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If your trip to Kolkata is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.
A scan of a postcard stand will tell you that a trip to Kolkata is not complete without checking out Victoria Memorial. As the most well-known sight in the city, you might want to schedule more time here than just a brief stop.
Eden Gardens and Salt Lake Stadium are notable attractions that all visitors should make time to swing by. Plan a route and spend some time soaking up each one.
Plan a stop at Shobhabajar Rajbari. It's one attraction you'll find on travelers' must-do lists. University of Calcutta and Jain Temple - Kolkata are also close by and worth checking out.
Time to see what these wheels can do and journey out to Jharkhali. Just 40 miles away, a road trip here will be easy. Want an excuse to go and have a look? The Maidan and Sri Sarada Devi Temple ought to work nicely. If you need any more persuading, also consider Ramakrishna Mandir.
Here for work-related reasons? You'll be glad that Milan Mela has some terrific hotels and cafés nearby. You'll find it 3 miles from Kolkata.
Here are our recommendations on how to jump behind the wheel of a rental car with some extra cash in your wallet:
Kolkata — so many things to see and do, not nearly enough time. Victoria Memorial is merely the beginning. That's why renting a car simply makes sense. Explore more of the landmarks of this thriving metropolis with an economy or a compact car. Stalled traffic, maze-like streets, dead ends, and detours are made all the easier with small vehicles like these. Of course, if you'd rather ride in slightly more style, why not opt for a convertible? Perfect for soaking up the superb weather and scenery, you can head out to the tablelands of the region with the top pulled down and the wind through your hair.
You'll be glad to know that there's a broad range of both economy and luxury rental vehicles on offer in Kolkata. What you end up going with is largely dependent on your funds and what you're hoping to do. Specialty vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you're splashing out, why not book an elite SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you're just after a set of wheels to get from A to B as cheaply as possible, you're better off choosing an economy vehicle (or something else that won't burn a hole in your pocket).