Kolkata (Calcutta)

80°
78° - January
85° - February
92° - March
96° - April
97° - May
94° - June
91° - July
91° - August
91° - September
90° - October
86° - November
80° - December
Dec avg
$136
Avg Hotel
$1,253
Est. Airfare

Best Known For

Description

"The City of Joy," India's cultural capital, Kolkata (also known as Calcutta), is an unforgettable, brash, and historic city that makes for a completely unforgettable vacation. Its location along the bank of the Hooghly River makes it a visual treat. Even taking a walk or boat cruise is astounding. Kolkata is an important trading center, so between the malls and local markets, you're sure to get a fabulous deal, not to mention a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the chaos of the Kolkata markets. When trying to plan out your trip to this bustling city, once you get to the chapters on food in Kolkata, you'll have enough reading to keep you busy for weeks. Between the Indian food, the Chinese food, and the Bengali food, you'll never eat the same thing twice. Tour ancient monuments and temples, the oldest museum in all of India, and world-renowned cricket grounds.
Photo Credit: India Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Indian Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Indian Tourism Board
Photo Credit: Indian Tourism Board
Photo Credit: India Tourism Board
Photo Credit: India Tourism Board
Photo Credit: India Tourism Board
Photo Credit: India Tourism Board

There have been no reviews on this destination yet, be the first and add yours!

Academy of Fine Arts

This museum houses impressive Indian art. There are paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts to see. There is an auditorium that hosts events like dancing festivals and cultural shows throughout the year.
Cost: RS 5
Visit Website

Belur Math Shrine

A beautiful temple with incredible views that will mesmerize you, especially in the evening! A peaceful and spiritual place that will help you to connect to the culture.
Cost: Free
Visit Website

City Tours

Walk around the city with a knowledgeable guide that will teach you about the area and guide you to some neat places. You'll experience more of the city than you ever thought you could!
Cost: INR 1,200
Visit Website

Language

Bengali

Currency

[INR] Indian Rupee

Airports

Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport [CCU]