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Culture of kolkata

Kolkata is rightly referred as the ‘Cultural Capital of India’, that pioneers the Indian renaissance. It is a city that has nurtured the literary and artistic heritage since ages. It is the cradle of Indian contemporary artistic, literary and scholastic thoughts. Kolkata has been coined as the city of furious creative energy. It boasts of the ingenious generations of writers, poets, dancers, singers, musicians, film-makers, painters, Nobel laureates and many more. Music and dance are the two most important cultural aspects of Kolkata in which almost every Bengalis get trained upon. All kinds of music with the special emphasis on Rabindrasangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Dwijendrageeti and many more, is performed. The classical dance from various parts of India are highly practiced. The tradition of ‘Jatras’ or folk-theatres were started in Kolkata and in the modern times it has evolved into the commercial group theatres. Durga Puja is the grand festivity of Kolkata and celebrated with pomp. The core part of the Kolkata culture includes its mouth-watering traditional cuisine and desserts that includes rice, fish curry, vegetable curries, Rosogolla, mishit doi, langcha, Sandesh and many more.

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  • Best Time To Visit
    October - March

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