Overview

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. From 1773 to 1911, it served as India’s capital under the British Raj. It was founded as an East India Company trading post. It is now famous for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals. It also serves as the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, which was founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is located on the premises.

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