Kolkata
India
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Kolkata, India

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Mostly Cloudy
05:04

18:21
IST
Mostly Cloudy
min.28°C
  • Wind: 27 km/h SSW
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Precip. probability: 10%
  • Precipitation: 0 mm
  • UV index: 0
Partly cloudy skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low 28C. Winds SSW at 25 to 40 km/h.
Haze
17:32 IST
Haze
  • 32°C
  • Feels like: 41°C
  • Wind: 27 km/h S
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Dewpoint: 25°C
  • Pressure: 999.1 mbar
  • Precipitation: 0 mm
  • Visibility: 5 km
  • UV index: 0
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18h
  • 31°C
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: 25 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 0%
Sunset: 18:21
19h
  • 30°C
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: 22 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 0%
20h
  • 30°C
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 22 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 0%
21h
  • 29°C
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 16 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 0%
22h
  • 29°C
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 17 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 3%
23h
  • 29°C
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 14 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 6%
0h
  • 28°C
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 14 km/h S
  • Precip. probability: 7%
1h
  • 28°C
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 14 km/h SSW
  • Precip. probability: 7%
2h
  • 28°C
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 14 km/h SSW
  • Precip. probability: 7%
Kolkata, which is also known as Calcutta, is a megacity that serves as the capital city of West Bengal, India. Kolkata also referred to as the City of Joy, is one of the most populated regions in the region an also one of the most productive metropolitan areas in India. Located conveniently on the Hooghly River's east banks, Kolkata has grown to become a key educational, cultural, and economic hub in East India.
Kolkata is home to the Port of Kolkata, which is India’s sole port, as well as India’s longest operational port. Kolkata also hosts stunning ancient architecture, preserved culture, and outstanding art exhibition galleries.
Mother Teresa’s tomb is found in Kolkata, alongside the iconic Mother House that was founded by Mother Teresa for Missionaries of Charity. This spot is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Kolkata.
Visitors like to witness the mighty splendor of the St. Andrew’s Church, the stunning monument that is now the General Post Office, as well as the iconic Writer’s Building of the 18th century. Nearby, a natural park complete with a cricket stadium, a sprawling golf course, and the beautiful Victoria Memorial’s numerous galleries forms another busy tourist spot.

When to visit Kolkata

Kolkata experiences a tropical climate that is characterized by two major seasons; the wet season and the dry season. The temperature experienced in Kolkata all year round ranges from warm to extremely hot during both seasons.
The wet season runs from mid-May to mid-October and is mostly influenced by the southwestern summer monsoons. The rainiest months in Kolkata are July and August when precipitation reads as high as 411mm (16.2"). The rainy season occasionally brings the city to a standstill, and it makes Kolkata susceptible to flooding, thunderstorms, and occasionally the dangerous tropical cyclones.
The dry season extends from November to April, receiving the least rainfall in the year, with the driest month being January having only one rainfall day on average all month long. During the dry season, the temperature drops albeit slightly to the average daily mean of 27°C (80.6°F).
Between December and April, Kolkata receives more tourists than other times, owing to the warm and lovely temperature range, as well as the minimal rainfall interruptions while touring the city. Tourists flock the many attraction spots to witness the beauty of Kolkata. The museums, art galleries, parks, and gardens around Kolkata remain full and crowded. The Howrah Bridge above the Hooghly River and the Vidyasagar Setu Bridge are the most commonly visited sight-seeing spots, from where Kolkata and its environs can be appreciated.
On given dates in January and February, Kolkata holds its annual Book Fair, which is marked by numerous stalls stocking popular books. Then between September and October, the Durga Puja Festival is held, where the people of Kolkata gather to pay their tributes to the Hindu goddess Durga. Another key event is the Kolkata annual International Film Festival held in November. During the festival, the people of Kolkata gather to celebrate and appreciate the makers of famous Indian, Bengali, and other international films, as well as be entertained by music and dance shows.
  • de: Kalkutta, Indien
  • en: Kolkata, India
  • es: Calcuta, India
  • ru: Калькутта, Индия
  • sr: Kolkata, Indija
  • zh: 加尔各答, 印度
  • Latitude: 22.572646°
  • Longitude: 88.363895°
  • Elevation: 14 m
  • Current time: 18:01 IST
  • Sunrise: 05:04 IST
  • Sunset: 18:21 IST
  • Timezone: Asia/Calcutta
  • Kolkata
  • Kolkata @ Wikipedia
  • Victoria Memorial - elegant, domed, white marble museum, opened in 1921, housing displays on the history of Kolkata.
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple - nine ornate spires top this riverside red and cream 1800s temple, with shrines to Krishna and Vishnu.
  • Indian Museum - indian heritage museum with sections on archaeology, art, anthropology, and geology, founded in 1814.
  • Science City Kolkata - large, modern science museum featuring hands-on exhibits, theaters, a butterfly garden and more.
  • Nicco Park - theme park with attractions aimed at families and children, with a rollercoaster and water rides.
  • New Town Eco Park - a large recreation area for activities such as boating and cycling, plus a playground, lake, and gardens.
  • Eden Gardens - major, 66,000-capacity cricket ground hosting Indian Premier League and international matches.
  • Birla Planetarium - traditional, domed planetarium and observatory featuring daily astronomy shows in multiple languages.
  • Belur Math - temples, shrines and a museum dedicated to spiritual guru Sri Ramakrishna spread over a 40-acre site.
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