Kolkata

Overall Score

2.4

Columbutta – the second most populous city in India after Mumbai, located in the easternmost part of the country, on the Lang River delta. It was influenced by European culture along with cities such as Chennai and Mumbai, Today, Kalkutta is one of the worlds most recognized tourist destinations, attracting travelers with its attractions and mild, warm climate.

One of the most fascinating places in Calcutta is the National Library, which holds more than eight million books in its holdings, Two hundred thousand manuscripts and pens of more than seven hundred kinds of periodicals, considered one of the worlds finest libraries.

The Kalkhutta Museum, opened in the 19th century, is also of interest, with one of the finest collections of animals and birds in Asia.

The gardens of Idén, located in the northwest corner of the city, were planted by the Idén sisters in the early 19th century. Later, the gardens were specially decorated with pagoda imported from Burma. And the gardens beautifully colored windows, cool on hot summer days, and lively green trees have made it a favorite place for residents and visitors to relax. In addition, among the gardens greenery, there is the Gardens nineteenth-century, several renovations since then, and one of the worlds finest stadiums today.

Another favorite of residents and tourists is the California Parks of Calcutta. This park, created by the union of the Dacauria Lakes and the gardens on their shores, is included in guided tours as one of the attractions of the city. You can take a boat ride on the lake, or relax in the cool, under the shade of trees. In addition, the park also has a Christian sanctuary and a swimming pool.

The Baháí Minár – is a five-and-a-half-story monument that combines several styles of architecture: the dome – in Turkish, the middle – in Syrian, and the base – in Egyptian. It was built in the early 19th century with public funds and was later named in honor of the Independence Fighters of India, who gave their lives to this noble cause.

Another interesting feature of the city is the Khora Bridge, better known as the gateway to Kalkutta. It is one of the worlds largest bridges, less than a kilometer long and over two hundred meters wide, built across the Huugli River, is one of the worlds most heavily-loaded bridges, used by more than two million people each day.

100 USD = 8,174.67 INR

Overall Score

2.4
  • Air quality: 85 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 4,500,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
  • GDP: $1,706 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 9 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Airtel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: At restaurants, you should tip 10 percent for standard service. If someone really went out of their way and the service was exceptional, you can tip up to 15 percent. If the bill is quite high, like over 1,000 rupees, you can tip a little less.
  • Apartment listings: Magicbricks
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Ola
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: IndiGo
  • Best intl air carrier: Emirates
  • Monthly costs for expat: $460
  • Monthly costs for family: $700
  • Monthly costs for local: $210
  • Meal: $1.7
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.9
  • Coffee: $0.6


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