India // Kolkata & West Bengal //

Accommodation and eating

The best restaurants are located in hotels such as the Vinayak and Saluja along Hill Cart Road, both serving fine Chinese and Indian cuisine. There’s also the excellent Khana Khazana café, at Pradhan Nagar opposite the bus terminal, which has everything from dosas to pizzas. For Bengali cuisine, try the basic but legendary Kalpana Pice, at Bidhan Market, or the Kalpataru Pice Hotel, Rani Tanki More, Sevoke Road, famous for fish. In terms of accommodation, note that some of the cheap hotels around the bus terminal – the Delhi and the Shere-e-Punjab in particular – have dubious reputations, especially in their treatment of women guests.

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