India - Kolkata (Calcutta) (Chapter)
This is the Kolkata (Calcutta) chapter from Lonely Planet's India guidebook.
India's second-biggest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate. Friendlier than India's other mega-cities, this is a city you 'feel' more than simply visit.
- volunteer to help the destitute at Mother Teresa's Motherhouse
- discover the enlightened universalist idealism of Ramakrishna in Belur Math and Rabindranath Tagore, India's greatest modern poet
- sample lipsmackingly authentic Bengali cuisine cheaply at Sidheshwari Ashram or in style at 6 Ballygunge Place
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sights, Activities, Tours, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Entertainment and Shopping.
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