WELCOME TO THE <br /> CULTURAL CAPITAL OF <br />                   INDIA<br />KOLKATA<br />THE CITY OF JOY<br />By<br />Md...
INTRODUCTION OF KOLKATA<br />     Till the 17th century, Calcutta was nothing more than a village. But, today it is one of...
LOCATION<br />
GEOGRAPHY OF KOLKATA<br />Location<br /><ul><li>  Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India at 22.88 degree north & ...
  It has spread linearly along the banks of the Hooghly River.
The Bay of Bengal coastline is about 60 miles to the south.
Distance from sea – 60 miles from Bay of Bengal.</li></li></ul><li>CLIMATE<br /><ul><li>  Kolkata has a subtropical climat...
  Temperature - Winter(12-27C) Summer(24-38C)
  Average Rainfall 160 cm.</li></li></ul><li>HISTORY OF KOLKATA<br /><ul><li>  Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi, ...
  It's largely a British creation which dates back only some 300 years and was the capital of British India until the begi...
  Much of the Kolkata's most enduring development took place between 1780 and 1820.
   Latter in the 19th century, Bengal became an important centre in the struggle for Indian independence, and this was a m...
  As 2011 census measured </li></ul>67.68% of the population in Kolkata is Hindu, 30.27% Muslim and 0.88% Christian. Other...
FAIR & FESTIVAL<br />
FAIRS<br /><ul><li>  Vidyasagar Mela ( January )
  Industrial India Trade Fair ( December )
  Travel & Tourism fair ( August )
PoushMela ( December)
  Handloom Expo ( may )
  Calcutta book fair ( February )
Lexpo ( December – January )</li></li></ul><li>FESTIVALS<br /><ul><li>DurgaPuja
Kali Puja 
Eid-ul-fitr</li></li></ul><li>LOCAL SPECIFIC PRODUCT<br />GARLAND  SELLERS<br />
GARIAHAT MARKET  “FISH”<br />
ROSOGOLLA<br />
GARIAHAT MARKET “SAAREE”<br />
NATURAL RESOURCES<br />
SUNDARBANDS<br />The Venice of Nature<br /><ul><li>Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal
Sundarbands land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal.
Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square kms in India alone.</li></li></ul><li>HOOGLY RIVER<br />
CULTURAL RESOURCES<br />
LANGUAGE<br /><ul><li>  Bengali</li></ul>বাংলা <br /><ul><li>Urdu
Hindi</li></li></ul><li>TRADITIONAL COSTUMES<br />WOMEN<br /><ul><li> Sari</li></ul>MEN<br /><ul><li> Punjabi
Kurta
Dhuti</li></li></ul><li>DANCES<br /><ul><li>Chau dance
Rava dance</li></li></ul><li>CUISINE<br />Thaali<br />HilsaMachherJhal<br />Rehu Fish Curry <br />AluJhuriBhaja<br />Singa...
UNIQUENESS  & VALUE<br />
HOWRAH BRIDGE<br />
VIDYASAGAR SETU KOLKATA<br />
HAND-PULLED-RICKSHAWS<br />
VICTORIA CHARIOT<br />
CALCUTTA TRAM<br />
KOLKATA METRO RAIL<br />
EDEN GARDEN<br />WORLD SECOND LARGEST CRICKET STADIUM<br />
SALT LAKE STADIUM<br />WORLD SECOND LARGEST FOOTBALL STADIUM<br />
SONAGACHI<br />ASIA’S  LARGEST RED LIGHT AREA<br />
ATTRACTION<br />
VICTORIA MEMORIAL<br />
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  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE <br /> CULTURAL CAPITAL OF <br /> INDIA<br />KOLKATA<br />THE CITY OF JOY<br />By<br />MdAquib Jawed<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION OF KOLKATA<br /> Till the 17th century, Calcutta was nothing more than a village. But, today it is one of the major metropolitan cities of India along with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The credit for its present status goes to the expansion plans of the European powers, especially the British Raj. Kolkata was once the capital city of British India and also the Gateway to India till 1912. It is a major commercial city consisting of big industrial plants and corporate houses.<br />
  3. 3. LOCATION<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7. GEOGRAPHY OF KOLKATA<br />Location<br /><ul><li> Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India at 22.88 degree north & 88.20 degree east.
  8. 8. It has spread linearly along the banks of the Hooghly River.
  9. 9. The Bay of Bengal coastline is about 60 miles to the south.
  10. 10. Distance from sea – 60 miles from Bay of Bengal.</li></li></ul><li>CLIMATE<br /><ul><li> Kolkata has a subtropical climate, with summer monsoons.
  11. 11. Temperature - Winter(12-27C) Summer(24-38C)
  12. 12. Average Rainfall 160 cm.</li></li></ul><li>HISTORY OF KOLKATA<br /><ul><li> Kolkata is not an ancient city like Delhi, with Its impressive relics of the past.
  13. 13. It's largely a British creation which dates back only some 300 years and was the capital of British India until the beginning of this century.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> In 1686, the British abandoned Hooghly, their trading post 38km up the Hooghly River from present-day Kolkata, and moved downriver to there small villages - Sutanati, Govindpur and Kailkata.
  14. 14. Much of the Kolkata's most enduring development took place between 1780 and 1820.
  15. 15. Latter in the 19th century, Bengal became an important centre in the struggle for Indian independence, and this was a major reason for the decision to transfer the capital to Delhi in 1911.</li></li></ul><li>POPULATION<br /><ul><li> According to the 2011 census report of West Bengal, the population of Kolkata as on 1st March, 2011 was 44.86 lakh while it was 45.72 lakh in 2001.
  16. 16. As 2011 census measured </li></ul>67.68% of the population in Kolkata is Hindu, 30.27% Muslim and 0.88% Christian. Other minorities such as Sikhs, Buddhist, Jews and Zoroastrian constitute the rest of the city's population.<br />
  17. 17. FAIR & FESTIVAL<br />
  18. 18. FAIRS<br /><ul><li> Vidyasagar Mela ( January )
  19. 19. Industrial India Trade Fair ( December )
  20. 20. Travel & Tourism fair ( August )
  21. 21. PoushMela ( December)
  22. 22. Handloom Expo ( may )
  23. 23. Calcutta book fair ( February )
  24. 24. Lexpo ( December – January )</li></li></ul><li>FESTIVALS<br /><ul><li>DurgaPuja
  25. 25. Kali Puja 
  26. 26. Eid-ul-fitr</li></li></ul><li>LOCAL SPECIFIC PRODUCT<br />GARLAND SELLERS<br />
  27. 27. GARIAHAT MARKET “FISH”<br />
  28. 28. ROSOGOLLA<br />
  29. 29. GARIAHAT MARKET “SAAREE”<br />
  30. 30. NATURAL RESOURCES<br />
  31. 31. SUNDARBANDS<br />The Venice of Nature<br /><ul><li>Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal
  32. 32. Sundarbands land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal.
  33. 33. Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square kms in India alone.</li></li></ul><li>HOOGLY RIVER<br />
  34. 34. CULTURAL RESOURCES<br />
  35. 35. LANGUAGE<br /><ul><li> Bengali</li></ul>বাংলা <br /><ul><li>Urdu
  36. 36. Hindi</li></li></ul><li>TRADITIONAL COSTUMES<br />WOMEN<br /><ul><li> Sari</li></ul>MEN<br /><ul><li> Punjabi
  37. 37. Kurta
  38. 38. Dhuti</li></li></ul><li>DANCES<br /><ul><li>Chau dance
  39. 39. Rava dance</li></li></ul><li>CUISINE<br />Thaali<br />HilsaMachherJhal<br />Rehu Fish Curry <br />AluJhuriBhaja<br />Singada / Samosa<br />MachherKalia<br />
  40. 40. UNIQUENESS & VALUE<br />
  41. 41. HOWRAH BRIDGE<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. VIDYASAGAR SETU KOLKATA<br />
  44. 44. HAND-PULLED-RICKSHAWS<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46. VICTORIA CHARIOT<br />
  47. 47. CALCUTTA TRAM<br />
  48. 48.
  49. 49. KOLKATA METRO RAIL<br />
  50. 50. EDEN GARDEN<br />WORLD SECOND LARGEST CRICKET STADIUM<br />
  51. 51. SALT LAKE STADIUM<br />WORLD SECOND LARGEST FOOTBALL STADIUM<br />
  52. 52. SONAGACHI<br />ASIA’S LARGEST RED LIGHT AREA<br />
  53. 53. ATTRACTION<br />
  54. 54. VICTORIA MEMORIAL<br />
  55. 55.
  56. 56. BIRLA PLANETARIUM<br />
  57. 57. BOTANICAL GARDEN<br />
  58. 58. St. Paul's Cathedral Church<br />
  59. 59. Dakshineswar Temple<br />
  60. 60. MAJOR ACTIVITIES<br /><ul><li> Have a walk on the Park street or enjoy the chariot ride near Chowranghee.
  61. 61. Ferry services</li></li></ul><li>DISTANCE<br />
  62. 62. TO NEW DELHI<br />Km- 1461 (by train)<br />Hrs- 21 (by train)<br />TO TRIVANDRUM<br />Km- 2684 (by train) <br />Hrs- 45 (by train)<br />
  63. 63. HOW TO REACH<br />Air:  Kolkata is home to the N.S.C. International airport at Dumdum. Regular flights to rest of India and world are available here.<br />Rail:  Howrah and Sealdah are the two major railway station, which are very well connected to the other parts of the country.<br />Road:  Kolkata, being among the top metros of India, is connected to the rest of India by excellent road network.<br />
  64. 64. ACCOMMODATION<br />THE GRAND OBEROI<br />TAJ BENGAL <br />FORTUNE PARK<br />PEERLESS INN<br />
  65. 65. TOURIST ARRIVALS <br />FOREIGN TOURIST- 1.3 Million (2010) <br />DOMESTIC TOURIST- 4.6 Million (2010)<br />
  66. 66. Political structure <br />MS. MAMTA BANERJEE <br />IS THE PRESENT CHIEF <br />MINISTER OF WEST BENGAL<br />Kolkata is an important industrial city<br />Jute , silk ,rice , paper & chemicals are the <br />Main industries in Kolkata.<br />
  67. 67. REFERENCE<br />www.ilovekolkata.in<br />www.easterntourism.net<br />www.westbengaltourism.gov.in<br />www.kolkata.org.uk<br />ourcitykolkata.com<br />
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