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Kolkata: 15 photos which shall take you on a mini-tour of the City of Joy

We take you all over Kolkata from Vidyasagar Setu to Victoria Memorial, Coffee House to the South Park Street Cemetery, and many more.

Updated: Jul 16, 2017 08:33:53

By Kabir Singh Bhandari, Hindustan Times

Kumartuli, in Northern Kolkata, where different idols of gods and goddess are created. (Shutterstock)

As the heart of the early 20th century Bengal renaissance and the cultural core of India, Kolkata is steeped in drama, art and literature. Distinct features which come to mind immediately when one thinks of the City of Joy are its paras (neighborhoods) and adda sessions. Cultural institutions such as Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum and the National Library of India are favourite old time haunts of both residents and visitors alike.

Scroll down to take yourself through a mini tour of Kolkata, the former capital of India, also known as the City of Furious, Creative Energy!

St Pauls Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral. ( Shutterstock )

Stone lion at the Victoria Memorial Building. ( Shutterstock )

Victoria Memorial in the evening. ( Shutterstock )

Giant chains used to moor ferry boats in Kolkata. ( Shutterstock )

Old trees and ancient gravestones in South Park Street Cemetery, which was opened in 1767, and at one time the largest Christian cemetery in Asia. ( Shutterstock )

Vidyasagar Setu (bridge) built on the river Hooghly is the longest cable stayed bridge in India. Photograph shot from Princep Ghat, Kolkata at dusk. ( Shutterstock )

Vidyasagar Setu (Bridge) during the day. ( Shutterstock )

Traditional hand pulled Indian rickshaws parked together. ( Shutterstock )

Durga Puja pandal. ( Shutterstock )

The standard yellow taxi . ( Shutterstock )

Students check out books at an old street side book stall at College Street Book Market. ( Shutterstock )

Heritage Kolkata tram standing on the track near a tramway depot at Esplanade. ( Shutterstock )

Visitors of the popular Indian Coffee House. The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936 in Bombay. ( Shutterstock )

Two chicken and egg kathi rolls with onions being prepared by a street food vendor. ( Shutterstock )

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