Kolkata is the capital city of the state of West Bengal located in the eastern part of India. It can be reached easily from all parts of the country. There are several places to visit in Kolkata and the surrounding areas make for awesome weekend getaways. Dubbed as the 'City of Joy', Kolkata is known as one of the most culturally significant cities of India. Its festivals are renowned across the globe and it has produced many artistic and literary geniuses, Rabindranath Tagore being the most prominent among them.
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Kolkata is blessed with some scenic and architectural wonders. Be it the the magnificent Victoria Memorial Hall or the splendid Eden Gardens. As you move out of the city, you can take a picnic to some amazing holiday spots like Ambika Kalna and Santiniketan. This map of Kolkata will help you find the routes to the best places to visit in and around Kolkata.