BannerImage
Reset All

About kolkata

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is known for its vivacious lifestyle, rich culture, aristocratic thinking, grand festivities and exciting flavors. Located in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, it is the cradle of colonial history and modern expansion. Proudly referred as the London of India, this cultural capital of the country will never fail to impress you with its diversified charm and elegance. The exquisite beauty of the erstwhile Victoria Memorial, the lush green Maidan, the age-revered Medical College, the time-honoured Howrah Bridge, the grandeur of the Indian Museum, the freshness of Botanical Garden and the century-old buildings adjoining Shyam Bazaar, are some of the gems of this beautiful city. \r\n\r\nBesides the heritage monuments, Kolkata is also known for its street shopping spree. Considered as the heart of Kolkata, Esplanade along with its adjoining areas boasts its vibrant variety. The astonishing high-rises and the lavish malls are the posh additions to this city. Apart from its historic and architectural beauty, Kolkata has always been pioneering the literary, scholastic and artistic thoughts. It continues to spawn the ingenious generations of writers, poets, dancers, musicians, film-makers, painters, Nobel laureates and many more. \r\n\r\nKolkata is famous for its flavourful extravaganza. The extraordinary variety of piquant traditional dishes and dessert delicacies like the syrupy Rosogolla will make you go gaga after them. If you plan to visit some of the urban metropolises of India, this city on River Hooghly can definitely acquire a position on the top of your sketched itinerary.

Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel
Kolkata Travel

Must Know Facts

  • Best time to visit kolkata The best time to visit Kolkata begins with the autumn months between October and November followed by a brief ...Read More
  • How to reach kolkata Kolkata has the fifth busiest airport in India in terms of the aircraft movement. It is well connected with al...Read More
  • Transport In kolkata This ‘City of Joy’ has an elaborate, extensive and the cheapest bus network connecting every corner of the cit...Read More
  • People of kolkata Kolkata is captivated by the charm of simple and hospitable Bengalis, categorised as Ghotis and Bangals. Being...Read More
  • Languages of kolkata Bengali and English are the official languages of the city. Bengali and Hindi are the most spoken language. As...Read More
  • History of kolkata Kolkata’s actual factual history began with the arrival of East India Company in Bengal. Job Charnock, a Briti...Read More
  • Culture of kolkata Kolkata is rightly referred as the ‘Cultural Capital of India’, that pioneers the Indian renaissance. It is a ...Read More
  • Weather of kolkata Located in the eastern coast of India, Kolkata has a tropical climate. April to June are the summer months of ...Read More
  • Map of kolkata Kolkata is located in the Eastern India along the banks of the Hooghly River. It sits within the lower Ganges ...Read More

Best Places to visit in kolkata

attractions
places to eat
nightlife
Howrah Station

Howrah Station

Landmark

Spend approx 1 hour

The Howrah Station lies on the western fringes of the Hooghly Riv...
Explore
Belur Math

Belur Math

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Belur Math lies on the western banks of the Hooghly River in the ...
Explore
Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

The biggest cricket stadium in India and the second largest in th...
Explore
Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peethas i...
Explore
Oh! Calcutta

Oh! Calcutta

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Oh! Calcutta is a marvelous place to begin your culinary journey ...
Explore
Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy

Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 100

Prepared with milk, sugar, and chena; garnished with pistachios, ...
Explore
Chitto Babur Dokan

Chitto Babur Dokan

Street Food

Cost for Two - INR 450

Located between Esplanade and Waterloo Street, Dacres Lane can be...
Explore
Arsalan

Arsalan

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 700

Arsalan is one of the leading exponents of the Mughlai cuisine in...
Explore
Nirvana

Nirvana

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2200

Want to go clubbing in a decent and charming place? Well, then Ni...
Explore
Someplace Else Pub

Someplace Else Pub

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2400

Someplace Else Pub is a proud part of the Park Hotel located on P...
Explore
Trincas

Trincas

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 600

After the hard toil, if you just want to enjoy a sip of a succule...
Explore
UG Reincarnated

UG Reincarnated

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1300

After the waxing popularity for almost a decade with its erstwhil...
Explore
View all attractions

Things to Do in kolkata

activities
shopping
View all activities

Book Activities

Plan Your Next Travel to kolkata

Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
View all destinations

Places to stay in kolkata

  • Shree Krishna International Hotel
    Shree Krishna International Hotel
    Kolkata
    One night from
    Rs.1,999
  • The Corporate Kolkata
    The Corporate Kolkata
    Kolkata
    One night from
    Rs.3,800
  • The Pearl Hotel Salt Lake City
    The Pearl Hotel Salt Lake City
    Kolkata
    One night from
    Rs.3,200
View all hotels

Popular Flights To kolkata

    • IXBBagdogra
      CCUKolkata
    • Go Air
      G8-529
    • 13:50 14:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,807
    • JRGJharsuguda
      CCUKolkata
    • Spicejet
      SG-3282
    • 16:40 18:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,900
    • VNSVaranasi
      CCUKolkata
    • Indigo
      6E-355
    • 14:40 16:05
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,083
    • MAAChennai
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-517
    • 09:05 12:50
      Non Stop
    • 03h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,210
    • BLRBengaluru
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-810
    • 06:00 12:50
      1 Stop
    • 06h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,242
    • HYDHyderabad
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-973
    • 09:45 16:00
      1 Stop
    • 06h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,358
View all flights

Frequently Asked Questions

Call Now
Applying changes