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India - Kolkata (Calcutta) (PDF Chapter)
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This is the Kolkata (Calcutta) chapter from Lonely Planet’s India guidebook.
India’s second-biggest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate, futuristic while splendid in decay. Locally, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic and cultural capital.
- watch clay goddesses come to life in the atmospheric neighbourhood of Kumartuli
- visit colourful stalls selling tropical blossoms at the Mullik Ghat Flower Market
- ponder the architectural brilliance of the British Raj’s tribute to Queen Victoria at the Victoria Memorial
- restaurants & accommodation
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