Travellers looking for a unique holiday in India may wish to head to the city of Calcutta, a travel article has suggested.

Travellers looking for a unique holiday in India may wish to head to the city of Calcutta, a travel article has suggested.

A lack of foreign investment in the destination due to the communist leadership in Kolkata means “you can see an Indian metropolis like no other,” explained Ewan, sales manager at Skyscanner.

He went on to say that the city in West Bengal has been “left behind in many ways” compared to many other destinations in modern India and travellers will not find a Starbucks or a large department store in sight.

Calcutta has the eighth largest population in the world and the cost of living is cheap, with an “upmarket” eatery costing around $5 (£3.07) per person, he added.

He suggested visitors to the city make a trip to the flower market on the river Hooghly for a taste of authentic Calcutta and he recommended a visit to the Kolkata Observatory.

According to Kolkata.org, other popular destinations for people flying to India include the Birla Planetarium, the Victoria memorial, the Eden Gardens, Fort William and the Howrah Bridge.

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