Hotels in Kolkata

Hotels in Kolkata

More About Kolkata

Once India's leading city, Kolkata is known as the “City of Joy”. It’s festivals are a real treat and so is it’s food. With lip-smacking food and a wonderful view from the Howrah Bridge the city is a delight for tourists. Kolkata is the main commercial and financial hub of East and North-East India and home to the Calcutta Stock Exchange. It is a major commercial and military port, and is the only city in easte India to have an inteational airport. With the glorious Victoria Memorial, vast National Library and marvellous Indian Museum, the city boasts of a rich heritage.

There are a large number of hotels in Kolkata. 5 star hotels in Kolkata include Hotel Hindustan Inteational, Hyatt Regency Kolkata and ITC Sonar Kolkata. Kolkata is very convenient for tourists as the distances are not too long from one place to another.  The Kolkata metropolitan area is spread over 1,886.67 km2 (728.45 sq m). The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port. You just have to find a 5 star accommodation which won’t be difficult at all, and soak in experiences which will leave you fascinated. A prominent cultural and educational centre of India, the city celebrates the rich legacy of freedom fighters, laureates and all other living legends with great zeal and pride. Places of interest are Fort William, Maidan, M. P. Birla Planetarium, Marble Palace, National Library, Writers' Building, Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and Nicco Park.

4 star hotels include Park Prime Kolkata, Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge and Fortune Park Panchwati. The city has a lot to discover within itself. We chose a few must-go destinations for you. A city rich in heritage and culture, Kolkata is every tourist’s fantasy. Kolkata was once the intellectual and cultural capital of the nation. The city has a serene lifestyle and a touch of fine Bengali culture. There are numerous 4 star hotels located in posh areas of the city. It’s not difficult to get a 4 star even during the peak period as there’s no dearth of 4 star hotels in Kolkata. A city with a unique aspect of constant cultural activity, Kolkata has a charm of it’s own.

 The famous Calcutta ‘bekti’ fish or the fine sweets such as ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogullas’ make the city stand apart from other metropolitan cities. The hustle and bustle of daily life can be felt, no doubt, but there is certain calmness about it. With the celebration of Durga Puja Kolkata comes alive with lights, colour and “pandals’. Home to many 4 star hotels, this city is a must visit. The pride of Bengal is it’s capital Kolkata, which is a destination rich in art – in various forms such as paintings, poetry, song and dance, and theatre. With various 3 star accommodations the city is always ready to welcome guests (tourists). A city having a strong educational, cultural and festivity background, Kolkata is continuously evolving.

For tourists not wanting to splurge in Kolkata, the numbers of 3 star hotels are abundant. Whilst having a strong dominance in art and literature it also has a large number of entertainment getaways such as “Nicco Park” and “go-karting”. “Science City” is another leaing experience, not to mention the famous Birla Planetarium. Whether it’s the number of 3 star hotels in Kolkata or the “Fort William”, which also serves as army territory, this city definitely, has beauty with brains. The gardens of Victoria Memorial or the elite number of educational institutions are both remarkable. 3 star hotels present here will cater to the needs of the disceing traveller. 3 star hotels include Astoria Hotel, Bawa Walson Spa Otel and Dee Empresa Hotel.

The city has a lot in its kitty for your visual pleasure, you just have to find an accommodation with Find My Stay and enjoy the tram and Metro rides.

Places Of Interest

Fort William

It is a fort built on the eastern banks of River Hooghly during the period of British rule in India. Named after the King William III of England and Scotland, the citadel was attacked by the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daulah, in 1756. Later in 1758, Robert Clive rebuilt the demolished structure which stands today. The area around the fort was cleared to make way for the 'Lungs of Kolkata'- Maidan.

Maidan

The largest urban park in the city, Maidan is a home to the sporting activities of Kolkata. The famous Eden Gardens and Kolkata Race Course are also situated at the venue.

M. P. Birla Planetarium

Kolkata offers a lot when it comes to extra-terrestrial dreams of your kids. The Birla Planetarium has a great collection of paintings and astronomical models of renowned astronomers in astronomy gallery An Astronomical observatory in the premises is equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope. With a seating availability for 680 people, the centre runs electronic celestial theatre daily, in English, Hindi and Bengali.

Marble Palace

An exquisite art gallery in the city, Marble Palace is a must visit tourist spot. Built by Raja RajendraMallick in 1835, the gallery preserves various art works, sculptures, pictures and oil paintings along with the original paintings of Rembrandt, Reynolds and Van Goyen. The Reuben's masterpiece kept in the gallery is the main attraction point here.

National Library

The history of the largest library in India, dates back to 1836 when the Governor General Lord Metcalfe transferred over 4500 books from the College of Fort William. The library is supported by the Government of India's Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Currently, almost 18000 readers gather at the reading hall of the library to collect knowledge on various subjects.

Writers' Building

Once an office to the junior writers of British East India Company, Writers' Building is the seat of the West Bengal secretariat. Located in the northern end of the Dalhousie Square, this building is of great political significance and serves as a reminiscent of the Indian Freedom Movement.

Victoria Memorial

A memorial to the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria, who was also the Empress of India, was a creation of Lord Curzon. The museum was opened for the general public in 1921. The museum retains some of the rare photos and statues of eminent British personalities of those times.

Howrah Bridge

Anybody who knows West Bengal, he definitely knows Howrah; and one who visualises Kolkata, envisions it through Howrah Bridge. The architectural miracle was commissioned in 1943. Located over the Hooghly river, the Howrah Bridge is a suspension type balanced cantilever bridge, constructed without using any nuts or bolts. Also known as the RabindraSetu, this bridge serves as a prominent road that connects Howrah and Kolkata.

Nicco Park

Located in the Salt Lake City, Kolkata, this amusement park is often referred as the Disneyland of West Bengal. It was created to attract the tourists to the state by providing them family-friendly enjoyment and educative entertainment.

How To Reach

Air
Kolkata has an International Airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Dum Dum, that connects the city to other cities within the country and abroad. Major cities in India are connected to Kolkata by domestic flights.It is only 17 km away from the city center.

Road
One can also drive or take a bus from any city to Kolkata.rnAs the distances are quite long by road, people prefer using railways and airways.

Rail
Howrah on the west of Hooghly River and Sealdah to the east of the river are the two important rail stations in the city connecting it to other cities within the country and cross borders with Bangladesh.

Best Time To Visit

October to March: This period favors the tourists both climatically and culturally. Besides autumn, the city gets decorated to welcome the season of festivals, which kicks off with DurgaPooja.