and Don'ts for Kolkata Travel:|
For the international tourists, it is always advisable to carry their Indian visa,
as it is cumbersome to get one after arriving.
Carry all your important documents and money.
If you are traveling alone, don't publicize it.
Incase you happen to lose your passport, immediately lodge a complaint at the
police station and also inform your country's embassy.
It is advisable to carry adequate photocopies of your passport, traveler's checks
of touts and agents.
Make sure that your hotel reservation is done and it is confirmed.
To secure your belongings, use a combination lock.
to Do in Kolkata:
Kolkata city is one of the places they normally say as LIVE. The city with multifarious
avenues has so much to offer that the tourists who are more
eager to pack their stuff often complain about missing a whole lot. We therefore
recommend such tourists to have prior knowledge of the
they must visit and the things they must do so as to avoid the popular jargon
'Back To The Square One'. The following tips will prove quite
to the city seekers.
Travelling in Kolkata means travelling among lots of people. There are more than
13 million people in the city and the chances of getting lost in the
are quite obvious. It is advised as such not to visit the commercial centres in
the working hours.
B.B.D. Bag and the adjoining region constitute the heart of the city. The region
is provided with some of the best accommodational and catering
The places worth visiting in Kolkata include Maidan, Fort William, Eden Gardens,
Victoria Memorial, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Nakhoda Mosque,
Palace, Paresnath Jain Temple, Belur Math, Kali Temple, Botanical Gardens and
Mother Teresa's homes.
While visiting any of the places make sure that you hire a taxi or an agency providing
the tour. Public transport would be a bad choice, unless you
the over-overloaded buses. Commutation in Kolkata is an experience in itself.
One can ride in a bus, taxi, subway car, tram, boat and auto
The people there seem to go for every means to have the money in your coffers.
The day may end well but try to get hold of the night. The nightlife in Kolkata
is full of excitement. For those who like to get a bit of soaked,
the bars and pubs in the heart of the city. Those who like to tune their body
to the frequency, its discotheques. For food connoisseurs we
mouth-watering dishes served in the restaurants. And for the aesthetic part we
have theatres. For think tanks there are coffee houses.
To fulfill religious obligations do not forget to visit the holy places like Dakshineswar
Kali Bari (Temple), Belur Math, Nakhoda Mosque, Paresnath
St Paul's Cathedral and Portuguese Cathedral.
While shopping in Kolkata always remember this line, " It Is All About Haggling".