I personally found Kolkata to be very fascinating because of how this city has managed to preserve its culture over the centuries. The various colonial buildings which narrate the story of the British Raj and display the different styles of European architecture are a treat for history enthusiasts like me. I mostly travelled by buses and metro which, although a bit overcrowded, are cheap and safe options. DO NOT miss on travelling in the tram as this is the only place in India with an operational tram network and is an experience in itself. Also, don?t forget to try the traditional Bengali sweets and macher jhol at a local restaurant. This city catered to my love for history and food, and I couldn?t help but fall in love with its ?Kolkata-ness?!
Kolkata will always be a city close to my heart. The best time to visit the City of Joy is between November and February. The city abounds in delicacies and excellent street food. It is a paradise for people who are fond of sweets and shopping. Make sure to explore the Victoria Memorial, the Indian Museum, The Dakshineshwar Temple and the Kalighat Temple. It is one of the safest cities for tourists. Language is not a barrier. People are extremely kind and helpful. Being a vegetarian, it was difficult to hunt for vegetarian restaurants but the city has something for everyone.
Kolkata is the city of madness, fun and architectural grandeur. My trips to Kolkata have always been superb- one can really never get bored of this city. I recall my visit to Victoria Memorial as one walking down the lane of history. I really enjoy travelling the city in the criss-cross network of trams . Plus the municipal buses in Kolkata are really cheap- with fares as low as Rs.8 . I love the lip-smacking rasgullas, Kathi rolls and macher jhol which are a Kolkata speciality. Also, the city has a number of amazing hotels. I think one should visit it during the winter months because the summer humidity is really intolerable
Rightly called as 'The city of Joy', Kolkata has a lot to offer. From the typical Bengali culture that is reflected in food, art, literature and music to the architectural grandeur, there are a plethora of activities to do in Kolkata. I have made a number of visits to Kolkata and the very first sight of Howrah Bridge after leaving the railway station charms me. My favourite spots in Kolkata are Victoria Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral and Princep Ghat. Since I love shopping, my absolute favourite shopping spots in Kolkata are the Bara Bazaar and Gariahat. The handicrafts sold are really cheap. You can shop your heart out. The prices are really economic. Kolkata is one of the best cities for food tourism. You can explore the bengali culture through the cuisines. I have tried out the roadside food stalls as well as the gleaming restaurants. Kolkata bustles with pubs and clubs. For a foodie like me, the city is an absolute paradise. When in Kolkata, you just cannot miss out Dakshineshwar Temple and Belur Math which are among the most famous pilgrimage spots in the country.
Labelled as the 'City of Joy', the 'Cultural capital of India', Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city with character and remnants of British Raj visible in its Victorian-style architecture, trams and feel. It is one of the most densely populated cities in India With a heritage as dense and the population, this city along the banks of river Ganga is known for its culture, people, food, music, literature and the movies. Kolkata is famous for its colonial edifices and modern amusement houses. The Victoria Memorial is where Queen Victoria spent some years of her life. Today, a major metropolitan, the city also houses the oldest museum of India- the Indian Museum containing the only 'Mummy' in India amongst other valuable artefacts. Some other interesting places are the Eden Garden, Bellur Math Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Birla Planetarium, Nicco Park, Marble Palace and Howrah Bridge. The famous Durga Puja in October draws many people to the city. Kolkata is also famous for one of India's oldest brothels called the Sonagachi. If you happen to walk in, you will find many a photographers and videographers trying to catch the colours of the lively place. Nightlife in the city is centred around the restaurants, pubs and discotheques where the young crowd of the city gather.
As soon as my train entered the Howrah junction, the cool morning breeze from the Ganges briskly welcomed me to city of joy, Kolkata. From the yellow taxis to the Hooghly Bridge to the roadside food stalls & sweet shops to the big malls and finally to the corporate haven of Salt Lake, Kolkata is the perfect destination if you are a foodie and love British architecture and religious sites. Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Belur Math and Dakshineshwar Kali Mandir are some places you cannot afford to miss. The north and south divisions of the city depict totally different lives. While the north is all about big corporate office and business sectors, the south still preserves the rich, colonial aura.
If I have 8 hours in Kolkata - 8AM to 4PM - then which places can/should I visit?
If u are a foodie...I would recommend you to try the English breakfast at flurry's on park Street. You can also take a look around and see places like Victoria memorial
2 weeks ago by Shashwat Kant
I want to spend Durga Puja in Calcutta this year. Can you guide me about the options for a stay there and how I can make the most of it?
let me know ur budget like how much can u send on accommodation alone per day.will let u know accordingly
3 months ago by Amrinder Bedi
Let me know your budget so that I can help accordingly
3 months ago by Pallavi Siddhanta
Name of those places which are 70 or 80 km from kolkata
Kolkata is a suburbaner's paradise as there are multiple places you can visit around the city for a quick day trip. You can go to the beautiful Raichak on Ganges, which is 55 KM approx from Kolkata. You can also visit Arambagh, Tajpur, Mukutmanipur etc. For more info, check out this blog by Holidify for the best day trips around Kolkata - http://www.holidify.com/blog/best-day-trips-from-kolkata/. Hope this helped. :)
3 months ago by Akhil Kapoor
Point of interest,and map plz
You can find all the details about the things to do and map here- http://www.holidify.com/places/kolkata/
3 months ago by Holidify
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