Birla Temple is one of the several Birla temple landmarks that are located in various major cities across India. The temple was commissioned by the Industrial Birla Family of India and is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
The Royal Calcutta turf club was founded in 1847 in the British India and was the 1st horse racing organization in India. The Calcutta or the Kolkata Racecourse was established in 1820 and is one of the oldest horse race courses in the country.
Eden Gardens are a massive capacity cricket ground and is often called a Cricket Colosseum. The Eden Gardens are the largest capacity cricket ground in the country and the 3rd largest in the world.
Dasserra is a festival celebrated in the month of october and prayers are offered to Goddess Kali/Durga, Its also called as Durga Poojo If you want to experience Kolkata and Bengali tradition and culture month of october would be the best to Travel/Visit Kolkata.Women wearing Red/White Saree on this Occasion,splashing red color on each other and animal sacrifice during this festival is a major part of the Durga Pooja Festival.
Bengalis are very much foodies and food is important part of their culture.Kolkata is known for Sea foods and Sweet. Either its local street food or in big restuarants. The food is mouth watering.
Visit Kolkata can be a totaly differnt experice to anyone traveling there for the first time.Its a mixture of tradtional and modern ethics.
As I sais months of October would be worth Visiting the city, though it would be deadly crowded coz of the festive season but worth visiting.
P.S :Do not forget to try Misti Doi, Rosgulla,Doi Maach
How to reach Kolkata
Located at Dum Dum, approximately 17 kilometres north-east of the city centre Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is quite small for a city this size.You have flights connecting from all over the country and International flight arrivals include flights from China,Thailand,Middle east,Germany,Dhaka, Singapore and many others.
As I mentioned earlier Kolkata has the largest Railway stations in India, Connectin to Kolkata from all parts of India.
Doronto Express and Rajdhani Express have regular train links to Kolkata from major cities of India.
Travelling by car is not generally recommended unless for shorter journeys.
Esplanade Bus Station in the Chowringhee area is the city's main station for inter-state and inter-city buses, with bus services serving many places in West Bengal.
With its location on the Hooghly River, it is possible to enter Kolkata by boat, especially from nearby towns and cities.
Ferries also connect Kolkata with Port Blair( Andaman Nicobar Islands)
Since its the second largets city in India you wont find it difficult to find good hotel in Kolkata.
I would recommend Kolkata for single travellers than for someone looking for family vacation, untill your family loves art and culture and Local markets.