On November 1830, the first ever horse driven bus plied on the heart of Calcutta. It would be 1922 till the first motor driven bus arrived in Calcutta. And the famous double decker buses started plying between Shyambazar and Kalighat from 1926.
In spite of the establishment of Medical College in 1835, the hospital started operating thirteen years later. On 1st December,1852, this hospital was inaugurated with 500 beds.
The first Medical conference in Calcutta was held on 29th December,1894.
Birla Planetarium is one of the oldest Planetariums in India. The only planetarium in the country, whose dome houses a collection of projectors and optical equipments expensively imported from East Germany. It is the largest planetarium in South-East Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world.
Kolkata is home to the oldest golf course outside the British Isles at The Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Raja Rajendra Mullick built the first marble palace in Calcutta. At the age of 16, he started constructing this palace at Chor Bagan. It was finished in 1840.
Kolkata has a nickname, the 'City of Palaces' , because of the abundance of European-style buildings.
The University of Calcutta, India’s second oldest modern university was established in 1857.
In order to facilitate and ameliorate the transport system in Calcutta, Mini Bus started running on the streets of the city from 10th May,1972.
Kolkata is the seventh most expensive city in India.