Quick facts

Kolkata

One of the four great urban centres of India, Kolkata is the only city that’s accolades for being India’s cultural, intellectual, and artistic capital. Housing the world-famous Howrah Bridge, dulcet rosogullas, and the glorious Durga Pujo, these treasures aren’t adequate to describe the city of joy, Kolkata. There’s a lot more to explore in the name of colourful fete and celebrations in Kolkata. Like every metropolitan, this too has a colourful nightlife and the oldest brothel in India.

population

Population

4.497 Million

state

State

West Bengal

culture

Culture

As of 2011, Hinduism is the largest religion followed by 70.53% of the total population while Muslims comprise 27.01% of the total population, being the second-largest community

language

Language

English
Bengali

weather

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Food and Beverage

Budget Eats

6 Ballygunge PI
Housed in the renovated mansion of former Rai Bahadur, 6 Ballygunge Palace is famed for serving best of Bengali dishes in the town. It’s the best place to taste real flavours of Bengal. Enjoy luscious Bengali’s finest cuisines served with warm hospitality.

Must Try: Bengali Thali
Location: Ballygunge, Kolkata

Corner Courtyard
Now a restaurant, Corner Courtyard was a royal mansion of erstwhile British era. Besides interior, its menu is designed creatively to please foodies. From Thai curries to Uruguayan calamari, Corner Courtyard is famous for serving daring combinations of flavours.  

Must Try: Finnish fondue & Brazilian Salmon
Location: 92B Sarat Bose Rd

Not So Budget Friendly

Kewpies
It’s a gastronomic institution in Kolkata, and dining here is no less than a lavish party. This old-fashioned eatery serve a classic range of traditional Bengali cuisines made from the best local ingredients. When it comes to price, it is worth like food!   

Must Try: Bhekti Fry & Kosha Mangsho
Location: 2 Elgin Lane

Arsalan
Situated in the heart of Kolkata’s unofficial dining district, Arsalan is famous for showcasing its Mughlai cuisines. Besides food that’s full of flavour, Mughal-inspired décor is among other specialties of Arsalan restaurant.

Must Try:  Biryani & Galawati Kebab.
Location: Park Street Area, Kolkata

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