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Kolkata destination guide
Home to 4.5 million residents, Kolkata is bursting with vibrancy and character. The capital city of west Bengal’s name was changed in 2001 from ‘Calcutta’ to ‘Kolkata’ in order to fit in better with the traditional Bengali pronunciation.
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With an annual average of 27 degrees, this tropical climate along with its heritage makes for a leading culture holiday in India. West India is big on cricket, so make sure to visit the stadium at Eden Gardens. Experience culture like no other at the daily markets in and around the city selling everything from flowers to spices and beautiful Indian silks. Try traditional delicacies like curry in the country where the dish was born and developed on your luxury gastronomy getaway in Kolkata. Arsalan’s curry is simply delicious.
The best way to get around the city is via the rail network, spanning over 25 km of the city from north to south. While on your special heritage break in Kolkata, take advantage of Kolkata’s artistic heritage and visit St Paul’s Cathedral and the Victoria memorial - both splendorous features of Indian architecture that show pride unforgotten from centuries past.
- EATING AND DRINKING
Visiting Kolkata’s restaurants and bakeries is a great way to get a taste for the Indian lifestyle. Here are some great places for fantastic cuisine.
- Flurys Bakery -
Flurys bakery will have you spoilt for choice and for your dinner with so many tempting treats.
- Barbeque Nation -
Barbeque Nation fuses Oriental, Indian and Caribbean together for vegetarians and meat eaters to have a great dining experience.
- Arsalan -
Arsalan offers authentic Mughlai dishes made in the east and served in the east.
- Hatari -
Launched in 1966, Hatari is one of Kolkata’s oldest restaurants, so they know a bit about dining the right way with Bengali cuisine.
- CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
There’s one city that mixes ancient temples with modern art, and that’s Kolkata. Here are some cultural attractions to make your trip really interesting.
- Victoria Memorial Hall -
Visit the Victoria Memorial Hall for an insight into the main influencers upon India throughout the years.
- St Paul’s Cathedral -
St Paul’s Cathedral is an esteemed heritage monument and protected by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. It is in the city centre among other landmarks, including the Victoria memorial.
- Howrah Bridge -
Howrah Bridge was created in the 19th century to link Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Howrah over the Hooghly River, and is the largest cable stayed bridge in Asia.
- Academy of Fine Arts -
For a burst of Indian culture though a different medium, head to the Academy of fine arts in Kolkata.
- THINGS TO DO
Here are some ideas for things to do on your leading nature break to Kolkata.
- Eden gardens -
Eden gardens is home to one of the biggest and best cricket grounds in the world, with a capacity for 90,000 people. A definite must-see for sports fans.
- Dakshineswar kali temple -
Dakshineswar kali temple has a rich history to go with its size and beauty. You will find it northwest of Kolkata city centre alongside the Hooghly River.
- Kolkata Film Festival -
Since the 90’s, Kolkata film festival has been recognised as a major film event not only in India, but abroad as well. Experience the week-long festival for yourself in Kolkata.
- Kolkata Zoo -
For a great day trip out, the Kolkata zoo is perfect.