Esplanade Bus Station is in the heart of Kolkata
city, near the Saheed Minar
. West Bengal State Transport Corporation operates luxury and deluxe buses connecting all important cities in West Bengal
as well as major cities in Orissa
. Regular services are available to Digha
(a popular seaside resort), Howrah
. Long distance buses also leave from Babu Ghat Bus Station (near
Howrah and Sealdah are the major railway stations in Kolkata. The nearest airport is at
Dum Dum, 18 km from the city.
Nearby tourists place are
Nakhoda Mosque, Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Botanical Garden,
Dakshineswar Temple and Howrah Bridge.
Taj Bengal, Oberoi Grand, Airport Ashok, Lytton Hotel and Kenilworth offer excellent and comfortable accommodation near the bus station.
Local travel is by means of taxis, city buses, auto-rickshaws, hand pulled rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.