KOLKATA : KOLKATA Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal .It was earlier known as Calcutta .Kolkata is situated on the Hugli river. Slide 2: Kolkata is a major port. It is connected to the sea through the Hugli river. We have to cross the Hugli to enter the city. Slide 3: The old hanging bridge on the Hugli was called Howrah bridge .It is now called Rabindra Setu . Slide 4: ANOTHER BRIDGE HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE HUGLI RIVER.THIS BRIDGE IS CALLED VIDYASAGAR SETU. Slide 5: THE CLIMATE OF KOLKATA IS NEITHER VERY HOT NOR VERY COLD. IT IS MILD . Slide 6: KOLKATA IS AN IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL CITY.JUTE, SILK,RICE,PAPER AND CHEMICALS ARE THE MAIN INDUSTRIES IN KOLKATA. MR. BUDDHADEB BHATTACHARYA IS THE PRESENT CHIEF MINISTER OF WEST BENGAL. Slide 7: BELUR MATH VICTORIA MEMORIAL BIRLA PLANETARIUM SOME PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST ARE VICTORIA MEMORIAL, BELUR MATH, BIRLA PLANETARIUM,FORT WILLIAM ,ALIPUR ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS. Slide 8: KOLKATA HAS THE METRO ,AN UNDERGROUND RAILWAY SYSTEM.TRAINS ARE AN IMPORTANT MEANS OF TRANSPORT WITHIN THE CITY. Slide 9: TRAMS ARE ANOTHER MODE OF TRANSPORT IN KOLKATA BESIDES THE USUAL TAXIS, BUSES AND PRIVATE VECHICLES. Slide 10: SRI RABINDRANATH TAGORE ,THE NOBLE LAUREATE WAS BORN IN JORASANKO MANSION IN KOLKATA. HE RESHAPED BENGALI LITERATURE AND MUSIC. Slide 11: BENGALIS ARE FOND OF PAINTING,SINGING AND OTHER FORM OF ARTS.THEIR MAIN FOOD IS RICE AND FISH THEY ARE ALSO VERY FOND OF SWEETS.THE RASOGULLA IS A BENGALI SWEET POPULAR ALL OVER THE WORLD. Slide 12: THE MOST IMPORTANT FESTIVAL IS THE DURGA PUJA FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY.THIS FETIVAL IS CLEBRATED THROUGH OUT THE STATE WITH FULL FERVOR.