my beloved city. It is a big city through which
the river Ganga flows. It is the capital of West
Bengal. This city has a long history of culture
Kolkata is a very old city. The people of Kolkata are mainly Bengalis. In Kolkata many freedom fighters and social reformers like Raja Rammohan Roy, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Baghajatin and many others were born and brought up. The British ruled over this city for many years. Kolkata is known as the 'city of joy'. People of different caste, creed and religion live in harmony here. There are many exciting places to visit here. The National Library, Indian Museum, Alipore Zoological Garden, Marble Palace and Victoria Memorial Hall are some of them. People from all over the country come to visit these places. The British constructed the memorable Howrah Bridge which is still the main thoroughfare to reach Howrah.
In Kolkata many festivals like Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Holi, Id and Christmas are celebrated. Durga Puja is the main festival of this city. This is celebrated for four to five consecutive days, depending on the calendar of that year. The main food of the people is rice and fish. Many other delicious dishes are made here too. People of Kolkata are famous for eating different types of sweets. Among these rasogolla and sondesh are very common. There are temples of goddess Kali at Kalighat and Dakshineswar. Churches and mosques are also found here. There is a lovely green golf course too.
Despite the city being crowded I like my city very much because all my friends live here.