Feel the pulsating energy of Kolkata, India

Once known as Calcutta, Kolkata is one of the most fascinating cities in the world.  It is a city of contrasts that will intoxicate you with its perplexing mishmash of the old and the new, of the rich and the poor, of world-class shopping malls and shabby markets, modern infrastructures and colonial buildings.

The capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is nestled along the banks of the Hooghly River, and within the lower Ganges Delta.  It is one of the most densely populated cities in India with more than 4.8 million inhabitants. It covers a total area of 71.43 square miles and is blessed with a tropical wet-and-dry climate. Often referred to as the City of Palaces, Kolkata is known for its rich history, culture, and artistic and literary heritage. It was once the capital of India, as such; it is still the cultural, commercial and educational hub of Eastern India. The city’s name was changed from Calcutta to Kolkata in 2001, but it is still known internationally as Calcutta. The city is also known as the City of Soul as it is the home of poets, writers, artists, and entertainment personalities. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport located about 20 kilometers from the city is your gateway to Kolkata. It is served by a number of domestic and Asian carriers.

Its top attractions include the Belur Math Shrine, Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge, Birla Temple, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, Swami Vivekanad's Ancestral House, Marble Palace Kolkata, Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden, Sundarbans National Park, Mother's Wax Museum, Malik Ghat Flower Market, and Tagore House. The city has more than a hundred attractions that will keep you busy all day long so if you want to maximize your stay and enjoy more, you can join a walking tour, photo tour, Kolkata story tour, motorcycle tour, cultural tour, boat tour, or a food tour.

We are pretty sure you are excited to visit Kolkata and feel its pulsating energy. Consult your travel agent and start planning an exhilarating vacation in Kolkata.   

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