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Accommodation


Kolkata hotels – Search for discount hotels in Kolkata with lowest rates guaranteed.

Travel Guides

Calcuttaweb – A guide to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), and information on Bengali and West Bengal.

Kolkata (Calcutta) Forum – The India Mike forum is a great resource for travel to India and has a useful section on Kolkata.

kolkata.org.uk – City portal featuring things to do, history, and travel information.

Blogs

kolkatatraveller.com – Interesting, unknown and useful info About Kolkata.

Blog Posts

Kolkata’s colonial heritage is under threat from ‘land sharks’ – “Thousands of buildings survive here from the days of the Raj but now face risk of demolition from developers.”

Tours

Kolkata Tours – Things to do and tours in Kolkata as selected by Viator.

Books About Kolkata


Simon Winchester's CalcuttaSimon Winchester’s Calcutta by Simon Winchester.

Simon Winchester reflects on his time living in Calcutta (now Kolkata), along with his son Rupert. The book features with extracts about by V.S. Naipaul, Paul Theroux, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain and others. This also had me wanting to visit the city after reading, which just goes to show that you don’t have to be flattering about a place to make it compelling.

Guide Books

Kolkata & West Bengal: Footprint Focus Guide

Photos

Kolkata Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of Kolkata.


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