Top areas in Kolkata / Calcutta
Kolkata / Calcutta
Kolkata is the capital city of India’s West Bengal State. Formerly known as Calcutta, the city is only second to Mumbai in its size and excitement. The city is served by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, and there are several hotels clustered around the airport.
Given Kolkata’s size, history, and culture, visitors to this city will not be without something to see or do. Every October Kolkata gets transformed into one giant party as the Durga Puja festival takes place. This Hindu celebration is extremely important for followers of the faith, and therefore many people flock to Kolkata to take part in the festivities.
Many people who come to Kolkata have some knowledge of the famed Mother Theresa of the same city, who dedicated her life to loving and caring for those forgotten and cast out by society. The Mother Teresa’s Mission and Motherhouse is a famous landmark where many people not only go to see the small museum and even spend time in religious prayer, but also volunteer their time and services to continue in her mission.
Victoria Memorial Hall is perhaps the most famous landmark in Kolkata, a stunning white marble monument located in the center of the city. There are several hotels near Victoria Memorial, within easy reach of this landmark and many others in the city center.
There’s much more to see and experience in Kolkata, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.