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Hello Friends,
I took this shot at Esplanade Tram Depot..
This is a new tram manufactured by Calcutta Tram Company.. You can see the sentence “Explore The Flavours Of Kolkata” and some small thumbnail on the body of the tram.. My point of view is about The “Places of interest in Kolkata”..
Places of Interest in Kolkata:-
Kolkata, India, has been nicknamed the City of Palaces and also the City of Joy. City of Palaces comes from the numerous palatial mansions built all over the city and City of Joy comes from the lively and friendly and loving behavior of all the citizens all over the places making the city more lively and enjoyable .During the British colonial era from 1700 to 1912, when Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) was the capital of British India, Kolkata witnessed a spate of frenzied construction activity of buildings largely influenced by the conscious intermingling of Neo-Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Oriental and Islamic schools of design. Unlike many north Indian cities, whose construction stresses minimalism, the layout of much of the architectural variety in Kolkata owes its origins to European styles and tastes imported by the British and, to a much lesser extent, the Portuguese and French.
The buildings were designed and inspired by the tastes of the English gentleman around and the aspiring Bengali Babu (literally, a nouveau richeBengali who aspired to cultivation of English etiquette, manners and custom, as such practices were favourable to monetary gains from the British).
Today, many of these structures are in various stages of decay. Some of the major buildings of this period are well maintained and several buildings have been declared as heritage structures. Conservation efforts are patchy and are often affected by problems of litigation, tenant troubles, ownership disputes, old tenancy laws and a lack of funds.
1. Museum and Libraries:- The Victoria Memorial, The Indian Museum, The Marble Palace, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Science City, The Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Gurusaday Museum, Jawahar Shishu Bhavan, Sabarna Sangrahashala, National Library of India, Asiatic Society etc.
2. British Administrative Offices:- Calcutta High Court, Bankshall Court, Raj Bhavan (Government House), Town Hall, Writers' Building , General Post Office, Esplanade Manisons, Howrah station etc.
3. Historic Hotels:- Grand Hotel and The Great Eastern Hotel.
4. Parks:- Maidan, Eco Park New Town, Millenium Park, Rabindra Sarobar, Eliot Park, Salt Lake Central Park etc.
5. Statues and Memorial:- Shaheed Minar, Lascar War Memorial, Subhas Chandra Bose, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, Sir James Outram, David Hare, Karl Marx etc.
6. Ganga Ghats( Ganges Shore): Prinsep Ghat, Outram Ghat, Babu Ghat, Bagh Bazar Ghat, Aheritola Ghat etc.
7. Lovers Spot:- Central Park, Elliot Park, Maidan, Nalban, Rabindra Sarobar, Citizens Park, Prinsep Ghat, Millenium Park, Nandan, Subhas Sarovar, Outram Ghat,New Town Eco Park etc.
8. Worship Places:- Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla temple, Belur Math, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Nakhoda Mosque, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. John's Church, Greek Orthodox Church etc.
9. Bridges:- Rabindra Setu(Howrah Bridge), Vidyasagar Setu, Vivekanda Setu, Nivedita Setu etc.
Also have many Malls and Markets, Book Depot, Uncountable British Era Buildings, North Kolkata etc..
Thanks for your visit..

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