Formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata, India, is fascinating—and awful. The poverty, bustees
(slums) and filth in this east-coast metropolis 815 mi/1,310 km southeast of Delhi are enough to make Kolkata a one-day, one-time destination for some. But there are enough beautiful sights to justify a three-night stay.
About five hours northwest of Kolkata is the small town of Bishnupur, site of a number of impressively carved terra-cotta temples dating from the 1600s.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.