Kolkata, "the city of Joy", capital of West Bengal is celebrated as the abode of warmth and selflessness. It is the cultural capital of India. The cultural essence dwells in the major tourist attractions in Kolkata. Earlier history books mentioned Job Charnok as the real founder of the city. But recent facts have revealed that the aristocratic subarnachoudhuris were the original inhabitants of the city. While North Kolkata retains the legacy of the "bhadralok" and "babu" culture of the 19th century, south Kolkata has a cosmopolitan character. Some definite contours of Calcutta emanate the traits of the colonial era. Till many years the city's backwardness in industry and development had been a major cause for concern, which many attribute to the economic plunder during the colonial era.
But in the recent past Kolkata has become a city to reckon with. But the backwardness of the city did not dissuade tourists to stay away from Kolkata. The Tourist attractions in Kolkata have brought in millions of people from all corners of the world. The passion of the Kolkattans reflected in every aspect of life be it education, sports, food, friendship have drawn the tourists into a spell of the "essence of Kolkata." The Victoria memorial, Howrah Bridge, the marble palace, kali mandir, Indian museum and the Eden Gardens are the important tourist attractions in the city which bring in millions from far and wide.
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