Kolkata is India's cultural bedrock, according to the New York Times.
The Times reported that although Kolkata is filled with slums and endless traffic, it is also responsible for some of India's greatest writers, thinkers, artists and filmmakers.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that Kolkata is one of the cities in India that attracts quite a bit of attention from cricket fans.
Kolkata is a city that takes a while to get used to, according to the New York Times, but once travelers do so, they find that they grow affectionate for the place.
Travelers can find talkative strangers, tiny bookstores and other unique aspects that will make them fall in love with the city, said the New York Times.