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Reasons to book cheap Kolkata flights

The capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal, Kolkata is located on the eastern banks of the Hoogly River. The city houses the oldest functioning port in the country and is the birthplace of modern Indian poetic, cultural, literary, and artistic movement the 19th and the early 20th centuries. This city was the capital of India under the British. The various mixes of cultures in the city and its rich history has endowed it with the rank of a great tourist destination.

Howrah Bridge

One of the most famous landmarks in the world, Howrah Bridge is the sixth largest cantilever bridge in the world. The bridge is suspended over the Hoogly River and offers majestic views of the river. This bridge was originally named the 'New Howrah Bridge' as it replaced a pontoon bridge located at the same location joining Kolkata and Howrah.

Jorasanko Thakurbari

Also named as the House of Thakurs, Jorasanko Thakurbari is the ancestral residence of the family of Rabindranath Tagore. The mansion was built in the 18th century by Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, who was the grandfather of Rabindranath. Jorasanko Thakurbari now boasts the Rabindra Bharathi University and a museum featuring the assorted articles depicting and describing the life of Tagores.

Park Street

Park Street is one of the most affluent areas in the city, boasting an array of plush restaurants. This region was one of the best nightlife areas in the 70s and the 80s. This street is also replete with landmarks such as Asiatic Society, Park Hotel, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and South Park Street Cemetery.