Welcome to Kolkata (Calcutta)
India’s third-largest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate, decidedly futuristic though still in transition. By its old spelling, Calcutta readily conjures images of human suffering to most Westerners – although that's not a complete picture of this 330-year-old metropolis. Locally, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic and cultural capital. Although poverty is certainly apparent, the self-made middle class drives the city's core machinery, a nascent hipster culture thrives among its millennial residents and its dapper Bengali gentry frequent grand colonial-era clubs.
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Kolkata is a city synonymous with creativity. From unsung crafter communities quietly working to keep their traditions alive to some of the Indian art world’s most recognizable and popular signatures, there’s an incredible quantity and variety of creative produce in India’s third-largest city. For travellers passing through Kolkata this means a chance to not only become acquainted with the city’s glittering creative heritage, but also buy a precious collectible or two on excursions around town.
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While Kolkata promises some of the most cosmopolitan experiences that India has to offer, the surrounding countryside also has a few aces up its sleeve…
Amongst Indian foodies, Kolkata is celebrated as a gourmand’s paradise, home to one of the most evolved culinary traditions in South Asia. Locals are not…