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Things to do in kolkata

Kolkata or the erstwhile Calcutta of the British era is the second largest city of India and the capital of West Bengal. It is a layered rendition of history with each layer perfectly preserved, right from the pre-British era, to a long colonial association, to a progressive first in social change almost in the whole of the sub-continent. The city's charm lies in a kaleidoscope of expressions that it offers. There is something for everyone here.

Weather in kolkata

West Bengal has a tropical climate. Four clearly marked seasons with a brief interregnum of spring are observed, namely the hot season, the rainy season, the post monsoon season corresponding to autumn and the cold season.

The hot season lasts from mid-March to mid-June, with the day temperature ranging from 38°C to 45°C in different parts of the state. At nights, a cool southerly breeze carrying moisture from the Bay of Bengal is usually present.

The monsoon arrives by a middle of June. Its scouts start arriving about two weeks before its normal onset. This is called the Chhota monsoon which breaks the hot spell of summer. The monsoon rains in west Bengal are caused solely by the current of wind from the Bay of Bengal. Variability is a characteristic feature of the monsoon in west Bengal as well as Bangladesh and Orissa which all receive the impact of the south-west Bay current. Breaks in the continuity of rain are not unusual, the resultant thoughts of low pressure develop into cyclone storms especially towards the end of the season and in early autumn.

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