Kolkata is labeled as the City of Joy and also as the City of Palaces. The people of Kolkata are quite friendly and always helpful for visitors. Kolkata has been around for several years and its existence is closely related to the arrival of the British...more

Kolkata, India


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Kolkata is labeled as the City of Joy and also as the City of Palaces. The people of Kolkata are quite friendly and always helpful for visitors. Kolkata has been around for several years and its existence is closely related to the arrival of the British East India Company in the late 17th century. Kolkata is considered as the commercial, business and the financial center of eastern India. For Muslim visitors, Kolkata offers a variety of halal facilities such as Halal foods, Halal friendly accommodations and nearby mosques etc . The best time to visit Kolkata is during the winter season from November to February.

A city with a unique mix of colonial past and modern vibrancy, Kolkata has been a wonderful place to visit for ages. Developed by the British East India Company, Kolkata features a wide variety of attractions. Kolkata religious follows the siesta so people looking to embark on a city ride can find less traffic and a relaxed atmosphere. The Victoria Memorial built in the memory of Queen Victoria still stands as the main landmark of the city.Kolkata has a wide array of museums that are true representations of the culture and heritage of the city.

Kolkata for long has been known for its culture and art scene. People in the city are widely engaged in specializing in some art form or the other. The Jorasanko Thakur Bari is a well-known destination for getting a peek into the art scene of the city. A walk along the Chowringhee Lane and the Hooghly River especially during the evenings are recommended. Kolkata is also a great base for exploring the Sunderbans and other areas.

Kolkata is one of the best destinations for shopping. The New Market area is a historic shopping district and remains of the British past can still be seen in the area. Other places to shop include the College Street, Gariahat and Shyambazar. For a high-end shopping experience Park Street, Shakespeare Sarani and the Camac Street are good for shopping. Kolkata also has modern and sprawling shopping malls like the Forum Mall, Emami Shoppers' City, City Center, Axis Mall, etc.

Nearby Airports

Kolkata is served by the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. The airport is located about 20 Km from the city center. Pre-paid taxis are easily available from the airport to the city and cost anywhere between INE 150-300 depending on the destination. Volvo buses are also available from the airport to the city. A one-way ticket from the airport to the city can cost INR 20-60 depending on the destination.

Halal Restaurants

There are numerous Halal restaurants in Kolkata that serve a variety of cuisines. The best Halal restaurants in Kolkata include the Royal Indian Restaurant, Zeeshan, Saima, Aliya Restaurant, Arsalan, Royal, Nizam’s, Mezban, etc.


Kolkata is home to several mosques. Some of the mosques in Kolkata include Nakhoda Mosque, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Barri Masjid, Colootolla Chhoti Masjid, Masjid-e-Mohammadi, Jumma Masjid, Lal Masjid, Karbala Masjid, etc.

Things to Do and See in Kolkata

  • Victoria Memorial 
  •   Indian Museum 
  • Marble Palace 
  • Birla Industrial & Technological Museum 
  • Science City 
  • Jorasanko Thakur Bari 
  • Gurusaday Museum 
  • Jawahar Shishu Bhavan 
  • Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Setu 
  • Eden Gardens  
  • Zoological Garden 
  • Horticultural Garden 
  • Rabindra Sarovar 
  • Walk along Hooghly River 
  • Chowringhee Lane
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