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One of India's biggest cities, Kolkata is often considered to be the nation's cultural hub, with an intriguing blend of stupendous Colonial landmarks and a sprawling modern skyline. Each year millions of people take flights to Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, which is served by many other international cities. This spirited city is also known as the 'city of palaces', and is home to India's oldest zoo.

The Dakshineswar Kali Temple

You can't visit Kolkata and not take the time to admire this awe-inspiring Hindu temple, which was officially 160 years old in May 2015. The meticulously designed Dakshineswar Kali Temple include a dozen beautiful shrines, and is a fine example of Bengal architecture.

The Victoria Memorial

Completed in 1921, the Victoria Memorial commemorates one of Britain's most influential monarchs, Queen Victoria, and was constructed with Makrana marble. Today, it's a popular exhibition gallery, telling the story of Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, and showcasing the divine landscape paintings of Thomas Daniell.

The Indian Museum

Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2014, the Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country, with dozens of galleries exhibiting artefacts ranging from animal skeletons to Buddhist statues. This museum even houses a special Egyptian mummy, which is estimated to date back to approximately 2,000BC.

Other sights:

See the towering Shaheed Minar monument, which was built in the 1820s when this region was part of British East India. You could also have a walk around the picturesque Maidan park, a vast green space that has been coined the 'lungs of Kolkata'. If you have the time, visit the famous Eden Gardens cricket ground, which was 150 years old in 2014 and holds numerous international cricket matches.

Where to stay in Kolkata – recommendations

Some of the most sought-after luxury hotels in Kolkata include the exquisite Hyatt Regency Kolkata, the majestic The Oberoi Grand, and opulent The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. Other highly rated, more affordable establishments include the friendly Tatvam Residency, the stylish Hotel Casa Fortuna, and the elegant Hotel 233 Park Street.

Eating out

You can enjoy some delicious, authentic local cuisine at the Dum Pukht restaurant, the Eden Pavilion Restaurant, Peshawri, or Sonargaon. There are also plenty more restaurants in Kolkata serving a variety of other international cuisines. For some equally divine Italian cuisine, try the West View Restaurant, head to the Barbeque Nation restaurant for some mouthwatering international barbecue-themed dishes, or go to Pan Asian for other wonderful Asian flavours.

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Cost of living in Calcuta

Food and drinks Prices average
Beer (0.5 litre) £1.00
Coffee £1.00
Meal at McDonald's £3.00
Transportation Prices average
Monthly pass £3.00
Clothing Prices average
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...) £27.00
1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar) £28.00
Salaries Prices average
Average monthly disposable salary (net) £297.00

Calcuta airports map

Weather forecast for Calcuta

  • Thursday 29
    Max 27  ºC
    Min 20  ºC
  • Friday 30
    Max 32  ºC
    Min 26  ºC
  • Saturday 31
    Max 33  ºC
    Min 26  ºC
  • Sunday 1
    Max 34  ºC
    Min 28  ºC
  • Monday 2
    Max 34  ºC
    Min 28  ºC

Hotels in Kolkata