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Kolkata Travel Blog

Where to go in Kolkata? Achieve your travel goals with this list of beautiful destinations, things to do, best places to visit, Kolkata tourist spots, attractions & more.
Misadventures from two days in Kolkata, the jump-off point of my 1 month solo adventure around Northern India.

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Kolkata Travel Guide

Kolkata, located in eastern India, is renowned as "the City of Joy" and is well-known for its stunning historical architecture and has spread along the banks of the Hooghly River in a straight line.

You can find colonial buildings, museums, art galleries, traditional cuisine, temples, live music, and theatre in Kolkata. It combines classic and contemporary elements. Kolkata is well-known for its theatre and movies. The city is home to Rabindranath Tagore, and every home may be heard playing Rabindra Sangeet. Kolkata is also known to be India's most chaotic yet lively city. Take a day trip to Sundarbans and see the world-famous Bengal Tigers. Savour the local street food of Kolkata, and enjoy the world-famous Bengali sweets and deserts the Indo-Chinese historic restaurants are a must-visit.

The most convenient way to get to Kolkata is by air. There are connections between the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and significant cities in India and Abroad.

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Where to stay in Kolkata

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