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    For years it was known simply as Calcutta, until 2001 when the name changed back to the Bengali version, Kolkata. Situated on the banks of the River Hooghly in eastern India, this is one of largest cities in the country, and also one which has a distinct history marked with both tragedy and elation. The city was once one of the most important places in India, serving as the capital of the country during the British Raj era until 1911 as a center of cultural, educational, and political significance until the 1950s when things began to go downhill. It has only been in the 21st century that the city has seen a boost in economic regeneration, and these days it is a testament to what can happen when rapid growth hits a place. Urbanization is a problem here, with poverty, traffic congestion and pollution being three major concerns.

    In many ways, Kolkata has been described as India's version of New York City. Mixed in with the squalid conditions of the poorer sections of the city are sections where wealth is on display in such opulent settings that one may find themselves somewhat taken aback. From places like Fort William, the Eden Gardens, the parkland known as Maidan, the famed market of Chowringee, the Nakhoda Mosque, the Parashnath Jain Temple, and more, Kolkata offers an up close look at Indian life over the past few centuries, and while it is true that the poverty of many of its residents is sometimes staggering in its proportions, it is possible to see the splendor of what the city once was, and how hard it is trying to climb back to that era. It may be a long road, but the changes made since 2000 have been significant enough that if you find yourself heading to India for any duration, Kolkata should definitely be on your agenda.
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    • Hindu School, Kolkata
      0.34 Km from Kolkata
      Hindu School is a Government administrated high profile school in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. It is located on College Street, in the vicinity of Hare School, College Square, Presidency College and the University of Calcutta. Hindu College, the school's predecessor, was established in 1817 by Raja Rammohan Roy, David Hare, Radhakanta Deb and other educationists. In 1855, the pathsala part of Hindu College became Hindu School and the other part (mahapathshala) became Presidency College. The date o...
    • East Bengal Ground
      2.53 Km from Kolkata
      East Bengal Ground is a multi-use stadium in Kolkata, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Kingfisher East Bengal F.C. The stadium holds 23,500 people. It is one of the venues of the Calcutta Premier Division league. The ground has a natural grass turf. Other features of the stadium include commentary boxes for Radio and TV, press box, air conditioned player's changing rooms along with an ultra-modern gymnasium. The stadium lies in the Kolkata Maidan...
    • Maidan (Kolkata)
      2.93 Km from Kolkata
      The Maidan (literally open field) also referred as Brigade Parade Ground is the largest urban park in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a vast stretch of field and home to numerous play grounds, including the famous cricketing venue Eden Gardens, several football stadia, and Kolkata Race Course. The Maidan is dotted with statues and pieces of architecture, most notable being the Victoria Memorial. Due to the freshness and greenery it provides to the metropolis, it has been referr...
    • Nicco park
      5.93 Km from Kolkata
      Nicco Park is an amusement park in India, located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. The park was created to attract tourists to the state by providing family-friendly recreation as well as educative entertainment. Nicco Park opened on October 13, 1991, and has since been referred to as the Disneyland of West Bengal. Presently, the 40 acre park is home to over 35 different attractions and has served over 24 million customers. Nicco Park also provides a "green" environment.
    • Baranagar Math
      8.24 Km from Kolkata
      Baranagar Math (Baranagar Monastery) or Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar was the first monastery of Ramakrishna Order. In September 1886, after the death of Ramakrishna, when his devotees stopped funding, Swami Vivekananda (then known as Narendranath Datta) and other disciples of Ramakrishna decided to make a dilapidated house at Baranagar their new math. The house crumbled to dust in 1897. In 1973 Vivekananda Math Samrakshan Samity was formed who attempted to preserve the area. In 2001, the possessi...
    • Dakshineswar Kali Temple
      9.18 Km from Kolkata
      Dakshineswar Kali Temple (Bengali: দক্ষিনেশ্বর কালী মন্দির Dokkhineshshôr Kali Mondir, Sanskrit: दक्षिणेश्वर काली मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. Saṃsāra'. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its as...
    • Uttarpara Govt. High School
      9.37 Km from Kolkata
      Uttarpara Government High School (also known as Uttarpara Rastriya Uchcha Vidyalaya(Bengali: উত্তরপাড়া রাষ্ট্রীয় উচ্চ বিদ্যালয় )) is a school situated in Uttarpara (Bengali: উত্তরপাড়া), a town of Hooghly District, West Bengal, India. The school is directly under the Government of West Bengal. The present Headmaster is Mr. Bishnupada Roy.
    • Aquatica (Kolkata)
      10.47 Km from Kolkata
      Aquatica is an 75,000sq ft (17 acre) water theme park in Kolkata, India. The theme park was started in 1999. It is one of the largest water amusement parks in Kolkata as well as eastern India. Recently another water theme park, Wet 'O' Wild, has come up near Nicco Park in the Salt Lake City area.

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 20.2 10.2 68.4 4
    Feb 22.7 25.6 72.9 10.1
    Mar 26.7 29.2 80.1 11.5
    Apr 29.4 42.3 84.9 16.7
    May 30.1 111.7 86.2 44
    Jun 29.6 239.9 85.3 94.4
    Jul 28.7 280.2 83.7 110.3
    Aug 28.5 285.1 83.3 112.2
    Sep 28.6 237.7 83.5 93.6
    Oct 27.3 162 81.1 63.8
    Nov 23.6 49.7 74.5 19.6
    Dec 20.2 8.4 68.4 3.3

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