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Flights to Kolkata will leave a lasting impression. Stately buildings, powerful flavors, and an infectious creative spirit make the city memorable.

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  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
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Flights to Kolkata

There’s no soft introduction to Kolkata. The moment your flight to Kolkata lands at the airport, you’re flung into an exuberant world of noise, color, and excitement. The roads are aswarm with rickshaws and yellow and black ambassador taxis, and the pavements throng with people. No matter what side of the Hooghly River you're on, the lively energy of the city never dulls.

They call it the City of Joy, and it's easy to see why. Look around, and you’ll notice Kolkata’s impressive colonial architecture, from the gleaming Victoria Monument to the Raj Bhavan government residence. Many of the buildings are as grand and proud as the day they were built, and all recall a time when Kolkata was at the center of the world’s largest empire.

The British East India Company arrived in 1690, seizing control of three villages: Sutanuti, Gobindapur, and Kalikata. Soon they had built Fort William on the banks of the Hooghly and established Calcutta (as it was once known) as a base in India. The city became a vital center for trade between Europe and Asia, but it was also the center of the independence movement in India. By 1911 the British had relocated the capital to Delhi, and Kolkata became the capital of the state of West Bengal.

In a cosmopolitan and historically rich city like Kolkata, it’s no surprise that the food and restaurants are extremely diverse. There are the usual western chains and all kinds of international cuisines available, from Chinese to Italian. There are also lots of Indian restaurants, representing styles and cuisines from all over the country. But one cuisine has an overriding influence on Kolkata’s culinary scene: Bengali food.
With its emphasis on fish, vegetables, and pulses and its bold, spicy flavors, the food of Bengal is as distinctive as it is delicious.

Like everything in the city, Kolkata's colonial past has left a distinct impression on its accommodations. Some of the best hotels in Kolkata were built during the days of the British Raj, such as the reassuringly expensive Grand Hotel (now an Oberoi hotel), with its neoclassical styling and green courtyard. At the other end of the luxury scale, the almost mythical Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street (built in 1783) is full of old-world character.

The city counts legendary film director Satyajit Ray and celebrated poet Rabindranath Tagore among its cherished sons. And there are plenty of museums, galleries, cinemas, and theaters showcasing Kolkata’s many art forms, from its Kalighat paintings of Hindu deities to its growing indie music scene.

What to do in Kolkata

Learn about colonial Kolkata

Kolkata retains some of the best examples of British colonial architecture from the days of the Raj. Start your walking tour around BBD Bagh (Dalhousie Square); take in St. John’s Church, The Writer’s Building, and the General Post Office before heading to the Maidan and the immaculate marble Victoria Memorial, which now houses a museum tracing the city’s history.

Victoria Memorial
Maidan
1 Queen’s Way
West Bengal
700071
+91 33 2223 1890

Take a street food tour

Join the free Kolkata Food Walk and discover the best of Bengali street food. Explore fruit and vegetable markets, sweet shops, and snack stops selling everything from pani puri (deep-fried spheres containing tamarind, chickpeas, potato, and chili) to Kolkata’s famous kati rolls (grilled kebabs with onion, chili, and sauce). The tour often starts at Gariahat Market, but check the website for the latest details.

Gariahat Market
Ballygunge Gardens Rd
Ballygunge Gardens
Gariahat
West Bengal
700019

Visit New Market

Immerse yourself in Kolkata’s vibrant markets. Housed in a British colonial building, the New Market (which opened in 1874) has more than 2,000 stalls. The Mullik Ghat Flower Market is an astonishing riot of color; if books are your bag, head over to College Street, where the booksellers’ shelves are almost as colorful.

New Market
Bertram Street
Lenin Sarani
New Market Area
Dharmatala
Taltala
West Bengal
700017

Where to eat in Kolkata

Oh! Calcutta (Bengali)

This is a chain restaurant, tucked away on the fourth floor of a shopping mall, but for high-end Bengali food you won’t find much better. The decor is slick, as is the service, but it’s the traditional dishes, like macher jhol (fish curry) and kosha mangsho (mutton curry), that will keep you coming back.

4th floor
Forum Shopping Mall
Elgin Road
Bhawanipur
West Bengal
700020
+91 33 2283 7161

Peter Cat (Indian)

Largely unchanged since the 1960s, this legendary restaurant and nightlife venue off Park Street is like a time capsule. The lighting is subdued, and the vibe is always lively; when uniformed waiters bring out your chelo kebabs and drinks in pewter tankards, you’ll understand why this restaurant is still one of the most popular in town.

18 Park St
Taltala
West Bengal
700071
+91 33 2229 8841

6 Ballygunge Place (Bengali)

Occupying a mansion dating back to the days of the Raj, this award-winning restaurant is renowned for serving some of the tastiest Bengali cuisine in Kolkata. You can opt for the lunchtime buffet, or choose from the a la carte selection, which includes rui shorshe (rohu fish in mustard sauce) and bhetki paturi (fish cooked in banana leaf).

6 Ballygunge Place Road
Near Patah Bhavan School
Ballygunge
West Benegal
700019
+91 33 2460 3922

Places to stay in Kolkata

Bodhi Tree

If you love art, you'll appreciate this boutique hotel in Kolkata. Bodhi Tree has five individually designed rooms situated above a gallery and cafe, which is packed with all kinds of artwork, cool furniture, and lots of Buddha statues. There’s also a quiet garden and terrace library, and the hotel is conveniently close to a metro station.

48/44 Swiss Park
West Benegal
700033
+91 33 2424 6534

Hotel 233 Park Street

Occupying the ground floor of a colonial mansion on energetic Park Street, this vintage boutique hotel is crammed with elegant reminders of days gone by. There’s antique furniture in every room, from mahogany four-poster beds to Burma teak dressers, but you still get modern conveniences in the form of LCD TVs and high-speed Wi-Fi.

233 Park Street
Elgin
West Bengal
700017
+91 33 2287 0300

The Corner Courtyard

Part boutique hotel, part restaurant, this century-old townhouse has been lovingly restored by owner Magha Agarwal and now has some of the most sought-after beds in Kolkata. There are seven themed rooms clustered around a colorful courtyard where you can dig into tasty international dishes.

92B Sarat Bose Road
Hazra
Bhowanipore
700026
+91 99 0399 9567

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