Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, an Indian state. It is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River about 80 kilometers west of the border with Bangladesh. The Kolkata port is India's oldest operating port and it is the sole major riverine port.
The city derives its name from the Kolkata, the Bengali name of one of three villages that predated the arrival of the Britishers. The other two villages were Sutanuti and Govindapur. Today Kolkata is a city famous for its traditional soul, colonial architecture, cultural festivals, and street foods. There are various places in Kolkata to attract the tourist’s attention. Some of them are Howrah Bridge, Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Esplande, Park Street, Victoria Memorial, Birla Planaterium, Kumortuli, Khalighat Temple, Alipur Zoo and others.”