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Kolkata Tourism

Plan your visit to Kolkata and get glimpses of the British raj. Take a ride of tram vehicles for short distance travel in Kolkata. The capital city of West Bengal has everything to soothe your eyes and expectations. Standing on the banks of the river Hooghly, it is a place of culture and tradition. The essence and teachings of famous mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and his disciple Swami Vivekananda still finds acceptance in this metro city of India.

Tourist places in Kolkata

Best time to visit Kolkata

To enjoy your journey and stay in Kolkata it is advisable to visit between Octobers to March. During this period weather is pleasant with new arrivals of various goods and products. Also being time of festivities it is perfect to place to visit and shop.

Helplines and Important Contacts Numbers

Travel and Tourism in KolkataDepartment of Tourism, Government of West Bengal
2, Brabourne Road, Kolkata - 700 001
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724
E-Mail :director.tourism@gmail.com

West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Hemanta Bhawan, 4th Floor,12 B.B.D.Bag(East)
Kolkata - 700 001
Phone: 033-4401-2086/4401-2082
Fax: 033-2248 8290
E-mail : wbtdc@vsnl.com, visitwestbengal@yahoo.co.in

Tourism Centre (Kolkata)
(For reservation & detailed information)
3/2, B.B.D. Bag (East), Kolkata - 700 001
Phone : 033-4401-2659/2660/2661/2662/2665/2243-7260
Fax: 033-2248 5168
E-mail : visitwestbengal@yahoo.co.in

Famous tourist destinations in Kolkata

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is adorned with both traditional and modern architecture. From beautifully constructed religious places to museums and governmental buildings, you can find all in this modern city of India.

Science City Kolkata

Religious Sites in Kolkata

Popular religious attraction in the city includes:

Kalighat Kali Temple

Popular Museums in Kolkata

Popular museums of the Kolkata includes:
  • Calcutta Museum/ Kolkata Panorama
  • Nehru Children Museum
  • Rabindra Bharati Museum
  • Indian Museum
  • Asiatic Society
  • Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Popular Restaurant in Kolkata

Plan an evening out with your beloved to any popular restaurant in Kolkata and make your evening special with its amazing ambiance, varieties of food and arrangements.

Travelling in Kolkata

Barbeque Nation
Sector 5, Salt Lake
Phone: 033 60600000, 91 9330143363
Address: Barbeque Nation Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India address
K 1, RDB Boulevard, Block EP&GP, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata

6 Ballygunge Place
Ballygunge
Phone:033 24603922, 91 9903975614
Address:6 Ballygunge Place, Kolkata

Oudh 1590
Desapriya Park
Phone:033 65656551, 033 65656552
Address:Oudh 1590 Desapriya Park, Kolkata, India address
23/B, Desapriya Park West, Kolkata

Bhojohori Manna
Phone:033 66064206 ext:991 ?
Address:Bhojohori Manna Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata, India address
18/1A, Hindustan Road, Near Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata

Oh! Calcutta
Elgin Road
Phone:033 22837161, 033 22837162
Address: Elgin Road, Kolkata, India address
10/3, 4th Floor, Forum Mall, Elgin Road, Kolkata

Popular Places to Shop in Kolkata

Bustling with markets and malls shopping in Kolkata can be great fun for all those looking for branded attire and electronic goods. Popular markets and malls in the city include:
  • Gariahat
  • Shyambazar
  • Air Conditioned Market at Shakespeare Sarani
  • Bowbazar Market at B B Ganguly Street
  • South City Mall
  • Forum Mall
  • Emami Shoppers' City
Known as “City of Joy”, Kolkata has now become as one of the largest metropolises of the world. Tourists and visitors often visit this beautiful city. This in turn has enhanced the scope of travel and tourism in Kolkata.

Places to Stay in Kolkata

Being one of the favorite destinations in India, Kolkata witnesses influx of tourists and visitors throughout the year. From luxury and deluxe hotels to budget hotels all is available, ensuring your stay more pleasant and comfortable. Budget minded people can also choose to stay in guesthouses located near bus terminus.

Kolkata Tourism, Hotel

Hyatt Regency Kolkata
JA-1 Sector III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata, India, 700 098
Tel: +91 33 2335 1234
Fax: +91 33 2335 1235
Email: kolkata.regency@hyatt.com

ITC Sonar, Kolkata
JBS Haldane Avenue (Opp Science City),
Kolkata, West Bengal , 700 046 India
Tel : (91) (33) 23454545
Fax : (91) (33) 23454455
Email : reservations.itcsonar@itchotels.in

Hotel Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Address:34B, Belvedere Road Alipore,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700 027, India
Phone: + 91 33 2223 3939
FAX: +91 33 2223 1766/8805
E-mail: bengal.calcutta@tajhotels.com

Hotel The Park, Kolkata
Address:17 Park Street, Kolkata,
West Bengal 700 016, India
Telephone: + 91 33 2249 9000
FAX: + 91 33 2249 4000
E-mail address: resv.cal@theparkhotels.com

The Oberoi Grand
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata, West Bengal 700 013
Telephone +91 33 2249 2323
FAX: +91 33 2249 9427

Mediums to Travel in Kolkata

Kolkata with its robust and diverse public transportation enables you to travel across popular tourist destinations of the city with ease and conveniences. Major means & modes of transport in Kolkata include buses, Kolkata Suburban Railway, the Kolkata Metro, and trams.

Travel on Tram in Kolkata

Buses plying between different parts of city help you to reach the destinations on time. They are better alternative against slow moving trundling trams. You can pick them from Esplanade, Karunamoyee, and Babughat to travel across city. Buses run by both government agencies and private operator’s covers the stops at Park Circus, Sealdah Railway Station and Howrah.

Hire Yellow colored taxis for traveling and airport hauling.Attend auspicious occassions or parties without worrying about the public transportation system . With most of the car rental companies going online it is quite easy and convenient to book the vehicle at your conveniences.

Kolkata Metro system with its extensive network criss-crosses city from Dum Dum train station (north) to Tollygunge (south). Not only it reduces the time gap of travel but also ensure safe and secure journey in the city.

The Kolkata tram is another cheap and popular mode of traveling in the capital city of West Bengal . With seven depots and nine terminals it covers extensive part of Kolkata. Considered as cheap and affordable means of transportation, trams have become a life line for the commuters.

Kolkata Travel Tips

Whenever planning to visit Kolkata do take care of certain things to enjoy hassle free journey.
  • Do not forget to check the credentials of the hotel or lodge opted by you
  • Do not leave your money and other important documents behind
  • Beware of touts and agents
  • Always carry a photocopy of your identity card
  • Avoid narrow lanes , by lanes and isolated areas
  • Keeps a booklet containing details of public transportation systems
  • Always keep the contact number of your hotel
  • Make sure that your hotel reservation is done and confirmed

How To Reach Kolkata ?

Being one of the fastest developing metro city of India the capoital of West Bengal, Kolkata is well connected with air, road and rail network. National Highway 6 passes through Kolkata connecting it to major parts of India. Esplanade Bus Terminus is one of the most important bus terminal from the city.
Further it has an international airport with number of domestic and international airlines.

Calcutta State Transport Corporation
Headquartered in Kolkata, it plies buses in Kolkata and the nearby districts of West Bengal with some long distance services.

Headquarters Belghoria 5, Nilgunje Road, Kolkata – 700 056 Fax No : 2553-3017
E-Mail – casttrco@yahoo.co.in
Phone Numbers.: 2553-3014/015/016
Website: www.cstconline.org

South Bengal State Transport Corporation
Headquartered in Durgapur, S.B.S.T.C with numerous bus depots in West Bengal including one at Esplanade Bus Terminus, Kolkata is a connecting link between Jharkhand and nearby areas of West Bengal.

Durgapur Corporate & Divisional Office
Dr.B.C. Roy Avenue, Durgapur - 713201
Phone Number & Fax No.-0343-2556419

Belghoria Divisional Office
5/5 B.T.Road, Belghoria, Kolkata - 700056
P.H.- 033-25442194
Website: www.sbstc.co.in

North Bengal State Transport Corporation
Headquartered in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, it is It ply buses in North Bengal and also to some parts of Assam, Sikkim and Bihar.

Calcutta Office
14, Chandni Chowk
Telephone: 2237-1806
Website: www.nbstc.co.in
Esplande (5.00 AM - 7.00 PM)
L 20, Bus Stand, Esplanade, Kolkata - 700069
Telephone : (033) 2243-0736
L 20, Bus Stand, Esplanade, Kolkata - 700069

By Rail

With extensive railway network Kolkata serves as the headquarters of two Indian Railways regional divisions—the Eastern Railway and the South-Eastern Railway. Major trains like Duronto Express, Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express connects it with Delhi and other nearby places. Being a metro city it has three major long-distance railway stations at Howrah, Sealdah and Chitpur.

By Air

You can also reach Kolkata by air. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, located in Dum Dum operates both domestic and international flights. Here you can find number of domestic airlines connecting Kolkata with major cities of India and abroad.


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    Nancy Jain from Mughal Sarai 1699 Days ago

    Is tram stil run in Kolkata ?

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    kolkataonline.in Expertfrom 1381 Days ago

    Hi! Yes, Tram still runs in Kolkata.

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    Vibhorfrom Gurgaon 1381 Days ago

    yes tram still running in kolkata. do you know kolkata is the only city in India still having a tram network.

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