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Kolkata Video Reviews

Millennium Park - Excellent place to visit  Video Review

Millennium Park - Excellent place to visit

by Arvind Kumar
2nd Dec 16
Millennium Park  Video Review

Millennium Park

by Arvind Kumar
2nd Dec 16
Well Equipped Airport  Video Review

Well Equipped Airport

by Manoj Menon
21st Jun 17
Well Kept Airport  Video Review

Well Kept Airport

by Manoj Menon
21st Jun 17
One of the finest epitomes of cultural heritage  Video Review

One of the finest epitomes of cultural heritage

by Sania Chakraborty
29th Dec 17
Princep Ghat, Kolkata  Video Review

Princep Ghat, Kolkata

by Bose Susanta
13th Aug 17
Do visit here whenever you come to Kolkata  Video Review

Do visit here whenever you come to Kolkata

by Anshul taran
5th Feb 17
One of the most popular  Video Review

One of the most popular

by Anubhav
24th Jan 17
Babu ghat  Video Review

Babu ghat

by Sandeep Kunwar
7th Jan 18
The best mall in Kolkata - Quest Mall  Video Review

The best mall in Kolkata - Quest Mall

by Aman
11th Sep 17

I am heading to Kolkata

Reviews (447)

Karen r ranee

Karen r ranee3.6/5

1 review

Nice friendly people with good eating joints

We went on a super short business trip this May, but as a first timer in that city, I must say that I agree with the people who have visited Kolkata before in that it is a nice place to visit, provided you don't mind the heat, humidity and bustle . . People are somewhat courteous and helpful. Just about everyone speaks Hindi and most speak English too The eating joints we visited were quite nice too. Flury's was o. K. Too. We had breakfast there I was surprised and delighted to actually find sugar candies in New Market that anyone visiting old Calcutta would bring and that we loved as kids. Shree Leathers in New Market is mesmerising. Ola/Uber cabs are easy to get and rates are reasonable. Yellow (non-AC) cabs are also available but you need to haggle or they will over-charge as will the AC cabs. AC cabs smell of sweat and grime so take one at your own peril MMT offered a fantastic discounted rate for The Park Hotel deluxe room which we availed. The hotel was reasonably good but with the prices they charge one would actually expect something more. The in-house nightclub music does tend to reverberate all the way to the room we had on the second floor but we were too tired to care Will definitely visit again. In winter.

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Surendra singh

Surendra singh5.0/5

1 review

Spice at spicejet

Nice to see the Courtesy and Gesture by Spice jet Staff extended to us from ticketing to boarding to inflight. Being a first time flier in Spicejet, I'm surely going to fly more in spice jet . Thanks to Spice of Spice jet team. Keep it up
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Kolkata Overview

History of Kolkata

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal was formerly known as Calcutta. It was once the capital city of British India and was established as an East India Company trading post.

People and Culture of Kolkata

Known as the "City of Joy", Kolkata has often been termed as the "Cultural Capital of India". The city is also famous for its art galleries, cultural festivities, rich heritage and its imposing colonial architecture. It is also home to several big companies and educational institutions. Many people from adjoining villages come here in search of work and students come here for education. Apart from Bengalis, Kolkata has people from all communities namely Christian, Parsee, Anglo Indian, Muslim, Marwari and a lot of other cultures. Durga Puja is celebrated with a lot of dedication, pomp and show but Kolkata also has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals.

Things to Do in Kolkata

Kolkata is brimming with historical sites and other places to visit. Victoria Memorial is one of the major tourist attractions of Kolkata. With beautiful architecture, museum and well-maintained gardens, this monument is indeed one of the must visit places in Kolkata. From the list of sightseeing attractions in Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is another popular place in the city. The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is built over the Hooghly River and connects Kolkata and Howrah. One can witness a beautiful view from this bridge. Dakshineswar Temple is another must visit Kolkata attraction. Located on the banks of River Hooghly, this temple is dedicated to Bhavatarini, an aspect of Goddess Kali. For those who are looking for fun things to do in Kolkata, one can visit Nicco Park which is an amusement park. One can even visit the Eden Garden, one of the largest stadiums in India.

Food and Shopping in Kolkata

Kolkata is famous for its street food and mouth watering Bengali sweets. One must stop and slurp the street food outside Vardaan Market. Food stalls in New Market and Burra Bazaar should not be missed. Tiwari Brothers in Burra Bazaar serves the best chai and samosas. One can also take Kolkata tour and prefer to eat in any sweet parlour for a taste of the yummy Bengali sweets. Park Street also has a swarm of both posh and pocket-friendly restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from Chinese, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean and even Thai! The city is also famous for shopping. New Market, Burra Bazaar and Gariahat are the main shopping areas. Apart from shopping and Kolkata sightseeing one can even indulge in other entertainments. Club hopping, cultural stage plays and theatre plays are some things that you must certainly not miss.

Photos of Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

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Sunanda Das

Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata
Belur Math, Kolkata

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Abhishek Anand

Belur Math, Kolkata
Botanical Garden, Kolkata

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Mohit Singh

Botanical Garden, Kolkata
Botanical Garden, Kolkata

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Mohit Singh

Botanical Garden, Kolkata

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