It is a big city, megacity.
Also called Calcutta (the official name until 2001). It is the capital city of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River (Ganges), it is the cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port. Kolkata is third most populous metropolitan area in India.
By my experience I know that Kolkata has many interesting places to see like museums and art galleries. I also heard that there are many kinds of food but it was’t that much visible. By the way Kolkata looks almost like any place in Europe because of it’s British past. My eye caught mostly metro, trams and taxi which i did’t see in other cities in India before.
We thought with family that Kolkata is one of those polluted, crowded cities, but we were very surprised when we arrived there. It was big and noisy like in the city but it was also beautiful. Specially in the night they put purple lights on and it is so colorful.