Welcome to Kolkata

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You're Going to Love Kolkata

Situated on the ancient banks of the river Hooghly, Kolkata is undoubtedly the cultural hub of India and the state of Bengal. From beautiful British Raj-era architecture and monuments to year-long festivals and plays and booming multiplexes for a heavy dose of food and entertainment, travelers can enjoy many aspects of the city.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kolkata

Top activities in Kolkata

When to Visit Kolkata

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Like the west coast, Kolkata's summer months begin in April and end in June, when the monsoon takes over until mid-September. The winter months are from October to March; this is definitely the best time to visit.

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How to Get to Kolkata

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Where to Stay in Kolkata

In the heart of the city center is Hotel Aston International, a good mid-range option. You can also check into boutique hotel Housez 43. For a budget-friendly option, check out Roland Hotel.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kolkata

Where to stay in popular areas of Kolkata

Most booked hotels in Kolkata

How to Get Around Kolkata

The Cost of Living in Kolkata

Shopping Streets

Don't miss the South City Mall at Lake Gardens. Or visit Gariahat, Kolkata's main shopping district with a market as well as Indian and global brands.

Groceries and Other

Expect to pay around ₹47 for a quart of milk and ₹62 for a dozen eggs.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
₹ 209
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
₹ 2,482
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
₹ 11
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
₹ 97

Where to Eat in Kolkata

A Kolkata specialty is Mughlai Paratha, a paratha stuffed with minced meat, which you can bite into on Chowringhee Road for ₹150. Street food in Kolkata is the true delicacy.