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6th February 2022 by Phil and Garth

Top 10 things to do in Kolkata, India

Kolkata was the capital of India under the rule of the British Raj from 1773 until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi. It was named ‘Calcutta’ by the British and was the Empire’s most important trading post in the far east because of its strategic location on the Hooghly River that runs through the city. Today Kolkata is India’s 3rd largest city and is considered to be India’s cultural and artistic capital. Where people come for literature, performing arts, music and the...

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3rd August 2021 by Phil and Garth

Experience Kolkata, India in 60 Seconds

Read our full review and sightseeing guide to Kolkata, India on our travel blog philandgarth.com...

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13th August 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

How to apply for an Indian Tourist Visa – the new way!

If you’re wondering – ‘is it hard to get a visa for India?’ or ‘how do I apply for an Indian visa online?’, I’m happy to tell you that just a few years ago, it was pretty hard and time-consuming to get a tourist visa for India, but India has upped their game in the last few years and now it’s easy to get a visa for India online! In 2018 it was pretty easy to get a 2 month / 60 day tourist visa for India online as an e-Visa, but for someone like me who went to India for 4 months,...