Holidays to Kolkata

The mega-city of Calcutta (Kolkata in the local language) was named after Kali, the Hindu goddess of creation and destruction. That the city was named after change is not at all surprising. A visit to Kolkata is a visceral experience in constant movement. With one of the largest urban populations …

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How to get to Kolkata

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kolkata. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kolkata takes 13 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Kolkata

Typical Holiday Price

£732 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kolkata varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Kolkata.

Where to stay in Kolkata

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kolkata, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kolkata

Anil m | FlickrVictoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerKali Temple
Kali Temple
Abhishek Thakur | Trip by SkyscannerSouth City Mall
South City Mall
oldandsolo | FlickrDakshineswar Kali Temple
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Shayan (USA) | FlickrGaria
Shri Chatterjee | Trip by SkyscannerEden Gardens
Eden Gardens
Sujit Das | Trip by SkyscannerAquatica Water Park
Aquatica Water Park
Anoar Hossein | Trip by SkyscannerScience City
Science City
RAVI Kr. Jha | Trip by SkyscannerIndian Museum
Indian Museum

Reviews of Kolkata

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City

Capital of West Bengal, with lots of old English colonial buildings all over the city.

Simran Baid
Simran BaidKolkata (Calcutta)

Park Street is the most happening part of Kolkata. With an array of the best food outlets to the new 42 storeyed building the place has it’s own charm. The Oxford Bookstore, Kwality restaurant, Flurys, Barbeque Nation are the must visits.

Abhishek Garg
Abhishek GargJaipur

There for business,the place is lush green and full of different variety of food.

Gourab Kumar
Gourab KumarLisle

City with a heart and soul. One of the most friendliest city and busy and biggest city in India. A city with rich history and cultural importance. Largest and most important city in East of India

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