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Best Local Scene in Kolkata

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B.B.D. Bagh (Dalhousie Square)

The names may have changed over the years, but its political significance has stood the test of time. B.B.D. Bagh, as it is known today, is named after Bengali freedom fighters Benoy, Badal and Dinesh who were responsible for assassinating N.S. Simpson, the Inspector General of Prisons in 1930. The fact that it is still occasionally referred to as Dalhousie Square underlines its status as the nerve-center of the East India Company. Time may have weakened its splendor, but it is still marked by significant buildings like GPO, Writers' Building (the Benoy, Badal, and Dinesh statues can be seen outside this landmark), St. John's Church, Raj Bhavan, and the Calcutta High Court. With a number of banks and important offices in the vicinity, it continues to function as the commercial center of Kolkata. Visit B.B.D. Bagh in the calm of the morning, because the chaos begins after 9 a.m!

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Park Street

Park Street is a very famous and one of the most important streets in Kolkata. It has a number of notable buildings, colleges, showrooms and even the cemetery. Some important buildings include the Asiatic Society, St Xavier’s College and an Adventist Church. This is where party lovers can find the vibrant nightlife of the city. It has a number of restaurants and pubs and is also known as the ‘Food Street’ or ‘The Street that Never Sleeps’. Park Street is illuminated with lights on Diwali, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. A visit to Park Street is a must when you plan a visit to Kolkata.

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Chinatown

Chinatown is an area in Kolkata that is home to many ethnic Chinese Indian people. This area has witnessed largest immigration from China since 1820. The majority of the Chinese population works in the tanning industry nearby. This area also has the largest number of Chinese restaurants where traditional Chinese and Indian Chinese delicacies are served. This area is divided into two parts, Old Chinatown and New Chinatown. Tourists from outside Kolkata make it a point to come here and experience the taste of China. This is also one of the favorite hangouts of the locals.

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