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Host City - Kolkata

Kolkata – The City of Joy 

Kolkata “The City of Joy” is the capital of the Indian State of West Bengal. It is also the commercial capital of East India, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River. The ‘City of Joy’ earned its nickname because of its unfettered enthusiasm for its culture, traditions, literature, history, food and more. The city has something for everyone from art and literature, to sports, food, shopping, history, architecture, religion, spiritualism and even politics. Kolkata is the perfect amalgamation of old-world charm and modern Experience.

Every nook and corner of this city is filled with stories that are bound to mesmerise and charm you. There is more to Kolkata than one can ever imagine. The entire city of Kolkata is covered with the various means of transport, which simply means that you will not face any issues in commuting in this city.

Victoria Memorial 

Victoria Memorial is located on the plains at the banks of the River Hoogly and was completed in 1921. It is dedicated in the memory of Queen Victoria and is currently a museum. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Lord Curzon commissioned the construction of this memorial and is built in a unique architectural blend of Mughal and British styles. The museum contains 25 galleries that house various antiquities and artifacts.

Eden Garden

Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. It is the home of the Bengal cricket team and the Indian Premier Leagues Kolkata Knight Riders, as well as being a venue for Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International matches.

Howrah Bridge 

The Howrah Bridge, a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata.

Marble Palace

Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls and floors, from which its name derives.

Fort William

Built in the late 17th century by the banks of River Hoogly, this magnificent fort overlooks one of the biggest urban parks of the city, Maidan. Named after King William III of England and Ireland and II of Scotland, Fort William was the British stronghold Kolkata before Independence and has also been the main center for Indian Army operations post independence.

Indian Museum

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata(Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.

Birla Planetarium

The Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world.

Park Street

Park Street is also called Food Street and the Street that never sleeps by the locals due to the various restaurants and pubs located in the area. The place was one of the top night life spots during the 70’s and the 80’s. The street is one of the major attractions in Kolkata and is visited by a huge number of tourist and local crowds.

Royal Kolkata Golf Club

Founded in 1829, Royal is the oldest golf club outside the British Isles, the oldest being the Royal and Ancient, St. Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf. The Royal truly has a history that would be a treasure for the archives of the game of golf.