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Kolkata is largest metropolitan city of Eastern part of India and capital of state West Bengal. Till 1911 Kolkata was the capital and commercial hub of India. Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta till 2001 and Kolkata also has another name which is City of Joy only because it has a combine beauty of heritage with all facilities of modern life. Kolkata also known for its British architecture and design. Kolkata is one of city that has direct train for almost all major cities of India and also has direct train to Dhaka Bangladesh. Kolkata has bus services to neighboring states of West Bengal as well as to Dhaka Bangladesh. To Travel within the city you can choose Taxi, Metro Railways (Under Ground Railways), Tram, Bus, Train, Auto Rickshaw, Hand pulled Rickshaw and Cycle Rickshaw. Bengali is the languages spoken in the state west Bengal and suburbs of Kolkata but in the city you will find languages spoken are Urdu, Hindi and English. Festivals celebrated in Kolkata are Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Navratri, Eid-ul-Zuha, Good Friday, Moharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Maha Shivratri.

Kolkata presented world known personalities like Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel Laureate), Satyajit Ray, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Freedom Fighter), Laxmi Mitall (Industrilist), Amartya Sen (Economics), Sourav Ganguly (Cricket Player) and many more.

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