also known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh, 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. The city, nicknamed the “City of Joy” is widely regarded as the “cultural capital” of India and as of 2019, 6 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the city. Kolkata is considered to be one of the safest cities in India. Women can spend quality time here freely without any hassle or risk. Kolkata is considered to be one of the safest cities in India. Women can spend quality time here freely without any hassle or risk. The city has earned the nickname ‘city of joy’ for its soulful embodiment of culture, love, mystery, respect, enthusiasm and definitely some amazing sweet delicacies. Kolkata, as it is now referred to as, is a city that upholds a perfect juxtaposition between the old world and the modern one. Tant saree is a traditional Bengali saree and usually used by Bengali women. One of the most famous Bengali sweets, Roshogolla is a soft round mithai made out of Chhena and dipped into a sugary syrup. Famous food in Kolkata is Macher Jhol (Fish curry), Kolkata Biryani, Kosha Mangsho (Mutton curry), Alur Torkari with Luchi, Shukto and Chelo Kebab. The most beautiful places in Kolkata are Howrah Bridge, Jorasanko Thakurbari, Park Street, Indian Museum, The Victoria Memorial, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Birla Temple, Calcutta Racecourse. Is Kolkata safe for tourists? While general advisory and caution is applicable after 10:30 PM, as would be any city in India, it is comparatively safe in the main city of Kolkata city. There are pockets of the city like Port, Khidderpore, Tiljala, Tangra should be avoided by general tourists or late at night.