Kolkata is the capital of the state of West Bengal and one of the largest and most interesting cities in the world. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly, a major distributary of the river Ganga, Kolkata is the only metropolis on India's River of Life'. It is also the geteway to the entire east and northeast of India.an insidera#39;s look at the best of Kolkata Sudeshna Sen ... The Calcutta University - Indiaa#39;s first modem university founded in ... Built in the Burmese pagoda style the temple has an impressive interior decorated with Venetian glass mirrors.