The river port is located around 140 km 86 mi from the sea Bay of Bengal. In 2001 the government of West Bengal officially changed the name of the city to Kolkata. Main article: Kolkata, in , is the capital of the of and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the. These documents tell the story of how the English were severely beaten and wiped out from Bengal several times by the forces of the Mughal Emperor and how each time they came back to Bengal to continue their trade. However, the places mentioned above will definitely make your trip to Kolkata India a highly memorable one.
Other attractions include Fort William, Marble Palace, Nicco Park, National Library and the famous cricket stadium, Eden Gardens. The British army consisted of 800 European soldiers and 2,200 Indian soldiers, while the Nawab's army was made up of 18,000 cavalry and 50,000 infantry. Charnock died in January 1692. The Victoria Memorial is one of Kolkata's tourist attractions, it serves as a museum for the history of the city. Public transport is offered by the Kolkata Suburban Railway, the Kolkata Metro and the link cars. Today the building houses office of the State Government of West Bengal.
Superfast trains, Rajdhani and Shatabdi connect Kolkata to Delhi and nearby places. Over the 1960s and 1970s, severe power shortages, strife in labour relations including strikes by workers and lockouts by employers and a militant movement who sometimes used violence and property destruction as tactics of protest — the — damaged much of the city's infrastructure, leading to economic stagnation. Today, New Delhi is one of the most important economic centers in the country. Similar on the west bank of the river has confined the largely to a strip 3 to 5 miles 5 to 8 km wide on either bank of the river. However, the boundaries of the three villages gradually became less distinct, and before the , the city could be divided into four different sub-areas: European Kolkata Dihi Kolkata ; a residential village with some sacred spots Gobindapur ; a traditional Indian market Bazar Kalikata or Burrabazar ; and a riverine mart concentrating on cloth trade Sutanati. One of the most significant features of the temple is the non-entry of Non-Hindus in the main compound.
There were three large villages along the east bank of the river Ganges, named, Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata. A city of commerce, transport, and manufacture, Kolkata is the dominant urban centre of eastern India. This is now known as the. It has a good network of roads and national highways, where you see lots of cars, buses, taxis and also auto rickshaws. Most of this falls from June to September, the period of the monsoon. It is situated on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is an essential business and education hub of East India, while the Port over here is the oldest in the country. Satellite view is showing Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta , capital of India's state, a major river port and the third most populous city in after and.
Kolkata is the capital of the state of. At the same time the admiral opened fire and burnt down 500 houses; property losses were about thirty lacs of rupees. Child was sent to him. Names like Sunil Gangopadhyay, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Shankha Ghosh, and many others are shining stars on the firmament of Bengali literature. Numerous parks and gardens are open to the public and the general population seems to be naturally inclined to spend time relaxing at these places. Now also known as Tagore museum, it is dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel Laureate and the Bengal Renaissance.
The English Settlement was ransacked by Siraj-ud-Dowla, in 1756 but was reclaimed by Robert Clive in 1757 after the battle of Plassey originally Palashir -a place famous for jungle of Palash flowers -the flame of the jungle. Howrah Bridge Rabindra Setu over the Hooghly River, seen from Chotelal Ki Ghat in Kolkata. Citing non-existent reasons, he attacked , having previously reached an agreement with Mir Jafar to install him on the musnud of Bengal. During this, maximum temperatures settle in mid 20s, while minimum temperatures record below 16°C. The growing economy has contributed to increased real estate prices which have pushed small businesses and lower-income families out of the city and into the marginal areas. Roughly 10% of the people here live in the slums, a significant amount, though lower than the percentage in other major cities.
It is just a shade higher than that of New Delhi at 298, measured at the R. The ratio is brought down by the inundation of working males from encompassing regions from various parts of the state of West Bengal and also from and furthermore Orissa. Another incident with the of resulted in altercations between the Governor of Bengal and the company causing their ships to leave Bengal without obtaining cargo. Swami Vivekananda spent the last days of his life in this shrine where he used to meditate all day long. Calcutta Kolkata India : a walk Uploaded to on Apr 27, 2013 A walk around Calcutta or Kolkata.
The ruled in 2003 that , the Englishman generally believed to be the founder of the Calcutta, is not the founder of the city and that hence Kolkata has no birthday. The city is famous for its theoretical, amazing, and dynamic legacy; as the past capital of India, it was the start of advanced Indian literacy. Originally published- London : T. Although there is economic opportunity in Mumbai, it is not enough for the large population living here. April and May are also considered to be the pre-monsoon months, during which city witnesses series of thunderstorms or dust storms. It got its new name 'Shaheed Minar' Martyr's Tower in 1969, in honour of Indian freedom fighters.