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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Fondly referred to as the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, our 5 star hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand has been an icon on the landscape of the City of Joy for more than a century; with an impeccable reputation that befits the best hotel in Kolkata.

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    Discover the best of Kolkata.

    Located on the banks of the Hooghly River, towards the north east of India, the capital city of the State of West Bengal, Kolkata is fondly known as India's City of Joy, the centre of the Bengal Renaissance and a hub of intellectual activity, to date. Many famous intellects and artists, including Satyajit Ray, Ritvik Ghatak and Rabindranath Tagore hail from here, as well as many excellent football teams. The city is home to some of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, such as the luxury hotel The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. There are many wonderful tourist spots to visit in Kolkata, including the Victoria Memorial, the Indian Museum, Howrah Bridge and Birla Mandir. There are also a number of parks, theatres, malls and options for fun days out with the children. Two of the best restaurants in Kolkata can be found at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata: threesixtythreeo and Baan Thai are fashionable places to dine out on authentic international cuisines. Kolkata has a well-connected airport and offers flights to and from every major Indian city throughout the day.

    Best Time to Visit Kolkata

    Winter (December to February, inclusive) is generally seen to be the best time to visit Kolkata, as humidity is low and the temperatures are pleasant. Book a stay at The Oberoi Grand; one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata and the perfect base from which you can explore the City of Joy in India.

    Season Wise
    Month Wise

    Summer Season

    The best time to visit Kolkata, India if you like heat and humidity is the summer. Opt for a stay at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata and make the most of our air-conditioned indoor spaces and relaxing temperature controlled outdoor pool. The summer months are March to June, with temperatures peaking at over 40oC in May.

    Monsoon Season

    India's monsoon rains wash Kolkata from June to September, with maximum rain falling in the month of August. Make an online booking in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata to unwind in the comfort of the best hotel in Kolkata.

    Winter Season

    Winter is generally seen to be the best time to visit Kolkata, as humidity is low and the temperatures are pleasant. Book a stay at The Oberoi Grand; one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata and the perfect base from which you can explore the City of Joy in India.

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    March

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 23°C and 34°C. There are around 230 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Only around 40mm of rain will fall over 3 days in this month.

    April

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 25°C and 37°C. There are around 250 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Only around 80mm of rain will fall over 4 days in this month.

    May

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 26°C and 37°C. There are around 230 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Only around 120mm of rain will fall over 8 days in this month.

    June

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 26°C and 34°C. There are around 140 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 300mm of rain will fall over 14 days in this month.

    July

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 26°C and 33°C. There are around 100 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 400mm of rain will fall over 18 days in this month. Maybe not the best time to visit Kolkata if you don't like wet weather.

    August

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 26°C and 33°C. There are around 115 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 350mm of rain will fall over 17 days in this month. Maybe not the best time to visit Kolkata if you don't like wet weather.

    September

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 26°C and 33°C. There are around 115 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 310mm of rain will fall over 14 days in this month.

    October

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 24°C and 33°C. There are around 200 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 190 mm of rain will fall over 8 days in this month.

    November

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 20°C and 30°C. There are around 210 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around 30 mm of rain will fall over 2 days in this month.

    December

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 16°C and 26°C. There are around 200 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Around only 5 mm of rain will fall over 1 day in this month. Considered the best time to visit Kolkata.

    January

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 13°C and 26°C. There are over 200 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Only around 10mm of rain will fall over 1 day in this month. Considered the best time to visit Kolkata.

    February

    Temperatures in Kolkata fluctuate between 18°C and 30°C. There are over 200 hours of sunshine in the whole month. Only around 20mm of rain will fall over 3 days in this month. Considered the best time to visit Kolkata.

    Airport in Kolkata

    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport is an international airport located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The airport has three terminals: one domestic, one international and one for cargo. Flights to major international and domestic cities operate throughout the day and night. The airport is also well connected to the City of Joy, where you can stay at the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand, a luxury hotel. From here, you can travel to see the best tourist places in Kolkata and West Bengal. In 2019-20, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport handled around 22 million passengers. There are 128 check-in counters, 78 immigration counters and 12 counters for customs checks. The baggage handling section includes 30 conveyor belts. 30 elevators, 18 aerobridges, 18 escalators and 15 travelators transport passengers around the terminal buildings. There is a total 5,000 onsite parking spaces, as well as almost 60 available remotely.

    Distance from the Hotel: 23 km
    Travel Time: 49 minutes

    Famous Roads in Kolkata

    Jessore Road

    Jessore Road runs through Dum Dum, Kolkata, India, into Bangladesh. Jessore Road is most famously remembered in a poem by Alan Ginsberg “September on Jessore Road”, written after visiting refugee camps on Jessore Road in Bangladesh. Jessore Road is not one of the most popular tourist places in Kolkata, but it makes for an interesting stop if you are keen on the beat poets and are staying at The Oberoi Grand, our luxury hotel in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 19.2 km
    Travel Time: 1.12 Hr

    Kalyani Expressway

    Currently extending 40 kilometres from Kolkata to the satellite town of Kalyani, the Kalyani Expressway was built to help ease congestion along roads that run through towns along the Hooghly River. As present, the expressway had two lanes, but it is being expanded to four and six lanes at different sections along the route, to further ease congestion within Kolkata and decrease time taken to commute. A luxury way to get around, guests staying at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, are likely to experience a drive on this road when visiting tourist places in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 39.1 Km
    Travel Time: 1.32 Hr

    Barrackpore Trunk Road

    Barrackpore Trunk Road, or BT Road, runs 18 kilometres through Kolkata, India, connecting Shyambazar with Barrackpore and passing many of the best tourist places in Kolkata. The road was originally constructed in the late 18th century to connect Barrackpore cantonment with the city of Kolkata. Many educational establishments can also be found along the BT Road: Rabindra Bharati University, the Indian Statistical Institute, the College of Medicine, and more. When staying in luxury at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, you can travel from the best hotel in Kolkata along this road to visit places of interest in the city.

    Distance from the Hotel: 15.5 Km
    Travel Time: 1.08 Hr

    VIP Road

    Named after the Bengali national poet of Bangladesh: Kazi Nazrul Islam, VIP Road was built in 1962 to connect the city of Kolkata with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Along its route lie some of the best tourist places in Kolkata: the Big Ben replica and the Eastern Paper Mills in Salt Lake town, to name just two. The road also featured in the thriller Bombaiyer Bombete, directed by Sandip Ray, son of Satyajit Ray, who wrote the original story. Fans of the Ray family who are staying in luxury at The Oberoi Grand may wish to relive memories of this movie with a road trip along VIP Road.

    Distance from the Hotel: 10.9 Km
    Travel Time: 42 Min

    Aurobindo Sarani

    Aurobindo Sarani is named after the freedom fighter and Hindu saint, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh. Well used by cars, auto rickshaws, motorbikes and bicycles, the road is one of the most congested in all of Kolkata, India. Some of the city’s largest and most vibrant markets lie along this road, as do many hotels in Kolkata. Maybe not one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, but for those staying at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata who wish to immerse themselves in the vibe of the city, a jaunt in a luxury private vehicle might be fun.

    Distance from the Hotel: 4.8 km
    Travel Time: 24 Min

    Raja Nabakrishna Street

    Raja Nabakrishna Street was named after Raja Nabakrishna Deb, a controversial figure of authority in the history of Kolkata and India. The street is most famously the venue for celebrations held on Kolkata’s Foundation Day, August 24th each year. Crowds can become large and rowdy during these celebrations, but visitors staying at The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata, would be welcome to take a luxury private vehicle and try the experience.

    Distance from the Hotel: 4.4 Km
    Travel Time: 22 Min

    Chinatown

    Kolkata’s Chinatown is the only one of its kind in India. It has seen waves of immigrants come direct from China throughout the country’s troubled past. Once a hub of Chinese culture, food and beauty salons, these can now be found across India thanks to the movement of people around the sub-continent. Nowadays, Chinatown is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata in February, when the inhabitants hold large, vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations. Guests at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata would be welcome to take a luxury private vehicle and pay a visit to this interesting enclave.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2 km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    College Street

    College Street is a market street whose name is taken from the presence of many educational centres and areas of intellectual activity in the locale. This includes the iconic Indian Coffee House, where individuals engage in adda, a kind of freestyle debate about anything and everything from soccer to Tagore and Satyajit Ray; a style of social discourse which is unique to Kolkata. Also known as the ‘Colony of Books’, College Street is home to a large new and used book market that stretches almost the entire length (1.5 kilometres) of the street. Recent publications and out-of-print gems can be found here. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata and a favourite of guests staying in luxury at the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.1 Km
    Travel Time: 12 Min

    Lindsay Street

    Located near Park Street, the hub of Kolkata’s nightlife, Lindsay Street is the location of New Market. Otherwise known as Sir Stuart Hogg Market, this bustling shoppers’ paradise stocks pretty much everything you could need or wish for on its 2,000 plus stalls. Designed by the British as a Victorian-style market, replete with the luxury of a clocktower shipped in from Huddersfield, England, New Market opened in 1874 and was originally for the exclusive use of the white colonisers in Kolkata, India. Nowadays, New Market is somewhat of a microcosm of Kolkata, with vendors and shoppers from all walks of life. Lindsay Street and New Market are easily reachable from many 5 star hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 500m
    Travel Time: 2 Min

    Vivekananda Road

    Vivekananda Road runs east-west across Kolkata, India and becomes Kali Krishna Tagore Street. The road takes its name from Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu philosopher, monk and chief disciple of the mystical thinker Ramakrishna. A major road in Kolkata, when staying at the best hotels in Kolkata, including the best 5 star hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand, you are likely to pass along this road when visiting tourist places in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.9 Km
    Travel Time: 20 Min

    Popular Neighbourhoods in Kolkata

    Salt Lake

    Salt Lake City, or Bidhanagar, is one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods in Kolkata. Located an easy drive from the luxury hotel The Oberoi Grand, one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, India and near many tourist places in Kolkata, Salt Lake City has a central park, second only in size to Kolkata Maidan, and a lake for boating and bird watching. Its themed gardens include a butterfly garden and a rose garden.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.2 Km
    Travel Time: 32 Min

    Ballygunge

    Located in southern Kolkata, India, Ballygunge is easily accessible from the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand a luxury hotel, via metro and train. It is home to Birla Mandir, one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, as well as a number of excellent restaurants that serve authentic Bengali cuisines. There are also a number of excellent educational establishments here.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.4 Km
    Travel Time: 25 Min

    Jadavpur

    Also located to the south of Kolkata, India, Jadavpur is a respectable, maybe even luxury neighbourhood that is home to a number of excellent educational establishments. Jadavpur University boasts an illustrious alumni that includes Amartya Sen, Anupam Roy, Arnab Roy, Parambrata Chatterjee and Rituparno Ghosh. It is well connected by rail, making it easily accessible from The Oberoi Grand; the best hotel in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 10.4 Km
    Travel Time: 48 Min

    Tollygunge

    Tollygunge is a popular neighbourhood for visitors to Kolkata, India who stay with us in luxury at The Oberoi Grand; the best hotel in Kolkata. Tollygunge Club is home to a golf course, horse riding stables and more. Founded by the Scotsman William Dixon Cruikshank in 1895, it is the only Country Club of its kind in India and one of the top 20 in the world.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.4 Km
    Travel Time: 35 Min

    Behala Residential Area

    Behala Residential Area is a small, densely populated area in Kolkata, India. For visitors to the city, there is little to see or do here. Some of the better tourist places in Kolkata include Birla Mandir in Ballygunge, Salt Lake City and Park Street. All of these are easily accessed in a luxury private car, train or metro from The Oberoi Grand, one of the best hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.6 Km
    Travel Time: 32 Min

    Dum Dum

    Tracing its name back to the Persian damdama, meaning raised mound or battery, Dum Dum was originally the headquarters of the Bengal artillery until 1853. Nowadays, it is a thriving industrial centre with an ammunition factory where the first expanding bullet, or dumdum, was made. There are also jute mills, iron and steel rolling works, glass, soap and match factories, as well as a tannery and other engineering industries. Dum Dum can be easily reached from The Oberoi Grand, the best five star hotel in Kolkata and a luxury landmark in India.

    Distance from the Hotel: 17.4 Km
    Travel Time: 1 Hr 27 Min

    Alipore

    Alipore is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Kolkata. Located at the southern end of the city, it is well connected by road and rail, and is thus easy to visit when staying at The Oberoi Grand, one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata. It boasts a zoological garden, formerly called Calcutta Zoo, which was in the past, criticised for its cross breeding programmes. Nowadays, the zoological garden is home to big cats, elephants, deer, reptiles, primates and many birds.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.8 Km
    Travel Time: 22 Min

    Dharamtala

    Dharamtala is a central district of Kolkata, India with good transport links around the city. Dharamtala can be translated as Holy Street and is said to have taken this name after the mosque that was located nearby. However, it has also been claimed the Dharamtala derives from the Buddhist dharma, meaning moral code or Buddhist teachings. Interestingly, in more recent decades, Dharamtala Street has been renamed Lenin Sarai after Vladmir Lenin, the founder of the Russian Communist Party.

    Distance from the Hotel: 700
    Travel Time: 5 Min

    Golf Green

    Named after the nearby Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the Golf Green locality of Kolkata, India is an affluent and luxury neighbourhood situated towards the south of the city. Royal Calcutta Golf Club is one of the best tourist places to visit in Kolkata if you are a keen golfer. It was established in 1829, making it the oldest golf club in India and the first ever golf club to have been built outside of the UK.

    Distance from the Hotel: 10.1 Km
    Travel Time: 46 Min

    Kalighat

    Kalighat is home to the Kalighat Kali Temple, one of the best tourist places to visit in Kolkata, India. After the death of his beloved wife Shakti, Shiva the God of Destruction is said to have performed a frenzied Rudra Tandava dance, during which time 52 parts of Shakti’s body were flung around India, landing on what is now hallowed ground. Kalighat Kali Temple, the site of Shakti’s right foot, is said to be the holiest of these.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.3 Km
    Travel Time: 32 Min

    Park Street

    Park Street is officially called Mother Teresa Sarani. It was given its nickname because it is located on what was the deer park of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the late 18th century. In the past, it was also the site of a number of burial grounds. Now a popular, fashionable spot for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife, it is one of the best tourist places to visit in Kolkata and a must for guests staying at the best hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.6 Km
    Travel Time: 10

    Sealdah

    Sealdah is located in central Kolkata, India and is famously home to Sealdah Railway Station, the second largest Indian railway station, after Howrah which is also in Kolkata. It is also one of the busiest railway stations in India. Guest staying at The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata and a luxury Obeeoi property, may arrive at Sealdah and can easily reach the hotel via private car from here.

    Distance from the Hotel: 4.9 Km
    Travel Time: 20 Min

    Popular things to do in Kolkata

    Some of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India, include the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Mother House, Eco Park, Nicco Park, Howrah Bridge, College Street and Park Street. For further information, please feel free to speak to the concierge when you stay with us in luxury at The Oberoi Grand, the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata.

    Famous Monuments in Kolkata

    Victoria Memorial

    Victoria Memorial Hall is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata; a tremendous 103 metres long, 56 metres high and is topped by a 5 metre tall bronze statue of Victory, which rotates in the wind. Fondly known as “The Pride of Kolkata”, it is a magnificent sight framed by vast, beautiful gardens. Spectacular on the outside, it also houses an impressive collection of weapons, maps, coins, stamps, artefacts and textiles, as well as portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Indian freedom fighters. The Victoria Memorial Hall is an easy drive from the best hotels in Kolkata, India, including our luxyr hotel: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.7 Km
    Travel Time: 11 min

    Fort William

    Spanning almost 80 hectares on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, Fort William is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India. The fort is a landmark of the former Bengal Presidency, a subdivision of the British Empire in Asia, and was named after King William II. Within the fort is the Black Hole of Kolkata, a dungeon in which prisoners of war were held captive. Fort William is within easy distance of The Oberoi Grand, the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.1 Km
    Travel Time: 12 min

    Marble Palace

    The Marble Palace is a luxury, palatial mansion commissioned in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali aristocrat. To date, a part of it is still inhabited by his descendents. Constructed largely out of white marble, the house boasts an eclectic mix of architectural styles; from neoclassical pillars and traditional Bengali courtyards to roofed verandas inspired by Chinese pavilions. Mullick was an avid collector of all kinds of art and it would seem that his passion extended into the very essence of the Marble Palace. Inside, visitors will find valuable and celebrated paintings, sculptures, furniture and busts sharing space with random pieces of kitsch in a rare kind of egalitarian display that has to be seen to be believed. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India, and a short drive from The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3 Km
    Travel Time: 18 min

    Indian Museum

    The Indian Museum is the earliest and largest museum not only In Kolkata, India, but in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. It was originally conceived of by the members of the Asiatic Society as far back as 1796, as a repository for artefacts and as a centre for the dissemination of knowledge. The idea was deliberated until 1814, when the foundation stone was finally laid. As well as its rare collections of antiques, armour, ornaments, fabrics and paintings, The Indian Museum houses vast numbers of fossils and examples of taxidermy, tremendous skeletons and mummies. The Indian Museum is a short walk from The Oberoi Grand, the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 350 m
    Travel Time: 1 Min

    Jorasanko Thakur Bari

    Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the ancestral home of the Tagore family and is a pilgrimage for art lovers and artists from all around the world. The most famous member of which must be the eminent poet and Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India and a must-see for guests staying in luxury at The Oberoi Grand. In recent times, Jorasanko Thakur Bari has become Rabindra Bharati University for Indian Classical Fine Arts. It also houses the Rabindra Bharati Museum.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.1 Km
    Travel Time: 21 min

    Shaheed Minar

    Shaheed Minar was originally erected in Kolkata in memory of Sir David Ochterlony and his success leading troops into battle on behalf of the British in India. It was named the Ochterlony Monument. In 1969, it was renamed the Shaheed Minar, the martyrs monument, and re-dedicated to the Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the fight for Indian independence. Shaheed Minar is easily reached when staying at the best hotel in Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand, a luxury Oberoi property.

    Distance from the Hotel: 700 m
    Travel Time: 5 Min

    Howrah Bridge

    Howrah is Kolkata’s iconic cantilever bridge. A feat of engineering, with a suspended span of 457 metres and a total length of 705 metres between the banks of the Hooghly River. Built in 1943 to replace a pontoon bridge at the same location, the Howrah Bridge is the oldest bridge in Kolkata and the busiest cantilever bridge not only in India, but the entire world; carrying an estimated 100,000 motor vehicles and 150,000 pedestrians each day. Drive to the bridge from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata and either continue by car or you can experience a walk on it over the Hooghly River.

    Distance from the Hotel: 4.5 Km
    Travel Time: 20 minutes

    Metcalfe Hall

    Metcalfe Hall is located on the banks of the Hooghly River, opposite Millennium Park on Strand Road. It is named after Sir Charles Metcalfe, former Governor General of Kolkata, India, in honour of his efforts to secure greater freedom of the press. It is now valued as a hugely expensive piece of real estate, and is quite unique in luxury stature and design. Built in the mid 19th century, Metcalfe Hall is inspired by the ancient Greek Temple of Winds. It features 30 Corinthian columns, colonnades and a 10 foot basement, which has been used to store precious goods from Kolkata’s prestigious museums. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata and a must-see for guests at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.2 Km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    Mother House

    A holy place of religious pilgrimage, the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity and the site of Mother Teresa’s tomb. Situated in a particularly busy locality, the tomb radiates pure peace and calm. It is a wonderful place to engage in mindful meditation. Attached to the building is a small museum where you can see Mother Teresa’s simple belongings and a few handwritten letters.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3 km
    Travel Time: 8 minutes

    Raj Bhavan

    With a design inspired by the English residence of the Curzon family in England, with Neoclassical and Baroque flourishes, Raj Bhavan is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India. Raj Bhavan, or Government House, has been the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal since India gained its independence in 1947. During the rule of the British Raj, it was the residence of Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India. It is easily reached in a luxury private vehicle from The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.6 Km
    Travel Time: 10 Min

    Town Hall

    The Town Hall in Kolkata, India, used to host meetings, official receptions and even balls during the times of the British Raj. In later years, it played host to Rabindranath Tagore’s 50th and 70th birthdays, as well as lectures by Amartya Sen. A luxury venue now one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, Town Hall took seven years to complete. Its huge costs were funded by public lottery, as were extensive renovations many years afterwards. A visit from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is easy with a private vehicle or public transport.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.5 Km
    Travel Time: 7 Min

    Writers Building

    The Writer’s Building was originally the workplace for the junior writers of the East India Company, but was constructed way before that time. In the late 19th century, it was renovated by the Lieutenant Governor of West Bengal and given Baroque and Corinthian embellishments that make it an interesting site to behold now, and one of the best tourist places in Kolkata. The Writer’s Building is easy to reach in a luxury private vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2 Km
    Travel Time: 07 Min

    Places for Kids in Kolkata

    Nicco Park

    Nicco Park, Kolkata India is the best tourist place in Kolkata for a fun day out with the whole family. Enjoy exciting and relaxing water rides, amusement park rides, bowling and shows. Nicco Park is each to reach via rail or in a luxury private vehicle from the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.3 Km
    Travel Time: 37 Min

    Aquatica Water Park

    Aquatica Amusement Park is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata to spend a fun day with family and friends. Experience thrilling rides and slides, a rain disco or take a walk around their water lawn features, which look especially lovely when lit at night. Aquatica Amusement Park is easy to reach in a luxury vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata,

    Distance from the Hotel: 16.6 km
    Travel Time: 46 Min

    Nehru Children’s Museum

    Named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, the Nehru Children’s Museum is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India, to visit with children. Spread over four floors, the museum houses a vast luxury collection of dolls that has been amassed from almost 100 countries. Exhibits take you through mythology, science, storytelling and epic tales. Located on Chowringhee Road, the Nehru Children’s Museum is very each to reach from your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.9 Km
    Travel Time: 13 Min

    The Birla Planetarium

    The Birla Planetarium boasts a state-of-the-art projector that allows it to capture images from space and present them to public audiences. It also offers virtual reality screenings of cosmic collisions, interstellar activities and awesome astrophysics. The Birla Planetarium is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for those who are interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It is easy to reach from your luxury hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.8 Km
    Travel Time: 06 Min

    Atom

    Atom, Kolkata, India, is a fun-filled indoor entertainment centre with themed indoor play zones. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata for children. There is a Naughty Castle with giant inflatable cushions and ball pools. Adventure Hall has a variety of climbing activities. Creative Corner has all your little ones will need to get crafty. Toddler Zone is equipped with toys for smaller children. There is also a party space and a café. When making your luxury Kolkata hotel booking at The Oberoi Grand, you might like to plan some time with the children at Atom.

    Distance from the Hotel: 10.2 Km
    Travel Time: 43 Min

    Wonder Beans

    Wonder Beans consists of an indoor play area with a variety of fun games and activities for your little ones, plus board games, comics and a touch screen console. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India to visit with your little ones. When staying in luxury at the best hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, you might like to plan some time here. Especially good on rainy days.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.1 Km
    Travel Time: 7 Min

    Religious Places In Kolkata

    Birla Mandir

    One of the grandiose temples constructed by the philanthropic Birla family, the Birla Mandir in Kolkata, India, is conveniently located in South Kolkata and designed to safely accommodate large numbers of visitors. Started in 1970 and completed over twenty-six years, the very ornate luxury white marble temple houses deities of Radha and Krishna: the forms of masculine and feminine godliness. The left dome houses Durga, also identified as Shakti, or power. In the right dome Shiva sits in a meditative pose. Pictorial stone engravings of scenes from the epic Bhagavad Gita can be found throughout the temple. Definitely one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, and easy to reach from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.1 Km
    Travel Time: 20 mins

    Kalighat Temple

    Kalighat is home to the Kalighat Kali Temple, one of the best tourist places to visit in Kolkata, India. After the death of his beloved wife Shakti, Shiva the God of Destruction is said to have performed a frenzied Rudra Tandava dance, during which time 52 parts of Shakti’s body were flung around India, landing on what is now hallowed ground. Kalighat Kali Temple, the site of Shakti’s right foot, is said to be the holiest of these.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.3 Km
    Travel Time: 32 Min

    Thanthania Kalibari

    Thanthania Kalibari is one of the oldest and most revered Hindu sites in Kolkata, India. Frequented by domestic pilgrims and international tourists alike. The temple opens early on Tuesdays and Saturdays as these are believed to be the most auspicious times to visit. Within the temple, there is a clay idol of the Goddess Siddheswari, one of the Goddess Kali’s many avatars. This idol is replaced with a new one every year. The defunct idol is immersed in waters and the new one is hand painted with red and black. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata, and an easy distance from our luxury hotel, The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.1 km
    Travel Time: 16 Min

    Belur Math

    Located on the western bank of the Hooghly River, it is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, which was founded by Swami Viveknanda in India. It boasts beautiful architecture that harmonises Hindu, Islamic, Christian and Buddhist styles; symbolising the unity of all spiritual beliefs, faiths and religions. Belur Math is well connected by rail and is easy to reach when staying at the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, especially our luxury property: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 12.1
    Travel Time: 50 minutes

    Parasnath Jain Temple

    Parasnath Jain Temple features a ghee lamp that has burned continually in the inner sanctum since the temple was founded in 1867. One of the holiest Jain temples in Kolkata, India, Parasnath is one of the most popular tourist places in Kolkata because of its architectural beauty and peaceful ambience. Guest staying at The Oberoi Grand would be welcome to hire a private luxury vehicle from the best hotel in Kolkata to experience the tranquillity of Parasnath Jain Temple.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.7 Km
    Travel Time: 42 Min

    St. John's Church

    St. John's Church was the first public building erected by the East India company in Kolkata, India. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata should you be interested in the history of the city. Built in 1784 with Rs.30,000 raised through a public lottery, St John’s Church design was based on St Martin in the Fields. It was originally the Anglican Cathedral in Kolkata, until being changed to St Paul’s. St John’s Church is an easy venue to reach from the best luxury hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.7 Km
    Travel Time: 7 Min

    Dakshineswar Temple

    Dakshineswar Temple is located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India. Built in 1855 to much controversy, because it was by a female of low birth, Dakshineswar Temple has risen to become one of the most popular tourist places in Kolkata. Guests staying at luxury 5 star hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand, might like to visit the temple complex. There is a main temple with nine spires, a large courtyard, 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, a bathing ghat on the riverbank, and much more.

    Distance from the Hotel: 12.8 Km
    Travel Time: 1 Hour

    Agni Mandir

    There are two Agni Mandirs in Kolkata, India, and each is to reach from the best hotels in Kolkata, including our luxury property: The Oberoi Grand. When making your Kolkata hotel booking you might consider making time to visit an Agni Mandir. However, only Parsees themselves are allowed to enter inside, as these holy sites are strictly places of worship for Parsees or Zoroastrans, for whom fire or agni is sacrosanct.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.6 km
    Travel Time: 15 Min

    St Paul’s Cathedral

    St Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata, India. Built in 1847 for the ever-increasing numbers of European Anglicans in the city at that time, St. Paul’s is a fantastic example of Indo-Gothic architecture; a luxury gothic style that was adapted to suit the climactic conditions of Kolkata. It was originally funded by ten pieces of silver sent by Queen Victoria and has been rebuilt twice, for somewhat more than ten pieces of silver, after suffering extensive earthquake damage. St. Paul’s Cathedral boasts a library of some 8,000 texts. Church services are held there regularly and Christmas service is highly recommended.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2 Km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    Museums in Kolkata

    Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

    Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for those interested in science and technology. Located an easy drive from The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata in a private luxury vehicle, it boasts interactive science displays, 3D shows and animated models to engage all family members. When making your Kolkata hotel booking, you might like to think about making an excursion here.

    Distance from the Hotel: 4.9 Km
    Travel Time: 22 Min

    Rabindra Bharati Museum

    Rabindra Bharati Museum sits within Rabindra Bharati University and houses a huge collection of artworks, personal items, books, photographs and manuscripts by famous artists from Kolkata and India. It is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata and can be comfortably reached in a luxury private vehicle from the best hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand. Experiences include the commemoration of Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday and death anniversary.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.7 Km
    Travel Time: 20 Min

    Netaji Bhawan

    Netaji Bhawan is a museum dedicated to the life and works of the freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Articles exhibited include an imprint of his footprints. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata for those interested in India’s political history, it is easy to reach from the best hotels in Kolkata, including The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. The museum has been visited by the likes of Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.7 Km
    Travel Time: 23 Min

    Academy of Fine Arts

    Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1933 but lacked the luxury of a permanent site until 1960. Between those years, exhibiting sporadically at sites around Kolkata, India including the Indian Museum. Guests making a Kolkata hotel booking and staying at the best hotels in Kolkata would find their time well-spent here. The concierge at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata would be happy to advise a cultural itinerary for you during your time with us.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.2 km
    Travel Time: 6 Min

    Mother's Wax Museum

    Mother’s Wax Museum is one of the newer tourist places in Kolkata, India. Situated close to Salt Lake, it could be an interesting stop to add to your day. Take a selfie with Salman Khan or get up close to Angelina Jolie. The choice is yours. Book your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata, and start planning your trip.

    Distance from the Hotel: 23 Km
    Travel Time: 45 mins

    Science City , Kolkata

    Science City, Kolkata, is one of its kind in India. With attractions for young and old that include as butterfly garden, space odyssey, dynamotion hall, maritime centre, musical fountain and outdoor science park. Stay with us at The Oberoi Grand, which is amongst the best luxury hotels in Kolkata, and take a day trip to Science City for a memorable experience with all the family.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.9 Km
    Travel Time: 27 Min

    State Archaeological Museum

    The State Archaeological Museum of Kolkata, India houses collections of rare tools from the early, middle and late Stone Ages. As well as sculptures, stonework, terracottas and historical art: wood carvings, manuscripts, textiles and bronzes. It is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for those interested in ancient history and archaeology. Easily reachable in a luxury private vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, you might like to schedule a visit here when making an online hotel booking in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.5 km
    Travel Time: 31 Min

    Parks, Gardens & Theme Parks in Kolkata

    Maidan

    Maidan is the largest urban park in Asia, covering almost 1,000 acres or 4 square kilometres in the centre of Kolkata. Within Maidan, you will find Eden Gardens cricket ground, Kolkata racecourse and several football pitches, as well as the Victoria Memorial. Maidan is fondly called the Lungs of Kolkata and is regarded as a prominent cultural and historical hub of the city.

    Distance from the Hotel: 750 metre
    Travel Time: 05 Mins

    Snow Park, Kolkata

    Located in Axis Mall, Newtown, Kolkata, India, Snow Park spans 9,000 square feet of luxury synthetic snow and boasts freezing temperatures when the heat is soaring outside. Snow Park has themed rides for adults and children, and is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for families. You can try skiing and snowboarding, an ice disco, football on the snow, mountain climbing and experience below zero temperatures. The ice carved Durga idol is something to behold.

    Distance from the Hotel: 14.5 km
    Travel Time: 40 Min

    Newtown Eco Park, Kolkata

    The Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata, India is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata to visit with family. Its costs just Rs.30 per person to enter and for an extra fee you can try angling, cycling, boat rides and activities, water zorbing, trampolining, roller skating and much more. The Eco Tourism Park is easily accessible from The Oberoi Grand, one of the finest luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 29.3 Km
    Travel Time: 1 hr 5 Min

    Popular Landmarks in Kolkata

    Jain Swetamber Dadajika temple

    A little off the beaten track, the Jain Swetamber Dadajika temple is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India for those interested in getting away from the crowds to soak up some culture and history. Leave the luxury of your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata, in the early morning or middle of the afternoon. The temple operates limited and strict opening times. Making a trip here all the more special.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.7 Km
    Travel Time: 27 Min

    Gariahat market

    Gariahat market is located in south Kolkata, India and is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for shopping. You name it and you can probably buy it here. Parking is impossible near the market, but guests staying at the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, are welcome to hire a private luxury vehicle and be dropped at Gariahat market. Tours are also available.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6.1 Km
    Travel Time: 28 Min

    Tangra Chinatown

    Tangra Chinatown is the location of traditional Chinese tanneries that make and supply leather to shoe, bag and clothing manufacturers around India. Situated within Chinatown, the only enclave of its kind in India, Tangra also houses some interesting Chinese eateries. The area is easy and most comfortably reached in a private luxury vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, amongst the best hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6.3 Km
    Travel Time: 25 Min

    Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre

    Swami Vivekananda was born in what is now the Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre on 12th January 1863. After much renovation, the house now features a museum, a shiva linga, a memorial shrine to Swami Vivekananda, a library, a charitable dispensary and more. The house and centre are one of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India, for those interested in the cultural history of India and spirituality. It is an easy drive in a private luxury vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.9 Km
    Travel Time: 20 Min

    BBD Bagh , Dalhousie Square

    Kolkata was, between the 18th and 19th centuries, the capital of British India and Dalhousie Square, now BBD Bagh, was the centre of the city’s political and financial activity. Some 55 heritage buildings surround the square and date as far back as 1695. These have been protected and seen restoration efforts led by the World Monuments Fund since the early 21st century.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.1 Km
    Travel Time: 12 Min

    Biswa Bangla Gate

    Biswa Bangla Gate is located over a major intersection in New Town, Kolkata, India. Two huge arches intersect over the road crossing and support a large circular walkway, from which up to 100 viewers can take in panoramic views of the city. When making your Kolkata hotel booking at the best five star hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand, you might like to plan a daytime or evening visit to Biswa Bangla Gate.

    Distance from the Hotel: 17.1 Km
    Travel Time: 43 Min

    Shopping – Where to shop in Kolkata

    You can shop at any one of the luxury malls in Kolkata, India, when you stay at the best 5 star hotels, such as The Oberoi Grand. From Quest Mall to South City, Acropolis Mall, City Centre I or II. Dakshinapan is the best place to shop for handicrafts, and handmade terracotta items can be found in Kumartuli.

    Shopping Malls in Kolkata

    City Centre I

    Located in Salt Lake, Kolkata, India, City Centre I has excellent shopping choices, a food court and movie theatre. It is one of the best tourist places on Kolkata for shopping or to spend time with family and friends. It is a good option for guests staying at 5 star hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, our luxury property.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9.2 km
    Travel Time: 43 Min

    South City Mall

    With one million square feet and five levels of shopping space, South City Mall is the largest shopping space in Eastern India and one of the best tourist places in Kolkata for some retail therapy. There is car parking for up to 1,600 cars, over nine levels, making this a convenient stop for luxury international and high-end domestic labels. South City Mall is an easy drive from the comfort of your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 9 Km
    Travel Time: 35 Min

    Axis Mall

    Axis Mall, Kolkata, India, is located in New Town, within easy driving distance of luxury hotels in Kolkata such as The Oberoi Grand. The Mall is spread over three blocks. Block A houses diamond jewellery and high-end lifestyle outlets. Block B includes retail outlets like Reliance Digital, as well as Nike and Puma. Block C is the entertainment section, with a 1,200-seater movie theatre and Kolkata’s only snow park.

    Distance from the Hotel: 16 Km
    Travel Time: 41 Min

    City Centre II

    City Centre 2 Mall is located in New Town, Kolkata, India. It is a great option amongst tourist places in Kolkata for shopping and eating out with the family. There are almost 250 retail outlets in City Centre 2 Mall, as well as a gaming zone, cineplex and business facilities. Easy to reach in a luxury private vehicle from the best hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 24.4 Km
    Travel Time: 49 Min

    Gariahat Mall

    Gariahat Mall, Kolkata, India may not be one of the most popular tourist places in Kolkata, but it includes some stock high street brands such as Westside and M&S. Easy to reach in a private luxury vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, Gariahat Mall may be worth stepping out of your hotel room in Kolkata for, should you need an outfit for a simple occasion.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.8 km
    Travel Time: 16 Min

    Lake Mall

    One of the smaller malls, with a large footfall, Lake Mall can seem quite crowded even at off-peak times. Maybe not one of the most popular tourist places in Kolkata, but those interested in sampling all types of shopping experience might like to visit here when making a Kolkata hotel booking at The Oberoi Grand. Lake Mall does boast an iconic Keventer’s milk bar outlet, which are always worth a visit.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6 km
    Travel Time: 24 Min

    Quest Mall

    Self-proclaimed as the destination for luxury retail and fine dining, with a bespoke Loft for fashion launches. Quest Mall, Kolkata, India is conveniently located near Ballygunge and Park Street. When staying at the best hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, you might want to make a stop here for some international or souvenirs of your stay. Topped off with lunch at one of their many food chain outlets.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3 km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    Acropolis Mall, Kolkata

    Acropolis Mall, Kolkata, India promotes itself as a one stop destination for all the family. With retail outlets, entertainment venues, a food court and business facilities. Acropolis Mall has parking for approximately 500 cars, floors of international and domestic brand outlets, offices on the 15th floor, and a Sky Club, lounge bar, gym, pool and banqueting facilities with great views on the 20th floor. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata to visit from The Oberoi Grand five star hotel in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 8.4 Km
    Travel Time: 30 Min

    Avani Riverside Mall, Kolkata

    Avani Riverside Mall, Kolkata, India is the country’s first ever eco-friendly mall, with an emphasis on reusing, recycling and reducing waste wherever possible. Located beside the River Ganges, Avani Riverside Mall includes retail stores stocking fashion, footwear, kids clothing, electronics and more. It also has a luxury health and beauty area, PVR and 7D cinemas, and a food court. Avani Riverside Mall is an easy drive from The Oberoi Grand, the best of hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 8.4 Km
    Travel Time: 35 Min

    Mani Square Mall, Kolkata

    Mani Square Mall, Kolkata, India is located in the Hyatt Residency neighbourhood. It is one of the best tourist places to visit from the luxury of your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand. With 250 retail stores, a four screen multiplex, a 7D theatre, a gaming zone and the first ever Scary House to be opened in India. Mani Square Mall promises fun for all the family.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.7 Km
    Travel Time: 36 Min

    Food to Taste in Kolkata

    Kolkata, India, is best known for its delectable fish dishes, unique biryani (with eggs) and sweets. The concierge at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, would be happy to let you into the secrets of the best spots to find these, and arrange a private luxury vehicle for you to travel there.

    Restaurants in The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

    Threesixtythree All Day Dining Restaurant at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

    threesixtythree°

    threesixtythree° is our fashionable all day dining restaurant. It offers specially curated world cuisines that include European, Asian, Indian and Japanese, pizzas cooked live in a wood fired oven, handcrafted single origin chocolate desserts and cold pressed juices. Read More....

    The Bar at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

    The Bar.

    The Bar at threesixtythree° is the most fashionable space in the city to relax over a drink with friends or business associates. The menu features premium international beverages, signature cocktails made with a Bengali twist, fine wines, rare single malts and carefully matched eclectic Read More....

    Baan Thai, Thai Cuisine Fine Dining Restaurant at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

    Baan Thai.

    At Baan Thai, we aim to source our ingredients directly from the country of origin, so that you can enjoy an authentic Thai culinary experience in a space that has all the ambience of a fine dining restaurant in Thailand. With hand carved statues, wooden masks and Read More....

    Weekend Getaways Near Kolkata

    Being located near the Sundarbans, some of the best weekend getaways from Kolkata include the lush mangroves and islands in this area of West Bengal, India. Along the coast in the direction of Odisha, you will find luxury beaches for romantic breaks or unforgettable parties. All of which are easily accessible from your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand.

    Roopark Village

    Roopark Village in Odisha is just over 300kms, or five hours’ drive, from Kolkata, India. Accommodation in the village is in mud and thatched cottages. Should you choose to take a weekend getaway from the best hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, to Roopark Village, the Shiva Temple, Deokund Falld and the nearby Shimlipal Reserve Forest are well worth a visit.

    Distance from the Hotel: 300 Km
    Travel Time: 6 hr

    Sunderbans

    The Sundarbans are just over three hours by road from Kolkata, India. A beautiful National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Sundarbans are definitely worth leaving the comfort of your luxury hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand for. The Sundarbans mangrove forests are one of the largest forests in the world. Spanning the deltas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarbans are an area of exceptional natural beauty. With tidal waterways and small islands where over 250 bird species, the estuarine crocodile, Indian python and Bengal tigers reside.

    Distance from the Hotel: 98Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 40 min

    Bakkhali

    Bakkhali is a beautiful beach resort that makes for a great weekend getaway from Kolkata, India. Made extra special by its white sands, Bakkhali is just over 100kms from Kolkata and is worth a visit before or after staying with us in luxury at The Oberoi Grand, the best of hotels in Kolkata. Treat yourself to some time out relaxing here.

    Distance from the Hotel: 122 km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 12 Min

    Henry’s Island

    Henry’s Island is located on the western shores of the Sundarbans. A beautiful beach resort that is fast growing in popularity, Henry’s Island sits on the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta and is not only a wonderful place to relax, but also a great location to spot endangered species that still reside in the Sundarbans. A great choice for a weekend getaway from Kolkata, before or after staying at The Oberoi Grand, the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 124 km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 45 Min

    Mayapur

    Mayapur is easy to reach by train or in a luxury private vehicle for a weekend getaway from Kolkata. Located approximately 120kms from Kolkata amongst the islands of Nabadwip, Mayapur is one of the homes of ISKCON and is thus a great choice if you are interested in experiencing the spiritual side of India. A trip to Mayapur will provide plenty of opportunity for rest and reflection.

    Distance from the Hotel: 130 Km
    Travel Time: 4 hr 41 Min

    Junput

    Junput is approximately 40kms from the nearest railway station at Digha and just under 180kms from Kolkata. The easiest and most convenient way to travel here for a weekend getaway from Kolkata is probably in the luxury of a private vehicle. Accommodation here is sparse and would need to be booked in advance, but a stay here is worth it. Junput has beautiful sandy beaches that are perfect to relax and unwind on.

    Distance from the Hotel: 155 Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 12 Min

    Tajpur

    Tajpur beach offers water sports such as windsurfing and paragliding, as well as beach driving along the sands. Located just under 180kms from Kolkata and 20kms from the nearest railway station at Contai, Tajpur makes for a great weekend getaway from Kolkata, India. Stay with us at The Oberoi Grand, our five star hotel in Kolkata, and you might like to add a side trip to Tajpur to your itinerary.

    Distance from the Hotel: 177 Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 50 Min

    Mandarmani

    Mandarmani is one of the less busy beach resorts near Kolkata. Located under 180kms away from the City of Joy, with luxury resort accommodation perfect for couples, Mandarmani makes for a wonderful weekend getaway from Kolkata and a romantic break for two. Relax on the golden sand beaches or try paragliding. Worth stepping out of the comfort of your luxury hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand for.

    Distance from the Hotel: 170 Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 37 Min

    Shankarpur

    Shankarpur is located close to Mandarmani but offers a somewhat different experience of a beach weekend getaway from Kolkata. In the mornings, you can watch the fishermen hauling in their nets full of fish. In the evenings, sunset vistas provide excellent photo opportunities. Shankarpur is easy to reach within a few hours from Kolkata. Worth a visit before or after staying at our five star hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 174 Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 37 Min

    Talasari Beach

    Talasari Beach is known as the last beach on the north coast of India. Virtually unvisited by tourist crowds, Talasari is the ultimate destination for a relaxing weekend getaway from Kolkata. Relax on the golden sands, take in beautiful sunsets, spot crabs along the shoreline and buy fresh fish from the fishermen at the small market on the beach. Talasari is worth a visit before or after staying with us at the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 185 Km
    Travel Time: 3 hr 30 Min

    Digha

    Digha is a popular beach resort that is easy to reach by train or road from Kolkata. When making your online hotel booking in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand, you may wish to explore the possibility of making a side trip here for a beach party and some seaside fun with friends. The food is good, the beer is cold and there are happy memories to be made here.

    Distance from the Hotel: 182 Km
    Travel Time: 4 hr 06 Min

    Chandipur

    Chandipur is a wonderful beach resort located in Odisha, within easy driving distance of Kolkata. It makes for a good weekend getaway from Kolkata before or after staying with us at the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand. Although the waters are unswimmable, when the tide recedes, there are 5kms of extra beach to explore. Chandipur is home to the horseshoe crab, star fish and sea urchins.

    Distance from the Hotel: 258 Km
    Travel Time: 5 hr 30 Min

    Sports Venues in Kolkata

    Eden Gardens

    Eden Gardens has a seating capacity of 68,000 and is the oldest cricket ground in India. It is also the largest cricket ground in Asia and the second largest in the world after the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Eden Gardens is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata because it is an icon on the landscape of international cricket; fondly referred to as both the “Lords of India” and the home of Indian cricket. The stadium takes its name from the nearby Eden Gardens park, which dates back to 1841 and was named after Lord Auckland Eden, the Governor General of India at that time. Eden Gardens is a very short drive from the luxury of the best hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 1.3 Km
    Travel Time: 11 Min

    Salt Lake Stadium

    Salt Lake Stadium is officially called the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Vivekananda Indian Youth Stadium). It was originally built to seat 120,000 spectators and has recorded an attendance of over 137,000, but due to enhanced safety and security measures, reduced its maximum capacity to 85,000 when refurbished in 2011. Even with this reduced capacity, Sale Lake Stadium in Kolkata remains the second largest in India. If you are interested in men’s or women’s football, it might be worth adding a visit to this stadium when you stay with us in luxury at the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 8.8 Km
    Travel Time: 29 Min

    Kishore Bharati Krirangan

    Kishore Bharati Krirangan is better known as Jadavpur Stadium in Kolkata, India. It is mainly used to host football matches, which is a very popular sport in West Bengal, and has a maximum seating capacity of 12,000. Kishore Bharati Krirangan is also used to host conferences, seminars, cricket training and school sports meets. There is a decent swimming pool located underneath the stadium and an onsite martial arts training centre, too. Jadavpur Stadium can be easily reached by rail or in a private luxury vehicle from the best five star hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 12.8 km
    Travel Time: 26 Min

    Kolkata Race Course

    Located near the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata Race Course is known as one of the best and largest grounds for racing horses in India. The exclusive luxury polo ground adjacent to the race course is also recognised as the best in the country. Maintained by the Royal Kolkata Turf Club, a visit to the race course will feel you transported back to the era of the British Raj. Situated literally and metaphorically in the heart of the city, Kolkata Race Course is easy to reach by rail or road in a private luxury vehicle, which can be arranged by the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.7 km
    Travel Time: 12 Min

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium hosts sporting events, including tennis and basketball. It is currently the home of the Bengal Warriors professional Kabaddi league team. It also hosts domestic and international trade fairs, and is a venue for vote counting during elections. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium has a maximum seating capacity of 12,000, making it one of the more intimate sports centres in Kolkata, India. Should you find there is an event happening here during your stay at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, we would be happy to arrange your transport in a private vehicle from the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2 Km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    Rabindra Sarobar Stadium

    Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata, India, is located in the pleasant neighbourhood of Lake Gardens. It has a maximum seating capacity of 22,000 and is used for hosting football matches in the Kolkata league, as well as other Indian league and international matches. Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is one of the best tourist places in Kolkata should you be interested in football. You might like to try and get tickets while staying at the best hotel in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6.2 km
    Travel Time: 24 Min

    Movie Theatres in Kolkata

    New Empire Cinema

    New Empire Cinema is a single screen cinema located very close to The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, India. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at our award-winning restaurants, then take a gentle stroll down the road to watch the latest movie at New Empire Cinema. One of the most convenient tourist places in Kolkata because of its proximity to our five star hotel in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 130 m
    Travel Time: 1 Min

    Nandan West Bengal Film Centre

    Owned and maintained by the Government of West Bengal, India, Nandan West Bengal Film Centre is a much-loved institute and icon on the cultural landscape of Kolkata. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata should you wish to step back a little in time and escape the hustle bustle of the streets and bazaars. Nandan shows Bengali, Hindi and international films for very reasonable prices. It also hosts an annual film festival. Worth a visit while staying at The Oberoi Grand, the best of the top hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.9 Km
    Travel Time: 12 Min

    Cinepolis - Lake Mall

    Cinepolis at Lake Mall is a multiplex with four screens showing English, Bengali and Hindi films. There is ample parking and wheelchair facilities. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India for those wishing to take a wider pick of current films. Cinepolis is each to reach by rail to Kalighat or in a private vehicle from your hotel room in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6.8 Km
    Travel Time: 24 Min

    Inox Cinemas

    There are five Inox cinemas dotted around Kolkata in various malls. Inox cinemas pride themselves in offering a luxury cinema experience for adults and children alike. With extremely comfortable seating, superior technology and the latest in Indian and international cinema. Inox cinemas are easily reached via rail when staying at any of the best hotels in Kolkata. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata would also be happy to arrange a luxury private vehicle to take you there.

    Distance from the Hotel: 32.1 km
    Travel Time: 1 hr 35 Min

    Bioscope Multiplex Axis Mall

    Bioscope Multiplex in Axis Mall is a six-screen multiplex with themed halls: Cleopatra, Astra, Aqua and 180BC. As well as the six screens, Bioscope also has a preview theatre, a theatre for private screenings, meeting and banqueting facilities. Located in New Town, Bioscope Multiplex is easily reached by rail or in a private luxury vehicle which can be arranged whole staying at the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 14.7 Km
    Travel Time: 53 Min

    Menoka Cinema Hall

    Menoka Cinema Hall doesn’t have the best sound or visual quality, but it shows a good range of films and is located close to a lake, so should you find yourself in this area, you might like to pop in and watch a movie with family or friends. Menoka cinema is most easily reached from the top hotels in Kolkata in a private car. The concierge at our luxury hotel: The Oberoi Grand, would be happy to arrange this for you.

    Distance from the Hotel: 6.3 Km
    Travel Time: 22 Min

    Navina Cinema

    Navina Cinema is located in Tollygunge, Kolkata, India. It has a single screen which shows Bengali, Hindi and international films. The seating is comfortable, the cinema is clean and well-presented, and the movies are changed frequently. A good choice for entertainment when staying at the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, such as our luxury property: The Oberoi Grand.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.7 Km
    Travel Time: 26 Min

    Prachi Cinema

    Prachi Cinema is one of the oldest and most treasured cinemas in Kolkata and West Bengal, India. It is the only cinema hall where everything from ticketing to seat numbers are in the Bengali language. Including most of the films. In recent years, the cinema has been modernised and now has Dolby sound and screening. One of the best tourist places in Kolkata for a taste of Bengali screen culture. You might want to add a stop here when staying at The Oberoi Grand, the best of five star hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.7 Km
    Travel Time: 12 Min

    Priya Cinema Hall

    Priya Cinema Hall is one of the best single screen cinemas in Kolkata, India. It has a seating capacity of around 800 and features Dolby sound and screening. Both screens are air-conditioned. There is also a VIP section, and areas for theatre and music shows. Priya cinema is easy to reach from The Oberoi Grand, the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.5 Km
    Travel Time: 20 Min

    Theatres in Kolkata

    Nandikar

    Nandikar is a pioneer of the performing arts scene in Kolkata, India. Established in 1960, Nandikar regular puts on plays that are then taken around India to much acclaim. The centre offers theatrical training for children and adults, as well as working with vulnerable groups from local communities. Guests at The Oberoi Grand might like to take in a show at Nandikar when making a Kolkata hotel booking.

    Distance from the Hotel: 5.1 Km
    Travel Time: 27 Min

    Bodnaam

    Bodnaam is an independent theatre group that particularly works with young people and stages theatrical productions about contemporary topics in theatres and on the streets. Bodnaam plays frequently sell out quickly, so should you have the opportunity to see one when you are staying at the best hotels in Kolkata, particularly The Oberoi Grand, we would be happy to help arrange tickets and transport for you.

    Distance from the Hotel: 2.2 km
    Travel Time: 10 Min

    Natadha

    Natadha theatre group is based in Howrah. They travel around Kolkata, India every year putting on productions in schools. All of which are either in Bengali or Sanskrit. In particular, Natadha takes traditional, epic dramas and reworks them for contemporary audiences. Should you be staying at a five star hotel in Kolkata and would like to try and see a play by Natadha, the concierge at The Oberoi Grand would be glad to make enquiries for you.

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    Padatik Dance Centre

    Padatik Dance Centre in Kolkata, India, specialises in Kathak dance training. They are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on government and private funding. Their scope of work includes not only Kathak dance training but also the performance of Kathak dance on domestic and international platforms. Should Padatik be performing in Kolkata at the time of your stay at the top hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, we would be happy to help arrange tickets and luxury transport for you.

    Distance from the Hotel: 3.4 Km
    Travel Time: 14 Min

    Rangakarmee

    Rangakarmee theatrical productions are scripted in the Hindi language so as to reach as wide an audience pan-India, as possible. Founded by the late respected Usha Ganguli, Rangakarmee plays typically deal with subjects that challenge social norms. Issues of human rights violations, particularly against women, children, the impoverished and elderly. As well as human rights issues that cut across nations. Guests staying in luxury at the best hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, might be interested in experiencing a Rangakarmee production while in Kolkata.

    Distance from the Hotel: 7.8 Km
    Travel Time: 26 Min

    Hypokrites

    Hypokrites is a theatre space that is available for hire in Kolkata, India. Should you be making a business trip to the City of Joy and wish to hire such a venue, the concierge at the top hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand, we would be happy to make enquiries for you as to availability and price.

    Distance from the Hotel: 14.2 Km
    Travel Time: 46 Min

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    Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    1. What are the top attractions to visit in Kolkata?
    2. The best tourist places to visit in Kolkata, India include the Victoria Memorial, the Indian Museum, Sakshineswar Temple, Belur Math, Mother House, Howarh Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral. All of which can be easily reached by rail or more comfortably reached in a luxury private vehicle from The Oberoi Grand, the best hotel in Kolkata.

    3. What are the most popular things to do in Kolkata with kids?
    4. Some of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India to spend time with children include the Indian Museum, Mothers Wax Museum, Botanical Gardens, Eco Park, Nicco Park and Alipore Zoo. These are all within an easy distance of The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. The best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata.

    5. Where we can go in Kolkata?
    6. Popular tourist places in Kolkata, India, include Kumartuli potters’ quarter, the early morning Mullick Ghat Flower Market, iconic Indian Coffee House and College Street. These are all within easy distance of the best luxury hotels in Kolkata, such as The Oberoi Grand.

    7. What is special about Kolkata?
    8. Kolkata, India has a rich cultural history. Bengali food is known as some of the best in India, and as the best by Bengalis themselves. Fish and sweets are amongst the best dishes. Kolkata is also a proud home of football. If you have the chance to attend a match while staying at the best of best hotels in Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand, you really should. The iconic cricket grounds at Eden Gardens are also worth a visit. Home of the celebrated poet Rabindranath Tagore and the heart of the Bengali Renaissance, Kolkata still has a vibrant arts scene. And transport. Kolkata’s tram network is the oldest in Asia and the cheapest way to transverse the city.

    9. Where can I spend a day in Kolkata?
    10. You can easily spend a day taking in some of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India. Take your pick from the Victoria Memorial, the European enclaves, Park Street, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kalighat Temple, shopping at New Market or the luxury Quest Mall and browsing for books along College Street. Feel free to ask the concierge at The Oberoi Grand for more information on what to see and do when staying at the best five star hotel in Kolkata.

    11. Which is the famous part of Kolkata?
    12. The European quarters, including Dalhousie Square, and the potters’ enclave at Kumartuli are some of the best tourist places in Kolkata, India. The Oberoi Grand is within easy distance of these. We would be happy to arrange a luxury vehicle for you to travel from your hotel room in Kolkata.

    13. What are the famous landmarks of Kolkata?
    14. Some of the most famous landmarks include New Market (Sir Stuart Hogg Market), Quest Mall, Park Street and the Victoria Memorial. The concierge at The Oberoi Grand, the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata, India, would be happy to prepare an itinerary should you wish to visit some of these or other landmarks.

    15. What is the famous sweet of Kolkata?
    16. The most famous and delicious sweets from Kolkata, India include kheer kodom, shondesh and mishit dohi. The concierge at The Oberoi Grand would be happy to share the names and location of the best sweet shops in town, and to arrange a car to take you from the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata.

    17. What is the famous food of Kolkata?
    18. The most famous dishes in Kolkata, India are either luxury sweets or fish. One of such is macher jhol. However, kosha mangsho (mutton) and Kolkata style biryani, in which eggs are added to the rice and meat. The Oberoi Grand is not only the best of 5 star hotels in Kolkata, but we know the best places to try these dishes. Feel free to ask the concierge when you stay with us.

    19. What is Kolkata famous for shopping-wise?
    20. Shopping-wise, Kolkata, India is best known for conch shell bangles, tussar (raw silk) saris, terracotta items, dokra metal craft, Darjeeling tea and Kalighat paintings. Dajshinapan is a wonderful shopping emporium for handicrafts and handlooms. Please ask the concierge at The Oberoi Grand for more information when making your Kolkata hotel booking.

    21. Where should I stay in Kolkata for shopping?
    22. The best hotel in Kolkata, India, to use as a base for shopping and exploring the city has to be The Oberoi Grand. You can make an online hotel booking in Kolkata direct with us for the best rates. Join Oberoi One, our guest loyalty programme, and you can also receive extra benefits and privileges.

    23. What do luxury hotels offer in Kolkata?
    24. The Oberoi Grand is the best of luxury hotels in Kolkata, India. We offer hassle-free bookings, speciality restaurants, spa services, a swimming pool and quadrant garden, exquisite accommodation with luxurious amenities, impeccable cleanliness and hygiene, airport and city transfer services, and unbeatable concierge services.

    25. Does The Oberoi Grand Kolkata have a pool?
    26. Yes we do. As the best hotel in Kolkata, India, we pride ourselves on our luxury facilities. Our beautiful pool is located at the heart of our quadrant garden and is for the exclusive use of our resident guests.

    27. What type of rooms I can book at the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata?
    28. As you would expect from the best hotel in Kolkata, India, The Oberoi Grand has a range of luxury accommodation options. In brief, starting with our Deluxe Room (375 sqft), Luxury Room (400sqft), Premier Room (450sqft) and Premier Rooms with Balconies (450sqft). Our suite options are: Executive Suite (525sqft), Classic Suite (517sqft), Deluxe Suite (764 sqft) and Luxury Suites (904 sqft). Please see our web page for full details.

    29. Does The Oberoi Grand have airport transportation?
    30. Yes, we do. As the best hotel in Kolkata, India, we have a fleet of private luxury vehicles that are not only available for airport transfers, but can also be used by resident guests when travelling around the city. Airport transportation can be arranged when you make your online hotel booking in Kolkata, or via The Oberoi Grand directly.

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