Known throughout the world as Mother Teresa’s adopted home, Kolkata or Calcutta as it is widely known is an amazing place to visit while holidaying in India. Calcutta as a holiday destination is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Located on the Hugli River this culturally rich Indian city, where we can offer cheap flights and holidays to Calcutta from Ireland, has so much to offer perspective visitors. Calcutta is home to the Port of Kolkata, which is India’s oldest operating port. Calcutta is world renowned for its artistic literary and revolutionary heritage. Calcutta, which was once India’s capital city is the birthplace of modern India’s literary and artistic vision has become known as the ‘City of Furious’ as well as the ‘’cultural capital of India.’’
Visitors to Calcutta will be able to see some amazing buildings that are adorned by the masses with Indo-Islamic and Indo-Saracenic architectural motifs. You will also be able to enjoy discovering several well maintained buildings from the Colonial period, which have been declared heritage structures.
A trip to India’s oldest museum – the Indian Museum should definitely be on the cards. It was built in 1814 and it is a great museum to visit, with all-inclusive holidays and flights to Calcutta from Ireland always available all-year round. It houses an exceptional collection of Indian natural history and art.
During your tour of this intriguing Indian city, where we can offer cheap holidays and flights to Calcutta from Ireland at very reasonable prices, why don’t you visit Marble Palace. This palace is a prime example of a European mansion that was built in Calcutta. Calcutta’s Victoria Memorial is another popular Calcutta attraction. It is a very interesting place to visit, which documents Calcutta’s entire history.
Calcutta’s Raj Bhavan, which was built in 1803, is well worth a visit. Today, it is the official residence of the Bengal Governor.
Calcutta’s Town Hall is a fantastic attraction to visit. Built in 1813 in the Doric style it is used today by the City Magistrate.
A holiday to Calcutta, with low cost holidays and flights to Calcutta from Ireland always available at very affordable fares, wouldn’t be complete without visiting Mother Teresa’s Tomb at Mother House.
If you love your flowers, Calcutta’s flower market is a great place to visit. Cerise, Pink and Orange marigolds are bought and sold here. Calcutta’s Zoological Garden is very popular with visitors of all ages. It was built in 1876 and it covers 16 hectares of land and it is a favourite destination for Siberian migratory birds.
The Hugli River is another very popular attraction with tourists to Calcutta. You will definitely enjoy a spectacular view of the iconic Howrah Bridge, which is crossed on a daily basis by more than over a million commuters.
If you have a bit more time to spare in Calcutta definitely enjoy a leisurely boat trip to the former Dutch, French and Portuguese settlements on the banks of the Hugli. It is a very interesting trip that you must experience while holidaying in Calcutta.
Cricket is a major sport in these parts. Why don’t you enjoy a game of Cricket at the Eden Gardens Stadium. Even if you don’t understand the rules, it is a great way of experiencing the Calcutta way of life.
Come and experience Calcutta’s amazing heritage and rich history, which is on view 24 hours a day.