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Kolkata


Kolkata, India, a National Park place

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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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  • Nearest airport is Kolkata, India (CCU-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl.)

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Hotels at Kolkata


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

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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is in the heart of Kolkata, walking distance from New Market and Shahid Minar. This 5-sta.....

Starts at USD 123/night

View Hotel The-Park-KolkataExterior
17 Park Street, Kolkata

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With a stay at The Park Kolkata in Kolkata (Park Street), you'll be minutes from Asiatic Society and Indian Museum. .....

Starts at USD 206/night

View Hotel Taj-BengalBathroom
34 B Belvedere Road Alipore, Kolkata

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Taj Bengal is in the heart of Kolkata, walking distance from Alipore Zoo and National Library. This 5-star hotel is.....

Starts at USD 116/night

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JA 1, Sector 3, Kolkata

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With a stay at Hyatt Regency Kolkata in Kolkata, you'll be in the suburbs and minutes from Salt Lake Stadium and Col.....

Starts at USD 154/night

View Hotel ITC-Sonar,-a-Luxury-Collection-Hotel,-KolkataExterior
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 minutes from Milan Mela .....

Starts at USD 191/night

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8.9
City Center New Town, Kolkata

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With a stay at Swissotel Kolkata in Kolkata, you'll be connected to a shopping center and minutes from City Centre 2.....

Starts at USD 104/night

View Hotel The-LaLiT-Great-Eastern-KolkataBanquet Hall
1,2, 3, Old Court House Street, Kolkata

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A stay at The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata places you in the heart of Kolkata, minutes from University of Calcutta an.....

Starts at USD 104/night

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CF11 Action Area 1C, Kolkata

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Located in Kolkata, Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences is close to New Town Eco Park and Ecospace Business Park. .....

Starts at USD 92/night

View Hotel The-HHI-KolkataGuestroom
235/1 Ajc Bose Road, Kolkata

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A stay at The HHI Kolkata places you in the heart of Kolkata, minutes from Forum Shopping Mall and close to Victoria.....

Starts at USD 105/night

View Hotel Park-Prime-KolkataExterior
226 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata

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With a stay at Park Prime Kolkata, you'll be centrally located in Kolkata, convenient to Forum Shopping Mall and Vic.....

Starts at USD 123/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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