Kolkata - the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India. Located on the East Bank of the Hooghly river, the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest sole major riverine port. India’s second-biggest city the world, Kolkata as of 2011 had 4.5 million residents.
Regarded as India’s intellectual and cultural capital, Kolkata 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, friendly and loving behaviour of all the citizens all over the places making the city more lively and enjoyable.
Kolkata exhibits warmth, culture, creativity and intellectualism through its artistic development . Home to four best Nobel laureates of all time - Rabindranath Tagore, Ronald Ross, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen, Kolkata throws light on the diversity and classification that the city offers.