Photographer's Note

I took this shot near Bagbazar, North Kolkata..
About North Kolkata:-
North Kolkata is the older area of Kolkata, a fascinating district dominated by narrow little lanes and hundreds of century-old buildings.

Includes Chitpur, Bagbazar, Belgachhia,Shyambazar, Shobhabazar, Maniktala, Jora Sanko and the famous College Street area. Also situated here are the Sealdah station, one of the largest train hubs in India, and the newly built Kolkata station. Dum Dum being the prime communication hub of Kolkata having International Airport, Metro Rail, Circular Rail, Ground Rail.
The Northern part of Kolkata houses the old buildings belonging to the Zamindars (Landlords), other rich Bengalis who used to trade with the British. It preserves the cultural heritage of Kolkata. The building structures give an impression of the royal people who stayed there. The area is generally crowded and has some interesting markets including the famous Posta, Burrabazar whole sale markets, College Street Book market where you can trace many out of print books with a little patience. While in College Street a visit to the College St Coffee House is a must. Also around the area are the Calcutta Medical College, the Presidency College and Calcutta University.
Parashnath Jain Temple, (near the Belgachia metro station).

Parashnath Jain Temple, (at Gouribari, reachable from the Sovabazar Metro station (take an auto rickshaw)).

Marble Palace, (close to metro station M.G. Road). The marble palace was the private mansion of Zamindar (Land owner) Raja Rajendro Mullick, who had built this palace in 1835. It is situated on the Muktaram Babu Street in a congested part of the city. A real garden, of may be an acre with a Palladian Mansion set square in the centre. Today this place has an incongruous collection of statues and paintings. There is also a private zoo housing a collection of birds from different corners of the world.

Rabindra Bharati Museum ('Jorasanko Thakur Bari (Tagore Family residence)), 6/4 Dwarakanath Tagore Lane, Kolkata-700007 (close to the Marble Palast), ☎ 033-22181744 (, [1]. 10.30AM - 5.00PM (Monday closed). The former residence of the famous poet now is a museum showing rooms as well as many paintings. Only the basic information about Tagore's life is not vast if you do not know much about him yet. Rs. 50; students Rs. 25.

The Howrah Bridge spans the Hooghly River linking Howrah to Kolkata. It is said to be the busiest bridge in the world. On the bridge you are not allowed to take any pictures for the sake of national security.

Dakshineswar (Kali temple), North of the city on the banks of the river. Temple. Belur Math, another temple, is just over the river. You can take a ferry to have a look at that one also.

Star Theater, (Near Hatibagan crossing).

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