The Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair (KJGF)
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Things to do
There is a lot to see in Kolkata viz temples, churches, mosques, museums, markets, shopping malls, zoos, galleries and thus its called the 'City Of Joy'

Local time
The local time zone is GMT +5.5

Weather & climate
Kolkata has three main seasons - Summer, Monsoon and Winter. August-December is the best time to visit.


The dining experience at an upscale restaurant in Kolkata is more or less the same as anywhere else in the world. If you search hard enough, you will find cuisine from practically every part of the world represented in the city. But to get a real flavor of what's unique to Kolkata, you will have to experience its fish cuisines & rasgulla. For an overview of all kinds of restaurants please take a look at this website

The currency in India is the Rupee, although you will find that major credit cards are accepted at most larger hotels and restaurants in major cities. Bank notes stay in circulation for a long time in India. Tipping is not customary in India except in the most up-market restaurants, and even then, it's a few rupees rather than a percentage of the bill. Use this currency converter to find out how much the rupee is worth in your currency.

Traveling to the venue
Address:  JW Marriott, Kolkata
Phone: 91-33-2251 7513

By air
Kolkata is a major international gateway to India with international flights from most countries of the world. Air India and many other international air carriers operate regular flights to and via kolkata

By car
Kolkata is connected by good motorable roads with all major tourist centers. Click here for a Kolkata city map on which you can see the major highways, railways and the airport.

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