It can appal and sicken, literally. But for most who visit it India can cast a lifetime spell, writes Ben Stubbs.
Chaotic and confronting, the city on the Hooghly can justly claim to be the country's cultural capital, writes Leisa Tyler.
Ben Stubbs braves the smog and crowds of Kolkata on the back of a Royal Enfield bike.
Julietta Jameson Captain Cook Cruises has a 'take a mate for half price' sale on for MV Reef Endeavour trips.