City Tour

Kolkata, one of the largest cities of India, is rich in cultural values and traditions. It is the hub of the east and one of the major business centres of the country. Calcutta (now, Kolkata) is the oldest and the largest city in India. Bordered by the famous Hooghly River on the west, Kolkata boasts of many places of historical and scientific importance like Victoria Memorial Hall, Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum, Botanical Garden, Science City etc.
The city has lived through over 300 years of cultural, political and social turmoil. Calcutta (Kolkata) is a veritable treasure trove of literature, fine arts and culture. The current name was a translation from “Kali Ghats”, which means the ‘land of the Goddess Kali’. Howrah Bridge is the only cantilever bridge in the country, and it connects the busy city with Howrah and other important roadways to India.
Calcutta (Kolkata) is internationally connected by air directly to London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore among other cities. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and other important cities are also linked to the city. The city is linked by rail to all major cities and many remote areas too.

QUICK FACTS

The city has stretches of hot seasons as well as rainy seasons and moderate winter seasons. Generally during April to June temperature is fairly high, rains will be there during July to September and December to January are moderately cold days.
Average temperature in Kolkata (in Celsius)

  • Nov-Feb: 13°C – 28°C
  • Mar-May: 21°C – 36°C
  • Jun-Oct: 28°C – 34°C

Best visit is between October and March.
Languages: Bengali, Hindi, English

BEST BUYS

There is nothing you cannot buy here. Kolkata is famous for Katha embroidery, terracotta items, fine saris, ‘Kalighat’ paintings, genuine antiques, lovingly restored antique furniture and original works of art.
Executive Tower India offers an unbelievable section of top class sightseeing attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta), India that are sure to be the highlight of any holiday. Visitors looking for a variety of cultural attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta) will be not leave disappointed with so many options to choose from. Kolkata (Calcutta) also offers numerous renowned heritage sites that India is famous for around the world.

Famous Sights of Kolkata

Amusement Park