Yellow taxis honk on bustling streets the pavements of which are crowded with street vendors doling out puchkas and other finger-licking varieties of street food. A creaky tram tinkles slowly, passing by at a glacial pace, as you make your way towards the rush of the iconic Howrah bridge or the glistening white dome of Victoria Memorial. The sweetness of the famous rosshogolla permeates the surroundings and its people. The literary heritage, the colonial architecture and all of the above mentioned unique components are all synonymous with India's city of joy, Kolkata.
The city is also easy on your pocket and there's a lot you can get in a few bucks. Here we lay out a list of (almost) free things you can do in Kolkata to understand the city better.