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How to visit Kolkata
Kolkata is connected by several Indian cities and there are more international airlines now flying into the city linking it to many more international destinations. For the north-east Kolkata is the main hub of operations with many flights. Both the international and domestic terminals at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose airport are close to each other. Transfer to the city is possible by airport coach and pre-paid taxi booths are located inside the terminals.
Kolkata is amongst the best connected cities by rail. There are Rajdhani Express trains to Delhi everyday covering 1500 kms in about 18 hours. Mumbai is quite well connected. Down south Chennai is also merely 27 hours away with Coromondal Express and Hyderabad 26 hours with Falaknuma Express. Both Howrah and Sealdah railway stations are within the city. For transfer to other parts of the city pre-paid taxis are available at the station.
Travel by road is also very convenient.Kolkata has national highways connecting it with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Another important road connection to Kolkata is the NH 34 from Guwahati via Siliguri and Malda.Kolkata is well connected by bus services from almost all parts of the state and from the neighbouring states of Orissa and Bihar. There are direct services to Phuntsholing (Bhutan) and Dhaka.
Transportation by sea is another feature of Kolkata.The Shipping Corporation of India operates services to and from Port Blair. Ferry service operates from various ghats of the River Hoogly.Country boats can also be hired at the various ghats for a pleasure cruise on the river.
Kolkata's metro is clean, fast and economic means of transport .The service is between Dum Dum and Tollygunge with conveniently located stations in the downtown area.