Kolkata, the original “British Era” Capital of India is one of the most fascinating cities to visit. One wouldn’t mind booking flights tickets to experience the ultimate combination of history, architecture, traditions and food with modern tech-savvy people.
Kolkata is flourishing between the reminiscence of a colonial past and a progressive present. Culturally, the city is divided in two parts containing their individual charms and flavors. Bazaars, heritage buildings and busy lanes in Northern part have its own charisma, while South Kolkata possesses avenues with ample greenery, stylish food-joints and stunning shopping malls.
How to Commute
Kolkata is completely accessible by flights and there are various international airlines that provide cost-effective tickets on flights arriving here in India. The contemporary transport system makes it easy and comfortable to get around the metropolis but there is an option for the tourists if anyone wants to enjoy the classic “Tram Ride”.
Where to Stay and What to See
Tourists reserving tickets to fly to India would love to spend a week in Kolkata – The City of Joy for sure. The city is dotted with a number of hotels for tourists to check in to relax after a long flight or sightseeing in the city.
Start your journey with a quick visit to the “Cultural Delta” at south covering Academy of Fine Arts, Birla Planetarium, Nandan, St. Paul’s Cathedral and then move towards the heritage buildings like Sovabazar Rajbari, Shaheed Minar and many more. Howrah Bridge is one of the most startling examples of the perfect mixture of science and architecture hanging above the holy Ganges just with the support of nut and bolts, which will categorically surprise you.
Right from the pocket friendly markets of Esplanade or New Market and Gariahat to the classy and sparkling South City Mall or Forum, Kolkata has enough variety to fill your shopping basket. One can buy beautiful traditional Taant (hand woven) or silk and junk jewelry or the traditional “terracotta” stuff. Swabhumi is one of the must visit place if you are looking forward to experience the art and culture of the different regions of Rural Bengal with the urban touch.
Before boarding the flights back home, gourmets would do well to savour the most authentic flavours of some of the most popular Bengali cuisines including rice and Macher Jhol (fish curry) with Rasgulla and Mishti Doi as dessert. There are various eateries all around the city where food lovers can satisfy their taste buds by gorging on traditional ‘biryani’ as well as wide array of regional and continental cuisine.
Enjoy the Night
Kolkata’s nightspots may not be the best in India but are a great place to unwind. One can simply drop in at ‘Tantra’ for clubbing or ‘Someplace Else’ or can enjoy under the open sky with time-honoured Victoria Ride. The contrasting culture that the city exudes is one of the major lures for culture vultures who are tempted to book tickets on flights to the city.