Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Not much socialization going on right now with the pandemic. There is the Kolkata International Women’s Club that has regular meetings (online right now), there are sport and leisure clubs, but as mentioned before they are restrictive and very expensive, other than that there’s not much else that I am aware of. - Aug 2021

Going out to dinner or hosting at home. Local friends will invite you over too. - Dec 2020

Meet at a restaurant, have a dinner party, go to the movies, see a cricket or soccer match, etc. Lots to do here. - Sep 2015

Very social community, but it's tiring seeing the same people over and over. - Dec 2010

Dining out seems to be our main social thing. Going shopping, trying to find things also takes up a saturday. Nothing is open except malls on Sunday. The Bengalis are very warm and there are many who invite the foreigners to their homes and into their lives. This can be a lot of fun, though you have to watch out for some as they can be after you for the visa or referral. However, there are plenty who just want to share and enjoy hosting us. I have found this one of the nicer things about Kolkata. - Jun 2009

Home entertaining and going out to dinner, invitations to clubs, if you want to be busy, it's out there for you. - Mar 2009

Calcuttans are compulsive socializers and love to party every night. - May 2008

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