Sights in Calcutta

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Calcutta Meat Market

Calcutta Meat Market

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Calcutta or Kolkata has many of old Victorian charms reminding us the glorious past it had. Being the First Capital of British India, Kolkata have its own distict place in Indian History. Not to forget the kind of literary contribution it has given to India and the World.

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Howrah Bridge

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Crossed over by more than 3 million people each day, this grand cantilever bridge spans across the river Hooghly and links Kolkata with Howrah. Opened in 1943, it was covered with a net during World War II for its safety from Japanese bombs, and it forms an integral part of the city's landscape and its most renowned symbol.

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Calcutta Meat Market

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For a full sensory experience, and not for the squeamish, visit the Calcutta meat market early in the morning before it gtes too hot and fragrant. You will then appreciate the wonderful vegetarian cuisine you can find in India.

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Botanical Gardens

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The Botanical Gardens are the largest and the oldest in India. This lovely picnic spot is located on the other side of the river Hooghly and is famous for its 250 year old banyan tree whose circumferance is 982m. It can be reached either by a ferry across the Hooghly or by bus.

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Victoria Memorial Hall

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Built in 1921, this spectacular structure was raised as a tribute to Queen Victoria and is a fascinating treasure house of paintings, sculptures and memorabilia of the British Empire.

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