The Ultimate Nocturnal Guide to Kolkata


The city comes alive at night, with hotels near Howrah getting overpacked during the festival season. Kolkata is known for its sights and sounds but take it one step ahead at night time. The weekends are especially amazing, with every local joint lighting up with traditional and Indo-western decorations.

Restaurants, cafes and nightclubs

Some of the best places to visit in Kolkata are the natural monuments and art galleries that adorn the city. They’re easily accessible via cab services and the weather is perfect during the winter months. At night, you can explore the city’s sweets and the myriad of dining options available.

Some of the best restaurants in Kolkata open only at night, at the busiest street food roads in the city. Clubs like Tantra and UG come alive at night, attracting a host of travellers and tourists here. You can take a nice long walk along Park Street and enjoy everything your heart desires.

The hidden gems in the city

There are many hidden gems in the city that are accessible to everyone at night. Many travellers book a quality hotel like The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata and venture out to explore the nightlife.

The Junction at Salt Lake is a classy joint that has some of the best music to enjoy, and the best drinks to explore. It has an elegant vibe that’s a throwback to the British era. For another classy night, you can head on over to Tollygunge Club and enjoy a spectacular night filled with dancing and drinking.

The off-beat trip

For travellers that want to explore the off-beat path, there are many interesting things to do in the city. Many travellers start their evenings at Calcutta School of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts. These fantastic institutions host a wide range of galas, events and musical fests that you will wonder why you didn’t come here before.

There are also many live performances that happen across the city, which make visiting the city that much more exciting. Chinatown is another popular area at night for momos and noodles.

Art, culture and history

For a journey around the history of Kolkata there are many ways to do so. You can hop on the tram and enjoy all the sights of the city, or you can visit the local churches and museums. You can catch the last show at Birla Planetarium and visit Nam Soon Church at Tiretti.

If you really want to get connected to the art in the city, you can then visit Kumortuli and find the best local artisans working there. You can spot some of the wildest pieces there and pick up a few to take back home.

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