Travel guide to Calcutta

Facts

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Local name
Calcutta
Inhabitants
12.000.000
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 in Calcutta. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 in Calcutta.

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Calcutta is from November to March.

Literature

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Insight Guide Calcutta

Culture and entertainment

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In January or February the Book Fair is held. The Calcutta Festival is in January where among other things they serve ethnic food.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are plenty of places to stay in Calcutta. You can find inexpensive youth hostels and guesthouses, middle scale hotels, and expensive luxury hotels. Book your hotel in Calcutta here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are lots of taxis in Calcutta, Many of them use meters, but 100 % is often added to the price when it is time to pay. The cabdrivers can be stubborn, but there are plenty of cabs, so it is a good idea to check out the prices in a couple of places before taking a ride.

Other transport

In Calcutta they are building India's first subway. It is still under construction and is therefore not running yet (2000).
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