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Kolkata (Calcutta)

The most intense journey is the one within.

All of India is notoriously thought of as a cultural and spiritual Mecca, but Calcutta is its heart. Calcutta is the capital of the state of West Bengal and runs along the Hooghly River. It is a city noted for it’s political and revolutionary history. As the capital, Calcutta was much involved in the gaining of India’s independence from Britain in 1947. One can also see how Calcutta has borne the brunt of the economic roller coaster thereafter, with one of the highest poverty rates in the world.
Home to Mother Theresa’s body and her volunteer-run centers for the Dying and Destitute, many tourists come to volunteer and explore their own spirituality. They have certainly found the right place, for the streets themselves could make anyone question the gods’ intentions. While the majority of the population is Hindu, Muslims, Janes and Christians live and celebrate as equals here as well. Visiting the temples and holy buildings is a must while visiting Calcutta. In this city near to 14 million people, any holiday is a big event. There seems to be something to be celebrated every other day, and whether the event is spiritual, traditional, or simply being alive, most of the city joins in. If you visit Calcutta, it’s guaranteed that you will learn a lot about yourself and join many celebrations.

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  • Kalkutta ist der Vorhof der Hölle aber es gibt auch kleine Paradiese da. www.helgo-ev.de hat so ein Paradies für Kinder geschaffen.
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