Destination Kolkata

The City of Joy Kolkata is most preferred place for travel around the world. The detail is outlined here about Kolkata

Introduction to Kolkata

The capital of West Bengal formerly known as Calcutta, now it is renamed as Kolkata. Kolkata is the eastern part of India and located on the bank of River Hooghly. The city is very busy and energetic. It is also the place of famous Poets, writers, freedom fighters, musicians and saints. Still the majestic Trams are seen on Kolkata road. There are numerous tea shops around the corner, strangers are discussing political events, cricket matches, all in all it is very lively place to be and can be a destination for excellent travel experience.

Transport mechanism of Kolkata

Air Transport: The city has only one airport named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Dum Dum in north kolkata. It operates both domestic and International flights from here. The city of joy is well connected by air with all major cities of India and other countries too. Different air carriers operate to and from kolkata like Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways,Indigo, Air France, Japan Airlines, British Airways, Royal Nepal Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Thai Airways etc.

Public Transport: Kolkata suburban railway, Kolkata Metro, trams and buses are the main public transport facility available. It has two major railway stations at Howrah and Sealdah. All surrounding local trains are available from these stations. Country's north and west bound trains are majorly connected with Howrah where Sealdah is busy in operating West Bengal's northern part like Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri though local trains are also available. The Kolkata Metro is the oldest underground transport system in India. It connects north and south part of the city and runs parallel to Hooghly River. Now the Tram network is only found in Kolkata in the whole India, though it moves very slow but very joyous experience all together. The network of Trams is restricted to certain areas now and also became a heritage. Like other city here also buses are the most preferred transportation runs all parts of the city. Both Govt. and private owners run their buses. The yellow metered ambassador kind of taxi and auto is the hired form of transports. Hand pulled rickshaws and normal rickshaws are also used by public for short distance.

Water Transport: West Bengal has two docs, one is Kolkata doc and other is Haldia doc. Both are managed by Kolkata Port Trust. The city's Kolkata Doc has the services to Port Blair and Andaman Nicobar Islands. Indian Shipping Corporation also provides cargo ship services from here to other ports of India and Abroad along with it has several ferry services between Kolkata and Howrah.

Climate of Kolkata

Kolkata is very humid kind of city wet-and-dry. The summer season is very hot and humid. The lowest temperature is 30°C and highest temperature is 40°C in May-June. In winter the temperature drops to 9°C and tends to last only between December and January. During summer dusty squalls followed by thunderstorm are very common and also brings relief to humid condition. This is also known as Kal Baisakhi.

September - March is best suited to plan holiday in Kolkata. Because in between these months the weather is very pleasant, not so humid and not so cold.

Accommodation Kolkata

Huge number of tourists visits Kolkata worldwide. The city is also well equipped with proper accommodations. From Five Stars hotels to Budget hotel all can be found in and around the city. Some popular hotels are named below.

Five Star Hotels:
Taj Bengal
Oberoi Grand
ITC Sonar Bangla
Hyatt Regency
Hindustan International
The Park Hotel

Three Star Hotels:
Fortune Hotel
Rutt Deen
Fort Radison

Budget Hotels:
Fairlawn Hotel
Park Palace Hotel
Hotel Camac Plaza
The Samitton Hotel

Govt. Approved Accomodation:
The Great Eastern Hotel

Honeymoon Junction Kolkata

The city of joy Kolkata is the most preferable honeymonn junction over the period around travellers. The city is the gateway of hill stations, beach resorts and wild adventures. These spots are just a few hours away from Kolkata.

To feel the cold breeze and walk along the nature and clouds in honeymoon hotter and want to sip a steaming tea with a beautiful view of rhododendrons then Darjeeling, Mirik, Kalimpong, Lava, could be your dream destination.

If you are to explore your wild nature and want to experience a sun bath kind of honeymoon then around Kolkata you may plan to visit Digha, Shankarpur, Mandarmoni.

If you do not want to go anywhere rather than Kolkata then stay here and go to Victoria Memorial and spend moments in the lap of your dear one, then go for night partys at Tantra.

Kolkata Sightseeing
Plenty of modern and historical spots are for sightseeing in Kolkata:

Victoria Memorial
Eden Gardens
Birla Planetorium
Science City
National Library
Nicco Park
Alipur Zoo
Saheed Minar
Botanical Gardens
Howrah Bridge
Belur Math
Writer's Building

The city is located in such a place it becomes the gateway of all kind of outings few hours away from it.

Sunderban Wildlife
Ganga Sagar
Historical Murshidabad
Jaldapara Sanctuary

Kolkata Pilgrimage:
There are lots of religious tourist spots available nearby Kolkata

Famous Kalighat Temple
Dakshineswar Temple
Pareshnath Jain Temple
Saint Pauls Cathedral
Saint Johns Church
Nakhoda Mosque

Shopping around Kolkata

It is believed that Kolkata is the cheapest shopping destination all over the world and India. Now a day in Kolkata various malls have sprung up along with it's traditional markets. Some spots are listed below to look for shopping:

City Centre
Treasure Island
South City Mall
College Street
New Market
Dakshinapan Shopping Complex

Kolkat in Short

Temperature : 30° C - 40° C in Summer
26° C - 10° C in Winter
Area : 1380 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 17 Ft. above sea level
Language : Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and English
STD Code : 033
Best Season : September-March
Festivals : Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Makar Sankranti
Fairs : Kolkata Book Fair, Joydev Mela, Poush Mela
State : West Bengal

Distance of Kolkata from Indian Cities in K.M

Agartala 1738
Agra 1258
Ahmedabad 2006
Allahabad 800
Amritsar 1880
Bangalore 1881
Bhubaneswar 441
Bombay (Mumbai) 1987
Chandigarh 1490
Coimbatore 2160
Madras (Chennai) 1676
Delhi 1461
Guwahati 1081
Hyderabad 1516
Jaipur 1472
Jammu 1825
Jamshedpur 300
Kanyakumari 2380
Lucknow 963
Nagpur 1220
Patna 550
Shillong 1200 (train)
Trivandam 2384
Varanasi 675
Vijaywada 1300
Visakhapatnam 880

Distance of Kolkata from World cities in K.M.

Adelaide, Australia 8260
Amsterdam, Netherlands 7620
Bangkok, Thailand 1600
Beijing, China 3270
Berlin, Germany 7050
Buenos Aires, Argentina 16550
Cairo, Egypt 5700
Colombo, Sri Lanka 1950
Chicago, USA 12890
Dacca, Bangladesh 250
Hong Kong 2750
Islamabad, Pakistan 1940
Jeddah, Saudia Arabia 5050
Johannesburg, SouthAfrica 8450
Kathmandu, Nepal 660
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2580
Los Angeles, USA 13130
London, England 7980
Mexico City, Mexico 15290
Melbourne, Australia 8940
Moscow, Russia 5500
New York, USA 12770
Paris, France 7875
Rome, Italy 7220
San Francisco, USA 12590
Seoul, South Korea 4050
Shanghai, China 3411
Singapore 2870
Sydney, Australia 9130
Tokyo, Japan 5150

Have a memorable tour to Kolkata "The City of Joy"

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