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Fast Fact



Temperature :
Summer: 41.7-38.1C
Winter: 29.3-9.6 C

Season :
Throughout the year

Clothing :
Tropical

Languages spoken :
Bengali, English, Hindi etc.

STD Code:
033

Tourism Office:Indiatourism, Kolkata,
4 Shakespeare Sarani,
Kolkata-700 071.
Tel: 0332282-1475 / 5813/ 7731,
Fax: 2282-3521.
E-mail: [email protected]
Established in 1690 as the trading post for the English East India Company by Job Charnock, Kolkata, or Calcutta as it was formerly called, is the present capital of the eastern state of West Bengal and one of the largest cities in India. The city that once served as the showpiece capital of the British power in India is noteworthy for its colonial architecture including the Victoria Memorial.
Other important sights include the Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel that links the city and Howrah Station, the Indian Museum. Gateway to eastern India,and home to prominent intellectuals, the city is fiercely loved by Kolkatans.
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