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Flights from San Francisco to Kolkata
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Airports in San Francisco
The US city of San Francisco in California is primarily served by San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO). It also serves San Francisco Bay Area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Located 13 miles away from downtown San Francisco, this airport is the largest in Northern California and the second-busiest in California. Passengers can avail scheduled and seasonal flights to several domestic and international destinations from here.
San Francisco International Airport is well-connected to all parts of the city through a superb transportation network comprising a rail network (BART and Caltrain), buses operated by nearby San Mateo County (called SamTrans), shared ride, vans, hotel courtesy shuttles, and taxis.
Kolkata is the state capital of West Bengal in India. This scenic riverside city along the Hooghly River is the fulcrum of all major commercial and cultural activities of eastern part of the nation and powers a significant part of national economy through India's oldest operating port- the Port of Kolkata. Termed India’s cultural capital, Kolkata was the focal point of 19th century Bengal Renaissance and has been served by generations of artists, poets, writers, film producers and even Nobel Prize winners like Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen. Visitors would find this city a delightful mix of religious superstructures devoted to goddess Kali and several colonial monuments, historic colleges and sprawling gardens.
Things to do in Kolkata
The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata is a colossal early 20th century white marble superstructure dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. It is a breathtaking example of Indo-Saracenic Revivalist architectural style and is built of white Makrana marbles. This grand superstructure was built at a princely sum of one crore five lakh rupees then and had taken 15 years to complete.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
The Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a prominent mid-19th century Hindu temple located along the Hooghly River in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Its presiding deity is Bhavatarini, an aspect of goddess Kali and is believed to be the one to liberate her devotee from worldly desires. The temple features 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and a temple of Lord Krishna and His consort, Radha. Architecture enthusiasts would notice that this temple is a classical triumph of subtle aspects of Bengali architecture with her nine-spired pointed top.
Kolkata’s postcard beauty, the Howrah Bridge is the busiest and sixth-longest cantilever bridge in the world. It also used to rank as the third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction. this icnic bridge has a suspended span over the Hooghly River in Kolkata and was commissioned in 1943. 22 years later, it was renamed Rabindra Setu in honor of the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate and famous Bengali poet- Rabindranath Tagore.
Best Time to Fly to Kolkata
The best time to fly to Kolkata is the winter season from October to March. This time of the year also perfectly coincides with the city’s biggest cultural festivals, Durga Puja and Deepawali. The former has a stronger influence as the city is all dotted with beautiful idols of Goddess Durga. Those wishing to save some money on their trip to Kolkata can visit the city during the summer season in April and May. Owing to oppressive heat, tourist influx is reduced and this results in lower air fares and hotel rates.