Kolkata “The City of Joy, mere village in the 17th century, is today the commercial hub of eastern India and the capital of the Indian States of West Bengal. It is one of the major metropolitan cities of India along with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This city is also known for Mother Teresa’s Home, the “Home of the Pure Heart” (Nirmal Hriday), located next to the Kalighat Temple. This Home was established in 1952 by Mother Teresa with the help of the Indian Government. She transformed an abandoned building that had once been a temple for the Hindu Goddess Kali, into the “Kalighat home for the Dying”, a free hospice for the poor. People who were brought to the home received medical attention from the Missionaries of Charity and were given the opportunity to die with dignity. Visit the Victoria Memorial built by Sir William Emerson, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, which houses a fine collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures, books and manuscripts. You can visit the St. Paul's Cathedral, built in 1839, a fine example of Indo-Gothic architecture and the famous Kali Temple in the city.