Kolkata (Calcutta) Travel Guide

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Nothing can prepare you for Kolkata. As the birthplace of an empire and the home of the late Mother Teresa, as a playground for the rich and a haven for the destitute, as a wellspring of creative energy and a center for Marxist agitation, Kolkata dares people to make sense of it. Whether it shocks you or seduces you, Kolkata will impress itself upon you. To understand and learn from India today, a trip to Kolkata is vital. (Although the name was officially changed from Calcutta in 2001, both names are used more or less interchangeably.)

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Kolkata (Calcutta) Hotels

Unless otherwise noted, hotels have air-conditioning, room TVs, and operate on the European meal plan (no meals included). Better hotels have foreign-exchange...read more

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Kolkata (Calcutta) Restaurants

Eating out (and indeed eating in) is a favorite pastime in Kolkata. The city was the hub of happening restaurants and clubs in the 1960s—a culture that...read more

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