The Peerless Inn, Kolkata
Kolkata Local Information:
It's not just the capital of West Bengal, but also one of the first cities in the country to witness a stir in intellectual and cultural activities. Kolkata has always been home to the best known personalities in every field like Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen, Satyajit Ray and Mother Theresa. The Coffee House at College Street is a must-see as it is an adda or hangout for intellectuals who get together and discuss anything under the sun. The colonial legacy, Victoria Memorial is a worthy monument built to commemorate the rule of Queen Victoria, and is a major landmark in the city. Another major landmark and well known religious site is the Kalika Temple at Kalighat. Dedicated to the Mother Goddess Kali, this is a major pilgrim centre for Bengalis. The Belur Math is another such, being the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. Other places worth visiting include the Birla Planetarium, Eden Garden and Fort William.
Places of interest:
Victoria Memorial - 1 km away from the hotel, it is a 20 minute walk. It is open for visitors from 0930hrs to 1700 hrs.
Indian Museum - 0.5 km from the hotel, the Museum has over sixty galleries of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Botany spread over ten thousand square feet.
Birla Planetarium - The Planetarium showcases many facets of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Celestial Mechanics, Space Science as well as mythology concerning stars and planets.
Kolkata Zoo - The Alipore Zoo dates back to 1875 and is a place you must visit even if you're not with your kids.
Kolkata remains the hub of air communications between the north-eastern region of India and the rest of the country. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and other airlines operate regular flights to all major cities. Kolkata is also an international airport of growing importance. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport is located at Dum Dum, about 20 km from the city centre.
Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway connect Kolkata to all corners of India.
Nearby landmarks and their distances:
Netaji International Airport: 25 km
Howrah Railway Station: 5km
Sealdah Railway Station: 3 km
Kolkata Railway Station: 7 km
Dharmatala Bus Stand: 200 m
New market: 50 m
Shahid Minar: 100 m
Raj Bhavan: 1 km