SCHOOLS IN KOLKATA
Kolkata, Bengali Kalikata, formerly Calcutta, is a city in West Bengal and the former capital of British India (1772-1911). It is one of India's most populous cities and a major port. The port city formed as a point of transshipment from water to land and from river to sea on the east bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River, which was once the major route of the Ganges (Ganga) River, some 96 miles (154 km) upstream from the head of the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata, the primary metropolitan centre of eastern India, is a city of trade, transportation, and manufacturing.
EDUCATION IN KOLKATA
Kolkata, or Calcutta as it is still known to many throughout the world, is not just West Bengal's but also East India's cultural and educational centre. Kolkata, India's third most populous metropolis, attracts a big number of students from throughout the country and overseas to its advanced educational institutions. Since the British administration in the 19th and 20th centuries, Kolkata has been regarded as a centre of learning. St Stephen's College in New Delhi, now one of the country's most distinguished schools, was once a component of the University of Calcutta.
SCHOOLS IN KOLKATA
- LA MARTINIERE GIRL'S SCHOOL
- DON BOSCO SCHOOL
- MODERN HIGH SCHOOL
- ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
- LORETO HOUSE SCHOOL
- HERITAGE SCHOOL
- ST. JAMES SCHOOL
- CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
- ASHOK HALL GIRLS HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL
ALL ABOUT KOLKATA
Winter is a great time to visit.
The best time to visit is during northern India's dry winter (December-February), when temperatures hover around the mid 70s Fahrenheit during the day and the 50s at night (though Kolkatans bundle up as though it's much colder). Bring layers for the morning and be ready to lose them before lunchtime. However, be aware that in the winter, when there is little rain and farmers are burning their fields to prepare for the next harvest, the air quality (which is already poor) in northern India, including Kolkata, deteriorates significantly. Bring a mask with you.
Alternatively, pay a visit during Durga Puja.
Durga Puja, a five-day festival celebrating Bengali Hindus' patron deity, lights up Kolkata. Families dress up, exchange presents, and visit the many pandals (shrines) set up by community associations. Bengalis refer to her as Ma Durga or Mother Durga. People travel across town to see the best pandals, which may be complex affairs. (To find them, simply follow the masses.) The sindoor khela, when ladies apply sindoor, is a happy time of year for Kolkatans of all classes, and there's now a drive to include transgender women and widows, two groups who have previously been excluded from the festivities.
In the centre, locate a base.
Kolkata is a large, expansive metropolis. It's preferable to stay in the city centre (near the Maidan, the city's largest park), where there are a variety of alternatives ranging from the deluxe Oberoi Grand to budget hostels, as well as convenient access to public transportation. If you want to be somewhere (somewhat) more calm, avoid Sudder Street, which is near to the New Market shopping complex.