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One of India's four great urban centres, KOLKATA (CALCUTTA), to its proud citizens, equals any city in the country in charm, variety and interest. Like Mumbai and Chennai, its roots lie in the European expansion of the seventeenth century. As the showpiece capital of the British Raj, it was the greatest colonial city of the Orient, and descendants of the fortune-seekers who flocked to participate in its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century trading boom remain conspicuous in its cosmopolitan blend of communities. Despite this, there has been a recent rise in Bengali nationalism, which has resulted in the …
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Taj Bengal

Experience the tranquility amidst the natural grandeur of this 5 Star hotel, which is located at Alipore. There are 228 centrally air-conditioned rooms for accommodation. Some fine ...