During the British Raj Calcutta was known as the Jewel of East and was the capital of the country till 1911.
The city remains through the ages as attractive and romantic and is still called the culture Capital of India.
Where else can you find Mughal architecture fused with late Victorian style in the same monument, local temple building tradition in the same neighborhood as a Greek Orthodox Church or fairy tale-like Scottish Castle on the same road as an imposing Istanbul style Mosque?
Calcutta is a city where festivals never seem to end.
The festivals here spread the vibrancy and colours in everybody's lives. The Fairs and Festivals celebrated across the length and breadth of the city present a fascinating pageant and showcase the resplendence of its arts and crafts, heritage and cultural tradition.