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Kolkata (22°34′11″N, 88°22′11″E ), formerly known as Calcutta, is regarded as the cultural capital of India. Historically, it was the capital of British India from 1773 to 1911. Therafter, it became the capital of undivided Bengal until the 1947 Partition of Bengal, after which it has remained to be the capital of West Bengal. It is a major metropolitan city, known for being the melting pot of several cultures, embracing, with graceful ease, the new without endangering the old. This riverside city of culture, heritage, spirituality, music, literature, arts and architectural wonders offers an amalgamation of various types of tourist spots, all affirming its respect and love for its rich cultural heritage.