How to reach Kolkata

Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is one of the largest cities in India. Once the capital of British India, the city feels like it has lost track of time and is still in the colonial era. The city is an abode of culture, art, and literature and has produced many icons in these fields. The city contains many attractive tourist destinations like the Kalighat temple, the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Science City, Rabindranath Tagore home, Shantiniketan, Belur math, Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Fort William and many other such destinations.

Take a look at the brief how to reach Kolkata and the best way to get there.

By Air By Air

The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the gateway to Kolkata through the air. The airport connects Kolkata to various international destinations like Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, New York, London, Dubai, Doha, and other important international cities.

The airport is also well-connected with local destinations like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

By Road By Road

Being a state capital, the city is well connected to the rest of West Bengal via a strong road network. Some of the most important national highways like 6,34,2, and 5 pass through the city and connect it to neighboring cities of India like Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Guwahati, Patna, Siliguri, and Gangtok. State transport, as well as private bus operators, regularly ply between these cities and Kolkata. The condition of the state, as well as national highways, is good and you can expect a good ride till Kolkata if you choose to take these roads. But beware of the Kolkata traffic as it can prove to be a deterrent in your otherwise pleasant journey.

By Rai By Rail

Sealdah and Howrah are the two major railway stations connecting the city to other parts of India. Kolkata has a quite developed rail network that connects it to other major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Gangtok, Chennai, Srinagar, and Kanyakumari and so on. Apart from the two major railway stations mentioned above, you will find other subsidiary railway stations namely Chitpur, Shalimar and Kharagpur. Many famous trains like the Yuva express, Duronto express, Shatabdi express, and the Rajdhani express run regularly between Kolkata and other important destinations.

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