KOLKATA-“CITY OF JOY”
We all know our Kolkata is very well known by its most popular name’the city of joy’.This City of Palaces and Joy is located on the east bank of the Hoogly river and known for its number of places of interest such as Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Jorasanko Thakur Bari, National Library and Writer’s Building. Other notable structures in Kolkata are Salt Lake Stadium, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Rabindra Sadan and Calcutta High Court.
The Victoria memorial is one of the large marble buildings in Kolkata and dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Victoria memorial is now a museum and tourist destination and is a masterpiece of British architectural influence.
Followed by Writer’s Building which served as the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Writer’s Building is one of the major landmarks of the city of Joy and must see the tourist destination in Kolkata.
The Indian Museum is the largest and the oldest museum in India and also the oldest museums in the World. Indian Museum has rare collections of Mughal paintings, Armour and ornaments, fossils and skeletons.
The Marble Palace is a private residence and one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses in Calcutta, famous for its marble walls and floors. Marble Palace has a large quantity of Western sculpture, paintings and Victorian furniture.
The Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the house of the Thakurs and ancestral home of the Tagore family and Rabindranath Tagore was born here. Jorasanko Thakur Bari House has been is known as Tagore museum for Kolkata.