Kolkata is the seventh most expensive city in India.
On November 1830, the first ever horse driven bus plied on the heart of Calcutta. It would be 1922 till the first motor driven bus arrived in Calcutta. And the famous double decker buses started plying between Shyambazar and Kalighat from 1926.
The Indian Botanical Gardens at Shibpur, near the Bengal Engineering College, is home of the largest banyan tree in the world (the banyan tree with the biggest girth), according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The Calcutta Corporation decided to make all the unmetalled roads of the city macadamized on 11th September, 1794.
The world’s second oldest Geological Survey came into existence in Calcutta in the year 1851.
The Calcutta Medical College which was founded in 1835, is Asia’s oldest medical school.
Raja Sukhomoy Roy of Pathuria Ghata introduced the manual fan or man-pulled fan in Calcutta during Durga Puja celebration in his residence between 1784 to 1790 approximately.
Till 1898 Calcutta nights were lit by only gas and earthen lamps. The year 1899 witnessed the advent of electrical light in Calcutta. A total of one lakh sterling pound was spent to light up the city of joy.
Taj Bengal, Kolkata, was the first hotel which is having its own ATM. Name the bank which setup the ATM for Taj Bengal is HDFC Bank.
The University of Calcutta, India’s second oldest modern university was established in 1857.