Kolkata Travel is an inseparable part of touring Kolkata be it for pleasure or professional purpose. Traveling to Kolkata, and traveling within Kolkata are facets of Calcutta travel. A tourist also makes note of the attractions, accommodation, and local tours before planning a visit to Kolkata.
Travel to Kolkata
Kolkata city is the Eastern gateway of India. Internationally Calcutta is connected by regular flights from Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh, Bangkok in Thailand, Yangon in Myanmar, Singapore, Kathmandu in Nepal, Paro in Bhutan, Bahrain, Muscat, Dubai in UAE, London in UK, and Frankfurt in Germany.
Kolkata is connected to all Indian metro cities, state capitals and other important cities by regular flights. The NSC Bose International Airport in Dum Dum handles all domestic and international flights to Kolkata.
Trains are the most popular mode of transport to Kolkata from all parts of India. Kolkata is served by Howrah, Sealdah, and Kolkata railway stations.
Kolkata port is connected by ocean liners to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Long distance and overnight bus services ply between Kolkata and other important cities in the neighboring
states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is also connected by a bus service from Kolkata.
Travel within Kolkata
The modes of transport within Calcutta city include buses, electric tram cars, taxis, rental cars, auto rickshaws, underground railway (Metro rail), circular rail, and ferry services along the Hooghly river.
Tourists visiting Kolkata can accommodate themselves in hotels of different categories as per their requirement. All hotels are conveniently located and are easily accessible from the Kolkata airport, and Howrah and Sealdah railway termini.
Sonar Bangla, Oberoi Grand, Taj Bengal, Hyatt Regency, The Golden Park, The Kenilworth, Hotel Hindustan International, The Samilton, The Astor, and Fairlawn are some of the hotels in Kolkata. The hotels range from super deluxe category to economy varieties.
Kolkata is famous for its Victoria Memorial, Indian National Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Marble Palace, the Eden Gardens, Kalighat Kali Temple, Science City, Nicco Park and the Botanical Gardens.