A city to fall in love in as well as to fall in love with, Kolkata promises to charm like no other city in the world! Home to tranquil afternoons and mellowed evenings, Kolkata is just the perfect place to call home!
Getting to know Kolkata
Kolkata is located on the banks of the Ganges, just opposite its twin city, Howrah. Rich in history and a significant settlement even during the British rule, this former capital of India, is the 2nd largest city in India. The city offers a contrast of sorts, whether in terms of its architecture, food or culture.
If you are planning to move back to Kolkata or invest in property there to stay connected with your roots, remember that the pros of staying in the city far outweigh the cons. Read on to know how.
1. Accommodation that is sure to please
As a new resident of any city, one of the first things a person looks out for is, of course, accommodation. Kolkata offers a number of different categories of accommodation at affordable prices. So whether you want a house with a back garden or a more compact flat, Kolkata is sure to spoil you with endless choices.
Located in the heart of the city are some of the plushest apartments that you can imagine. You can also opt for a flat in the gated communities which are accompanied with swimming pools and playgrounds.
However, if you are looking for your own space away from the bustling crowd and urban madness, Smart City, Rajarhat is just the perfect place for you. Offering the advantage of a gated community and all the amenities of international standards, this cluster of high rise buildings provide luxury and comfort in the city.
Just a hop away from the airport and just a short drive from the city, Smart City, Rajarhat allows you a fascinating view of the sky unlike the older and grayer parts of the city!
Some of the facilities offered include a fully fitted kitchen, as well as roomy master bedrooms, a utility area as well as the master bathroom, equipped with a Jacuzzi. Now, if this isn’t luxury, what is!
2. A gastronomic delight
If we are talking about Kolkata, can a discussion on food be far behind? A gastronomic delight, the city offers cuisines that are bound to please even the choicest connoisseurs. Whatever the cuisine or the budget, Kolkata is sure to have an eatery for you.
Choose from the old-world charm restaurants at Park Street where you can check out the legacies of the British Raj or opt for the authentic taste of Chinese cuisines at the city’s famous Chinatown.
3. Visual delights of the city
Set in an era long before the British came to India, Kolkata is a virtual storehouse of heritage and history. There is a bit of history almost at every nook and corner of the older parts of the city.
Much of the architecture here has rich influences of the British, the Muslims, as well as the Dutch and the French, all of whom had colonies near or within the city. So, one can never really say one has completed the sight-seeing of Kolkata…. There will be something new to discover every time!
Try the new Eco Tourism Park with its beautiful water bodies and team lounges, Pagodas, and Japanese Restaurant as well as the famous Floating restaurant near it. An even greater attraction is of course the Kolkata Gate, which is sure to offer some of the most breathtaking views of the city on the Main Arterial Road.
Whether it is football, cricket or tennis, you’ll always see the city soak in the fervor of the event. The citizens love their games as much as their food and you are sure to be swept into the wave of excitement as well!
Calcutta is home to several prestigious clubs, originating from the days of the Raj. These, however, can be quite expensive thanks to their membership charges. Take advantage of the Driving Range, instead of at the Eco Park which entails a cost of only INR 500 for the three hours you spend on the range.
5. The budding IT hub
Kolkata offers diverse opportunities for business. However, the most promising sector of the city is of course the prestigious IT sector. Located mainly in Salt Lake, the sector has today expanded itself in a huge way around Rajarhat.
6. Books… books… and books
If you love books and reading, there can be no better home for you than Kolkata. Whether it is the iconic College Street Market or the buzz of the bookstores in various modern malls, Kolkata is sure to charm the bookworm in you.
Arguably the base for giving your children the best education in the country, Kolkata offers some of the best schools in India. To add to these, there is, of course, the prestigious Jadavpur University as well as the Calcutta University, which are known to be institutes of excellent repute all over the world. Some of the most notable institutes such as St Xavier’s College, The Rabindra Bharati University as well as the prestigious Presidency University have all taken advantage of Rajarhat with campuses in the area. Whatever the field that you want yourself or your children to follow, Kolkata is sure to provide you with some great options.
8. Literature and Art
The love that the Bengalis share for literature needs no introduction. Whether it is the vast repository of Bengali literature or any of its counterparts from any other language, you can be certain of joining Kolkata’s love for reading once you are in the city!
Similarly, the richness of art in the city knows no bounds. There are exhibitions galore all through the year and you can check out the works of some of the most renowned artists of the world in its museums. These include the newly built Rabindra Tirtha & Arts Acre in Newtown, which are extremely popular. No time to visit? Worry not! Check out the amazing graffiti that adorns the walls of this beautiful city… a tribute from its residents!
9. Buzzing real estate
One of the leading reasons that influence a lot of people from all around the world to invest in a property in Kolkata is its promising real estate market.
Soon to be one of the leading business destinations in the country and a sure winner in terms of the overall return on investment, Kolkata’s real estate is an investor’s lucky ticket to prosperity!
10. A green metropolis
Kolkata is a metropolis like no other. Yes, it does offer the advantages of urbanization, but along with that, there is a touch of nature that the city still holds on to. You can glimpse blue ponds with green trees on its banks right behind a high-rise. In short, Kolkata offers all benefits of a good yet urban life for its residents.
A leading player in this incredible “Return to nature” ethos is, of course, The V, a plush living space in the city. We have adopted Environics, an environmental science to ensure a ‘clean living’ initiative that aims to create healthier places for the residents of the city by negating, the harmful effects of the radiations emanating from the Earth and other artificial sources such as phones, electronic equipment etc.
These unique features are truly one-of-a-kind and make the property world-class. That’ll make every penny spent on the indulgence worth it!
11. That afternoon siesta and others
Kolkata and the Bengalis are noted for their laid back lifestyles. There is hardly a home in the city which does not indulge in a siesta after a sumptuous meal of maachbhaat (Fish with rice, the staple diet in most Bengali households)! Relax and enjoy each day… that is the motto Kolkata proudly follows!
The list can go on. But need we say more! So, get set to make Kolkata a part of your beautiful journey of life. Trust us; you’ll make some great memories that you can cherish forever!