Kolkata Travel Guide


Amazing Race 5 Hotel Update: A Differnet Side of Kolkata

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  Site Where: 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, India
September 2, 2004 at 3:30 PM | by | ()

This week the Amazing Race pit stop was the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta.  Now we doubt the racers actually stayed at the British Raj's answer to the Taj Mahal, so that begs the question, where o where did those wacky racers actually spend their twelve hours between race legs.  We are hoping CBS splurged and put them up at the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata (Kolkata, Calcutta, two spellings, one city).

When we get a glimpse of India, and more notably, Calcutta, on shows like Amazing Race it is impossible to not be affected by the absolute masses of humanity this city houses.  However, when we checked out the Oberoi Grand, we realized, as expected, there are many different faces to this coin.  The Oberoi Grand is a beautiful hotel hidden off a main street in Calcutta and offers visitors everything they could want in a property, with style.  Corinthian columns, green marble floors, and cool spacious rooms help define this properties elegance.

A quick check of the Grand's online reservation system  shows us you can get all this for a rate of around $100!  Come on CBS give your bleary eyed contestants a break, shack `em up at the Oberoi Grand.

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