15 Reasons Why Kolkata Is The Best City In The World

Kolkata always gives it's tourists and guests a warm welcome with open arms. This place also commonly known as "City Of Joy" has been the seat of art and culture for more than 300 years. Kolkata is a place of eclectic beliefs, culture and people.

The old world charm is one of the most astonishing elements of this place.

Here we give you a list of reasons why Kolkata is the best city in the world

1. Yellow Taxis/Cabs

The warm hue of yellow floods the streets of Kolkata with all its vibrance and pace.


2. Trams

Kolkata is the only city in India which still has functional trams. Take a trip in one of these beauties from Esplanade to any South Kolkata stop to feel the spirit of the city.


3. Music Scenes

This city offers you music varied from Rabrindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti to Classic Rock. The western music scene (any genre or language) in Kolkata is fascinating just by its sheer diversity and magnitude. 


4. Durga Pujo

Despite the sweaty and humid weather, people throng the pandals in large numbers every year. From wacky themes to the traditional one. The marquees in Kolkata's Durga Pujo are designed using different materials like metals, jute, glasses and paper.


5. The Howrah Bridge

Crossing the 'Howrah Bridge' on foot is the one of the best experiences this city can give you. Since the 2nd World War this bridge is connecting two lands seperated by wtaer.


6. Satyajit Ray

Ray is one of the gems produced by this city and the country.  He is considered as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Ray an Honorary Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement.


7. Coffee House & Adda

The city steeped in history, culture and politics believes in giving equal importance to each issue with a cup of coffee at the Coffee House along with some piping Adda.


8. The Passion For Football

The kick, passion and power of football is felt at the Maidan whether you support Mohun Bagan or East Bengal.


9. College Street

New book, old book, paperback or hard-bound. This place offers the exact book you need dating from centuries back.


10. Sourav Ganguly

Dada is the spirit of cricket in this city. If it's not Dada, it's not cricket.


11. New Market

From needle and cotton-reel to meat and flowers to brands and street fashion, name it and you’ll get it in New Market. This Old New Market is almost 150 yeras old.


12. Hand Pulled Rickshaw

The long parallel bars and colourful seats with the 'tung tang' rhythm of the bells, makes the Hand Pulled Rickshaw an important ingredient of Kolkata's tradition.


13. Rabindranath Tagore

He is the Gurudev for the city. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Kolkata, was one of the crucial aspects of his work. Needless to say, he gave India It's national anthem! 


14. The Bhaanr ‘er Cha at Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata and people come here in evenings on weekends to take a stroll along the bank, with many food-stalls selling variety of road-side foods. Nothing beats the Bhaanr'er Cha at the ghat and ride on the Nouka


15. And Finally The Food

Kolkata, is also called the foodies paradise. From Puchka, Roshogolla, Jhal-Muri, Sondesh, Moghlai Porotha, Fish Fry, Ghugni and what not. The list can go on forever and I won't get tired writing.


As Gurudev said, "So in the streets of Calcutta I sometimes imagine myself a foreigner, and only then do I discover how much is to be seen, which is lost so long as its full value in attention is not paid. It is the hunger to really see which drives people to travel to strange places."

Add a Comment


Related Articles

More Articles