Guidebook for Kolkata

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Guidebook for Kolkata

Shopping
Great for shopping or to catch the latest movies. You'll find lots of international brands along with local products as well. Forum is a 7 minute walk from our apartment.
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Forum Courtyard Mall
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Great for shopping or to catch the latest movies. You'll find lots of international brands along with local products as well. Forum is a 7 minute walk from our apartment.
Sightseeing
Standing within 64 acres of blooming gardens, this memorial is a fusion of British and Mughal architecture. There is a museum inside as well and you can enjoy a picnic in the lush gardens.
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Victoria Memorial
1 Queens Way
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Standing within 64 acres of blooming gardens, this memorial is a fusion of British and Mughal architecture. There is a museum inside as well and you can enjoy a picnic in the lush gardens.
Another city landmark. See an Egyptian mummy, the Buddhist stupa from Bharhut, the Buddha's ashes, the Ashoka pillar, an art collection, rare antiques, and a collection of meteorites.
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Indian Museum
27 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd
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Another city landmark. See an Egyptian mummy, the Buddhist stupa from Bharhut, the Buddha's ashes, the Ashoka pillar, an art collection, rare antiques, and a collection of meteorites.
This is where Mother Teresa has one of her main houses. Definitely worth a visit.
The Mother House
This is where Mother Teresa has one of her main houses. Definitely worth a visit.
The famous temple of the Goddess Kali. If you're lucky you can witness the midnight prayer offering.
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Kalighat
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The famous temple of the Goddess Kali. If you're lucky you can witness the midnight prayer offering.
One of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe in the 19th century. The cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site.
South Park Street Cemetery
One of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe in the 19th century. The cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site.
Excellent architecture and a huge antique collection inside. Entry is free!
Marble Palace
Excellent architecture and a huge antique collection inside. Entry is free!
Entertainment & Activities
An oasis in the heart of Kolkata where you can just go and chill. A favorite park for morning walkers, Minto Park is a city landmark. You can also refer this while finding your way to CENTRAL.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Udayan
An oasis in the heart of Kolkata where you can just go and chill. A favorite park for morning walkers, Minto Park is a city landmark. You can also refer this while finding your way to CENTRAL.
Food Scene
Awesome for North Indian and Chinese food. The prices are very reasonable and is one of the places we frequent a lot.
Bar-Be-Que Resturant
Awesome for North Indian and Chinese food. The prices are very reasonable and is one of the places we frequent a lot.
These guys know what authentic Italian food should taste like. Really the best pizzas in town, perfect ambiance, and very centrally located. Do try their cocktails and Funghi Pizza.
Fire And Ice Pizzeria
These guys know what authentic Italian food should taste like. Really the best pizzas in town, perfect ambiance, and very centrally located. Do try their cocktails and Funghi Pizza.
A small bakery. They bake a variety of fresh breads daily and offer some nice salads as well.
The French Loaf (Minto Park)
A small bakery. They bake a variety of fresh breads daily and offer some nice salads as well.
You can't go wrong with a light and healthy Subway sandwich. Within 8 minutes walking distance.
Subway
You can't go wrong with a light and healthy Subway sandwich. Within 8 minutes walking distance.
The first McDonalds restaurant in Kolkata.
McDonald's
55 Park Street
The first McDonalds restaurant in Kolkata.
They have some amazing waffles and pancakes. At just a 2 minute walking distance, you can even go there after dinner for coffee or desserts.
Piccadilly Square
15 Sarat Bose Rd
They have some amazing waffles and pancakes. At just a 2 minute walking distance, you can even go there after dinner for coffee or desserts.
Finest desserts and pastries in Kolkata. You can't miss Kookie Jar! Oh and while you're there, you can also have an ice cream at Baskin Robbins.
Kookie Jar
42A, Ground Floor,Shakespeare Sarani Rawdon Street,Kolkata
Finest desserts and pastries in Kolkata. You can't miss Kookie Jar! Oh and while you're there, you can also have an ice cream at Baskin Robbins.
A small multi-cuisine (veg only) restaurant nearby. It's a 30 second walk away and the food is good.
Nu Variety
A small multi-cuisine (veg only) restaurant nearby. It's a 30 second walk away and the food is good.
Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Not very well lit though. Usually open till 2AM.
Jai Hind Dhaba
Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Not very well lit though. Usually open till 2AM.
One of the best restaurants for South Indian food. Seriously, just try it. Prices are around Rs. 200 per head. Better than most restaurants in South India!
Ramakrishna Lunch Home
One of the best restaurants for South Indian food. Seriously, just try it. Prices are around Rs. 200 per head. Better than most restaurants in South India!
An upscale restaurant for North Indian food. Excellent ambience, but expensive.
Zaranj
An upscale restaurant for North Indian food. Excellent ambience, but expensive.
An iconic cafe / restaurant on Park Street. Famous for it's baked beans on toast, continental food items, and pastries.
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Flurys Bakery
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An iconic cafe / restaurant on Park Street. Famous for it's baked beans on toast, continental food items, and pastries.
Excellent street food is available just outside Vardaan Market. Try a variety of snacks from various vendors. Not recommended if your stomach is upset easily!
Vardaan Market.
Excellent street food is available just outside Vardaan Market. Try a variety of snacks from various vendors. Not recommended if your stomach is upset easily!
Everything Else
This is the nearest Metro station from our place. It's a 10-15 minute walk.
Rabindra Sadan
This is the nearest Metro station from our place. It's a 10-15 minute walk.
Need to exchange currency or use the ATM? HDFC is one of the most popular banks in India and is directly opposite the apartment.
HDFC Bank Ltd
2/6, Ground Floor Sarat Bose Road
Need to exchange currency or use the ATM? HDFC is one of the most popular banks in India and is directly opposite the apartment.
The nearest ATM. It's a 10 second walk from our building.
ICICI Bank ATM - Ballygunge
The nearest ATM. It's a 10 second walk from our building.
Essentials
The newest mall in Kolkata with top global brands, excellent restaurants and a huge grocery in the basement.
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Quest Mall
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The newest mall in Kolkata with top global brands, excellent restaurants and a huge grocery in the basement.
For groceries and general household items. Also, there is a small pharmacy opposite this store.
S Stores
For groceries and general household items. Also, there is a small pharmacy opposite this store.
A small store selling specialty items like gluten free products, soy milk, etc.
Rainbow
A small store selling specialty items like gluten free products, soy milk, etc.
Need a haircut? Toppers is reasonably priced and is within walking distance. Barely takes 3 minutes to get there.
Toppers Unisex Salon
Need a haircut? Toppers is reasonably priced and is within walking distance. Barely takes 3 minutes to get there.