Air

Kolkata has several international connectivities. The city is well-connected with Asia (Middle East, South-East and Far East Asia), Europe and the east coast of the USA.

Kolkata is the gateway to Eastern and North-Eastern India, the city having well domestic air connections with other major cities of India, like – New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc by domestic carriers. Also Kolkata is well-connected with other major cities within Eastern and North-Eastern India. From Kolkata daily direct flights are available to/from Patna, Bhubaneswar, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kohima, Imphal, Port Blair etc.

Rail

Kolkata has three major train stations – Howrah Railway Station, Sealdah Railway Station and the Kolkata Railway Terminus. All three are very busy and well-connected with other major parts of India and also having a very good connectivity within Eastern India too. Howrah Station, on the west bank of River Ganges (River Hooghly), handles most trains into the city from other major cities of India. Luxurious Passenger Trains like – Rajdhani Express or Satabdi Express are also running daily basis to/from this station. Other long route express trains are connecting Kolkata with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Jammu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat on daily basis. For North Bengal and North-East States trains leave from Sealdah and Howrah Station.

Bus

There are several useful bus routes to other towns in West Bengal. Buses generally depart from the Esplanade Bus Terminus at Central Kolkata; there are a number of private companies that have their own stands. Daily AC and NAC deluxe-super fast and VOLVO services are available to North Bengal, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri etc from Kolkata.

Visitor Fact

Country : Republic Of India

Capital : New Delhi

States in Eastern and North-Eastern India : 13 States & 1 Union Territory [Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal & Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Union Territory)]

Gateway to Eastern and North-Eastern India : Kolkata

Languages : Hindi (National Language and mostly used by locals),English Languages – Bengali, (Official Language), Other Regional Oriya, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Khashi, Manipuri etc.

Major Cities : Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Guwahati, Siliguri, Imphal,Kohima, Agartala, Port Blair etc.

Country Code : +91

Currency : INR – Indian National Rupee (Available Currency – Rs 1000,Rs 500, Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 20, Rs 10 Rs 5 and coins of 1, 2, 5 & 10).

Time Zone : + 0530 hrs GMT

Driving : Left-hand Drive

Voltage : 220V AC 50C

Emergency Help lines : 100 – Police, 101 – Fire, 102 – Ambulance



Our Destination

The Eastern and North Eastern part of India including the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have traditionally been one of the treasure troves of natural beauty and heritage sites.