Situated on the banks of Ganges is the beautiful city of Kolkata. A city full of light and joy, one of the biggest trade hubs in the country. The city was of prime importance since it was declared as the capital of India, during the British colonial rule. However, the city of joy has undergone many shifts in lifestyle. The only thing that remained constant is its culture. The residents are always on a lookout to celebrate all kinds of festivals, with grandeur and sumptuous meals.
It is believed most of the residents of Kolkata are food lovers. Some say the Chinese food found in Kolkata is even better than china as well. There is no cuisine that one will not find here, starting from authentic Mughlai to Thai or Italian. For a food traveler or curator, Kolkata is heaven. The Bengalis are said to have a special love for Biryani. When Awadh's last Nawab, Wajid Ali Shah was exiled to Metiabruz in Kolkata, he is said to have brought along his personal chef from the palace. You will find the special dish 'Dum Biryani with Aloo' only in this city. Not only this, if you have a sweet tooth, then you cannot leave the city, without falling in love with the sweets. One can found an array of sweet dishes called Sandesh and the famous Rosogollas here. There is absolutely nothing that you miss out on fun and enjoyment when you are in the city of joy.
The colonial legacy has a great impact on Kolkata and the structures and monuments replicate European work of architecture. A blend of traditional and western culture is the soul of the city. In order to keep the charm of the old world alive, you will find chariot rides near Victoria memorial to give travelers a royal feel.
Lets us quickly take a glimpse at a few interesting facts that might make you feel like visiting the city at least once in a lifetime.