Calcutta Tourism
CALCUTTA Human body dominates Calcutta. Howrah Station, almost a city in itself, can serve as an excellent introduction to the city proper. Located on the west bank of the Hooghly River, the station houses an enormous establishment with a seemingly permanent population living on the platforms.

Victoria Memorial, this huge marble museum is a combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. A good number of paintings by British artists like Thomas and William Daniell, Zoffany are housed here. The Indian Museum, founded in 1814 on the basis of the collection of the Asiatic Society, is one of the largest and most impressive museums in India. The imposing St. Paul's Cathedral built between 1839 and 1847 was the first church of England cathedral to be built in the British Empire. Kali Temple, also known as Kalighat is an important centre of Hindu pilgrimage was built 200 years ago. The Marble Palace, presents an eccentric collection of statues and paintings, including work by Reubens and Sri Joshua Reynold. The collector Rajendra Mallick, never left India and his collection gives a remarkable insight into the hybrid culture of the nouveau riches of Calcutta who thrived under British influence.