Kolkata or Calcutta as it was formerly known is the capital city of the state West Bengal. It is home to 14.5 million inhabitants. The vast majority speaks the regional language of Bengali. During the British colonial era from 1700 to 1912 it was the capital of British India. The entire city has many buildings from the Victorian era, which owes its origins to European styles. It is one of the oldest cities in India with a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. One of the most visited places in Kolkata is the Victoria memorial, St Paul’s cathedral and the Howrah Bridge, which is a suspension type cantilever bridge. Eden Gardens an iconic cricket stadium located in Kolkata is also referred, as a Cricket colosseum is the 3rd largest Cricket stadium in the world. One of the most prominent festival of this region is the Durga Puja.Everyone in this region irrespective of religion participates and celebrates it with great spirit. Several art installations throughout the city can be seen during the festive period.

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