Aug 5, 2022

In pictures: The best of Kolkata city

Precious Rongmei

Trams in Kolkata

The tram system in Kolkata (1902) is the oldest existing tram network operating in India, and the oldest operating tramway in Asia.

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B.B.D Bagh

The erstwhile Dalhousie Square, now renamed Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh (BBD Bagh) is home to colonial-era landmarks.

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Vidyasagar Setu

Also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu links the cities of Kolkata and Howrah.

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Victoria Memorial

Built somewhere between 1906 and 1921, the Victoria Memorial was constructed in the memory of Queen Victoria.

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Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium

A stadium that needs no introduction, the Eden Gardens cricket stadium, established in 1864, is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India, and the third-largest in the world.

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Big Ben Clock Tower

Located in Lake Town, this replica of the Big Ben clocktower in London is surprisingly a very popular landmark and tourist attraction.

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Great Banyan Tree

The widest tree in the world, the Great Banyan is located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur.

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Biswa Bangla Gate

Also known as the Kolkata Gate is located in the New Town. The site gives a great bird’s eye view of the city.

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Kumartuli

This traditional potters' quarter in northern Kolkata is one of the most important places in the city. The potters from this quarter produce unique Durga idols for the Durga Puja festival.

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The Howrah Bridge

The Howrah Bridge, commissioned in 1943, sits over the Hooghly River. It is one of the most photographed bridges in India.

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