- West Bengal
- Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
How to reach?
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport or Kolkata Airport at Dumdum is among the busiest airports in the country in terms of overall passenger traffic. Spread across an area of 2,460 acres, the airport has all the latest facilities.
Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are the two main railheads, serving the city of Kolkata. Both the railways stations are well linked to all the important cities in the country making it easy for travellers.
One can also reach Kolkata via well-maintained national highways and other motorable roads. The buses managed by the West Bengal state allow tourists to visit this lovely city without any hassle.
What is the best season to visit?
The autumn and winter months between October and February are the best time to visit Kolkata, as the weather is perfect and festivities are aplenty. This is the season which witnesses the peak arrival of travellers, especially during Durga Puja. Kolkata, with an eastern tropical climate, has light winters, hot and somewhat humid summers. Summers are the least desirable options for a traveller, and monsoons, although lovely, is not exactly the best season worth a visit.
Weather through out the year?
Kolkata has a Tropical wet-and-dry climate. The annual mean temperature is 26.8 °C (80 °F); monthly mean temperatures range from 15 °C to 30 °C (59 °F to 86 °F). Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the low 30s and during dry spells the maximum temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) during May and June. Winter tends to last for only about two and a half months, with seasonal lows dipping to 9°C – 11 °C (48.2°F – 51.8°F) between December and January. The highest recorded temperature is 43.9°C (111 °F) and the lowest is 5°C (41°F). Often during early summer (mid March to mid May), dusty squalls followed by spells of thunderstorm and heavy rains lash the city, bringing relief from the humid heat. These thunderstorms are convective in nature, and is locally known as Kal baisakhi
What are the famous places to visit?
Maidan, Eco Park, Howrah Bridge, Science City, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Victoria Memorial, Nicco Park, Alipore Zoological Garden etc
How many days are enough for the city?
Which are the best shopping center in the city?
South City Mall, City Centre I and II, Quest Mall, Acropolis Mall, Mani Square Mall, Avani Riverside Mall, Gariahat Mall
Where to go for a great dining experience?
Ottimo Cucina Italiana, Grand Market Pavilion, Vintage Asia, Pan Asian, Dum Pukht, Kava, JW Kitchen
What food is famous?
Macher Jhol is the most popular food of Kolkata and is usually had with rice. One can find it in any of the restaurants in the city as it's a staple food for the people