Also a very small level high class escort service operates here, mostly college student or housewives or executives.Generally they use hotels booked by client or the flat of their pimp.Finding sex workers or escorts in Kolkata is very different than many other parts of the world.
Even in Durgapur which is nearby Asansol and 170 KM away from Kolkata there is also a small red light area named Kadaroad near to main gate DSP.
These red light districts in Kolkata include various types of working girls and sex workers.
However, there are several places where prostitution and exists.
There are various red light areas situated in Kolkata and people visit there occasionally for adult entertainment and recreation.
The total number of prostitutes in Kolkata is unknown.
Some estimates state that there are more than 6,000 brothel-based women and girls in prostitution in Kolkata.
Prostitution may be brothel-based or non-brothel based as in the case of call girls.
Prostitution is illegal in India, causing prostitutes to work underground.
The population of prostitutes in Sonagachi constitutes mainly of Nepalese, Indians and Bangladeshis.