Irfan Khan movie “Piku” and other Bollywood movies location – Kolkata

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The film “Piku” immortalized by the acting of Irfan Khan and Amitabh Bachan was lagerly shot in the Grand old city Kolkota. The city had been a location for many Bollywood, Tamil , Malayalam and Telugu movies apart from the Bengali movies. The rare combination of the past and modern cultures, the trams and the vibrant colours during the Durga pooja all attracts the film makers to Kolkata.

Location: West Bengal, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of  Kolkata

  1. Kolkota has been inhabited for over two millennia
  2. In 1650 East India company arrived at Kolkata
  3. Koljata is believed to have got the name from the sanskrit word “Kalikshetra ” or area of Goddess Kali
  4. Calcutta was the capital of British India from 1772 to 1911
  5. After India got independence from Britain in 1947, Kolkata became capital of Inidan state West Bengal

Activities for tourists at Kolkata

  1. Take a tour of North Kolkata where Bollywood movies Piku,Parineeta and Bullet Raja
  2. Visit Bow barracks where Detective Byomkesh Bakshi was shot
  3. Visit Kumortli where Vidya Balan movie Kahaani was shot
  4. Hangout at Howrah bridge which was the location for the movies Barfi,Yuva,Luv Aaj Kal, Parineeta and Gunday
  5. Visit Victoria Memorial which was the shooting location for Vicky Donor and Kahaani

How to reach there

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Kolkata is the nearest airport. It is connected to all major domestic destinations in India and some International destinations:

  1. Kualalumpur

  2. Hongkong

  3. Bangkok

  4. Singapore

  5. Dubai

  6. Delhi

  7. Mumbai

  8. Chennai


Kolkata is connected to all major destinations in India like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Chennai
  4. Kochi
  5. Banglore etc


The best time to visit Kolkata is are the months November to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (November to February) 14°C to 30°C
Summer season (March to June ) 22°C to 35°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Santiniketan ( 162 kms away)
  2. Sundarban( 109 kms away)
  3. Bardhaman(103 kms away)
  4. Mayapur (123 kms away)
  5. Bishnupur ( 140 kms away)

Some hotels in Kolkota with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

The Pride Hotel

The Peerless Inn Kolkata

Park Prime Kolkata

Hotel Hindusthan International

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