Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, is famous among tourists for its culture, music, and literature. Some of the famous tourist places in Kolkata are Fort William, Birla Planetarium, Nicco Park, Marble Palace, and Victoria Memorial. The city has many prominent pilgrimage sites such as Kalighat Kali Temple, Dakhineshwar Temple, and Belur Math. The typical Bengali food from snacks to main courses to sweets is a treat for everyone. Best time to visit Kolkata
Kolkata enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year. The best time to visit Kolkata is from October to March as it marks the start of the autumn season and numerous festivities. It is an ideal time to witness the grand celebrations of Durga Puja, followed by Lakshmi Puja and Kali Puja. You can participate in the Kolkata book fair if you visit Kolkata between January and February. Handy guide for Delhi to Kolkata flights Connectivity from the Kolkata Airport Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
is located approximately 17 km from Kolkata city center. It is well connected to the city by taxi, bus, train, and metro. You can rent a taxi from the airport for your Kolkata trip. The nearest bus stop is located at a 15-minutes walking distance from the airport. The railway station, Dum Dum Junction, is situated 5 km away from Kolkata Airport. There are two metro lines serving the Kolkata Airport, one from Noapara via Barasat and the other one from New Garia. About Delhi Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport
(DEL) is the primary airport for Delhi. It is the busiest airport in India, in terms of passenger traffic.
• Left Luggage/Baggage Storage facility is available for both domestic and international passengers.
• Day care rooms for infants and toddlers along with children’s play area are located at international departures.
• Other facilities for passengers’ convenience include beauty services, telecommunication services, hotels booking, and lounges. Offbeat things to do in Kolkata
• South Park Street Cemetery:
This heritage site dates back to 1767 and is the largest 19th-century Christian cemetery located outside Europe. You can take a stroll around the cemetery to observe tombs built in Gothic and Indo-Saracenic styles of architecture.
• Mother Teresa House:
It houses Mother Teresa’s tomb and a museum displaying her personal belongings. It’s open every day, excluding Thursday, Easter Sunday, and 26th of December.
• Rabindra Sadan:
It is one of the major cultural centers in Kolkata. You can watch dance, cultural programs, and dramas that are hosted daily.
• Sunderban National Park:
This is a world heritage site and the largest Mangrove ecosystem in the world. You can cruise the waterways through the world’s biggest mangrove forest and if lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal tigers.
• Belur Math:
It was founded by Swami Vivekananda on the banks of the Hooghly River. It is a good place to relax and observe the architecture that has influences from Hindu, Islam, and Christian designs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
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