Kolkata the city of joy 2014-04-29

Dotted with bright yellow cabs, Kolkata (Calcutta), the bustling capital city of West Bengal, is the hub of Bengali culture in India. The city boasts of a rich cultural heritage, evident in its distinct cuisine, clothing, lifestyle, its literature and even architecture. The cradle to Communist parties in India, the city is an embodiment of its ideologies, which grant it its uniqueness in terms of the pace of life. You must visit the famous Howrah bridge, especially at night to see its twinkling city lights, reflected in the gently lapping Hooghly river. Visitors shoud also try traveling by the unique tramway, for a complete 'Calcutta' experience. Come during the grand Durga Puja ceremony and lose yourself in the fervent, pious and celebratory air of the city.