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Kolkata — as Instagram sees (and loves) it

Reels on the City of Joy that blew up last week and stopped our doom scrolling

Jaismita Alexander | Published 09.07.23, 05:04 PM

Feel the rhythm of Kolkata as we take a cinematic tour of the city that has served as the backdrop for countless masterpieces. From the majestic Howrah Bridge, connecting souls as it spans the River Hooghly, to the architectural marvel that is the Victoria Memorial, a witness to a bygone era — Kolkata’s beauty knows no bounds. Similarly, the love for Kolkata knows no limit to those who love the city no matter where they are. This time, our Reels of the Week features some beautiful Instagram Reels dedicated to Kolkata.

1. Peaceful monsoon retreat at Prinsep Ghat

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly, Prinsep Ghat in Kolkata offers a delightful escape from the madding city. An oasis with lush green gardens, scenic spots and charming architecture, Prinsep Ghat beckons city dwellers and tourists alike to immerse themselves in its timeless beauty. As the monsoon sets in, the ghat transforms into a magical setting with cloudy skies and drizzling rains. Lovers and friends dot the ghat, while others sit quietly, soaking in the magnificent solitude. This reel by @_suvo_creation_ captures just that!

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2. Old world charm of Kolkata

Old Kolkata, with its narrow and winding lanes, are a true reflection of the city's rich history and cultural legacy. This reel by @chobiwala_byomkesh takes you through these intricate lanes and you are transported back in time to the colonial era. The bylanes are adorned with century-old buildings, showcasing the architectural marvels of yesteryears. Each turn reveals hidden nooks and crannies, bustling with local life. Perfect for a photo walk, isn’t it?

3. Exploring New Town Smart Street

New Town Smart Street is a shining example of urban development. The street is equipped with smart infrastructure, including a water ATM, smart street lights, smart benches, electric vehicle charging station, and Wi-Fi connectivity. There are slides, swings and see-saws for children. As you walk along the planned and pedestrian-friendly street, you can't help but notice the green spaces, modern architecture, and aesthetically pleasing street furniture. This is the focus of this reel by @thatbengalichick

4. Kali-peeli portrait

Kolkata’s yellow taxis are an iconic symbol of the city's transportation system. The retro charm of these vintage taxis adds character to the city's bustling streetscape. This painting by @art_u_be of the kali-peelis, with the audio of Mirza Ghalib's famous poetry on Kolkata, wins hearts!

5. Homecoming to Kolkata

Homecoming to Kolkata is a heartwarming experience that instantly fills one with a sense of nostalgia and belonging. As the city unveils its familiar sights, sounds, and smells, one is reminded of the rich heritage and cultural tapestry that Kolkata is known for. The bustling streets, adorned with trams, yellow taxis, and countless food stalls, create an intoxicating atmosphere that is uniquely Kolkata. Thanks to @jishansarkarofficial for capturing that feeling on this lovely reel!

Last updated on 09.07.23, 05:06 PM
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