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KOLKATA

Kolkata (Calcutta) is an ancient city which is located just above the Bay of Bengal, where India and Bangladesh meet at the many mouths of the holy Ganges on India's east coast. Kolkata is capital city of West Bengal and was the former capital of British India. Today Kolkata forms the commercial and industrial hub of eastern India. A major port, Kolkata is situated on the rightHooghly Bridge at Howrah, Kolkata Sightseeing bank of the river Hooghly (about 150 kms upstream from the Bay of Bengal). The core city is sandwiched between the river on the west, the salt lakes to the east and the marshes and the swamps to the south. The region is part of the world's largest deltaic zone at the mouths of the river Ganges. The famous Sunderban mangrove forests are to the south of the city. 

Kolkata has adapted to the modern trends and techniques of the world but has not shed the leisurely life style and the calm which it has accumulated since ages. Calcutta has the country's first Metro railway and also retains some of the building which are more than hundred year old. It is a city of enduring charm.

Location: West Bengal
Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Bengali
Best time to visit: September till March

Access: 
By air: Kolkata is home to two different airports. One is for the Domestic purpose called DumDum Airport and the one for the International destinations called the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Kolkata is connected to almost all destinations of the country via direct or hopping flights. Besides the major cities of the country the airways of the Kolkata connects Jorhat, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Ranchi, Silchar, Tezpur, Visakhapatnam, Amritsar and Leh to the city.

Kolkata is also connected to the major destinations of the world. Around ten international airways operates from Kolkata.

By train: The train service of the city is probably the heart of communication to the city. Kolkata is home to two of the busiest Railway junction in India. One being the Howrah Station and the other Sealdah Junction. One can avail to almost every railway station in the country from these two stations in the city. It also connects the adjoining area of the city.

By road: Probably the most important road route of the country emerges from the city. The Grand Trunk road (G T Road) connects the city to the northern part of the country covering the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and many more. Kolkata is also a part of the renowned Golden Quadrilateral which provides seamless connectivity of the city to the other Metros of the country.Victoria Memorial Kolkata, Kolkata Travel Package.

Full day City tour of Kolkata 
Enjoy the Full day trip to different interesting places in Kolkata. Visit the flower market, the Howrah bridge, the Writers Building and the Governor house. Visit Kumartooli, where the typical Bengali Potteries are made. Then visit a Bengali sweet making centre, Jorasanko (Rabindranath Tagore's House), Marble Palace, College Street, Kolkata University, Indian Museum etc.
 
* Full day city tour cost : USD 47 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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Half day City tour of Kolkata 

The Half day tour of the city includes Kali Temple of Kalighat, Birla Temple, Victoria Memorial, Down Town area, St. Pauls Cathedral and St. Johns Church.

* Half Day City Tour cost : USD 39 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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