Watch: Beautiful drone visuals of Kolkata’s landmarks will make you fall in love with the city

All that you see is a grand city, that is much bigger than your petty daily experiences.

Written by Premankur Biswas | Published: February 5, 2016 2:48 pm
Drone video captures Kolkata's landmarks Drone video captures Kolkata’s landmarks

Kolkata is one of those Indian cities that can overwhelm you by its swirling humanity. People spilling out of buses, trams, autorickshaws, trains. People on roads, pavements, parks, bridges. Honks blaring, bells of rickshaws clanging the buzz of humanity enveloping your senses. If you have lived in the city or experienced it even briefly, this video, uploaded by a young Switzerland-based photographer Sandip De, will be a delight. An aerial 4K HD view of Kolkata on a winter , the video titled “Waking Up With Kolkata”, shows a clutch of Kolkata landmarks like Shaheed Minar, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral.

But it’s not as simplistic as that, even as the DJI Phantom drone slowly moves up to give you a view of the chaotic Shaheed Minar complex, which is adjacent to Kolkata’s busiest bus depot, you realise how the crown city of the British Empire was planned. The sheer symmetry of the octagonal landscaped garden that surrounds the magnificent structure that every Kolkata has learnt to ignore,dawns upon you. Fume coughing beasts become toy buses and errant taxis become yellow dot. All that you see is a grand city, that is much bigger than your petty daily experiences.

Watch video:

You can check out more aerial shots of Kolkata here.

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    Kumar
    Feb 5, 2016 at 10:09 am
    Kolkata (former Calcutta) has been seriously neglected by Central Govt since 1947. After independence Kolkata and West Bengal provided major revenues including highest quality coal for power plants of different parts of India. Kolkata was the major foreign exchange earner for India after independence through Calcutta port and Airport. The latter two establishments are practically neglected. Kolkata was the home of Internationally recognized scientists, artists and gave a significant number of noble prizes, other awards to India. Even the noble prize winner Sir Ronald Ross worked discovered the malaria parasites in Calcutta. Noble laureate Sir CV Raman invented the famous discovery that goes by his name in Calcutta. Sir J C Bose invented most of his discoveries in Kolkata. It was the former capital of undivided India. Now Kolkata is not even considered to be among one of the smart cities.
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