About Kolkata, India
Originally founded as a trading post for the East India Company, Kolkata is India’s West Bengal state capital. Spelled Calcutta until 2001, present day Metro Kolkata spans 728.45 square miles with a population of approximately 14,617,880+ residents. North-East and East India rely on Kolkata as their financial and commercial hub, and it sports the only international airport in East India. Kolkata is also the home of the Missionaries of Charity headquarters, Mother House. The tomb of founder Mother Teresa is here on this site.
Popular Destinations in Kolkata
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Kolkota? The city of Kolkata has a large number of tourist attractions that are sure to make memories for those who stay here. Some of the most notable destinations include:
Marble Palace: This mansion dates back to 1835 and is magnificent not only in appearance but by the sheer number of items exhibited inside. Paintings (reportedly originals) by Rubens, Joshua Reynolds, and Murillo live in Marble Palace. Other bedraggled but fine paintings are also here, as are Belgian glassware, Victoriana, and dusty statues of dancing girls and thinkers. The lavish floor of the music room is comprised of Marble inlay. The ballroom features an array of original disco balls from the 19th Century; they are silver, glass globes which illuminate candle chandeliers.
The Botanical Gardens: Escaping the city’s aromas and noises is easy at this 109-hectare botanical display,founded in 1786. Beautiful, giant Amazon lily pads, a boating lake, river outlook, palm collection, and cactus house are just some of the sites to see in the area where tea was cultivated long before it became a household commodity. Possibly the biggest attraction here is the ‘world’s largest Banyan tree’, which is 250 years old. In reality, The Banyan tree appears to be more of a copse than a single tree, thanks to an array of cross branches left behind after the central trunk rotted away in 1920.
1658 in Kolkata: A special yet relaxed atmosphere is evident in this reasonably priced eatery. 1658 in Kolkata offers inventive, yet classic gourmet cuisine. Italy’s Baroque period is referenced by the name, yet a nod to the early 20th-century is evidenced by the decor. A six-stool cocktail bar takes center stage here; films from the days of Charlie Chaplin play on the adjacent walls. The atmosphere is enhanced by low-wattage filament lamps to promote a sultry aura.Gaining points for imagination and creativity, long thin slabs of slate act as the serving dishes for the “skinny pizza” while chemistry lab beakers hold creative skewered snacks.
Railway Museum: Train and railroad aficionados may not have expected to find something so well catered to them in Kolkata, yet here it is. A toy train ride, several 19th-century steam locos and a two-story model of Howrah await train lovers at this open air Railway Museum.
Oh! Calcutta: A casual, upmarket feel is created by black and white photography, large paintings, bookshelves, and shutter edged mirror windows that make up the decor in this eatery. Since it’s situated within a shopping mall, visitors can shop till they drop either before or after enjoying the city’s best Bengali-fusion food. The recommended dish is a subtle, mild, and creamy Daab Chingri which is served up in a green coconut. A side dish of fragrant lime salad brings out the subtleties in the dish.
Luxury Lodging in Kolkota
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Kolkota? Kolkota is home to some of the most luxurious hotels and lodgings in the country. There is a decent number of five-star hotels which you can choose from:
- Hyatt Regency Kolkata
- ITC Sonar
- Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences
- Swissotel Kolkata
- Taj Bengal
- The Oberoi Grand
Airports In or Nearby Kolkota For Private Jets
Looking for a private jet charter to Kolkata, India? Here are a few key airports you can use for your private jet travel to arrive in or depart from Kolkata:
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU): The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is located around 6 miles away from the city. It serves as the main airport for chartered flights as well as VIP flights. It has also been developed into an aviation training hub over the past few years. It is a joint public/military airport and has one asphalt runway around 10,700 feet in length. It records an average of 7,000 flight movements a year.
- Jessore Airport (JSR): Jessore Airport is located 5 miles away from Kolkota. It handles an average of 3.7 million passengers annually and is at an altitude of 215 feet above sea level. The airport has three asphalt runways of between 800 and 1,600 feet in length. It has slightly over 124,000 aircraft movements a year. Facilities including aircraft repairs and hangar rentals are available on request.
- Birsa Munda Airport (IXR): This is a local private airport located 15 miles away from Kolkota. It’s primarily used as a training facility, though private aircraft users can also use it. Services such as maintenance, fuelling and hangar rentals are provided. Helicopter and light aircraft charter services are available at the airport.
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