Salt Lake or Bidhannagar is an organized satellite town by Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy in Kolkata. It is a heart of business and cultural development and is recognized as the core for IT sectors. The city was constructed on a reclaimed salt-water lake, which lends it the name of Salt Lake. The closest airport is 8 km in distance and the closest railway station, Kolkata Railway Station, is 3 km away. The best time to visit this place is in the months of October to March. Salt Lake boasts of hotels around that are available at budgeted rates. Some OYOs are just a 5 minute drive from Nicco Amusement Park and has a decent parking area. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is known as the 'City of Joy'. Tourists can visit the famous places around like Ã¢â‚¬Å½Victoria Memorial, Ã¢â‚¬Å½Mother House, Kalighat Kali Temple, Nicco Park, Howrah Bridge, Science City, Indian Museum, Writers Building, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple and much more. Relish the famous Bengali cuisine at Rupa Restaurant and Bijoli Grill. The must visit places in Kolkata include The Indian Museum, St.Paul's Cathedral Church and the ever beautiful Victoria Memorial Hall. Head out towards Mithai, Gupta Brother's Sweets and Putiram Sweets to get a taste of the traditional Bengali sweets.