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Kolkata, India

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Kolkata Travel Guide

Introduction

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is a loud, bustling metropolis, the third largest in India, with a legacy tied, in turns, to British India, Rabindranath Tagore, and Mother Teresa. It is at once a city rich in British-Indian history and Bengali culture, with monuments and architectural treasures and cultural prowess to show for it, and yet among the most impoverished major cities in the world.

Location

Kolkata is located on the Bay of Bengal in east India in the state of West Bengal, It sits on the banks of the Hoogly River.

How to Get There

Sightseeing

Main Neighborhoods

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How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit:
  • Cost Per Day: US$-US$ (-)
  • Currency: (US$1 ~ Rs55)
  • Electricity: 240V - 50Hz | Sockets with 3 round pins arranged in a triangle
  • Phone Code: +91 33
  • Population: 4.5 million (14.1 million in the greater metropolitan area)

Nearby Destinations

  • Delhi
  • Kathmandu
  • Bangkok

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Last updated November 28, 2013
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