Kolkata, the capital city of the state of West Bengal and the erstwhile capital of India is an amazing city. The city known by the epithet ‘City of Joy’ is truly a joyful place to visit with tons of history and culture associated with the region. There is an awful lot to see and capture in one visit from the Victoria Memorial and Indian Museum to Kalighat Temple, Dakhineswar Temple and more. Tourists from far flung areas and even abroad throng to the region to soak in the charm of the city. What’s even more interesting is every location is within reach and is also really pocket friendly.
Kolkata is beautiful city that attracts millions of tourists from all quarters. The region has great connectivity to various regions of the country and also abroad. Kolkata has one of the best transportation systems in India. The city also offers superior connectivity by its fleet of buses, which are both government and privately operated. Nearly all inter-state and inter-city buses operate from Esplanade Bus Station. With bus ticketing services going online tourists no longer have to wait in long queues to get bus bookings from Kolkata. Some of the popular bus routes include Kolkata to Bhubanewar, Kolkata to Bokaro, Kolkata to Dhanbad and Kolkata to Cuttack among others.
Kolkata has numerous charming little nearby destinations, like Vishnpur renowned for its terracotta temples, clay sculptures and silk sarees, Santiniketan, a region associated with Rabindranath Tagore, Sunderbans National Park, varied beach towns like Mondormoni, Digha, Sankarpur, etc and the whole of North Bengal among others. These destinations act as an ideal weekend getaway offering tourists a glimpse of the region’s rich past, rich natural beauty, culture and diversity.