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The Oberoi Grand is located in Kolkata, in the State of West Bengal, in northern India. Fondly known as the Grand Dame of Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, near the central business district, bustling markets and cultural landmarks.

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata,
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700013 (India)
+91 33 2249 2323
Concierge.TOGC@oberoihotels.com

Location & Access

From Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

Distance: 23 km
Driving Time: 1 hours

  • Leave the airport and take a left towards VIP Road
  • Continue straight on to VIP Road and take the Baguihati flyover to reach Keshtopur
  • Continue straight again onto VIP Road
  • Take the Ultadanga Flyover to reach Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
  • Continue onto the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
  • Take the Maa Flyover to reach the Seven Point crossing
  • Turn left to the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose road flyover
  • Turn right onto Hospital Road
  • Turn right onto Khiddirpore road
  • Turn right onto Outram Road
  • Turn left onto Chowringee Road/ Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • Take a U-turn at the Esplanade crossing.
  • The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata will be on your left
From Howrah Station

Distance: 3.6 km
Driving Time: 20 minutes

  • Leave the station and turn right to the Rabindra Setu/Howrah Bridge
  • Take a left onto Barbourne Road
  • Turn left on to BBD Bag
  • Continue straight onto Hemanta Basu Sarani
  • Turn left onto Sido Kanhu Dahar Road
  • Turn right onto Chowringee Road/ Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata will be on your left
From Sealdah Station

Distance: 3 km
Driving time: 20 minutes

  • Turn left onto Sealdah Flyover
  • Continue straight on to Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road
  • Turn right onto S.N Banerjee Road
  • Turn left onto Chowringee Road/ Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata will be on your left
From Victoria Memorial

Distance: 3.8 km
Driving time: 5 minutes

  • Head south on Hospital Road/Kolkata - Diamond Harbour Road
  • Turn left towards Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road
  • Turn left onto Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road
  • Turn left onto Cathedral Road (parts of this road are closed Mon–Sat 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Pass by Academy of Fine Arts (on the right)
  • Use any lane to turn left onto Chowringhee Road/Jawaharlal Nehru Road (closed Mon–Sat 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Pass by the park (on the left)
  • Slight right onto Chowringhee Road/Jawaharlal Nehru Road/Park Street Flyover
  • Continue to follow Chowringhee Road/Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • Make a U-turn at Rashmoni Avenue/SN Banerjee Road
  • Pass by The Peerless Inn Kolkata (on the left)
  • The Oberoi Grand will be on your left
From Howrah Bridge

Distance: 3.6 km
Driving time: 10 minutes

  • Head east on Rabindra Setu towards Vivekananda Road Flyover
  • Slight right onto Brabourne Road
  • Continue straight to stay on Brabourne Road
  • Keep right to stay on Brabourne Road
  • Pass by Dena Bank (on the right)
  • Continue onto BBD Bag E/Kolkata - Diamond Harbour Road
  • Continue to follow Kolkata - Diamond Harbour Road
  • Pass by State Bank of India Lalbazar Branch (on the left)
  • Turn left onto Sido Kanhu Dahar
  • Pass by Eastern Railway Office and Reservation Counter (on the left)
  • Turn right onto Chowringhee Road/Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • The Oberoi Grand will be on your left

Other Travel Information

Immigration

All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here .

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, please click here to visit the website of the Government of India.

Currency

The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES

Currency

Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty Free Goods

Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted Items

The following items are prohibited in India:

  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.

WEATHER IN KOLKATA

Kolkata is known for its tropical, humid summers followed by heavy monsoon rains and short, mild winters.

Winter in Kolkata lasts from December to February, during which time temperatures hover around 70 °F (21 °C) during the daytime, but can drop to 59 °F (15 °C) at night. This is known as the best time to visit the region.

Kolkata's long summer lasts from April to June, at which time temperatures can reach 108 °F (42 °C).

The monsoon rains last from mid-June until the end of August, with the highest average rainfall of 411 millimetres falling in July.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

If you are travelling to Kolkata during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.

LANGUAGE

English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.