Cheap Flights to Kolkata, India

Kolkata – Intellectual & Cultural Capital of India

Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal and also the second largest city of the whole country. It is situated on the eastern bank side of the River Hooghly and is unofficially declared as the cultural and education center of Eastern India. The port of Kolkata is the oldest functioning port of India while being the sole source for riverine port. As per the survey done in the year of 2011, the total population of the city was around 4.5 million and by including the suburbs surrounding the city, the population shot up to 14.1 million resulting in it being the third most populated metropolitan region in India. The airport by the name of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the sole airport catering to the city and many surrounding towns and cities. Tourists coming in from outside India can book flights directly flowing in to the airport without needing any inconvenience accompanying interconnecting flights.

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As per the national census done in the year 2011, following information came into light:

  • The whole of the Kolkata district is based on the area of 185 square km.
  • The total population was around 4,486,679 which resulted in the density of the population being 24,252 per square km.
  • This showed a decline of 1.88% in the decade from 2001 to 2011.
  • Gender ration of the city was 899 females for every 1000 males which is lower than that of the national sex ratio average which was actually due to coming in of male workers from the villages and towns near the city.
  • Literacy rate recorded of Kolkata was 87.14% that is quite more than that of the national literacy rate average – 74%

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Peak & Off Season

Weather of a place is just one aspect of the reason that makes the peak and off season for tourist visit to that place. However, this result in being one of the most important as most tourists’ activities depends on the climate that is taking place at that time. Keeping this in consideration following breakdown of the weather in Kolkata throughout the year is illustrated:

  • Summer season takes place from the months March to June, which is quite hot and humid due to its proximity towards River Hooghly. The minimum temperature stays somewhere around 30 °C while maximum can go up to 40s.
  • Winter on the other hand occurs for about 2 and half months with main months being December and January. Both the months minimum temperature stays around 5-9 °C and maximum only goes up to 23 °C.
  • Most of the time months from April to June, the weather of the city includes heavy rainfall or squalls of dust that are usually followed by hailstorms which end up bringing relief from the hot weather.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

The airport of Kolkata is known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport named in the honor of the great Freedom Fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, mainly serving the ever expansive metropolitan area of Kolkata. It caters for both International and domestic flights. The airport is located about 17 km away from the center of the city Kolkata and was popularly known as Dum Dum Airport before being christened by its current name. Expanded over 2,460 acres of land, this airport of Kolkata is one of the three international airport in the state of West Bengal and also the largest in whole of Eastern region of India. The other two international airports are situated in Durgapur and Bagdogra. Furthermore the airport is considered to be ranked on 5th position in the list of busiest airport in India where movement of aircrafts is concerned. The airports preceding are Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai in the order of being the busiest. This airport catering to the region of North Eastern India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, China as well as the South Eastern Asia was the recipient of Best Improved award of the Asia Pacific area by the esteemed Airport Council International in the year of 2014-15. Apart from this the airport caters for all the requirement and needs of the passengers via certain facilities some of which are mentioned below:

  • In order to deal with cash emergency, the airport is fixed with banking facilities and money exchange facility.
  • An access to free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the airport for a period of 30 minutes. Simultaneously passengers can make use of Internet cafes as well in the airport only.
  • To curb hunger and quench the thirst before boarding or after de-boarding the flight, passengers can make use of several eateries occupies the airport.
  • For young parents with toddlers and babies childcare rooms can be accessed in order to change clothes or feed.

Airlines Landing in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport caters to both the metropolitan area of Kolkata and the surrounding cities including the countries China, Bhutan etc. As the airport serves for many of the most used International airlines, tourists from different country can book flight for Kolkata directly than opting for interconnecting one. The domestic connectivity with other cities and states of India is also quite expansive and smooth. This ensures that touring of other cities from Kolkata is just as relaxing as the one was taken to reach Kolkata from original place of starting. Most of the airlines and their respective destinations for this air port are:

  • Air India – Agartala, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Mumbai, Port Blair, Silchar, Varanasi
  • Air India – Dhaka, Kathmandu, Yangon
  • Air India Express – Dhaka, Singapore
  • Air India Regional – Agartala, Guwahati, Lilabari, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Tezpur
  • AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur–International
  • Bhutan Airlines – Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines – Chittagong, Dhaka
  • Cathay Dragon – Hong Kong
  • China Eastern Airlines – Kunming, Hangzhou
  • Druk Air – Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Paro, Singapore
  • Emirates – Dubai-International
  • Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi
  • GoAir – Ahmadabad, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow , Patna , Port Blair, Srinagar
  • Golden Myanmar Airlines – Seasonal: Yangon
  • IndiGo – Agartala, Ahmadabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam
  • IndiGo – Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • Jet Airways – Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Silchar
  • Jet Airways – Dhaka
  • Myanmar Airways International – Yangon
  • Novoair – Chittagong, Dhaka
  • Qatar Airways – Doha
  • Regent Airways – Chittagong, Dhaka
  • Silk Air – Singapore
  • Singapore Airlines – Singapore
  • SpiceJet – Agartala, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Silchar, Visakhapatnam
  • SpiceJet – Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • SriLankan Airlines – Colombo
  • Thai AirAsia – Bangkok-Don Mueang
  • Thai Airways – Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • US-Bangla Airlines – Dhaka
  • Vistara – Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, Port Blair

Fine Dining Options in Kolkata, India

Being known as the cultural capital of India, the city offers numerous options where dining is concerned. From the regular spicy Indian cuisine to ever romantic Italian cuisine to aromatic French cuisine made using authentic herbs and at times given a fusion by mixing spices Indian style. There many restros and bistros in Kolkata that offers more than just Indian cuisine in their platter. Tourists can try the original Indian cuisine or their country’s special with just an Indian twist of spices added to the delicacies. Some of the top cuisines and restaurants in Kolkata to must try food of are:

  • Fusion

    • Corner Courtyard
    • Corner Courtyard, offers fusion not only in its menu but also in its legacy, history and ambience. Famous restaurant of Kolkata residing in an old mansion renovated in the era of 1904 is decorated with art incorporating doorknobs, old books and locks giving in to the mysterious aura and atmosphere. Keeping in with the aura of the place, the menu ranges from delicacies of Thai cuisine and Finnish Fondue to Brazilian seafood created by fusing different spices and herbs.
      • Price: Starting From Main Menu – Rs 400 to 700 & Lobster – Rs. 1950
      • Timings: From 12 pm to 11 pm
  • Mughlai

    • Arsalan
    • One of the up market restaurants of Kolkata, the place is quite hip with locals and loved by the tourists. Its high ceiling and modernly decorated ambience is perfect with the elite as well as the middle class customers. The must try delicacies include smooth and yummy chicken tikka and the chef’s special biryanis that is plated along with green chili and mixed pickles accompanying the refreshing fresh lime soda or juice.
      • Price: Starting From Rs. 110 to 260
      • Timings: From 11:30 am to 11:30 pm

Spell Binding Experiences in Kolkata, India

Kolkata is the hub for not only education in the Northern Eastern territories of India but is most adapting and rocking city where music and art is concerned. It’s no wonder named as the cultural capital of India. However some of the most inspiring sights of the city are its closeness with Mother Nature and ever mesmeric sights left by the wonder of such nature itself. Just like the rest country, Kolkata is also filled with monuments and palaces left behind by the kings and rulers of past. Apart from this one of the best tourist aspect of this city are the tours and excursions scheduled from the city only. These tours ensure that get to see the real Kolkata while getting acquainted with other cities of India as well. Some of the most adventurous tours are mentioned below:

  • North East India & Darjeeling by Rail:

    Its normal to visit any place and tour around via bus or on foot, however, with this tour of North East India and Darjeeling by Rail, tourists can view the country’s North Eastern side in totally different way, that is, by train. With 13 days fun in hand the tourists will be taken to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim through vans and local as well as toy trains that enriches the whole experience of India by keeping its authenticity and originality as real as possible. With palaces and forts galore on the list to visit the individuals also get to mingle with other people on the tour as well as locals which are further enhanced by a large dose of Indian culture.  

    • Duration: 13 days
    • Price: Starts From $1274
    • Itinerary
      • Day 1 Kolkata
      • Day 2 Kolkata/Jalpāiguri
      • Day 3 Jalpāiguri/Kalimpong, Крукети
      • Day 4 Kalimpong, Крукети/Gangtok
      • Day 5 Gangtok
      • Day 6 Gangtok/Darjeeling
      • Day 7 Darjeeling (1L)
      • Day 8 Darjeeling/Mughal Sarāi
      • Day 9 Mughal Sarāi/Varanasi
      • Day 10 Varanasi
      • Day 11 Varanasi/Lucknow
      • Day 12 Lucknow/Delhi (1D)
      • Day 13 Delhi
  • Cruise the Ganges:

    River Ganges with its mythical power and intensively vital for the locals living near it is one place that any tourists should not miss out on. With the excursion of Cruising the Ganges, tourists can visit this holy river and witness its importance in the life of Indians as you cruise down this river on riverboat along with land. Visit the quaint little villages and towns while getting to picture the old temples and palaces left behind by the royalties of India. Conclude your tour with four day experience in the divine city of India, Varanasi.

    • Duration : 12 days
    • Price: Starting From $ 1979
    • Itinerary
      • Day 1 Kolkata (1B)
      • Day 2 Kolkata/Farakka (1B, 1D)
      • Day 3 Farakka/Manihāri Ghāt (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 4 Manihāri Ghāt/Kahalgaon (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 5 Kahalgaon/Sultānganj (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 6 Sultānganj/Sita Kund (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 7 Sita Kund/Bārh (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 8 Bārh/Patna (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • Day 9 Patna/Bodh Gaya (1B)
      • Day 10 Bodh Gaya/Varanasi (1B)
      • Day 11 Varanasi (1B)
      • Day 12 Varanasi (1B)

Essential Information

Utilities Status
Airport
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Wheel Chair Availability Yes
Currency Exchange Yes
Fine Dining Yes
Baggage Locker Yes
City Guide Yes
Prepaid Booth (TAXI) Yes
Terminal Interchanging Facility No
Domestic Flights Connectivity Yes
Extras
Privilege Lounge Yes
One Day Shelter Yes
Local Transport Yes
Apartments Rent Starting from Rs.8,000 / month
Beer Rs. 84.00/ 0.5l (INR)
Mineral Water Rs. 24.92 / 1.5l (INR)
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