India City Guide

Kolkata city guide features information on travel and tourism in Calcutta, India.

Kolkata City Guide

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

Kolkata City Guide - Kolkata is a truly amazing city where everything is lively and vibrant. Kolkata or Calcutta was once the capital of British India, now has completely transformed into a modern city of India. Kolkata is finally catching up with other metros and is looking cleaner with infrastructural improvements such as wider roads, flyovers, greener areas, two new railway stations and a better traffic management system. Investment inflows have vastly improved, visible through the shopping malls and fine-dining restaurants. There's even been a modest start to the plans of using the city's waterways as an alternate communication mode. With better air connectivity, long distance luxury A/C Volvo coaches and greater emphasis on preserving heritage, the city of Kolkata is reinventing itself as a clean and functional mega polis. Explore more information on Kolkata in this city guide.

Tourism is an important part of Kolkata city as it is home to some of the most fascinating tourist attractions. Places to see in Kolkata include buildings and monuments created back during the British rule in India. These structures add a charm to magnificent city of Calcutta or Kolkata. There is a long list of tourist places in Kolkata, some of the most famous are:

  • Fort William
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Eden Gardens (Stadium)
  • Birla Planetarium
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Marble Palace
  • Writer's Building
  • Nicco Park
  • Saheed Minar
  • National Library
  • Belur Math
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Kolkata High Court
  • Sundarbans