Having heard so much about the City of Joy, I was elated when I had an opportunity to visit Kolkota after a lot of planning and contemplation. Being a Bollywood buff, I had seen some part of Kolkata in Piku, Barfi and Kahani, which made this visit even more exciting.
I was visiting Kolkata for the first time for a friend's wedding and I knew I had to make the most of the city in whatever time that was left after the various functions. Kolkata is literally a festival of human existence. It is a city of contrasts and colors. It has a unique old world charm yet there is a certain part which thrives among the millennial residents. For a first time visitor, Kolkata seems mesmerizing and peaceful at the same time. Here is how I made the most of Kolkata in 24 hours: