When Harrington St was renamed Ho Chi Minh Sarani, the US Consulate found itself with an official address commemorating its then nemesis, the hero of communist Vietnam. While the renaming was certainly not a coincid…
While the iconic old GPO building still sells basic stamps, the new GPO is 100m further along Koilaghat St. Coin dealers, envelope sellers and parcel sewers wait outside. The philatelic bureau sells commemorative is…
In a quiet lane off Sudder St, this friendly travel agency also offers some of the fastest internet you'll find in the backpacker area (per hour ₹20). It processes bus, plane and railway e-tickets, hotels and other …
The office primarily sells its own tours (last sales 4.30pm), and has good free city maps. Its website is useful for local travel information, as well as booking state-operated hotels and lodges across the state.
Sikkim Houses arranges travel permits to the mountain state, which come for free and are usually issued within half an hour. Photocopies of your passport and Indian visa are required with the application.
Indian citizens can apply for Bhutan permits at this consulate. Other nationals will need to be on a prearranged package tour with a registered Bhutanese travel agency to qualify for a Bhutanese visa.
This office hands out free maps of greater Kolkata, with major sights and stops marked, and also has useful information about travelling to other parts of India.
This website maintains a comprehensive database of popular restaurants in town, along with menus, user reviews, business hours and contact information.
This exchange place gives decent rates on major currencies, and doesn't charge an added commission. Travellers cheques are exchanged on weekdays only.
One of Kolkata's top hospitals with round-the-clock emergency service and state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities.