7 Instagrammers from Kolkata You Need to Follow

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Get a taste of what Kolkata has to offer with these seven outstanding Instagram accounts focusing on the city. From the exciting local culinary scene to the stunning architecture, these Instagrammers have managed to capture the very essence of Kolkata on their feeds.

The Best Of West Bengal, India

Claiming to be the most popular Kolkata/West Bengal related page on Instagram, this page curates the best photographs from the hashtag #onlyinbengal. Featuring a range of richly colored, high quality images capturing moments from everyday life in Kolkata as well as other cities in West Bengal, The Best Of West Bengal will temporarily satisfy your wanderlust until you can actually make your way to the City of Joy.

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Kolkata Foodies

As one of the largest online communities for food connoisseurs in the city, Kolkata Foodies is a fantastic account to follow if you are keen on staying updated with the city’s culinary scene. They frequently post content on new restaurant and bar openings, as well as suggestions for dishes to try at eateries across the city.


Calcutta Instagrammers

Curating from #ig_Calcutta, this account features a stunning collection of images from Kolkata. Calcutta Instagrammers includes everything from street photography, portraits to images of food from the city’s restaurants. Images are mostly vividly colourful and high definition, but you will also find stunning black and white photography – all of which convey unique vistas from different parts of the city.


Deckle Edge

If you enjoy content posted by Calcutta Instagrammers, you should definitely check out its founder and key curator’s page – @deckle_edge. Featuring mostly street photography or lush landscapes from around the city, this Instagram page is a must follow for anyone who enjoys photography as well as Kolkata. He also frequently posts high quality images from other parts of the country while travelling, giving you one more reason to hit ‘follow.’

Ritika Jaiswal

Ritika Jaiswal’s Kolkata Foodie is a delight for anyone who enjoys food – particularly that from the City of Joy. Not only does she post restaurant reviews as well as food related news from the city, but her page also frequently features curated lists of eateries to visit for occasions from Durga Puja to Valentine’s Day. A lot of her content focuses on dessert places in the city –so if you have a sweet tooth, you will really love this page.


So Kolkata

From street food to stunning shots of the Howrah Bridge, So Kolkata curates images covering every aspect of life in Kolkata. If you are looking to experience Kolkata vicariously through Instagram, then look no further than this vibrant page with striking, colourful and high quality photographs from the City of Joy.


Calcutta Kobiyal

Calling himself a proud observer of the city, this Instagrammer features stunning photographs that tell everyday stories from Kolkata’s streets. Calcutta Kobiyal features images in black and white as well as colour, and includes everything from portraits to shots of busy streets.


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