Flights to Kolkata
Kolkata. A city of musicians, artists, and poets. A city that speaks to the starry eyed dreamer in every one of us. Tahir Shah captured Kolkata’s soul when he said “Calcutta’s the only city I know where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat”. Whether you’re there for the vibrant street life, amazing food, or just there to soak in the unique energy that vibrates through this bustling city, Kolkata will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Why Visit Kolkata?
Kolkata has an incredibly rich and varied history dating back to British-annexed India, of which it was the capital from the early 19th century till the First War of Independence in 1857. It is home to one of the oldest modern universities in the country, Calcutta University. A flourishing hub of finance, technology and business for eastern India, Kolkata was once called the City of Palaces on account of the several sprawling, colonial-era mansions dotting the cityscape. The Indian Museum, established in 1814, was the first of its kind in Asia and certainly warrants a visit. The Victoria Memorial and Maulana Azad Museum are also must-sees. The Birla temple is a national treasure, and a magnificent sight to behold. While Kolkata is a city steeped in history and culture, it straddles disparate worlds and offers a tantalizing taste of modern India as well. A center of ethnic sartorial innovation, the city is home to globally renowned designers like Sabyasachi.
When to Visit Kolkata
With a temperamental monsoon season, Kolkata can be very humid and is always very warm. In the summers, from March to June, the temperatures can go above 95 °F. Flash floods are very frequent during the months of June to September. That makes winter the best time to visit Kolkata i.e. November to February. The winters in Kolkata are pleasant and mild, with minimal rainfall.
How to Get to Kolkata
Kolkata’s airport is known as the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. There are several flights to Kolkata from various cities in Australia and South East Asia. If you’re visiting from the Western Hemisphere, there are some Emirates and Qatar Airways flights as well. The domestic terminal is one of the best in the country, so you can fly to any other major international airport in India, and be able to find cheap flights to Kolkata from those cities as well, without any difficulty. There are train and taxi links to the Airport, and Kolkata flight tickets can also be booked online.
Further, the city is accessible by train, bus (even from Bangladesh), and car from other cities of North and North-Eastern India.
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