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Kolkata City Guide


Fast Facts

It is located in the state of West Bengal. It is known as the City of Joy. The best time to visit Kolkata is during November and December. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the main airport in the city.

Did You Know

It is known as the City of Joy

Must Do

Enjoy movies, go for shopping, dining, walk along the river, sightseeing tours.

Introduction

Kolkata, the city of joy is the most culturally developed city of West Bengal. Located by the banks of river Hooghly, Kolkata is one of the most important cities in the state of West Bengal. It is the second largest city in India. It has been the cultural capital of India for long and has produced some of the best known poets, film producers, writers and other eminent personalities.

Climate of Kolkata

Kolkata enjoy a very hot and humid climate during summer seasons, which sets in from mid April to June. From July to September remains the rainy season with incessant downpour. The winter sets in from late October and continues till February. The best time to visit Kolkata is during November and December.

Transportation in Kolkata

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the main airport in the city. This airport connects Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta, to rest of the world. Domestic flights also depart from this airport. The two major railheads in Kolkata are Howrah and Sealdah. Trains from all parts of the country arrive at and departs from these two stations. Local trains run within the city also runs within the city. Buses also connect this city to the neighboring country Bangladesh. Regular buses also connect this city to the other parts of the state. You can also use the waterways to get to this city. To get around the city, you can also avail taxi, buses, auto rickshaws, trains, cycle rickshaws and private cars.

Tourist attractions in Kolkata

Kolkata in West Bengal is dotted with numerous places of interest. You can visit the culturally important places in Kolkata and discovers its richness. You can contact West Bengal Tourism Development Corp for an organized tour around the city. Some of the major attractions of the city are as follows:

  • Eden Gardens
  • Maidan
  • All India Radio building
  • Victorial Memorial
  • Fort William
  • Calcutta Racecourse
  • Sobhabajar rajbari
  • Marble Palace
  • Jorasanko Thakur Bari
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Nicco Park

Things to do in Kolkata

There are several things to do in Kolkata. You can take a leisurely walk along the river in the evening. Go for an amazing boat cruise at the Outram Ghat. There are numerous movie halls in Kolkata, which you can visit during your trip to Kolkata. Kolkata Book Fair and Durga Puja are the major festivals in Kolkata.

Shopping in Kolkata

If you are into shopping, make sure to buy the handicraft products from the emporiums. Sarees can be the best buy from the shops. Kolkata is famous for its rasgollas, which you can gift your friends. Other major things, which you can shop for are sport items, electronic items, cosmetic items, handicrafts and others.

Hotels in Kolkata

There will not be any problem with your accommodation during your trip to Kolkata. Board yourself at the hotel, which suits your needs, taste and budget. You can find all types of hotels including 5 star hotels, 4 star hotels, 3 star hotels, budget hotels, cheap hotels and others.

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