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Kolkata :Latest and useful Informations of Popular Destinations with Best Hotels of Kolkata, West Bengal

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                   Kolkata :Latest Informations of best hotels and popular tourist destinations

Are you planning to visit Kolkata? This article is going to tell you some  best hotels of Kolkata including popular tourist places . Kolkata (Calcutta) is located on the east bank of river Hooghly. It is the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. This city is one of the biggest metropolitan cities of India. Kolkata is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The population of Kolkata was 4.573 million in 2001. There are several tourist places in Kolkata such as Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Kalighat Temple, Nicco Park, Eden Garden, Birla Mandir, Science City etc.

Map of Kolkata

Average Climatic Condition 

Summer:- March to June Temperature:- Mini-19c Maxi-40c (May is the hottest month)
Monsoon:- July to September Rainfall-1800mm (July is the wettest month)
Winter:- End of November to February. Temperature:- Mini-5c Maxi-23c  (January is the coldest month)
Perfect Time to Travel:- October to March.

How to travel

By Air:-  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (Dum Dum)  Airport is located in 17 km away from North-East of the Kolkata city. This airport operates both Domestic and International flights. Netaji Airport is the largest airport in eastern India. There are only two International Airports in West Bengal which are Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and other Bagdogra International Airport. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the fifth busiest airport in India.

By Railway:- Howrah Railway Station is located on the bank of river Hooghly connected to Howrah Bridge with 23 platforms. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India. This station has the highest train-handling capacity of any railway station in India. There are other three main stations in Kolkata city which are Sealdah Railway Station, Shalimar Railway Station and Kolkata Railway Station (Chitpur Railway Station).

By Road:- Kolkata is connected to the major cities of the Indian state by the National Highways-2, 6, 34 and 117. Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu are two bridges connecting Kolkata with Howrah. Vivekananda Setu is the third bridge over the river at the northern reach of the city near Dakshineshwar.

By Metro Rail:- Kolkata Metro Rail is the first uderground metro railway stystem in India. This metro system is serving the city of Kolkata in Indian state of West Bengal. There are two lines -North-South Metro and East-West Metro. Line-1 has a total length of 28 km serving 24 stations of which 15 are underground. Line-2 is under construction. The length will be 14.67km. The Metro Rail service is lifeline for people of Kolkata.

Famous Tourist Places:- There are several famous tourist spots in Kolkata , here I listed only seven most popular tourist destinations.
1. Victoria Memorial:- Victoria Memorial was built between 1906 to 1921. It is located at the Maidan on the bank of river Hoogly, Near Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal. Victoria Memorial is one the most famous tourist places of Kolkata, West Bengal. This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.

2. Science City:- Science City is located at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J.B.S. Haldane avenue, Kolkata. This science city is also one of the most popular tourist spots in Kolkata. It is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museum, Ministery of Indian Government. 

3. Nicco Park:- This is located at Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal. This amusement park was built in 1991. Nicco Park is one of the most famous tourist places of Kolkata, West Bengal. This is one of the biggest amusement parks in India. Nicco Park attracts tourists' attention for educative entertainment. Opening Time of this amusement park is in Summer-11 am to 9 pm and in Winter-11 am to 8 pm.

4. Kalighat Kali Temple:- This famous temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. Kali Temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. This sacred temple is located on the bank of a small canal called Adi Ganga (Kalighat)  which connects to the Hoogly river. The image of Kali in this temple is unique. At present this idol of this temple was created by two saints-Brahmanada Giri and Atmaram Giri. The three big eyes, long tongue made of gold and four hands which all are made of gold too.

5. Dakshineswar Kali Temple:- Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located on the eastern bank of Hooghly river, Dakshineswar,  Kolkata, West Bengal. This sacred temple was built bya philanthropist and devotee of Kali, Rani Rashmoni in 1855. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is one the most popular tourist spots of Kolkata . This temple is also famous for Ramakrishna's mystic of 19th century.

6. Birla Planetarium:- The Birla Planetarium is situated in Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial and the Maidan in South Kolkata. It is also one of the most famous tourist places in Kolkata, West Bengal. Birla Planetarium is the biggest plnetarium in Asia and the second biggest in the world. This temple is a circular structure designed Indian styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Programs of this planetarium are conducted in Bangla, English and Hindi from 12 pm to 7 pm. This is also known as Taramandal was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963.

7. Indian Museum:- The Indian Museum is the oldest and largest museum in India. This museum has unique collections of armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. The Indian Museum is one of the most visited tourist places of Kolkata. This museum was founded in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. This amuzing museum has six sections namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany.

 Famous Five Star Hotels Of Kolkata:- There are several popular Five Star Hotels in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. In these famous hotels I've selected only Six Famous & Best Five Star Hotels. All these hotels are popular for their delicious dishes and well hospitality.

1. Taj Bengal Hotel, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. ( 25 km away from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport & 11 km away from Howrah Railway Station) Rs.13,651/- to Rs.77,155/- per room per night. ( It is one of the Best Hotels of Kolkata)

2. Hyatt Regency, JA-1 Sector-3, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (about 7 km away from Howrah Railway Station) Rs.14,000/- to 18,000/- per room per night.( Hyatt Regency is also one of the most popular hotels of Kolkata)

3. The Park Kolkata, 17 Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal-700016, India ( 1.3 km away from Park Street Metro Station & 2.6 km away from Victoria Memorial) Rs.9,800/- to Rs.15,400/- per room per night.

4. The Pride Hotel, Kolkata,B G-12, Action Area1 B, New Town Rajarhat, Kolkata-700156 Rs.4,699/- to Rs.5,599/- per room per night.

5. The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata, Old Court Hhouse Street, Kolkata-700069, West Bengal, India. ( 5 km away from Victoria Memorial & 2 km away from Eden Garden) Rs.8,686/- to Rs.15,282/- per room per night.

6. ITC Sonar Kolkata, JBS Haldene Avenue, Opposite of Science City, Kolkata-700046, West Bengal, India. ( 4.2 km away from Salt Lake Stadium) Rs.10,901/- to Rs.16,750/- per room per night. (This hotels is one of the most popular hotels in Kolkata)

Cheap and Best Hotels Of Kolkata

1. Airport City Hotel, Airport Zone, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Rs.3,401/- to Rs.11,248/- per room per night.

2. Hotel Tirupati International, Airport Zone, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Rs.2,380/- to Rs.2,618/- per room per night.

3. Floatel Hotel, 9/10 Kolkata Jetty, Opposite Hq Eastern Region, Strand Road, Dalhousie, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. ( 3.5 km away from Sealdah Railway Station) Rs.4,230/- to Rs.2,680/- per room per night.

4. Hotel Ashoka Regency, Howrah, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. ( Near Howrah Railway Station) Rs.1,141/- to Rs.1,561/- per room per night.

5. Mayur Residency, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. ( 1.3 km away from City Centre) Rs.3,907/- to Rs.5,988/- per room per night.

6. Fortune Park Panchwati, Howrah, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Rs.4,026/- to Rs.4,529/- per room per night.

7. New Hotel White Palace, 28/1, Italqacha Road, No-1 Gate Airport, Kolkata-700028, West Bengal, India. ( 1.5 km away from Sealdah Railway Station & about 1 km away from Metro Rail Station) Rs.1,600/- to Rs.2,200/-per room per night.

(Rate of all hotels may be changed time to time)

NOTE:- All these information have been taken from different media sources such as magazines, travel sites, tourist reviews, blog reviews etc.

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