Oh!
Kolkata!

This hotel, filled with food, art and
warm service, is the perfect base in the heart of Kolkata.

On arrival at the Taj Bengal, we are immediately struck by the grand five-storey marble atrium. This landmark hotel in the heart of the cultural neighbourhood of Alipore in Kolkata has played host to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton and Sachin Tendulkar who, no doubt, were equally awed by the impressive foyer.


Designed by American architect Bob Fox, the lavish interiors of the hotel were inspired by the city’s famed art, culture and heritage, and the result is a perfect balance of grandeur and understated elegance. Antiques, terracotta statues, traditional puppets and artefacts share display space with paintings by famed Bengali artists and lush greenery.


The hotel boasts eight restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world. For North-West Indian, Punjabi and Bengali food there’s Sonargaon, Chinese foodies can head to Chinoiserie, and those who want authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean food can dine at Souk. There’s a 24-hour coffee house, Cal 27, which also serves a generous buffet breakfast, and if you fancy drinks and canapés, head to the old-fashioned railway-themed bar, The Junction.


The 229 rooms and suites are decorated in classic wood furnishings with luxurious fabrics in creams and golds, and are fitted with modern conveniences.


We check into a premium suite, an expansive room with a separate work station, a seating area with views over the city, a king-sized bed and complimentary access to the club lounge where à la carte breakfast is served and complimentary tea and coffee are available.


After arriving late in the evening, we popped into Cal 27 to have a light supper of mutton rogan josh, roti, yoghurt and a glass of local wine. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and garden, which are beautifully lit by night. Even at the late hour, the hotel lobby and restaurants are abuzz with guests as the locals tend to eat late into the night.


Service at both reception and the restaurant is friendly and attentive – the staff here knows how to look after guests. Staying at the lively Taj Bengal is a great introduction to Kolkata. You’re within walking distance of several prominent landmarks, including the Victoria Memorial, Royal Calcutta Race Course, the National Library and Alipore Zoological Gardens, and the staff is happy to direct you on your city explorations. If you can drag yourself away from this beautiful hotel, that is.


See taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-bengal-kolkata/


“This hotel has played host to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton and Sachin Tendulkar”

Oh! Kolkata!

This hotel, filled with food, art and warm service, is the perfect base in the heart of Kolkata.


On arrival at the Taj Bengal, we are immediately struck by the grand five-storey marble atrium. This landmark hotel in the heart of the cultural neighbourhood of Alipore in Kolkata has played host to the likes of the Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton and Sachin Tendulkar who, no doubt, were equally awed by the impressive foyer.


Designed by American architect Bob Fox, the lavish interiors of the hotel were inspired by the city’s famed art, culture and heritage, and the result is a perfect balance of grandeur and understated elegance. Antiques, terracotta statues, traditional puppets and artefacts share display space with paintings by famed Bengali artists and lush greenery.


The hotel boasts eight restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world. For North-West Indian, Punjabi and Bengali food there’s Sonargaon, Chinese foodies can head to Chinoiserie, and those who want authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean food can dine at Souk. There’s a 24-hour coffee house, Cal 27, which also serves a generous buffet breakfast, and if you fancy drinks and canapés, head to the old-fashioned railway-themed bar, The Junction.

The 229 rooms and suites are decorated in classic wood furnishings with luxurious fabrics in creams and golds, and are fitted with modern conveniences.


We check into a premium suite, an expansive room with a separate work station, a seating area with views over the city, a king-sized bed and complimentary access to the club lounge where à la carte breakfast is served and complimentary tea and coffee are available.


After arriving late in the evening, we popped into Cal 27 to have a light supper of mutton rogan josh, roti, yoghurt and a glass of local wine. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and garden, which are beautifully lit by night. Even at the late hour, the hotel lobby and restaurants are abuzz with guests as the locals tend to eat late into the night.


Service at both reception and the restaurant is friendly and attentive – the staff here knows how to look after guests.

Staying at the lively Taj Bengal is a great introduction to Kolkata. You’re within walking distance of several prominent landmarks, including the Victoria Memorial, Royal Calcutta Race Course, the National Library and Alipore Zoological Gardens, and the staff is happy to direct you on your city explorations. If you can drag yourself away from this beautiful hotel, that is.


See taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-bengal-kolkata/