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Calcutta-Kolkata is today ranked among the four major metropolis of India along with Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. A city means many things to many people. For some, Calcutta - Kolkata is the city of joy, while for others it is dirty, crowded, and noisy. A mere village in the 17th century, Calcutta- Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi, like Mumbai and Chennai, it originated largely due to the expansionist ambitions of the European powers, especially the British Raj.

The largest metropolis in India, Calcutta is a vibrant city on the move, volatile and unpredictable. The Gateway to India, until 1912, and the capital of the Raj in India, it still bears the Victorian imprint on its streets and structures. Calcutta, on the Hooghly, retains the aura of days long gone, weaving the past and the present, the intense and the fun loving into a charming fabric.

Home to four Nobel laureates - Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen, Calcutta is the nerve centre of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. India’s quest for freedom began here.
Calcutta is the gateway to Eastern India. A city with a rich heritage, bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets. It is the commercial nerve-centre of the East, with major industrial plants, textile mills and corporate units. The city is a hub of fervent activity in the realms of music, theatre, arts, and sports. The Calcuttans are also famous for their all-consuming passion for sports, especially, football and cricket.
Kolkatta is a city of baffling paradoxes, a city that leaves its stamp on one's mind ... forever.

Important Facts

The total area of the city is 185 square kilometers or 71 square miles.


The population is 4.39 million


Bengali, Hindi and English are the main languages.


Kolkata has sub tropical climate with summer monsoons. The annual mean temperature puts close to 26 C. The summers are hot and humid whereas winters are moderate. The region receives an annual rainfall of about 1,582 mm and most of it is poured during the monsoon season.

Summers: 41.7 C - 38.1 C,

Winters: 36.3 C - 9.6 C.

The best to visit Kolkatta is between October and March, when the streets come alive with fairs and festivals and the weather behaves itself, for the most part, with modest temperatures and limited rainfall.

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