The Oberoi Grand

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

Often referred to as “The Grande Dame of Chowringhe”, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata occupies a gracious early 19th century building originally constructed as a private residence for a British colonel. Its prime location on one of the city’s main arterial roads puts it within easy reach of the elegant Victoria Memorial and the hallowed grounds of Eden Gardens.

Charming, colonial-style rooms and suites are spread across The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata’s two wings – one facing Kolkata’s bustling marketplaces, the other, the property’s tranquil gardens and gorgeous swimming pool. All accommodations come with round-the-clock butler service and refined period furniture. Whilst their visual styling recalls the Victorian era, rooms are equipped with the latest in modern technology.

A hallway illuminated by spectacular chandeliers leads to a fitness centre as well as a number of therapy rooms, where indulgent massages and other rejuvenating treatments can be enjoyed late into the evening. The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata retains its reputation from neoclassical times as a fine dining destination, with two excellent restaurants and an authentic bar where rare whiskies, premium wines and a wide range of signature cocktails are served.


How to get to The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is around 17km from Kolkata’s international airport. Due to traffic, this is a road journey that could take up to one hour or more.

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata Highlights

  • The grande dame of Kolkata hotels, full of history
  • Offering charming, colonial-style accommodation in a restored 19th century building
  • Excellent facilities including a gorgeous palm-fringed swimming pool
  • Outstanding onsite fine dining options
  • Easy access to landmarks including the Victoria Memorial and Eden Gardens

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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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