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The ‘cultural capital’of India, also known as the City of Joy, has been founded by Job Charnock, who arrived at the small fishing villages of Sutanuti, Kalikata and Gobindapur in 1690 and convinced the the East India Company to start building its trading base in Bengal. The city Kolkata, an official of the East India Company, grew through leaps and bounds until it was made the capital of the British Empire. Today Kolkata is a home to more than 5 million people and is often called the ‘cultural capital’ of the country. Kolkata stores the colonial heritage of the British empire from the time of the settlement of the English East India Company. Though the city had developed drastically yet it certainly carries the heritage of the erstwhile English. The city of joy has it all - from chaotic traffic, buzzing markets, delicious food, to bright yellow taxis, old-world goodness and endless ‘adda’ culture. A city with a wonderful personality, Kolkata is meant to be experienced and not just visited. This guidebook lists down some of the popular weekend destinations from Kolkata and some significant places of interest within the city for an experience to cherish.