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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.

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  • 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

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Dakshineswar Kali Temple was built by Rani Rashmoni who was a...
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Nicco Park

Nicco Park

Amusement Park

Spend approx 2 hours

Located in the Salt Lake City, Nicco Park is an amusement park in...
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Howrah Station

Howrah Station

Landmark

Spend approx 1 hour

The Howrah Station lies on the western fringes of the Hooghly Riv...
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Sabarna Sangrahashala

Sabarna Sangrahashala

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Sabarna Sangrahashala is a museum that preserves the culture, his...
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Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick

Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 300

Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick is the legendary sweet s...
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Chitto Babur Dokan

Chitto Babur Dokan

Street Food

Cost for Two - INR 450

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

Mouchak

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 450

Served with steamed rice, roti or paratha; the succulent, velvety...
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Oh! Calcutta

Oh! Calcutta

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Oh! Calcutta is a marvelous place to begin your culinary journey ...
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The Myx

The Myx

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

The Myx is a real mix of food, drinks, music and party. It is a r...
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Oly Pub

Oly Pub

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1100

Known for Chateau Briand (Beef Steak) and Chicken A La Kieve, Oly...
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Nocturne

Nocturne

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

Launched in 2010, Nocturne soon became a hot favorite of Kolkata’...
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Trincas

Trincas

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 600

After the hard toil, if you just want to enjoy a sip of a succule...
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5 Experiences That Give You An Insight Into Kolkata Culture

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Holiday Packages In kolkata

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Holiday Themes In kolkata

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Places to stay in kolkata

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Popular Flights To kolkata

    • IXBBagdogra
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-583
    • 10:45 11:45
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.1,918
    • BBIBhubaneswar
      CCUKolkata
    • Go Air
      G8-761
    • 11:30 12:40
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.1,935
    • GAUGuwahati
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-2991
    • 21:10 22:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,225
    • BOMMumbai
      CCUKolkata
    • Go Air
      G8-511
    • 23:10 01:55
      Non Stop
    • 02h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,145
    • IXZPort Blair
      CCUKolkata
    • Spicejet
      SG-254
    • 14:55 17:25
      Non Stop
    • 02h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,187
    • VTZVishakhapatnam
      CCUKolkata
    • Air Asia India
      I5-518
    • 07:00 08:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
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    • Rs.3,461
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