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Family Vacation in Kolkata & a Few Good Kolkata Hotels

By Sushanta Pradhan Subscribe to RSS | January 21st 2012 | Views:
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Kolkata is quite a preferential destination for several tourists for its grandeur, charm and Victorian spell. Often deemed as the cultural city of India, Kolkata has substantiated the fact with the creative and motivational inspirations that has produced innumerable laureates. A Kolkata family vacation is indeed a pleasant idea and tourists would be electrified and captivated by the attractions. There are plenty of hotels in Kolkata that are suitable to various tastes and budgets.

The ideal time to visit Kolkata is between October and March as it insulates from sweat and heat, in addition it’s the time of the famous Durga Puja that any tourist would enjoy. There are many attractions that can definitely beautify any Kolkata family vacation. Families can visit the The Victoria Memorial and spend a half a day in viewing an astounding anthology of exceptional antics from colonial days. Kids can enjoy a show at the Birla Planetarium that is renowned for the astronomical models and interactive information modules on science, communication & environment. Families with religious clinging must visit the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Belur Math, while the former is associated with Shri Ramakrishna, the latter is a monastery providing a haven of peace and religious harmony. For them who love art and craft must not miss out on visiting the elegant Marble Palace which is a delicate art gallery displaying valuable pieces of art, sculptures, pictures & oil paintings. They can even visit the Fort William that is considered as a must visit tourist attraction in Kolkata, where plenty of exhibitions and fairs are organized. Kids should definitely visit the Nicco Park, an amusement park often connoted as the Disneyland of West Bengal. Full of thrilling rides, the park is an ultimate fun and entertainment destination for kids as well as adults. Families can also visit the Hoogly River and have an evening stroll, Howrah Bridge and the National Library to name a few.

Hotels in Kolkata

One of the best family hotels in Kolkata is Hotel Park Inn that is centrally located and properly maintained. With prices starting at Rs.1200 per night, the hotel offers facilities that include multi-cuisine restaurants, internet and fax facilities etc. Reckoned as one of the prolific hotels in Kolkata is Hotel Senator with rates starting from Rs. 8000 per night. The hotel is situated in the hub of the city surrounded by appealing tourist attractions, shopping malls, cine complexes and corporate offices.

How to reach Kolkata?

Kolkata being a metropolis is well connected by rail, road and air. Many domestic and international flights fly through Kolkata and plenty of trains also run through the city. There are two rail stations at Sealdah and Howrah. Tourists who wish to travel by road, can also drive or take a bus from anywhere to Kolkata, as several gas stations dot the routes and there are abundant options for eating and resting along the way. Once in Kolkata, tourists can opt for local transport that comprises buses, metros, taxis and rickshaws. For those who are absolute shopaholics can visit Central cottage industries emporium at Chowringee, Shreeram arcade, Shops on the arcade near Oberoi Grand, City Centre, Treasure island and Forum- multiplex.

Sushanta Pradhan - About Author:
The author is an editor of Kolkata hotels and tour packages. Book in advance the hotels in Kolkata to make your trip memorable and hassle free

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