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Experience in Calcutta, India by Yash Das

Published by Yash Das Sharma — 12 days ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Calcutta, Calcutta, India

What is it like to live in Calcutta? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Calcutta is famously called the city of joy. And living here is a joy in itself. The city is a living and breathing example of a never ending carnival with lots of things to do and eat. Definitely reccomended.

What is the student lifestyle like in Calcutta?

Upto graduation i.e bachelors is maximum the city with its updating education system afford. The student lifestyle will be cheap, but nowhere near the experience provided by cities like Pune or Bangalore.

How much does it cost to live in Calcutta?

A person can have a wholesome meal at less than. €1. The cheapest place in India but that doesn't mean it compromises in quality. Not at all.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Calcutta? Is there any advice you can give?

Finding accommodation anywhere is a tedious task. There are various Facebook groups through which you can get accomodation

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food is lip smacking delicious. My favourite dishes include egg rolls, biriyani and phucka (panipuri or golgappa)

What places would you recommend visiting in Calcutta?

1) Victoria Memorial
2) Eden Gardens
3) Park Street (Olypub)
4) New Market (Esplanade)
5) Kalighat (Maa Kali temple)

Is it good to eat out in Calcutta? Can you tell us your favourite spots?


1) Peter cat (Park Street)
2) mogambo (Park Street)
3) Teej (Park Street)
5) Arsalan (Park Circus)

Is the nightlife good in Calcutta? Where is good to go?

Nightlife in any metro city is happening.

1) Roxy (The park)
2) Myx

What advice would you give future students heading to Calcutta?

Just work and enjoy.

Share your Erasmus Experience in Calcutta!

If you know Calcutta as native, traveler or as exchange student... share your opinion on Calcutta! Rate different characteristics and share your experience.

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