Kolkata is one of the biggest cities of India and seventh most populous city of India. It is the primary cultural, commercial, and education centre of East India, while port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port. The city is located on the east bank of river Hugli. Over a period of time Kolkata has grown into a city of sharp contradictions and contrasts. Kolkata finds its expressions in its life and its work and is a perfect amalgamation of the east and the west. The city too has a deep sense of influence towards literature and arts. Overall Kolkata is a large and vibrant Indian city which exhibits a great joie de vivre, and that can be witnessed in its high level of intellectual vitality as well its cultural diversity.