Best Places for Backpackers in Kolkata, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kolkata, India.

Top 8 hostels in Kolkata, India.

These are the 8 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kolkata, India.

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Hotel Bengal

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Hotel Bengal

Hi all I am a traveller as well and I know exactly what a traveller is looking for in a new unknown city, a comfortable bed quite and secured loacation in the heart of the city easy to get to, plenty of transportation and definitely a good eateries. Bengal Hotel located near Park Circus 7point....
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Bodhi Tree

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Bodhi Tree

Kolkata's very first Boutique Guesthouse & Serviced Apartment , along with ' Monastery of Art '- Boutique Art Cafe , and very unique ,' Uruvela Forest '- Garden of Culture , with newly introduced patio library - Nalanda , located near Rabindra Sarovar Metro station , in the heart of South Kolkata ....
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Offbeat Bunkers CCU

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Offbeat Bunkers CCU

Welcome to the future! Offbeat CCU is an unique offering at the City of Joy, Calcutta. An ecosystem which houses hospitality,education and entertainment under a single roof. The Offbeat Bunkers are designed minimally with maple wood inlays. Offbeat CCU is a cultural hot spot of like minded peopl...
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Backpackers Park

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Backpackers Park

Backpacker's Park is a 33-bedded hostel, located centrally in Kolkata. The hostel has it's private elevator, is fully air conditioned and has high speed wifi. 3 private rooms, two of which have attached baths, are also available. We have a common area with a television and a balcony with a view of K...
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Hotel Platinum

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Hotel Platinum

Located in an intense location, Hotel Platinum is a convenient position which to explore Kolkata. It offers you the best possible service along with the regularity of customer satisfaction. We promise you with a happy smile with each and every passing day of being with us. With due regards and respe...
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White Pebble Hostel

29 /100

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White Pebble Hostel

This property is very near to airport around 8-10 km. Eco park is with in 2 km. Our beds are very comfortable. Each bed has separate Fan and charging point. There is locker facility available. There is common space space available to relax. There is beautiful terrace view. Place is very relax a...
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Butter Couch

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Butter Couch

All units in the guest house are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms at Butter-Couch feature air conditioning and a wardrobe. An Asian breakfast is served daily at the property. Indian Museum is 18 km from Butter-Couch. The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra...
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Hotel Diamond Suites

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Hotel Diamond Suites provides simple rooms with great views of Kolkata’s skyline and free Wi-Fi. It features a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk, Our check-in & out time is 12 noon, and is situated 3 km from Sealdah Railway Station. The rooms are spacious and fully air conditioned, featuring a...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Kolkata, India.

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Kolkata - The City of Joy

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is one of the prime tourist’s destinations with rich culture and heritage. It is referred to the ‘city of joy’ which reflects through the styles, moods, cultures and harmonious way of living. The city was a prime hub during the British rule, and also the capital of India till 1912. Although, the capital has shifted to Delhi, but it still is an important place for cultural workshops and is also an industrial hub.

Shusree Mukherjee (Resham)

Bombay Chaat

Chaat is a colloquial name for ‘savory’ or ‘sweet and sour’ in Hindi. The origin of ‘Chaat’ is a matter of dispute between the people of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. We all have a similar yet distinct streak in our flavours. We are all extremely proud and defensive about our chaat so we’ll let you decide on who wins this war on taste. Most of the preps contain crisps, potato, onions, coriander, chutneys, puffed rice, curd, spiced water, raw mango etc. Make sure you specify your degree of tolerance towards spicy food. I recommend you identify a good hygienic restaurant in order to savoir chaat without doing much damage to your system. Menu highlights: Pani puri, Sev Puri, Bhel, Dhai Bata Puri, Tokri Chaat, Chana Chaat, Pav Bhaji Places to hit: Nothing like getting invited to a local home (My pick) Swati Snacks, Tardeo, South Bombay (My 2nd Pick) Elco Pani Puri, Hill Road, Bandra West (They claim they use sealed bottled water)

Pallavi L

How to Reach

Jhandidara is easiest to reach via Kolkata. Direct flights from several cities of the world to Kolkata are available daily. From Kolkata you can travel either by,

Tias Basu

Where is Bakkhali?

Kolkata, the oldest port city in the east of India, was once the Capital of India when it was ruled by British East India Company. The mighty river Ganges which flows into Bay of Bengal provided the best port to the entire East Asia. It was also a trading hub long time ago. One can see relics of the British Era especially the architecture in the city even today. It will require another post to talk of this historical city. Before we meander through it’s lanes and bylanes it is better to follow the river route to reach the closet lesser known pristine beaches around the well known Mangrove heritage Sundarbans.

MADHURI KATTI

How to reach Andaman:

By Air: Most tourists prefer to take flights operated by Go Air or Spicejet either via Kolkata or Chennai.

Tejasvi Gupta

Port Blair – Here we come

So, on a beautiful, cool December morning, we started on our honeymoon trip! We had our flight from Kolkata to Port Blair, which is the capital of Andaman & Nicobar Island. Port Blair is connected to major Indian cities by means of air, sea & railways. So one can chose their mode of transport based on their budget & time in hand.

Priyanka Roy

 How to get there?

The distance between Shantiniketan and Kolkata is about 160 Kilometers. Quite a number of trains are available from Howrah Station (Kolkata) to Bolpur Station (Shantiniketan). The other option is journeying there by road. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach the destination by both road and train.

Mohana Pramanik

Menacing Sundarbans of West Bengal

My First Solo trip took me to the terrains of West Bengal to witness the wilderness of Royal Bengal Tiger. The sheer excitement of visiting the largest delta in the world gave me Goosebumps. In order to explore the abundantly found Sundari trees on basis of which Sundarbans got its name, I backpacked to the city of Kolkata.

Bhagyaraj pillai

The Eastern Goddess: Kolkata

The city of colors: Kolkata

Asiya Khan

LIFE IN KOLKATA : THE CITY OF JOY

Why is KOLKATA, INDIA called the city of Joy?

Sanjona Ray

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