Tollygunge Club, Calcutta

By Claire vd Heever Jun 23, 2011

Remnants of the Raj

Oh, Tollyclub, you make me love India again. You’re distinctly Indian, but you’re worlds apart from the India I usually travel in. It’s out of fondness that you’ve kept the best of Raj traditions: golfing greens, scones at tea time, horse riding, squash and gin and tonics before supper. And, though it’s around ten times what I usually spend, 3000 rupees is a perfectly reasonable price to pay for such atmospheric luxury. See you next time!

Cost: Cottage rooms, which are spacious, with small lounges areas looking onto the garden, ensuite bathrooms, air con, coffee and tea making facilities, cable TV and room service facilities, cost 3100 rupees for two people. Ordinary rooms are smaller and slightly cheaper. Being a guest gives you temporary membership to the club’s many facilities: indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and bars with reduced membership prices and various sport and leisure facilities, including a golf course. Old-school dress codes are imposed.

Finding it: 120 Deshapran Sasmal Road – in south Kolkata, near Tollygunge metro station, officially called Mahanayak Uttam Kumar metro station. (See map below.)

Contact: +91 (0) 2473 4539/2316 | Email reservations

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