Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.
Accommodation in Calcutta
You know you’re doing something right when you’re regularly feted as one of the best hotels in India. A landmark in itself, there’s a sense of old-world propriety and statesman-like décor. Rooms enjoy period details and Victorian furniture and you will feel at home sipping a gin and tonic in the lush courtyard. There’s a […]