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, KOLKATA
The Oberoi Grand 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700 013, India
+91 33 2249 2323, +91-11-23890606
Kolkata is known for its tropical, humid summers followed by heavy monsoon rains and short, mild winters.
|Seasons of year||Season time||Maximum temperature||Minimum temperature||Rainfall|
|Summer||April to June||109°F (43°C)||79°F (26°C)||163 mm|
|Monsoon||June to August||106°F (41°C)||79°F (26°C)||349 mm|
|Autumn||September to November||99°F (37°C)||73°F (23°C)||152 mm|
|Winter||December to February||93°F (34°C)||61°F (16°C)||20 mm|
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata's climate is tropical. It is best to avoid synthetic fabrics through the summer months. If travelling during the monsoons, expect a downpour to last hours. Rainproof clothing and an umbrella are very useful in these months. Autumn in Kolkata is humid and natural fabrics are again recommended. The city experiences a mild winter which is best enjoyed with a shawl / sweater / jacket in the evenings.
English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.
Bengali is the most commonly used language in Kolkata. 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.
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.
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.