Calcutta Walks is a company run by three young men who love Calcutta and are keen to introduce others to the heart of the city that the tourist doesn't usually see.
The Oberoi Grand
The Oberoi Grand has been standing proudly in central Calcutta since the late 19th century, and over the years has hosted world leaders and grand parties, giving it an air of importance to match its impressive exterior. The first of Oberoi’s hotels, it still maintains its high quality of accommodation and amenities. Indulge yourself in the luxurious spa, relax on your balcony and end a busy day of exploring with a refreshing tipple in the hotel’s Chowringhee Bar.
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Rooms and suites either look out over Calcutta’s skyline or the property’s gardens. All are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern conveniences, including air conditioning, safes, minibars, satellite TVs and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as en suite bathrooms. Guests can choose from king, queen or twin beds.
Deluxe and Luxury rooms both have city views and offer ample space and comfort, while the larger Premier rooms offer garden views, with some boasting a private balcony. Classic Suites are larger still and have two balconies, while Deluxe Suites have a spacious living room and a four poster bed. Luxury Suites have four balconies and 93 square metres of living space, while the opulent Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, five balconies and a dining room.
Centrally located in Calcutta’s business and commercial districts, the hotel has easy access to the main shopping and restaurant areas on Park Street.
Food and drink
Within the hotel is a choice of restaurants offering Indian, Thai, and European cuisine; the 'Baan Thai' restaurant here comes highly recommended for food and service. There’s also a colonial-style bar, where you can wash down your meal with a refreshing beverage while listening to live jazz.
Facilities and activities
The luxurious spa offers a selection of well-regarded treatments, ensuring the highest levels of pampering. The hotel also has a gym, a large outdoor swimming pool, barber shop, exchange bureau and business centre.
The Oberoi Grand is one of the oldest hotels in Calcutta, yet its standards are modern and luxurious. It’s a wonderful place to stay as you explore this colourful city.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Calcutta is a melting pot of cultures, people and history. One of the best ways to really appreciate this is to eat your way through the range of food on offer and take lots of photos along the way.