Chowringhee, Kolkata

Nobody is quite sure how Chowringhee, one of Kolkata’s most iconic roads, got its name. Chowringhee, not quite an arterial road but one of the city’s longest thoroughfares today, connects two parts of the city — Kalighat and Dharmatolla — to each other. Chowringhee is one of the best addresses in Kolkata. It still oozes of the imperial heritage. The building nearby are majestic and imposing and reminds of the British raj.

Breakfast Trail in Kolkata

If you are looking for a delicious and satisfying breakfast in Kolkata, you might want to try Flurys. Flurys is a legendary bakery and cafe that has been serving the city since 1927. You can enjoy a variety of dishes, such as eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, pastries and more. Flurys also has a range of beverages, including coffee, tea, juices and smoothies. The ambiance is cozy and elegant, with a touch of nostalgia.

Durga Puja in Kolkata: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kolkata’s Durga Puja is India’s official nomination for the 2020 edition of the UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Durga Puja is not only a religious festival, it is the most significant socio-cultural event in Bengal. Though predominantly originated in the Hindu ritual and legends, the Durga Puja celebration cross cuts the communal divide in many of its attributes. It is an epitome of harmony across caste, class, creed and religion.

The Kolkata Book Fair (2015)

International Kolkata Book Fair is a late winter fair in Kolkata. It is a unique book fair in the sense of not being a trade fair – the book fair is primarily for the general public rather than whole-sale distributors. It celebrates international literature and reflects India’s much-loved reading tradition. The Kolkata Book Fair, recognised by International Publishers Association, Geneva, is also the largest Book Fair of the world in terms of visitors.