Melbourne to Kolkata
Flight to Kolkata with Thai Airways
Economy Class from $755.0
Travel Dates: 16 Jan to 30 June 2017.
Baggage: 30 Kgs + 7 Kgs
*Prices are from & return airfares including taxes, it can change depending on the availability on the date of booking. Some blackout dates may apply. Limited Seats available.
Kolkata, which in the past was known as Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal. Situated on the east bank of the river Hooghly, it is the prime commercial, social, and educational centre of East India. The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest functioning port and also is its sole riverine port. Being a growing metropolitan city, the city confronts considerable urban pollution, traffic cramming, poverty, overpopulation, and many other logistic and socio-economic issues.
Being the former capital of British India, the city retains a banquet of vivid colonial architecture, with quite a few fine buildings in camera-friendly conditions of semi-collapse. The city till date has many slums but is also emerging lively new-town suburbs, air-conditioned shopping malls and some of the best eateries in India. This is an excellent place to model the trivial, fruity trace of Bengali gastronomy and share the city’s craving for sweets. You will surely have a gala time on a trip from Melbourne to Kolkata.
It is subjected to a tropical wet and dry climate. Months of March to June stand extremely hot and humid. December to January the temperature sees a drop with winters ringing in. Kolkata gets maximum rainfall in between April to June.
Kolkata is recognized for its legendary, artistic, and groundbreaking inheritance; as the former capital of India. It happened to be the birthplace of contemporary Indian fictitious and artistic thought. It is often addressed as the city of furious yet creative energy. It has a custom of political letterings portraying everything from offensive libel to witty teasing and limericks, distortions, and advertising
Flights from Melbourne to Kolkata
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Situated at Dum Dum, it happens to be the only airport in the city. It operates both domestic and international flights. It is an entryway to North-East India, Bangladesh and Bangkok.
Facilities at the Airport
Foreign Exchange & ATMs
There is a counter for foreign exchange services and ATMs of various banks that facilitates your money transaction.
If you are willing to hire rental cars, you can avail the facility at the airport itself. There are counters available where you can make the booking and rent the car as per your choice and budget.
Other than the primary facilities, you can get all other basic amenities like food, drinking water, medical aid and internet services.
Traffic is a major problem faced by the city and therefore you must book for car rentals providing drivers as you will find it hard to drive through the over crowded streets of Kolkata. Lopon Car Rentals, Grewal Enterprise, Indian Travels etc. are some of the reputed car hire companies in the city.
It has a widespread network of both government and privately run buses. The ticketing system is not integrated one and you will have to purchase distinct tickets for buses, trams, metros and trains.
Also there are numerous organisations providing buses, like CSTC (Calcutta State Transport Corporation), CTC (Calcutta Tramways Company), WBSTC (West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation) etc.
Mostly the metered-cabs are manufactured by Hindustan Motors. You will rarely find one or two Maruti Omnis, and Tata Indigo. Blue Arrow, is an air-conditioned cab that has been introduced recently. ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd has also got in an air-conditioned Radio Taxi service under the name 'Kolkata’.
It is the only city in the country to have a tram network. Run under the administration of Calcutta Tramways Company, they are claimed to slow down other traffic. This apparently leads to groups who presently are voicing to abolish the trams. But for the first time visitors, travelling via tram is truly an unforgettable experience.
The city is well-connected to all other Indian cities by widespread railway network divided as the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway which are both headquartered in the city. The two main railway stations are at Howrah and Sealdah. Kolkata is the third terminal constructed recently. Tickets can be booked both online and at the station counters.
It was the first city to have an underground rail system. The metro in Kolkata is extremely clean and well maintained. The present Kolkata metro line is underground because of which it stands quite different from the Delhi Metro and Bangalore metro that are over-ground.
Kolkata is also a chief port and collectively with the Haldia dock systems, Kolkata Port Trust has been among the highest performers in India. It has steady passenger services to Port Blair from the Netaji Subhas Docks.
It is the most perfect place for the keen visitants as there are numerous places of interest out here that will leave you fully spell-bound. Have a look at some of the prime destinations:
Kalighat Temple: Dedicated to goddess Kali, this temple is situated on the banks of river Hoogly. Said to be around 200 years old, it was built in the year 1847.
Howrah Bridge: Popularly known as Rabindra Setu in West Bengal, the bridge spans over river Hooghly and is said to be a wonderful engineering work undertaken by the British. The Howrah Bridge is counted amongst the busiest beam bridge in the World.
National Library: Located at the Belvedere Estate, it is quite near to the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata and happens to be the largest library in India. It used to be the residence of the former Lieutenant Governor of West Bengal. The library contains almost 2 million books and half a million documents
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