New Delhi (TAN): Air India has announced that it will operate new flights to Allahabad (Prayagraj) from several Indian cities in order to ease the rush of devotees during Kumbh Mela.
The new flights will be scheduled from Kolkata, Delhi, and Ahmedabad from January 13 to March 30 this year.
December 27 (TravelAndy): SpiceJet has launched eight new direct flights between Hyderabad and three cities – Kolkata, Pune, and Coimbatore – from January 1, 2019.
While the Pune and Coimbatore routes will get two flights each, the Kolkata-Hyderabad route will get four flights. Also, the option for a same day return trip to and from Kolkata could benefit business travellers.
Speaking of the new flights, Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue manager, SpiceJet, said, “Hyderabad is an important market for us and we are delighted to connect the city even better. The city, famous for its delectable cuisine and tourism, is also an IT hub. Our two new flights from the city to Kolkata offers same day travel option which will benefit thousands of flyers who frequent the city for business thereby boosting the state’s growth prospects.”
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IBNS/NITN): The east Indian city of Kolkata is in festive mood with the four main days of Durga Puja, the largest festival in the region starting Tuesday.
The celebrations have already started with the city decked up with lights and beautiful pandals. Hundreds of thousands of people — both locals and visitors — are throning the streets to see the pandals and lightings.
Big and small marques are set up across the state and beyond where Goddess Durga is worshipped. The festival is a celebration of the goddess’ victory in her battle with the buffalo demon Mahishashur. Continue reading Stage set for Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, beyond
March 22 (Notintown.net): American coffee house chain Starbucks has finally opened its stores in Kolkata in a star-studded gathering yesterday.
Starbucks, which has kept its feet in Kolkata for the first time, opened three stores on the same day.
Kolkata has joined the list of Indian cities where 113 stores of Starbucks operates through a network of 1,700 partners. Continue reading Starbucks debuts in Kolkata, opens three stores
August 21 (TravelAndy): Indonesia AirAsia will start flights from Kolkata to Bali from October 2, 2017, the airline has said.
The flight will have a stopover at Kuala Lumpur, but the airline said passengers would not need to change aircraft. [ALSO READ: Indonesia visa for Indians]
This will be the fastest connection between the two places and give a great boost to tourism. [AlSO READ: Bali is set to become the next Bangkok for Indians] Continue reading Kolkata-Bali quickest connection by AirAsia
August 18 (TravelAndy): AirAsia is offering Kolkata to Bali one-way flights from INR5,999.
The budget airline claims to have the fastest connection on this route even though the flight includes a change at Kuala Lumpur.
The flight AK62 departs from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata at 00:45 and reaches the KLIA2 airport in the Malaysian capital at 07:10. From there, the flight D7 798 leaves at 10.20 and reaches Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar in Bali at 13:10. Continue reading AirAsia offers Kolkata-Bali tickets from INR5,999
April 9 (TravelAndy): To facilitate travel between India and Bangladesh, a Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was flagged off from Kolkata yesterday.
This is a part of several initiatives being taken to strengthen bilateral relations and provide better tourism, road and rail connectivity for citizens of both India and Bangladesh. (Also read: Kolkata budget travel guide)
The bus services are being operated on the Kolkata-Dhaka and Kolkata- Dhaka-Agaratala routes in addition to the newly introduced Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service. Continue reading Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus starts
February 12 (TravelAndy): Zoom Air operated its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Durgapur in West Bengal today.
The full-service airline is scheduled to start regular commercial operations between Delhi and Durgapur via Kolkata from February 15, said reports.
The airline will have daily multiple direct flights from it’s New Delhi hub to Kolkata and Mumbai. It also will have daily flights between Kolkata and Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, the airline said on its website. Continue reading Full-service Zoom Air takes flight
Tha airline will operate daily flights from Hyderabad to Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Port Blair, said the airline.
Tickets for their flights are already on sale.
The airline currently operates over 140 daily flights and approximately 975 weekly flights across 22 destinations.
May 21 (TravelAndy): Vistara, a Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture carrier, is set to start two Kolkata-Delhi flights every day from June 10, 2016.
The first will depart from Delhi at 7.20 and reach Kolkata at 9.30. The second daily flight will depart from Delhi at 17.55 and reach Kolkata at 20.10.
The return flights will leave Kolkata at 10.15 and 20.50 and reach Delhi at 12.50 and 23.15 respectively.
The flights will operate on all days of the week except Sundays.
Bookings for this route are already open.
January 21 (TravelAndy): South Africa will host four road shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata to attract Indian tourists, said reports.
As a part of South Africa’s ‘Made for India in South Africa’ campaign, 50 off-beat destinations in South Africa will be promoted for the first time in India.
Access to adventure activities in Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani will be given all year round for Indians. Earlier, these places offered seasonal access. Continue reading South Africa woos Indian tourists
October 22 (TravelAndy): The festival of Durga Puja came to an end today.
Durga Puja is the biggest festival of the Bengalis and it usually takes place over four days in or around October depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. Though the core of the festival is religious, it has now developed into more of a Bengali cultural carnival.
At the end of the festival, the idols are immersed in water bodies. While the idols of private pujas have started today, that of the community pujas will have be immersed either today or Sunday. No immersions will take place on Saturday because the Muslim festival of Muharram falls on that day. Continue reading Durga Puja comes to an end