About Denpasar Bali (DPS)
Rebuilt after the gruesome puputan massacre of 1906, Denpasar Bali is an ancient capital city of the Indonesian province of Bali. The city is a land full of ancient trails, with the magnificent historic sites posing as proud witnesses of the city's history. You can see marvellous art centre, sprawling museums and cheap markets. The land is truly blessed by nature's bountiful beauty. Badung River divides the city, and merges into the Gulf of Benoa. Due to its nearness in location to south of equator, the city of Denpasar has a tropical wet and dry climate, a comfortable tourists' visiting season.
Religion takes an important seat in Denpasar, which can be understood from the brilliant buildings. You can detect the richness in its culture from the giant historic structures like Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali, Pura Jagatnatha, Bajra Sanshi Monument, Taman Wedhi Budaya, Pura Maospahit amd Puputan Square. Of all these structures, Pura Jagatnatha (state temple built in 1953) and Pura Maospahit (oldest temple established in 14th century). Puputan Square is a classic urban park here located across Pura Jagatnatha. This park is popular among locals and tourists alike who come at lunchtime and near sunset.
There is also a giant market in JI, Sulawesi. Apart from this you can enjoy an amazing culinary experience at multitude of restaurant and fast food chains. Those who have great love for shopping can hurl towards Kumbasari market which is located opposite of Badung's river, in GajahMads street. It is a traditional market, 24 hours open, which sells daily needed and unique art and craft products.
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About Kolkata (CCU)
Kolkata is one of the oldest cities in India which is known for its deep rooted culture and rich historical backdrops. Placed on the banks of Hooghly River, this ancient city was earlier called as 'Calcutta'. Due to its historical past, the city is awarded as ‘Cultural Capital of India’, 'the City of Processions' and 'City of Joy'. Kolkata is the capital city of Indian state of West Bengal and has also served as the capital of the country until 1911. The metropolis is known for two major things, one is 'Communist stronghold' and other is the madness for cricket. Kolkata is famous as the birthplace of many famous personalities like Rabindranath Tagore (the noblest) and Satyajit Ray (the Bharat Ratan). The city also has deep values for Catholics and other communities as Mother Teresa took her last breath here. Moving in and around the city, you will get a glimpse of India's past and present through its architectural buildings.
To add more memorable moments in your life, Kolkata has many beautiful and breathtaking places in the way of Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens (Stadium), Birla Planetarium, Howrah Bridge, Marble Palace, Writer's Building, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar and National Library. Beside its attractions, Kolkata is also famous for its variety of lip smacking foods and warm hospitality. If you are a shopping freak, then, you can find number of markets to buy some traditional things. The fish market near the beautiful Hooghly River is quite famous not just in India but also throughout the world. A visit to the city during Durga Puja will enhance your enjoyment. The months from October to March are considered as the best period to visit the city as during this time, the climate remains pleasant. Being one of the largest cities in India, Kolkata is well connected to different parts of world.
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