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“The City of Joy” Kolkata has a 350-year old fascinating history. The city that boasts a kaleidoscopic blend of old-world charm and modern day life, is famous for cultural or artistic attractions, historical importance, and architectural extravaganza. It once served as India’s capital between 1772 to 1911. Today, it is the third largest city of the country and offers a plethora of attractions and activities. To understand the city’s true essence, reserve a Shimla to Kolkata flight and discover the best gems of this city.

Best Time to Book Shimla to Kolkata Flight

Kolkata features a tropical wet and dry climate, and the temperature of the city varies widely. The best time to visit Kolkata is between October and March. However, visit the city In October, when the city celebrates the grand Durga Puja festival. You will find more than hundreds of Durga puja pandals that celebrate the victory of good over evil.

Details About Shimla to Kolkata Flight

Traveling from Shimla to Kolkata? The distance from Shimla to Kolkata is 1,882 km. Currently no flight service is available on this route. However, the nearest airport in Shimla is in Chandigarh, which is approx 55 km from the hill station. Reach Chandigarh’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport (IXC) from Shimla to board a flight to Kolkata.

Best Restaurants in Kolkata

Mocambo Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Kolkata


This popular eatery on Park Street, has been an integral part of Kolkata’s culinary landscape. Since its establishment in 1953, it has been synonymous with continental cuisine. Their delectable mussels and complimentary shrimp cocktails are a must-try.

Peter Cat Restaurant Kolkata

Peter Cat

Experience the regal flavors of Mughal cuisine at Peter Cat. The chefs prepare biryani and chelo kebab using Mughal spice and in a traditional way. With its lively atmosphere, Peter Cat offers a delightful dining destination that guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Ganguram Sweets Restaurant Kolkata

Ganguram Sweets

: Kolkata is also popular for its mouth-watering confections like Roshogolla, Sondesh, payesh, and so on and so forth. Since its inception in 1885, this renowned sweet shop has perfected the art of crafting both traditional and innovative Bengali sweet dishes.

Best Hotels in Kolkata

Novotel Kolkata Hotel Kolkata

Novotel Kolkata Hotel

Location : Cf 11 Action Area 1C New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata, WB 700156

Price : INR 10,500

The Park Kolkata Hotel

The Park Kolkata

Location : 17, Park St., Taltala, Kolkata, WB 700016

Price : INR 7,570

Regenta Orko’s Hotel Kolkata

Regenta Orko’s

Location : 621 Prantik Pally Rd., Ravindra Pally, Kasba, Kolkata, WB 700107

Price : INR 2,650

Places to Visit in Kolkata

Fort William Kolkata

Fort William

Fort William was built during the era of British Raj’s Bengal administration and is home to one of the country’s most renowned parks. Today, it serves as the headquarters for the Indian Army’s Eastern Command.

Botanical Garden Kolkata

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden, established in 1786, spans across 270 acres of land. Within its premises, over 12,000 perennials flourish. The most remarkable feature is an awe-inspiring banyan tree that stretches an impressive 666 feet from its base to the crown.

indian museum kolkata

Indian Museum

The Indian Museum is one of the world’s oldest museums. With a rich history and an unparalleled collection of ornaments, skeletons, artifacts from ancient civilizations, armors, mummies and breathtaking Mughal paintings, the Indian Museum is a globally-recognised museum and is a must-visit.


  • How to reach Kolkata from Shimla by air?

    There are no flights available that operate between Shimla and Kolkata. Hence, it is best to book a flight from Chandigarh to Kolkata, as the nearest airport with better connectivity is in Chandigarh.

  • Are there any direct/non-stop flights available for Shimla to Kolkata?

    Currently, no airlines offer flights between Shimla and Kolkata.

  • Which airport is in Kolkata

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) is a major airport in Kolkata that connects the city with the rest of the world.

  • Which is the nearest airport to Shimla?

    Shimla has its own airport, but only Alliance Air operates limited flights to Delhi. The nearest airport that is well-connected with the rest of the world is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Chandigarh.

  • What is Kolkata famous for?

    Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is a 350-year old metropolis, and boasts numerous colonial-era buildings, forts, temples, iconic Howrah bridge, and finger-licking street-food.

  • Which language is spoken in Kolkata?

    Bengali is widely spoken in Kolkata. Apart from that, the other popular languages are Hindi and English.

  • Is Kolkata worth traveling to?

    It is considered as one of the best places for explorers. However, it's best to follow a travel itinerary to avoid any unnecessary confusion.

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