Kolkata,West Bengal, India

Kolkata is the second largest metropolitan city in India after Mumbai. Kolkata some times referred to as the 'city of joy' or 'city of processions' is the capital city of West Bengal ,one of the states of eastern India.Vacation in Kolkata are refreshing yet cheaper than rest part of the country.The government tourism website has quite aptly described Kolkata as follows-

Kolkata, on the Hooghly, retains the aura of days long gone, weaving the past and the present, the intense and the funloving into a charming fabric. Home to four Nobel laureates - Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen, Kolkata is the nerve centre of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. India's quest for freedom began here.

How to reach Kolkata

Reaching Kolkata is not a problem as it is well connected to every part of India as well as some parts of the world.

Reaching Kolkata by Air-
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport connects Kolkata to South east Asia and some parts of Europe.For rest parts of the world, one has to first reach Delhi or Mumbai and from there you can reach Kolkata by Air or Railway.
The domestic terminal is one of the best of the country which connects every major city of the country to Kolkata.
Reaching Koolkata by Railway-
The two major railway stations in Kolkata are Howrah and Sealdah.Trains from every part of India arrive and depart from Howrah junction.Sealdah junction on the other hand receives trains that run to and from north eastern parts like New Jalpaiguri.

Reaching Kolkata by Road-
Mnany national highways connect olkata from neighbouring states.Regular bus service both public and private run between Kolkata and places in nearby states.

Where to stay in Kolkata-

Being one of the largest metro city in India, Kolkata has many hotels in almost every corner of the city.The rates are somewhat cheaper than the rest of the metro cities.Finding a hotel that suits your need and pocket is not at all a problem here in Kolkata.But it would be advisable to make prior arrangements by booking a hotel by internet or through a travel agent.

Eating out in Kolkata-

Most of the Kolkata's recipes revolve around fishes and sweet dishes.In Kolkata you will find a variety of sweet dishes and items made of fishes.I suggest you to enjoy a dish of Macchh-Bhat (Fish and rice).You will find nice restaurants in every part of the city.Please don't eat anything from roadside establishments as it may not be good for your health.

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