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. 

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
Address: New Secretariat Building 1, 3rd Floor, K. S. Roy Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
Phone: 033 2243 6440
E-Mail:[email protected],[email protected] [email protected]

West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Address: DG Block, Sector II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091
Phone: 033 2358 5189
E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]

Tourism Centre (Kolkata)
Address: 3, 2, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag E, Lal Dighi, Lal Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
Phone No. 033-4001 5190 Mobile No. 9830021706 
E-mail : [email protected]. [email protected].

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

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
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

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 – [email protected]
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
Address: 5/5, Barrackpore Trunk Rd, South Sinthee, Rabindra Bharati University, Belghoria, Kolkata, West Bengal 700056
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.

Address: North Bengal State Transport Corporation Paribahan Bhavan
Sagar Dighi West, P.O. & District : Coochbehar, Pin: 736101
Fax No: 03582-222576

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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