The Oberoi Grand

The Taj Bengal is located in the exclusive suburb of Alipore, with Kolkata landmarks including the Victoria Memorial within easy striking distance.

The grand Taj Bengal is located in the exclusive, affluent suburb of Alipore, with Kolkata landmarks including the Victoria Memorial, Zoological Gardens, Howrah Bridge and National Library all within easy striking distance. Designed by the legendary American architect Bob Fox, this five-star hotel is a brilliant combination of traditional accents and contemporary amenity.

The 229 lavish rooms and suites are havens of peace and quiet, with spectacular views over the iconic Kolkata city sites. Expect all the hallmarks of a Taj luxury hotel, including plush bathrobes, pillow menus and daily turndown service. Taj Club rooms also come with access to a dedicated lounge and personalised butler service.

Facilities at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata include a day spa, large outdoor pool and 24-hour gym. Dining options are plentiful, with international, Chinese, Middle Eastern cuisines all represented. There is also a railway-themed bar, a French patisserie and a poolside grill. If you enjoy a classic English high tea, don’t miss the generous mouth-watering spread at the Promenade Lounge.


How to get to Taj Bengal, Kolkata

The Taj Bengal, Kolkata is located on leafy Belvedere Road in Alipore, 20km from the airport.

Taj Bengal, Kolkata Highlights

  • An opulent five-star hotel located in one of Kolkata’s most exclusive suburbs
  • Close to an array of landmarks including the Victoria Memorial and National Library
  • Beautifully designed by renowned US-based architect Bob Fox
  • Signature Taj luxury and hospitality
  • Peaceful, quiet rooms in the heart of a bustling metropolis

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Accommodation in Varanasi, Kolkata and The Ganges

Below are a selection of our preferred hotels in Varanasi, Kolkata and The Ganges. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Brijrama Palace

Varanasi's Brijrama Palace occupies a majestic former royal residence with an enviable location on historic Darbanga Ghat, next to the holy Ganges River.

Taj Bengal

The Taj Bengal is located in the exclusive suburb of Alipore, with Kolkata landmarks including the Victoria Memorial within easy striking distance.

Taj Nadesar Palace

Taj Nadesar Palace nestles on 28 acres of lush gardens and fragrant orchards close to the sacred waters of the River Ganges in ancient Varanasi.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges

The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is a comfortable, tasteful hotel and an ideal base from which to explore the ancient holy city of Varanasi.

The Oberoi Grand

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata occupies a gracious early 19th century building with a prime location close to the elegant Victoria Memorial.

The Park Hotel

Designed by esteemed UK-based architects Conran and Partners, The Park Hotel, Kolkata is an avant-garde design hotel in downtown Kolkata.



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Varanasi, Kolkata and the Ganges Overview

Why Varanasi, Kolkata & The Ganges: The Ganges River and historic cities like Varanasi lie at the heart of Hindu religion and culture. Explore the temples, laneways, markets, riverbanks and ghats, which offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient living history.

When to Go: October to March is the best time to visit when the days are drier and clearer, and temperatures mild.

Combine With: The Golden Triangle comprised of Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur (Rajasthan), Khajuraho or the tiger parks of Bandhavgarh and Kanha.

Getting There: Varanasi and Kolkata can be reached by air, train or road.

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