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Kolkata (formally Calcutta) in the state of West Bengal is an amazing example of East meets west.

Kolkata’s roots lie in the powerful European expansion of the 17th century. The city became the showpiece capital of the British Raj in 1772. Things remained this way until 1912, when the British moved the capital city to Delhi. In 2001, the city was officially renamed Kolkata.

Though the former name conjures up poverty, despair, squalor and urban decay, Kolkata is a compelling medley of ancient and modern with its skyscrapers and Raj-era architecture. It’s colourful, effervescent and overflowing with life and tradition.

In the city, the imposing marble Victoria Memorial that was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1921 is often called the ‘Taj’ of the British Raj. It overlooks the grassy Maidan, the city’s green belt or ‘lung’.

Other popular sights include New Market – a bazaar on Chowringhee Road, the stately Indian Museum founded in 1814 and the oldest and largest in India, Park Street Cemetery where many well-known figures from the Raj lie buried, St Paul’s Cathedral and the extraordinary Marble Palace which houses paintings by Rubens, Titian and Reynolds.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Kolkata, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Local family | India
Railways of the Raj
15 days FROM $3,839

Journey across this diverse country by train; Kolkata to the majestic hill stations of Darjeeling and Shimla, holy Varanasi on the Ganges, the Taj Mahal in Agra and more!

Orchha Palace | Orchha | India
Delhi to Darjeeling
18 Days FROM $3,999

Taking in all the very best of India; Delhi, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal, the mysterious Temples of Khajuraho, ancient holy Varanasi, the remote hill station of Kalimpong and of course Darjeeling, tea central.

Local tribespeople | Orissa | India
Adventures in Assam
10 days FROM $4,839

Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote North East, known for its picturesque scenery, tea plantations and fascinating tribes. On this unique 10 day tour you will get the opportunity to visit tea plantations and WWII sites, explore ancient sites, encounter remote tribes, go wild at Jorhat Gibbon Sanctuary and visit Majuli - the world's largest river island. This is a slice of India not everyone gets to see!

Konark Sun Temple | Odisha | India
Explore Orissa
10 Days FROM $3,099

Commencing in Kolkata, we journey south to Bhubaneshwar, home to more than 500 temples. After visiting the unique tribal villages of Orissa, we round off our adventure with a trip to Puri, home to the World Heritage listed Sun Temple at Konark

Temple in Kolkata | India
Kolkata to Darjeeling
11 days FROM $3,979

From bustling Kolkata, India’s vibrant capital of culture, to the astounding beauty of Darjeeling and surrounding Sikkim, with its verdant tea plantations, Himalayan vistas and Buddhist monasteries - take the road less travelled on this captivating 11 day journey.

Grazing rhino | Kaziranga National Park | India
Kaziranga NP
4 days FROM $1,899

Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with its wetlands and tall thickets Kaziranga NP supports the world's largest population of one horned rhinoceroses as well as many other mammals including the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, leopard, species of deer, langur, buffalo and thousands of birds.

Kolata | India
Kolkata
3 days FROM $619

Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and friendly city. Top sights include the Howrah Bridge and colourful flowermarket which crosses the Hooghly River, Indian Museum and Jain Temple.

Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India
India with the Tea Centre
14 days FROM $6,239

The Tea Centre has teamed up with On The Go Tours, to offer a colourful 14-day holiday to the sub-continent. Getting you to the heart of India, exploring mouthwatering sites like the Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur, we also visit the tea plantations of Darjeeling and Assam, staying at authentic tea bungalows too.

Tailormade Holidays to Kolkata

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Kolkata.

Hindustan International, Kolkata
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Hindustan International is a modern hotel, stylishly furnished throughout with a peaceful outdoor pool and well manicured lawns. The hotel also boasts a trendy underground nightclub.

Hotel Pearl, Kolkata
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Hotel offers a refined and relaxed atmosphere, with a warm, classic yet contemporary style. Pearl Hotel is an outstanding address for the discerning traveller who will appreciate the uncluttered comfort of the 34 well appointed rooms and a view over Salt Lake Stadium.

Taj Bengal, Kolkata
Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

Luxurious and elegant, the Taj Bengal is a tranquil hotel set in lush gardens.

The Park, Kolkata
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Park is a modern hotel, stylishly furnished with a luxurious feel.

The Peerless Inn, Kolkata
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Peerless Inn is a traditional, comfortable hotel with modern amenities in each room. The rooms are a good size.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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