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Kolkata the city of joy as it is called, is also commonly considered as the 'Paris of the East' as there's a happy amalgamation of different cultures, styles and moods, coupled along with numerous forms of industries and commerce and politics. Kolkata mainly gained importance in the times of British rule as it had been the capital of India till the year1912. At present, although it is no more the capital of India, it is the capital of West Bengal and is one of the most important place of cultural workshop and industrial center.

General Information

  • 205 kmĀ²
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
  • Kolkata
  • 9.14 m
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Kolkata
  • 45 lakhs
  • 29-36



If you are worried how to reach Kolkata by air then worry not. The Kolkata International airport better known as the Subhash Chandra Bose International airport located at Dumdum connects the city with all the major cities of the country as well as world.


The West Bengal state buses let the travelers to come to this city without any difficulty. There are various private buses as well that you can get from here to reach different parts of the country at reasonable cost. Some places near Kolkata are Sunderbans (112 km), Puri (495 km), Konark (571 km) and Darjeeling (624km).


Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are the two major railheads situated in the city. Both of these railway stations are well connected to all the important cities of the country and solve the issue of how to reach Kolkata by rail.

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