travel42 Port Guide: Kolkata

Kolkata travel42 Port of Call Guide

Formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata, India, is fascinating—and awful. The poverty, bustees (slums) and filth in this east-coast metropolis 815 mi/1,310 km southeast of Delhi are enough to make Kolkata a one-day, one-time destination for some. But there are enough beautiful sights to justify a three-night stay.

About five hours northwest of Kolkata is the small town of Bishnupur, site of a number of impressively carved terra-cotta temples dating from the 1600s.

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