The former capital of British India, the port of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) today forms the commercial and industrial hub of eastern India located on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River (about 150 kilometres upstream from the Bay of Bengal), which is a tributary of the Ganges. It is one of the four mega cities in India.
From the Kolkata Travel Guide
This guesthouse is a true oasis in Kolkata's heat. It is located close to a Metro station, so various parts of the city are easily accessible. Do keep walking (driving) well into the small street behind Rabindra Sarovar Metro exit (the exit where Bata showroom is). Bodhi Tree is about three blocks in, past the Nursing Home. ... more
It was an excellent experience at The Best Inn Guesthouse in the city of Kolkata. My positive experience started since the time I checked-in and was greeted by a smiling young executive at the Desk. I was briefed in details as regards the places I could visit and the Restaurants I could dine at. ... more
Budget flights from Bangkok to Kolkata
Dear friends, Do you know which travels can book Budget flights from Bangkok to Kolkata. As far as I know, the air ticket of Air India Express is cheapest. But it can be only booked by India credit ...
bangkok - kolkata - kathmandu - lhasa - beijing
hi iam planing a trip from bangkok - kolkata - kathmandu - lhasa - beijing. I plan to fly to kolkata from bangkok and get the train to raxaul which is on the border of nepal. its from here i can not et enough info. does anyone know what the bus are like from raxual(india) to kathmandu, is it daly ...
The Experience of Kolkata
It is said that Kolkata is where you see life lived out on the street, this is certainly true, it is very much an experience of all of life. The sights and sounds are actually largely what I imagined ...
Posted in Asian Adventure by TessAndRach
Back in Kolkata
Well I just arrived back in Kolkata after a my 11 days at the Rikhia ashram south of Deoghar. What an incredible experience!! I had highs and lows but the lifestyle was one of a kind. I will post a full blog but right now I need to book a flight to Goa to explore the south a little, and a little beach life ...
Posted in India 2010 by Tranceyogi
Made it to Kolkata
I arrived in Kolkata today and words wont do it any kind of justice. In fact, I don't even know if the right ones exist for the things I have already seen. I can say this, after 30 hours in a train and getting to see the entire country go by, it has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. So much ...
Posted in Brian in India by UncleMack