WELCOME TO HOTELS KOLKATA INDIA
Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. Formerly known as Calcutta, the city presents a vibrant synthesis of old with new, of cultural heritage with new age developments and of traditional values & rituals with modern developments. "City of Joy", "Cultural Capital of India" and "The city of Processions” are some of the names used to describe it. Several prominent personalities including Mother Teresa, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray spent a major part of their life here.
It was the advent of British that initiated the modern history of Kolkata which today is India's 3rd largest metropolitan area. Technology & ideas merge here with a popular socio-political culture to give a new shape to the city. Due to several palaces and historical monuments located here, Kolkata is also called the “City of Palaces”. With its well established industry, developments and infrastructure, Kolkata provides enormous opportunities in education, culture, tourism, economy, industry and many more aspects.
Information Technology has especially witnessed a tremendous growth and contributes richly to its economy. Several large industries from various corporations exist here including the Calcutta Stock Exchange which is second largest stock exchange in India. The oldest museum in Asia -the 18th century Indian Museum is located in the city housing a vast collection of Indian history and Indian art. The Victoria Memorial, Marble Palace, National Library of India, Shaheed Minar and Writers' building are other prominent buildings in the city serving as popular tourist attractions.
History of Kolkata
The history of Kolkata in intermingled with the advent of British East India Company in the country. Although it is today one of India’s four metropolitan cities, Kolkata had been witness to a great variety of social, economical and political upheavals during the course of its glorious history. Whereas the archaeologists believe that the area was inhabited from as far back as 2000 years ago, its documented history begins from the arrival of British in the year 1686.(Read more...)