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October 11, 2013
Kolkata is well known for its prestigious and most important festival, Durga Puja, which holds captivating celebrations. As the cultural capital of eastern India, the city offers many delights for tourists and connoisseurs alike.
Tourist Attractions in Kolkata
Kolkata offers several tourist attractions and opportunities for shopping. During the festive season, the city is visited by thousands. Some of the recommended places to visit are:
Victoria Memorial
Howrah Bridge
Dakshineswar Temple
Birla Planetarium
Hotels and Accommodation
Kolkata has many hotels to suit every pocket. For budget backpackers, the Sudder Street and the area around the railway station in Howrah has many budget hotels. There are also many deluxe and top-end hotels in the city.
How to Reach Kolkata
The charming capital city of Kolkata can be reached easily by air, road, rail or even by water. It being the third most populated city in India, thousands of visitors and tourists travel to this city for business and leisure.
rail
Rail
Kolkata is well linked by rail to major cities in India. The city has two major railway stations: Howrah and Sealdah. A few other stations also serve the city, such as Kolkata, Santragachhi and Shalimar.
road
Road
Kolkata is well connected by the National Highways 2 and 6 to the rest of India. The city runs regular government and private bus service, operated by the Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) and the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC).
Air
Air
The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves the city of Kolkata with daily flights to major cities across the country and the globe. It is situated at a distance of around 13 km from the heart of the city.
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