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Best for a visit between October and March, the 'City of Joy', as it is sometimes referred to, Kolkata has a rich cultural history and offers tonnes of attractions and landmarks worthy of a visit.

First and foremost is the Victoria Palace with its characteristically British architecture, the monument serves as a testament of the British rule and its special relation to Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta which was their first capital.

The oldest museum in the country is also said to belong here in Kolkata. Named The Indian Museum it is said to harbor India's one and only mummy.

Another remarkable landscape to which the city has an undisputed claim is the Eden Garden stadium. Not only is it the largest stadium in India, it has also witnessed several historic records being made as can be attested by avid cricket fans.

For the nature lover, there are several pristine locations that tempt one with their becalming natural landscape and pristine state. These include Princep Ghat, Eco Tourism Park and Rabindra Ghat, just to name a few.

When it comes to some truly phenomenal feats of mega-architecture, Kolkata surely leads the pack of Indian cities. The two engineering achievements being the Howrah Bridge built in 1943 and the Kolkata metro which became operational 18 years before the Delhi Metro, in the year 1984.

This short glimpse of the culture capital of India would be incomplete without mentioning its famous street food. The Chaurangi Lane kathi rolls are a gastro delight not to be missed out on. Apart from that, the city's favourites are momos, jhal muri, Puchka, ghugni chat and bhel puri. The aroma of spices and the minty freshness of chutney is sure to set your mouth watering.

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View Hotel The-Oberoi-Grand,-KolkataRestaurant
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata

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With a stay at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, you'll be centrally located in Kolkata, a 2-minute drive from New Market a.....

Starts at EUR 109/night

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7.6
17 Park Street, Kolkata

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With a stay at The Park Kolkata in Kolkata (Park Street), you'll be within a 10-minute drive of New Market and Victo.....

Starts at EUR 182/night

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34 B Belvedere Road Alipore, Kolkata

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With a stay at Taj Bengal, you'll be centrally located in Kolkata, a 2-minute drive from Alipore Zoo and 15 minutes .....

Starts at EUR 103/night

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JA 1, Sector 3, Kolkata

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Located in Kolkata, Hyatt Regency Kolkata is in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Salt Lake Stadium and Colum.....

Starts at EUR 136/night

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JBS Haldene Avenue, (Opp. Science City), Kolkata

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With a stay at ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata in Kolkata (Tangra), you'll be within a 5-minute drive .....

Starts at EUR 168/night

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City Center New Town, Kolkata

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With a stay at Swissotel Kolkata in Kolkata, you'll be 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Salt Lake Stadium and 7.7 mi (12.4 km) .....

Starts at EUR 92/night

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BG 12,Action Area -1B New Town, Kolkata

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With a stay at Pride Plaza Hotel, Kolkata in Kolkata (New Town), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Rabindra Tirth.....

Starts at EUR 109/night

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1,2, 3, Old Court House Street, Kolkata

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With a stay at The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata, you'll be centrally located in Kolkata, within a 15-minute drive of .....

Starts at EUR 92/night

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CF11 Action Area 1C, Kolkata

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With a stay at Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences in Kolkata (New Town), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Axis Mall.....

Starts at EUR 81/night

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235/1 Ajc Bose Road, Kolkata

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With a stay at The HHI Kolkata, you'll be centrally located in Kolkata, within a 15-minute drive of New Market and A.....

Starts at EUR 93/night

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Kolkata, India

3 Days Trip
Stayed at Tiger Inn
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You need at least 3-4 days to fully explore this 200 old city! I am saying because of my personal experience. I wanted to explore the culturally rich city for a long time but had very little time. I went there for 2 days and saw only few typical tourist places, the traffic was a headache but the places were worth all of it! Kolkata is obviously overcrowded but you have to be very patient if you want to see the true beauty of it. I ate at a very interesting restaurant there called “Somewhere Else” which had live music and delicious food. I visited- Shantiniketan, Birla Mandir and Victoria Memorial. The trip was very hectic but was a good experience.

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Visit between October-March. Make a trip for minimum 3 days if you want to have a really amazing time there; do explore the numerous restaurants in Park Street.

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