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West Bengal


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Main Cities

Baharampur
Bankura
Bishnupur
Chandannagar
Chunchura
Darjeeling
Digha
Durgapur
Haora
Jalpaiguri
Kalimpong
Kochbihar
Kolkata
Krishnanagar
Murshidabad
Shantiniketan
Shiliguri

Getting There

By Air
Airports Domestic: Bagdogra
International: Calcutta
Major Ports Calcutta, Haldia

The city is serviced by 10 international airlines from both the East and the West, apart from Air India and the country’s domestic airlines.

Domestic: Indian Airlines operate air services between Calcutta and Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Delhi, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Imphal, Mumbai (Bombay), as well as Bangkok, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Yangon. Air India operates service between Calcutta and Mumbai. Services are operated by Alliance Airlines (between Calcutta and Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Dimapur, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jorhat, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Port Blair, Silchar, Tezpur, Visakhapatnam), Jet Airways (between Calcutta and Nagpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Bagdogra, Delhi, Imphal, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jorhat, Mumbai), Sahara Airlines (between Calcutta and Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Vishakhapatnam).

Domestic Airline Codes:
Al Air India
CD Alliance Airlines
IC Indian Airlines
9W Jet Airways
S2 Sahara Airlines

International Air Services are operated by Air India, Biman Bangladesh, British Airways, Druk Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Dutch Airlines, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Royal Nepal Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International.

International Airline Codes:
AI Air India
BA British Airways
BG Biman Bangladesh
BI Royal Brunei Airlines
KB Druk Air
KL Royal Dutch Airlines
RA Royal Nepal Airlines
RJ Royal Jordanian Airlines
SQ Singapore Airlines
SU Aeroflot
TG Thai Airways International

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By Rail
Calcutta is a major railhead and is linked to all parts of the country by an extensive network of trains. The two important stations are Howrah and Sealdah. Local trains are best for connecting to nearby places.

Railways 3767 Km Eastern & South Eastern Railway Headquarters are in Calcutta.

Enquiries: For information of running of E.R. & S.E.R. trains, please dial 2204025 (manual; Fairlie Place), 6603535 (computerised; Howrah), Howrah Station: 660-2581/3542/7412 (manual);

Bidhan Nagar: 1311 (manual); Dum Dum Junction, 1312 (manual). In addition, dial 1310 (manual) & 1331 (recorded Information) for train running. Train service enquiry at Sealdah : 3503535/37. Public Information Centre (Sealdah): 3503536/ 6825/ 8828/ 8836/ 8876/ 9736.

Public Information Centre (Howrah New Complex; SE Railway): 6602217. Central Enquiry (Calcutta; manual): 1310; Central Enquiry Calcutta; recorded announcement):1331.

For information about reservations on Eastern Railway and South-Eastern Railway trains, dial 138, the computerised interactive voice response system (48 lines).

Foreigners can buy Indrail passes for half day to 90 days and a validity of 1 year. They are also entitled to reserve berth from the special quota meant for them. For details contact 220 2789.

By Road
Calcutta is connected by road with all the major cities of India.
Roads Surfaces – 25984 Km, Un-surfaced – 32016 Km, National Highways – 1631 Km

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How to reach West Bengal - India

 
Main Cities
Baharampur | Bankura | Bishnupur | Chandannagar | Chunchura | Darjeeling | Digha | Durgapur | Haora | Jalpaiguri | Kalimpong | Kochbihar | Kolkata | Krishnanagar | Murshidabad | Shantiniketan | Shiliguri
 
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