Walk - the best way to see Kolkata, especially the older parts of the city, is to walk. Walk around the Maidan area - the lungs of the city - and New Market/Park Street/Chowringhee, and around north Kolkata, the Indian quarter where the rich merchants and landlords built their stately houses.
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Sheesha, located atop a shopping mall on Camac Street, is a bar, lounge and outdoor deck rolled into one.
Take a boat down the Hooghly
Experience a country-boat ride on the Hooghly. Go to Princep Ghat or Babu Ghat, fix a price with a boatman (between Rs 50-100), and cruise down the river the way it's been done for millennia.
Tips for Travellers
You can find cheap lodging on Sudder Street.