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About Kolkata

This is a metropolitan and the second largest city of India. It has large regal buildings, mansions, sprawling gardens, historical colleges, which were built when it was the capital of British India. The buildings represent the architectural style and taste of the British era. Kolkata is a city known for its rich cultural heritage, festivals, handicrafts, sweets, and a warm and lively atmosphere that is present in the air. It presents a perfect blend of ancient history and modern culture. It also has the biggest international stadium ‘Eden Gardens’ which is a dream come true for every sports enthusiast. Kolkata is a dream place for art, music and literature lovers with many arts and cultural centers which hold exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. It is also known as the ‘City of Joy’ for its rich heritage and liveliness.

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Asia India
Airport Name / IATA Code
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport VECC
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
VEBG Balurghat Airport

  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
October, November, December, January, February, March:The weather is pleasant, and not hot and humid in the day. Also, it is the festive season of Durga Puja when celebrations fill the city with colors and joy.
Moderate time to visit
July, August, September:This is the monsoon season. There will be heavy rainfall throughout the day due to which the roads will get clogged with water, making it difficult for tourists to explore the city.
Worst time to visit
April, May, June:The temperature can sore as high as 45 degrees. The days are hot and humid making it uncomfortable for tourists to explore the city.
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 12 14 20 25 25 26 26 25 25 23 20 19
Maximum temprature (℃) 26 28 31 34 34 35 32 31 31 30 29 28
Rain fall (mm) 13 25 25 45 130 260 300 300 280 160 35 35
5.1 (Millions)
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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.17
Cup of Coffee USD 1.35
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.54
Rice/Kg USD 0.80
White Bread USD 0.25
Eggs (12) USD 0.83
Combo Meal USD 4.68
Fine Dining USD 13.38
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.33
Domestic Beer USD 1.61
Imported Beer USD 2.68
Bottle of Wine USD 8.03
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.01
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.32
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.13
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 133.83
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
  • Watch a match at Eden Gardens.
  • Boating and wind sailing at river Hooghly.
  • Camping and trekking, as the city is surrounded by a number of hill stations that provide excellent spots within the vicinity.
  • Take a tour to Sunderbans, there are one day's tours from Kolkata.
  • Take a Ropeway ride in the science city for an amazing experience.
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • Conch shell bangles
  • Terracotta figures
  • Jewelry
  • Tant saris
  • Baluchari saris
  • Swarnachari saris
  • Kantha saris
  • Solapith handicrafts
  • Jute bags
  • Kalighat paintings

Tourist attractions in Kolkata


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