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Visiting Kolkata, The Friendliest City in India

Travelers Today       By    Czarina Ara Lasco

Updated: Jan 14, 2017 04:15 AM EST

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Kolkata, the second biggest city in India, is an epitome of vibrancy, human existence, culture and splendour. In fact, it has been tagged as the friendliest city in the country. Locals offer tourists a cup of Masala Chai, a known tea beverage that is derived from the mixture of authentic Indian herbs and spices, and thereafter exchange stories and experiences.

Friendships are actually put together between the Indian nationals and the foreign tourists in the city, a place where intelligence and imagination plays a perfect combination in making the city shine among the others. Tourists do not basically feel that they are tourists as they are bound to feel the presence of home during their stay in Kolkata.

Best Indian delicacies are served at home and are hosted by the Indian locals. Bomti Iyengar is an art collector living in a traditional Indian structure and hosts dinners and lunches to foreigners featuring the Bengali cuisine. According to The Guardian, Iyengar also allows the guests to browse his distinctive art collections.

Tourists can delve in Kolkata's rich culture as the city is also known as the hub of the classic Indian intellect, artistry and literacy. Not only the charming temples and houses for worship can make you sense the Indian atmosphere but in the acts of locals, as well. They welcome strangers with arms wide open and let tourists enter their home for accommodation and even just for a quick tour and chit chat.

Among the must-see sights in Kolkata is the Eden Gardens, a stadium located in west Bengal and is considered to be the biggest in the world with its capacity to accommodate 90,000 guests. A report from the Trip Advisor says that Eden Garden is the place to watch cricket in India. It has been renovated for the previous World Cup and is now often used for the Indian Premier League for T20 Cricket.

You can also find in Kolkata the renowned Dakshinerwar Kali Temple, the Mother House, Victoria Memorial Hall, the Jorasanko Thakur Bari, the Indian Museum and all other epic Indian temples and museums and architectural buildings.

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