Kolkata known as the City of Palaces for its magnificent structures built during the British rule and the City of Joy for the denizens who gladden the hearts of visitors to this city with their friendly and freely mixing behavior. Being the Capital city for the British, the construction of buildings have been marvellous to majestic with styles of Neo-Gothic, Baroque, Neo-classical, Oriental and Islamic schools of design being implemented. Today it may not seem so well-kept, yet it is reminiscent of an era when large structures and splendid architecture were the order of the day. Besides it is also a city of Textiles since you have noteworthy handloom hubs close by at Bishnupur, Dhaniakhali, Murshidabad, Phulia, Shantipur, whose weaves are famous and celebrated all over the country.