Bhubaneswar - Kolkata
Bhubaneswar is undoubtedly the temple city of India and is also the hub of the rich culture and tradition of Orissa that is inherent in the natives of this religious and sanctified land.
Bhubaneshwar during the ancient times was the capital of the Kalinga Empire and one can clearly discern the old glory of this place as it had 7000 temples. The brilliant architecture still stands unmatched as compared to any other temple of India.
Tourist attractions in Mumbai are worth visiting. Mumbai, city of dreams for many and city of realistic effects for others, Bombay as it was recently called, is the blend of dreams, emotions, traditions, approaches, attitudes, results and many other adjectives attached to it. It is the financial capital of India on one hand, celluloid capital of India on other hand selling dreams to millions.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai is Gateway of India, which is regarded as the face of the city to its visitors. Historically it is important as last British troop left Independent India by sea, marched through its portals.
Kolkata is reminiscent of its past glory during the British rule and stands out as one of the most quintessential cities that has a perfect blend of the modernity and old heritage going hand in hand. The tourist attractions in Kolkata remind us the yesteryears when the British used to rule the nation and Victoria Memorial is the apt instance of it. This is one of the most magnificent tourist attractions in Kolkata that is still having its old charm and grandeur. Howrah Bridge is another instance that is a perfect instance of extreme engineering that awe-inspires the visitors from the different parts of the world to pay a visit to this lovely city.
There is a Kali temple at Kalighat which is also one of the tourist attractions in Kolkata and is visited by a large number of Kali devotees from the different parts of the country. If a legend is to be believed then Kolkata has derived its name from this temple.
Birla Planetarium is one of the largest in Asia built after the Buddhist stupa at Sanchi. One can also see a large variety of the animals at the Alipore Zoological Garden which is located opposite of the Domestic Library at Belvedere Road as one of the important tourist attractions in Kolkata. There is also a cricket stadium which is famous all over the world "Eden Gardens Stadium". The writers of the East India Company who used to reside in the Writers Building which is also one of the major tourist attractions in Kolkata.