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Kolkata
City in India · Ideal stay duration: 2 days
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. In 2011, the city had a popu…
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. In 2011, the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the population of the city and its suburbs was 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area's economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion making it third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi. Kolkata /koʊlˈkɑːtə/ was formerly known as Calcutta /kælˈkʌtə/, the official name until 2001.
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Architecture, Landmark, Religious Sites, Museum, Arts & Culture
Best time to visit:
Nov-Feb · Avg. 1.6 cm precip · Avg. H 27°C · L 14°C
Best time to visit:
Nov-Feb · Avg. 0.6 in precip · Avg. H 81°F · L 58°F
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