Heading 2 India next week and start off in Kolkata was searching for hostels to stay in can only find a couple was wondering if anyone has been to Kolkata and did they stay anywhere good and cheap?
This city is nicknamed ‘City of Joy’ and ‘City of Palaces’. There are multiple castles in Kolkata. It houses tourist attractions like Victoria Memorial Hall, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, South Park Street Cemetery and St.Paul’s Cathedral. Around this city there are a lot of historical sight like Sagar Island, Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary, Bishnupur with its historical terracotta temples and many other cultural places of interest. This city is considered a cultural heart of India.
Kolkata has a tropical wet-and-dry climate. Summers last from March to June. In summer, the weather is hot and humid. Temperature goes up to 40 °C (104 °F). May and June are the hottest months. Winters are only some 2 months long. The lowest temperature is around 10°C (50°F) in December-January. During summer-time heavy rains melten the heat. Being a fast-growing city, Kolkata is strongly polluted.