Kolkata

India’s second largest city, Kolkata, is the former capital of British India and is considered by it’s citizens the intellectual and cultural capital of the country. Nobel Prize winning poet Tagore was from here as were several other celebrated writers and film directors. However, for many visitors one of the most famous Kolkatans was another Nobel Prize winner, Mother Theresa, who made her name helping the poor here. While it’s easy to see how Mother Theresa spent her entire life helping the poor here, the city offers some beautiful colonial architecture and well kept museums in all of India.

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