The Hooghly River is its lifeline and many associate the city with the famous Howrah Bridge that spans this river. Many structures, buildings, monuments, and statues remind every visitor about the tryst that the city had with the British and the importance they gave to the city.
With various modes of transport like the Metro, trams, trains, buses, taxis, auto rickshaws, hand pulled rickshaws, and even ferries, getting around the city is fun in itself. Make sure you catch a ride on the trams. They are the only ones in India and the oldest functional ones in the whole of Asia! The ferries will provide tourists with a unique view of the city from the waters of the Hooghly. One can always enquire at the hotels in Kolkata as to the best mode of transport if they want to get somewhere.
The Chowringhee Road, made even more famous by a movie is usually the starting point. The Fort William and the Maidan that surrounds it is a place that every tourist finds fascinating. The Victoria Memorial is a majestic structure that is made even more beautiful by a light and sound show that is presented here every evening.
The Race course, the Birla Planetarium, the Indian Museum, the Shahid Minar, Raj Bhavan, and the Town Hall, are all places that just cannot be missed. Most of these structures are old colonial ones with unique architecture and of course amazing photo opportunities. The National Library which is the largest library in India, the Marble Palace, and the Writers Building are from the same league of extraordinary structures.
The Tagore House, the birth place of Rabindranath Tagore, is for many almost a holy place. The list of things to do in Kolkata can simply go on and on. The city truly has no end to it.
Kolkata hotels are a gateway to this city that is loaded with attractions!
Among the many cheapest Kolkata hotels are Hotel Elite, the Times International Hotel, Hotel Park Inn, and Hotel Royal Garden. The mid range ones are The Pearl Hotel, Sapphire Suites, Hotel Kempton, and Hotel Casa Fortuna.
The most luxurious are The Oberoi Grand, the Hyatt Regency, the Tak Bengal, and The Fort Raichak.
So some on over to this joyous city, and let a stay at the hotels in Kolkata teach you even more about the warmth of this city.