Kolkata, the most complex city of India, is the capital of West Bengal. This city has different appearances, at different times. One should live in Kolkata to better understand it, and enjoy the lifestyle it offers. There is increasing number of flights to and from Kolkata to other major places of the country. Kolkata is an excellent reflection of the Raj architecture and a stage for a few modern buildings also. The extremely pleasant mild winter of Kolkata in the months of October to March, makes it the ideal season to visit.
In these months the sporting and cultural activities are at their very best. Raj Bhavan, now the residence of the Governor, is an important place for sightseeing. The Palladian architecture used in government houses is also used in Town Hall, a building funded by 'Calcutta Lottery'. High Court, constructed around 1872, was designed by Walter Granville. B.B.D Bagh built around the old Lal Dighi tank is an expansive square shaped park named after three young freedom fighters- Benoy, Badal, and Dinesh. Howrah Bridge is the third largest bridge in the world. Eden gardens is the largest cricket stadium in India, which has witnessed many of the famous cricket battles. Victoria Memorial is the most impressive and significant 'dream in marble'. Other famous attractions are the famous Birla Planetarium, the glorious St. Paul's Cathedral and the Academy of Fine Arts.