Welcome to The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata

The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata was built in 1841 as the “Auckland Hotel” and is the longest continuously operating luxury hotel in Asia with 165 years of operation until its renovation in 2006, according to the CRISIL Report. The architecture at this hotel is a combination of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary styles. The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata is centrally located in close proximity to key commercial and business locations.

It operates 215 rooms and suites and offers over 13,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space. The spa at this hotel is spread over 13,000 square feet and includes a salon.



The Lalit has always been proud of its high hygiene standards according to international norms. We have redefined our hygiene and cleaning protocols under our new program; "WE CARE", keeping in mind the guidelines laid down by World Health Organisation and Ministry of Health, Government of India.

As mandated by health authorities you are requested to submit a Self-Declaration form and information related to your travel history. Please find below the link of Self Declaration form for your convenience. It is mandatory to have the Aarogya Setu App downloaded in your phone.

Thank you for your co-operation and we look forward to welcoming you at The Lalit – your home away from home. 


We Care in association with Go Safe & My safety




As per Government regulation, in wake of Covid-19, Swimming Pool & Rejuve-The Spa will not be operational until further notice.



    At a Glance

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    • Heritage Hotel
    • The Bakery
    • Wilson's - The Pub
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    Hotel Attractions

    Stay of the legends

    Stay of the legends

    Rudyard Kipling, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Ho Chi Minh, Nikita Khruschev, Nikolai Bulganin and Queen Elizabeth II are few who have experienced the hospitality at this iconic hotel.

    Amalgamation of Three Eras

    The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic era, namely Victorian era (Heritage Block I), Edwardian era (Heritage Block II) and Contemporary era (New Block). Hence, the property has rooms for all kinds of guests.

    Amalgamation of Three Eras
    Jewel of the East

    Jewel of the East

    From its early days as a thriving confectionery shop and meeting place for the East India Company's officers in the late 1830’s, this five-star hotel is a celebration of the iconic legacy of the Raj. Referred to as the “Jewel of the East” and the “Best Hotel East of the Suez” by esteemed guest Mark Twain, it has been one of the top hotels in Kolkata for nearly 165 years.

    Experience Kolkata

    • Awesome Architecture and Artifacts

      Awesome Architecture and Artifacts
    • Dive into the ocean of devotion

      Dive into the ocean of devotion
    • Feel the vibes of Bengal

      Feel the vibes of Bengal
    • When shopping is the therapy you need

      When shopping is the therapy you need
    • Your paradise if you have a sweet tooth

      Bengal is unimaginable without it's sweets. It is the only state in India where every town/region is renowned for it's distinguished sweetmeats.

      Your paradise if you have a sweet tooth
    • When art is your escape

      When art is your escape
    Well Located
    1,2,3 Old Court House Street Dalhousie Square Kolkata 700069 India
    • International & Domestic Airport 17km, 35 mins
    • Howrah Railway Station 4km, 10 mins
    • Sealdah Railway Station 4km, 10 mins
    • Science City/ Milan Mela 10km, 20 mins

    Taking Care of your Needs

    City Attractions

    The interesting array of places to visit in Kolkata makes the epithet 'The City of Joy' all the more meaningful and helps you discover the joy of Kolkata.

    • Sight & Landmarks

      Sight & Landmarks

      Kolkata exudes old world charm From ancient buildings to architecture, you won’t just like it, you’ll end up falling in love with the city.

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    • Religious Spots

      Religious Spots

      Kolkata houses is known for its festive & celebratory mood. Thanks to the British reign, the city now experiences a cosmopolitan culture.

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    • Shopping Places

      Shopping Places

      A hub for the shopaholics, Kolkata definitely fills one’s appetite for street shopping.

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    • Museums & Culture

      Museums & Culture

      The pioneer city in Indian renaissance, Kolkata has long been known for its literature & art. It is the birthplace of modern Indian literature.

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    • "It's a good and fabulous experience while staying on this hotel. Thanking You "
      Nimrat Kaur Bollywood Actress
    • "I stayed in this property in 1981 and now it is June 2016. From hell to heaven. Great property and excellent food, courteous staff. Felt at Home."
      Om Puri Bollywood Actor
    • "The Hotel is good and the service and behavior of the worker is great."
      Saroj Khan Bollywood Choreographer
    • "Great staying in The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. Nice staff, good food. All the best. Will surely like to come again. Thanks."
      Sunil Chhetri Indian Footballer
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