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Kolkata - Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Galleries

1 September 2014

Discover the rich and fascinating history of West Bengal with a trip to its vibrant capital, Kolkata. Home to an array of cultural attractions, esteemed art museums and intellectual institutions, Kolkata is considered one of India’s most exciting creative hubs. Venture into its core and you’ll find plenty of bustling bars and elegant restaurants, perfect for when the sun, finally, goes down

Hotels

Hotels Swissotel
Kolkata One of Kolkata’s newest luxury hotels, Swissotel occupies a prime spot in the heart of Rajarhat. Head to the award-winning rooftop Sky Lounge for something cool and refreshing served up alongside panoramic views of the city.
swissotel.com/hotels/kolkata 

Chrome Hotel
With individually designed suites, state-of- the-art spa facilities, a 24/7 bistro restaurant, and a rooftop pool and bar area, Chrome Hotel offers a long list of attractions for jet set travellers.
chromehotel.in 

Oberoi Grand Kolkata
Both traditional and wonderfully luxurious, the Oberoi Grand has been going strong for more than 125 years. Visit the exquisite spa for a range of restorative Ayurvedic treatments, before heading off to the tranquil outdoor pool.
oberoihotels.com/oberoi_kolkata 

Taj Bengal
The lavish property, designed by architect Bob Fox, is one reason to stay at the Taj Bengal. The opulent interiors, grand marble and stone atrium, and lush green grounds are a few others.
tajhotels.com

Restaurants

Guchhi
From tasty tandoori plates to mouth-watering curries, classic Indian delicacies are the true stars of the show at Guchhi. Pick a seat near the open kitchen and enjoy your meal alongside some of the culinary theatrics.
kolkata.regency.hyatt.com 

Bohemian 
Celebrated chef Joy Banerjee excels at creating masterful modern Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from all over the world, his creative dishes fuse traditional eastern and modern western flavours to create a unique gastronomic experience.
chefjoybanerjee.com 

Plush
Contemporary design and attention to detail make Plush a first-class dinner destination in Kolkata. Serving up a taste of the Mediterranean, chef Davide Cananzi is renowned for producing flavours with finesse that match the sophisticated setting. 
astorkolkata.com 

Oh! Calutta
This restaurant is as much a hit with the locals as it is with visitors seeking an authentic taste of Bengali cuisine. Fragrant dishes like the butterfish and tomato curry will ignite your taste buds.
speciality.co.in

Bars

Roxy Bar at The Park Hotel
A mix of playful 1960s-style and sophisticated wit has cemented Roxy’s place among the top echelons of nightlife entertainment in Kolkata. The extensive cocktail and wine menu, impressive cigar collection and luxurious setting epitomises decadent glamour.
theparkhotels.com 

Shisha Reincarnated
Since re-launching in Kolkata a few years ago, Shisha Reincarnated’s offering is stronger than ever. A heady mix of expansive views, eclectic sounds and creative cocktails make this a great place to let your hair down.
shishareincarnated.com 

Virgose
The stylish Hotel Hindustan bar provides a nocturnal haven from Kolkata’s busy streets. Relax in the luxurious lounge area and sip on some premium spirits before sauntering over to the hotel’s in-house nightclub, Underground.
hhihotels.com 

Nirvana
Enjoy a wide selection of drinks under the watchful eye of the giant Buddha statue centrepiece at the Park Plaza’s second floor hotel bar. The stylish design, complete with water feature and colourful wall murals, offers a Zen-like ambiance.
parkplaza.com

Galleries

Birla Academy Of Art & Culture
Supporting modern and traditional artists from across the globe, a trip to the Birla Academy showcases the cultural and artistic heart of Kolkata.
birlaart.com 

Centre Of International Modern Art
An unrivalled place to see cutting-edge modern art in Kolkata, with strong ties to leading artists, this a great place to update your knowledge of the evolving local art scene.
cimaartindia.com 

Asutosh Museum Of Indian Art
As one of the oldest and most prestigious artistic landmarks in the city, this museum is the best place to learn about Kolkata’s rich cultural heritage. Set in the university grounds, the vast collection charts the fascinating story of eastern art through the ages.
caluniv.ac.in/museum 

Indian Museum Kolkata
From the 4,000 year-old mummies to archaeological artefacts dating back to ancient times, a trip to the Indian museum uncovers one of the most expansive historical collections in the city, and an unparalleled insight into the primal past of Kolkata.
indianmuseumkolkata.org

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