Avoid Block D at Eden Gardens.
Submitted by Ronodeb Ray
Tea in mud pots
Drink lots of fluid. Kolkata is humid at the best of times and a day out can leave one dehydrated. Recharge by drinking lots of water. Try the tea, too, especially when it's sold in small earthenware pots. The tea is boiled and so is safe, and the pots are broken after use and so are hygienic - and eco-friendly.
Submitted by Mirza
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Roxy and Tantra
Roxy and Tantra, both at the Park Hotel, are the city's glitziest party places.
Take a boat ride
Cruise down to Sunderban through the Hooghly. Calcutta was built on either side of the river. You can see old buildings, small towns on the banks through the cruise. Deep Dasgupta
Tips for Travellers
You can find cheap lodging on Sudder Street.