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About Kolkata

Kolkata is India’s second-largest city and one of the world’s most populated cities with a population of 5 million in the city center and total population of 12 million. It once served as the capital of India.

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, has an important role in the history of mankind. In the years that Westerners raced to colonize nations the city was one of the top targets and was known as a cultural capital.

In the summer season, from March to July, temperature ranges between 30 and 40 degrees; so the weather is quite hot and humid. In the winter the temperature ranges between 9 and 11 degrees. The city experiences the most rainfall from July to September.

Kolkata is one of the best cities to discover Bengali cuisine, famous for its spicy food. Among places to visit in Kolkata are the Akashvani Bhavan radio building, Fort William, a British-style structure, Chowringhee, an area where the city markets are, Nakhoda Masjd, Calcutta Jain Temple (also known as Parshwanath Temple), The Kalighat Kali Temple, and the famous Big Bazaar. 

Transportation to Kolkata City Center from Airport

You can get on a taxi or bus in order to go to Kolkata city center from the airport. In general, train is one of the most preferred means of transportation in the city and it is possible to travel from the airport to the city center by train. If you wish, you can also rent a car at the airport for your transportation to the city center.

Taxi

You can get to the city center from the airport by using the taxis picking up passengers in front of the terminal but since there is no taximeter in many taxis or the drivers don’t run the taximeter, you should agree with the fare before getting on the vehicle. You can also bargain.

Car Rental

You can rent a car at the airport. However, you shouldn’t forget that traffic is generally very heavy and complicated in India, and drivers don’t obey the traffic rules very much. Therefore, you should be careful if you decide to rent a car. If the car you are renting has any problem, you should definitely record it. If you decide to rent a car, you should follow the VIP road to reach the city center. Your travel will last approximately 45 minutes.

Bus

There is a bus stop in front of the airport and it takes about 1 hour to reach the city center by bus. Since many bus routes pass through the city center, you can find the most convenient bus route for you by visiting the 'Tourist Information' desk at the airport.

Train

The first airport which has connection to the railway is Netaji Subhas Chanda Bose International Airport. It is possible to reach the city center in about 1 hour by train. The amount you will pay is low but you should keep in mind that trains can be very crowded.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2018

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Kolkata flights are organized to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. Airport.

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