “City Of Joy” formerly known as Calcutta in English, situated in West Bengal located in Eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly and formerly it was the capital of India during the British Raj up to 1911 and later moved to New Delhi, India.

Kolkata used to consist of three villages- Kalikata (Fishing Village), Gobindapur and Sutanuti (Riverside Weavers’ Village).

The word Kolkata derives from the Bengali term Kalikata (Bengali: কলিকাতা) the name of one of three villages.  

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Kolkata-City Of Joy

“Glimpse of Kolkata City”

kolkata collage, city of joy collage

The city of joy, Kolkata has its own uniqueness in the style.

  • Kolkata,formally known as Calcutta, where morning starts with hot tea in a matir bhar. Along with hinge r kachouri and cholar dal and mouth watering jelabi.
  • The 1st name which comes in your mind with the word Kolkata is the person who, for the first time not only in India but also in entire Asia, honored by NOBEL PRIZE in 1913 for his enormous contribution in Bengali Literature, Kabiguru Rabindra nath Tagore. (Writer of GETANJALI).

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