Explore Kolkata


The word Kolkata derives from the Bengali term Kolikata (কলিকাতা). It was the name of one of the three important villages that predated the arrival of the Britishers in India. The word Kolikata is believed to be derived from the Bengali word “Kalikkhetro (কালীক্ষেত্র), meaning "Field of the goddess Kali".

The Ethnic and cultural diversity in Bengal makes it a hub for all intellectual “aadda” meaning discussion in Bengali. The great poet, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and freedom fighter “Subhas Chandra Bose” owe their existence from the sand of Bengal. This city has gained wide audiences in local traditions in drama, art, film, theatre and literature. Kolkata culture has idiosyncrasies that include distinctively close “paaras” neighbourhoods. Apart from these, Kolkata is most widely known for its delicious sweets like the “Roso-golla” and “Chom-Chom” and so called Bengalis’ favourite meal - “Maach-Bhaat” hosting wide preparations of fish curries from the renowned “Rui”, “Catla”, “Chingri” and “Illish”.


Seperatly Kolkata has been nicknamed the City of Palaces. This comes from the numerous palatial mansions built all over the city, and the most renowned ones are:


The Victoria Memorial

Born as Lord Curzon's brainchild as a memorial to the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, after her death in 1902, the Victoria Memorial was modeled and designed by William Emerson and Vincent Esch, this architecture is a real masterpiece that stands proudly till today. Distance from our hotel 1.4 km The Indian Museum

It is the largest museum in Asia and the oldest in Asia - Pacific region established in the year 1814. It is located on Chowringhee Avenue housing a large collection of Indian natural History. Distance from our hotel 2.2 km


Birla Planetarium

The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style. The planetarium was inaugurated in 1963 by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It has an electronics laboratory for design and fabrication of science equipment. Distance from our hotel 900 m


Science City

Another main attraction of the city is the “Science City”. It is a large complex located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. It holds the record for Kolkata’s first OMNIMAX theatre. Distance from our hotel 6.6 Km.


Nicco Park

The Nicco Park is another major tourist attraction in Kolkata, located in the Salt Lake. It boasts a wide array of rides, amusement theatres with boating and roller coaster facilities. In other words, it’s a heaven for kids and a must visit destination of Kolkata. Distance from our hotel 6.6 Km

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