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About Chinatown

Located in the eastern part of the city, Chinatown in Kolkata is a must visit as it retains the impressions of the Chinese culture till today. Once a home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese Indian nationals, the population has decreased now to only about 2,000 people. However, it still retains the charm of their culture, architecture and most of all food. People flock to China Town for the food here. There are many famous restaurants here that serve authentic Chinese fare as well as some that cater to more local flavors. The inhabitants of this area had been working in the tanning industry and the Chinese restaurants. Hence, the tanneries of this area are also well-known. Chinatown is also popular for its Chinese culture as various festivals are also held here from time to time.

Historical Context: This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is believed to be the oldest in India

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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