Find cheap flights to Kolkata (CCU)
Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city of contrasts and extremes — rich and poor, elegant and unpolished — but above all it's a place of colour and character. Immerse yourself in the culture, food and people of the second-largest city in India. Get to India by travelling on cheap flights to Kolkata and spend some time in this fascinating location.
Kolkata is famous for its buildings, both those constructed in the colonial style and local temples devoted to worship. The magnificent Victoria Memorial, which took nearly 20 years to build, is a beautiful blend of India and Europe. View the exquisitely colored Dakshineshwar Kali Temple and the pure white Birla Mandir, two Hindu temples situated near Kolkata. Howrah Bridge is best viewed from the Hooghly River or from a distance at night; it's considered the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. For a complete change, go to Mother Teresa's Motherhouse to view her tomb, her simple belongings and the room where she lived.
Shopping and Eating
For a true Kolkata experience, shop at the New Market, or Hogg's Market, a sprawling area that is the oldest market in the city; a huge variety of stalls form the market, but be prepared for the crowds and be willing to bargain. For fantastic photo opportunities and heady scents of blossoms, visit the Mullik Ghat Flower Market, the wholesale hub for flower sellers all over the state of West Bengal and beyond. Support women and children from the slums by shopping for fabric and leather goods as well as greeting cards at Ankur Kala. Bengali food predominates in Kolkata and restaurants serving authentic fare include 6 Ballygunge Place, Bhoj Company, Kasturi and Oh! Calcutta.
Quick Kolkata Travel Tips
**Approximate Air Distance: **1789 miles / 2879 km
Major Airlines: Malaysia Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Air India, Thai Airways International, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air Madagascar, Kingfisher Airlines, Emirates etc. Air India has the maximum nonstop flights to Kolkata.
**Major Airports: ** from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) or Don Muang International Airport (DMK) / Arrival at Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)
Major Tourism Spots: Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Calcutta Nicco Park etc.
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