Travelling to Kolkata and wondering where to stay, what to eat, how to go around? It can be quite overwhelming if you don’t know the city. This list we’ve compiled will give you all this information and more. Grab your notepad and relax as we guide you through this.
a. Georgian Inn
The 2-star hotel is ideally located in Central Kolkata, next to 3 major streets: A.P.C Roy Road, S.N Banerjee Road and Lenin Sarani.
Address: Market, 1, Doctor Lane, Janbazar, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal-700014.
Rooms: The hotel has thirty AC and non-AC rooms.
Tariff: Prices range from INR 1200 - 1950.
b. Vinayak Guest House:
This is a 3-star budget business hotel, located near the modern office hub, Sector-V.
The property is very close to the City Centre Metro Station.
Address: EC 279, Sector 1, Salt Lake Near EC Park, EC Market, City Centre I, Kolkata, West Bengal-700064.
Rooms: There 3 room categories - Standard Room with a shared bathroom, Deluxe Room and Super Deluxe Room with attached bathrooms.
Tariff: Prices range from INR 1200 - 1900.
c. Hotel Victerrace:
This 2-star hotel is located in the heart of the City of Joy. What makes the hotel highly attractive is its proximity to the office hub and attractions, and the fully operational bar-cum-restaurant.
Address: Camac Street, 1B, Victoria Terrace, opposite to Industry House, Kolkata, West Bengal-700017
Rooms: There are 3 room categories available: Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe.
Tariff: The tariff ranges from INR 1500 - 3000.
a. The Middleton Inn:
This 3-star hotel is only 600 metres from the food hub, Park Street and at a close distance from the city centre and points of interest like Victoria Memorial and the Indian Museum.
Address: 8, Middleton Street, Kankaria Estates, Park Street Area, Kolkata, West Bengal–700071.
Rooms: The hotel has Economy Rooms that are business travel friendly.
Tariff: Rooms are priced at INR 5500 and upwards.
b. The Lindsay:
This 3-star hotel is at the heart of Esplanade. The restaurant on the roof, Blue and Beyond, offers the best panoramic and aerial view of central Kolkata.
Address: 80A and 80B, Lindsay Street, opposite to New Market, Kolkata, West Bengal- 700087.
Rooms: From Deluxe Rooms to Suites, the hotel has 70 well-furnished rooms.
Tariff: The prices are INR 6000 & 7000 for Deluxe and Heritage Rooms, respectively.
c. The Opus: A Boutique Hotel
This 3-star hotel might not be in the city centre, but it is not very far. It is well placed at the Bhowanipore area. The rooms come with a contemporary decor; you can enjoy a good meal at the in-house multi-cuisine restaurant, The Royal Courtyard and Conference Hall.
Address: 1, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Road, Ghadi More, Opposite to Purna Cinema Hall, Kolkata, West Bengal-700025.
Rooms: There are 3 room categories – Classic, Executive and Premium.
Tariff: The rent ranges from INR 2900 – 3600.
a. ITC Royal Bengal- A Luxury Collection Hotel in Kolkata:
The magnificence of this luxurious property on EM Bypass is beyond any explanation. This hotel was constructed keeping aristocracy in mind, need we say more?
Address: 1, JBS Haldane Avenue, Tangra, Kolkata, West Bengal-700046.
Rooms: A total of 456 hotel rooms and suites, and 82 serviced apartments.
Tariff: The tariff starts at INR 7100.
b. Hyatt Regency Kolkata
This 5-star luxury business hotel is only 10 Km from the international airport. This elegant place is suitable for both leisure and business travellers alike.
Hyatt is also known for its state-of-art spa.
Address: JA-1 Sector-III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal-700098
Rooms: There are a total of 234 rooms in the luxury collection, including the Regency Club Rooms, and 13 Suites.
Tariff: Prices start at INR 6500.
c. Taj Bengal Kolkata:
This 5-star hotel is ideally in the city centre and close to all the major attractions. Taj is known amongst tourists not only for its luxury but also for its heritage.
Address: 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal-700027.
Rooms: There are 228 luxury rooms in this property.
Tariff: The tariff ranges from INR 8,400-INR 1,00,000
Tip: This property is pet-friendly.
Aside from kayaking at Eco Park, New Town, Kolkata is not very well-known for attractions that will give you an adrenaline rush.
Price of kayaking at Eco Park: INR 150 for a single seat kayak. (30 minutes)
Psst, you can challenge your friends to a game of who can gulp down the most number of puchkas, in a given time. We think that is an extreme sport too. ;)
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The people of Kolkata celebrate more than 20 festivals in a year, with some popular ones being -
For more information on the Government buses, you can visit their website https://wbtc.co.in/bus-service/.
Public transport is operational until 11 PM.
Please note that if you are travelling to Salt Lake or Rajarhat, you will need to take a cab.
If you are traveling after 10 PM, we recommend renting a car or booking a taxi.
Kolkata is comparatively safer than other metros and some cities. The city centre is buzzing almost until 11 PM after which, the streets can get empty. Central Kolkata aside, the rest of the city gets deserted after 10 PM.
Your safety will however depend solely on where you wish to travel, how you wish to commute and obviously how late at night you plan the journey. Kindly ensure due diligence before making plans.
The local currency is INR. It is recommended to keep loose change handy, especially if you are going to explore street-side eateries and travel by public transport.
International tourists please keep in mind, that the currency exchange counters throughout the city shut shop by 6 PM. Only Sudder Street Exchange corners remain open until 9 PM.
Tipping is not mandatory, however premier restaurants charge 10% of the total bill amount as a service charge.