About Kolkata Tours
The city of Calcutta, now called Kolkata, was established by the British in 1690 and was the capital of British India until 1911. It is the proud intellectual capital of India, with a rich contemporary cultural life. The city retains some of India’s most striking colonial buildings, and is also home to the country’s first underground railway. Other important sights include the Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel that links the city and Howrah Station, and the Indian Museum.