Kolkata Map PDF
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Kolkata Map PDF showing the Geographical Locations of India such as Rivers, Mountain Ranges, Mountain Peaks, State boundaries, State names, etc. Kolkata is fondly known as the “City of Joy”. Many prominent names are associated with the city such as Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray, and Subhash Chandra Bose to name a few. You can download the Kolkata Map in HD PDF from the link given at the bottom of this page.
Kolkata is located at 22.82 degrees North; 88.20 degrees East. It is spread on the banks of the Hooghly River and has an elevation of 30 feet. The total area of Kolkata is 1886 square kilometers. The Sundarbans delta separates Kolkata from the Bay of Bengal.
Tourist Destinations in and around Kolkata
- Salt lake stadium – is the second-largest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 85000.
- The Victoria memorial – is a stunningly beautiful monument made of white marble built between 1906 -1921 to commemorate Queen Victoria in India.
- Marble Palace – is a grand and extravagant mansion built-in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick. It continues to be a residence for his descendants,
- Eden Garden cricket Stadium – established in 1864, is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
- Esplanade – refers to a long, open, stretch, typically beside the sea, used for pleasure walks. Kolkata Esplanade In the olden days stretched from Dhurmotollah (now Lenin Sarani) to Chandpal Ghat on the Hooghly River.
- Park Street – is a prominent attraction of Kolkata and boasts of beautiful Colonial buildings to bustling shopping outlets. This stretch has rightly been nicknamed as ‘Food Street’ and ‘The Street that Never sleeps’. Clean and well maintained and dotted with many Colonial buildings every corner of this street is picture-perfect.
- The Alipore Zoological Garden – or Kolkatta Zoo is India’s oldest Zoo, laid open in 1876.
- Botanical Garden – Founded in 1786, the 109-hectare Botanical Garden is a great place to escape from the frazzling sounds and smells of the city. 250-year-old ‘world’s largest banyan tree’ is the most touted attraction of the park.
- Howrah Bridge – This cantilever bridge with a suspended span over River Hoogly is a famous symbol of Kolkata. It is the sixth-longest bridge of its kind in the world. Renamed Rabindra Setu, it links the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata.
- Writers’ Building – One of the major landmarks of the city of joy and a must-see tourist destination in Kolkata, the Writers’ Building is famous for its stunning architecture and design. Until around 1830, Fort William College used it as a camp for training writers in languages like Hindi and Persian. Today the building houses the office of the State Government of West Bengal.
- Indian Museum – the largest and oldest museum in India (1814) and also one of oldest museums in the world, this museum boasts of rare collections of antiques, armours, paintings, ornaments, mummies, skeletons, fossils among other things.
- Jorasanko Thakur Bari – built in 1785 is the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore. Now also known as Tagore museum, it is dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel Laureate and the Bengal Renaissance. Spread over an area of 35000 sq m, it houses the Rabindra Bharati University.
- The National Library of India – Lord Curzon, Governor General of India merged the collection of Calcutta Public Library (Established in 1836 ) with that of the Imperial Library (founded in 1891 ) making it the largest library in India. After Independence the Government of India changed the name of the Imperial Library to the National Library which houses a collection of more than 2.2 million books.
- Fort William – now under the authority of the Indian Army was built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India on the eastern bank of River Hoogly. The fort built of brick and mortar and shaped as an irregular octagon has a big Maidan which is the largest urban park in Calcutta.
- Belur Mutt – founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is the head-quarter of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It is notable for its architecture and as a symbol of unity of all religions.
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