Kolkata is the place I call my home. Irrespective of whether you have ever lived in a city or traveled to the city for a day or two, it's old school charm and timeless beauty is sure to leave an everlasting mark in your heart.
Kolkata is claimed to have been founded in the year of 1690 by Job Charnock, an employee of the English East India Company, who came in search of an potential site for his company's business expansion. But the city derives it's name from the existing village of "Kalikata" which was one of the three villages which constitutes the current city. Sutanuti, Gobindopur and Kalikata together formed what later became the prime center of trade for East India Company, Calcutta and served as the capital of British India till 1911. Later renamed to Kolkata in 2001, the city still has preserved most of its architectural wonders from British India.
If you live in the city or want to spend a day or two soaking the essence of the feeling called Kolkata, I have a plan up ahead for you.