One of India’s four main metropolitan cities, once a Presidency city of British India, and the seat of Bengal’s rich cultural legacies – poetic, musical, artistic, culinary and otherwise, Kolkata exercises an uncommonly firm grasp on its historical antecedents even as it embraces its ever changing contemporariness.
Its museums, National Library – the largest in India, Howrah bridge and its many markets both old and new offer exciting ways to discover what the city has to offer.
And its streets offer a lot more than just tourist attractions – the most fascinating being Kolkata’s delicious street food – a revelation for those who aren’t aware of the Bengali passion for culinary adventure.
Kolkata is also a key junction for those planning to travel through the eastern regions of India. Connected by flights, railways and buses, it serves as the ideal base for an eastern sojourn.
In Kolkata, there is a lot to see and do. Our concierge will be pleased to assist you in making the most of your time here by suggesting the best places to visit and the best ways in which to travel, should you choose to explore the city. Meanwhile, here’s a listing of some prominent tourist spots in and around the city.
Whether you’re in the mood for a taste of Bengali cuisine, or you’re in search of history or then in the frame of mind for an enchanting evening of kabial performances, or even a quick visit to a mall Kolkata has a lot to offer to every visitor to the city.
In terms of business hubs, there are two - one called Dalhousie (BBD Bagh) where the state administration and traditional business are situated. This will take between 30 to 45 mins travelling time from ITC Sonar, depending on your destination.