Kolkata is the intellectual city of India. More, it's a busy, busy Indian city where you can feel and enjoy Indian culture and way of life.
When you think Kolkata, of course you think about The City of Joy and the poverty, that's a reality. However, I loved this city, it is the real India and my first Asian city. The best way to discover Kolkatta is to walk, walk, walk in the streets from dawn to night and things happen!