Kolkata was once the epicenter of the British Raj and a major trading post of the East India Company. Dubbed the City of Joy, it has emerged as a world of extremes. Even today, the city pays tribute to its colonial past, with its intriguing architecture, heritage routes and tales of yesteryear, whilst recognising a pulsating pace and vibrant party scene.

Highlights

  • Victoria Memorial
  • Howrah Bridge
  • St.John’s Church
  • High Court

 Places to stay

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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Hotel Style: International

The Oberoi Grand is affectionately known as the Grande Dame of Calcutta.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Victoria Memorial Sound & Light Show

Be enchanted by the sheer grandeur of Victoria Memorial, one of the historic attractions south of Maidan in Kolkata, built on a sprawling 26 hectares. Enjoy a spectacular Light & Sound (Son-et-Lumiere) Show here, entitled ‘ Pride & Glory – the Story of Calcutta’, narrated in English and Bengali, complimenting the splendid history of this enormous white marble monument, conceived in 1901 by Lord Curzon. The shows are held October to February and March to June.

Sunderbans

The world’s largest estuarine forest in the world, the Sunderbans is the habitat of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger.

Shanti Niketan Ashram

Enjoy and relax in the peaceful environment of this lovely Niketan Ashram which was once home to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Economist, Amarthya Sen.

City Highlights of Kolkata

Explore Dalhousie Square with landmarks like St.John’s Church, High Court, Governor’s House, General Post Office and Writer’s Building. Visit Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Mother Teresa’s House; view Howrah Bridge, Howrah Railway Station; stroll through the fragrant Flower Market, South Park Street Cemetery; see ‘Kumhartuli’ or ‘Potters Village’; examine Marble Palace with object-d’-arts, sculptures of various Holy Prophets; take a drive on the Vidyasagar Setu.

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