Best Time To Visit Kolkata

The peak travel months to Kolkata are during the months of January, May, December.

Kolkata is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. It’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.

It’s also a setting for the General Post Office, featuring a monumental rotunda. Nearby is the Maidan, a sprawling park with the Eden Gardens cricket stadium and the white-marble Victoria Memorial, containing several art galleries. Other notable sites include the Indian Museum, displaying fossils and Mughal antiques.

Food of India

Butter Chicken

Chicken Makhani

Butter chicken or Makhan murg is a dish, originating in the Indian subcontinent, of chicken in a mildly spiced tomato…


Dahi Vada

Dahi vadas or Dhai Bhalla can be eaten as a snack or as part of the meal. It is a…


Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken as a dish originated in the Punjab before the independence of India and Pakistan.


Chena gaja

Chena gaja is a traditional Odia dessert made from cheese, sugar and semolina.


Bombay duck fish

Bombil or Bombay duck fish (Harpadon nehereus) on display in a street fish market in Mumbai



A savoury snack from India. It is a spiral shaped snack with a spiked surface.


Map of Kolkata