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Kolkata once known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal. The city of Kolkata is considered as the cultural and intellectual capital of India for it is the place of origin of British Empire and the home of late Mother Teresa and Rabindra Nath Tagore. It is the centre for literature, art, theatre, poets, theatre and abode of world renowned writers and Noble Prize Winners.

The fastest and convenient way to reach to Kolkata is by air. There are two airports in Kolkata; the Domestic airport called DumDum Airport and the International airport called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. All major flights connect to kolkata city which offer discounts so getting a cheap flight ticket to Kolkata or last minute flight ticket to kolkakta is not difficult.

There are lots of places and things for the tourists to do when in kolkata. Some of India's major attractions are in this city such as Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Eden Gardens, Kalighat temple. The Howrah Bridge is the busiest bridge in the world. Kolkata has India’s oldest and finest cricket ground. In fact, it is one place that witnessed the history of cricket. Kolkata is the only city in India where one will see Trams of British Raj. There are also many temples and churches for the tourists to visit and know about the culture of kolkata.

Kolkata is a heaven for food lovers.  Bengali cuisines and deserts magnetize thousands of people to kolkata.  Some of the favorite dishes among both locals and visitors are Roshogollas, Sandesh, Misti doi, spicy Katti rolls, and Bhape Illish. Kolkata is also a shopper's paradise. Central cottage industries emporium at Chowringee is an excellent choice to shop for beautiful handicrafts. Shreeram arcade, City Centre and Treasure Island, shops on the arcade are good places in the city for shopping.

Kolkata is becoming more happening with every passing day, the theater, music, dance and poetry, ritzy bars and discotheques are witness to this. Just book an air ticket to Kolkata and delight yourself with all that the city has to offer.