Kolkata Tourism

Land Where The National Anthem Was Sung For The First Time, Kolkata

Kolkata

Land Where The National Anthem Was Sung For The First Time, Kolkata

  Best Time of Visit

December to February

  Ideal Duration for Visit

4-5 days

  Average Budget

5000 INR per person

Best Time of Visit

December to February

Ideal Duration for Visit

4-5 days

Average Budget

5000 INR per person

Kolkata Tourism

One of the major cities and tourist attraction sites, Kolkata (previously spelt Calcutta) is the capital of the Eastern state of West Bengal. Regarded as the Cultural Capital of India, the city is the third-most populous metropolitan city of India. Though the history of the heritage city can be looked through its memorial and museums, art and literature ruins, the modern metro city and hub of uncountable factories and buildings are standing straight with pride. The former capital of the country speaks facts about the Independence Movement and the dead soldiers and innocents scream the nobility of the magnificent structure. 

The history of Kolkata

The history of Kolkata started with the arrival of...

Planning Toolkit

Summer

The Summers of Kolkata is hot and humid being May the hottest month. Between April and June, there is heavy rain with thunderstorms and hailstones, locally called Kalboishakhi which means Norwester.

Rainy

The monsoon brings peace and bliss to the lives of the city dwellers after the scorching heat of Summer. Colourful umbrellas are seen lingering in the lanes of Kolkata.

Autumn

Autumn proves to be better than Summer and Rainy as there is no hard hit and mud from the heavy rains.

Winter

Winter is the best season to travel the city. Kolkata can be explored in the daytime for its soothing weather in Winter.

Where does the name "Kolkata" come from?

Kolkata has come from the word "Kalikshetra". Kali is the goddess and Kshetra means field and these are combinedly known as the "Field of the Goddess Kali".

The tree that inspired a novel!

The great banyan tree, the famous landmark of the Botanical Garden, is the largest tree in the world. It is believed that the novel Hothouse by Brian Aldiss was inspired by it.

The Black Hole of Calcutta!

An inner bastion of Fort William had been the place where prisoners were kept and hence known as the Black Hole of Calcutta.

The uniqueness of Howrah Bridge!

The most interesting fact of the Howrah Bridge is that the bridge was constructed without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets!

Taxis/ Autorickshaws

Even though Kolkata has become one of the major cities of transportation, the Yellow Taxi remains the centre of attraction.

Metro

Local trains and Metro are available 24/7 in the city. This way one can save money when travelling simultaneously getting the raw vibes of the town.

Bus

Both government and private bus services are available and easily accessible inside the city at a cheap rate.

On Foot

Walking can be very fun if you are interested in exploring the city intimately. Lurking the galis of Kolkata is the best task to do.

Language

English and Hindi are spoken. Locally people speak Bengali, which is a very sweet language.

Crime Ratio

The crime ratio index is 51.78 which is moderate.

Literacy Rate

86.31%

Population

1.49 crores

Frequently Asked Questions

If you enjoy history, you'll be happy to hear that Kolkata is home to the Indian Museum, the oldest and largest museum in the nation. There are also other historical structures nearby, such as the Shaheed Minar and the Victoria Memorial. If you enjoy taking pictures, Kolkata is the perfect city for you. It is possible to wander through the many roads and byways in Kumartuli, in the northern part of the city, where hundreds of clay idols of gods and goddesses are sculpted by artisans.

The best time to visit Kolkata is between October and February during the fall and winter months, when the weather is ideal and there are many celebrations. Travelers arrive in the greatest numbers throughout this season, particularly around Durga Puja. Kolkata experiences mild winters and hot, sometimes humid summers due to its eastern tropical climate. Travelers should avoid the summer months, and while monsoon season is beautiful, it's not necessarily the greatest time to go.

If you're planning a trip, you should reserve at least 3 or 4 days for sightseeing in Kolkata. Even though the distance between the locations is short, most tourist activities take time.

In comparison to most Indian metropolises, Kolkata is less expensive.

The only major metropolis where there has been a decrease in crimes against women is Kolkata.

Any obscene conduct in a public place "done to the displeasure of others" is illegal, according to Section 294 of the IPC, which the police frequently use to handle cases involving public displays of love.

Kolkata is a colonial-era metropolis with museums, art galleries, traditional cuisine, temples, live music, and theatre. It combines classic and contemporary elements. It is well-known for its theatre and movies. It is the home of Rabindranath Tagore, and every home may be heard playing Rabindra Sangeet.

Place to Visit in India

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Things to Do in India

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Eating Place in India

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Shoping in India

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Budget Stay in India

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