Kolkata Maps and Orientation: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata is the capital of India's state of West Bengal. This is the north-east sector of the subcontinent, on the banks of the Hooghly River. The British Raj once used this waterway to connect to the busy shipping lanes of the Bay of Bengal, which is only 80 km / 50 miles to the south. The city sprawls along the river's banks.