Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Culture Shock, India Style, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Culture Shock, India Style

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... this mindset by another traveller on the plane, Greg, who we decided to share a cab with to the main travelers hub in Kolkata, Sudder Street. He was meeting woman at the airport who had arranged a train ticket for him to meet with his girlfriend in ...

Send in the clowns...., Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Send in the clowns....

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... the whole time but to her credit stayed for the whole meal - Fiona, you'd have loved this place!! So tonight we leave Calcutta and head for Varanasi. I'm afraid we can't upload any photos to go with this entry just yet (the internet here is very ...

Terrible trains & goodbye to India, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Terrible trains & goodbye to India

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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The last stop for me in India was Kolkata. It was more of a finishing point for the trip and didn't have that much to do, but I still had to get there. Lets put it this way: I left my hotel in Varanasi at 4pm and arrived at my hotel in Kolkata at 2:30pm ...

Bangladesh to India...On a cycle rickshaw, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Bangladesh to India...On a cycle rickshaw

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... days, a fellow volunteer and myself peddled a Bangladehi "vhan" across a third of southern Bangladesh, and into India to our final destination, Calcutta. We purchased a vhan which is a three wheeled cycle with a wooden flatbed commonly used in rural ...

Bangladesh to India...On a cycle rickshaw, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Bangladesh to India...On a cycle rickshaw

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... days, a fellow volunteer and myself peddled a Bangladeshi "vhan" across a third of southern Bangladesh, and into India to our final destination, Calcutta. We purchased a vhan which is a three wheeled cycle with a wooden flatbed commonly used in rural ...

Sights of Kolkata, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Sights of Kolkata

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... , Clive of India and the nawab Siraj-ud-Daula, the British East India Company, and the ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’. Clive of India’s statue stands tall inside, and a portly Victoria sits slumped on her throne in front of the North entrance. ...

Being SICK in Kolkata, Kolkata, India travel blog

Being SICK in Kolkata

A travel blog entry by bgleixner

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Kolkata was AMAZING ... a must see for any India visitor. The city is quite congested ... and the situation of the poor is hard to witness especially amongst all the richie rich upper class (caste) persons being trucked around in their private cars. I ...

Jasmine!, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Jasmine!

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

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... little English (probably owing to the more rural environment). This evening we toured Mother Theresa's Mission of Charity in downtown Kolkata. I felt extremely humbed, especially seeing the room where she lived and slept and wrote letters from '53 to ...

Welcome to India, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Welcome to India

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... up to grab their goodies - quite a sight at 2 am. We were already apprehensive about what to expect in India after hearing so much. When we arrived in Kolkata at 2:30 am the sites and smells (stench) were beyond what we had ever imagined. Each ...

Kolkata me crazy, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Kolkata me crazy

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

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So, we'd heard in the beginning of the program that Kolkata's 5-star offerings would be the best- it's all true! We arrived at the hotel this morning to the smell of jasmine everywhere- if I open my mouth when I breathe I can actually taste the ...

Taking it to the streets, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Taking it to the streets

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

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... We rode the tram this morning to our first destination- the tram is a point of pride in Kolkata because it's the only functioning tram in India. Compared to the automobiles and even the rickshaws (men carting their passengers and cargo around by bicycle) ...

Kolkata...what a great City!, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Kolkata...what a great City!

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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After yet another night-train this time in AC 3-tier, we arrived in Kolkata. The capital of West Bengal was surprisingly clean and nice and we found it much more attractive than Delhi. A great city full of energy and charm. We recommend: - Sunflower ...

dropping anchor, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

dropping anchor

A travel blog entry by tofudan

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... the taxi ride. on the subway platform i met an older indian man who is a professor of chemistry at a university in calcutta. after a brief but pleasant conversation while we waited for the subway he seemed to decide that getting me to sudder st. ...

Oh, Calcutta!, Calcutta (ok, Kolkata), India travel blog

Oh, Calcutta!

A travel blog entry by martin

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... India, so the monument was rather odd. I should have pointed out to him that without it and the surrounding gardens Calcutta (now renamed Kolkata) would be more of a dump than otherwise. As this place was the capital of British India until the 1930s ...

Commie Kolkata, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Commie Kolkata

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... is the longest running democratically elected communist state in the world !!! And now back to the story.   Kolkata   Yes we are both here, back in India for the fourth time. Actually, it was good to be back, this time without the after ...

Night on the town, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Night on the town

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

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I just enjoyed a remarkable evening- the Fulbright officer who led our Kolkata tour, Dr. Sunrit Mullick, invited our group to his home for musical entertainment and dinner with many of his neighbors. On our way to his apartment building, we visited a ...

An Indian Epilogue, Kolkata, India travel blog

An Indian Epilogue

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... me he had bought a pair of Pepe jeans, a T-shirt, a Nike tracksuit top, and a Nike hat! We then visited the Kolkata Planetarium for their English showing at 1:30pm. Its worth doing at only 20 Rupees each, though the Indian chap spoke in broken English, ...

Kolkata - The Bakshi family - Part 2, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Kolkata - The Bakshi family - Part 2

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

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... off via a private helicopter to his luxury hotel.  One does ask the question of why Maradonna has visited India, let alone Kolkata, in a nation dominated by cricket and very few recognised football stadiums?!?!  Still, it didn't stop the city ...

Mother Teresa and Rickshaws, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Mother Teresa and Rickshaws

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... with some sort of live metal band.  The best part of getting to the club was the rickshaw race.  Calcutta is the last place in India in which you can be pulled by around in human powered rickshaw   Some speculate if its morally acceptable ...

Goodness gracious me!, Calcutta (Kolkata), India travel blog

Goodness gracious me!

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... first glimpse of India. It was like going back in time with all the Morris Minor style cars around. Calcutta (or Kolkata as it now called to distance India from the British rule)was our biggest culture shock yet! There were so many cars, people, ...

India baby!, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

India baby!

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... for the novelty. This turned into a more unique experience than we had expected as it was the 3rd day of the India Pakistan test here in Calcutta at Eden gardens and as the match had just finished the fans were all returning home. And how do they ...

Back to Calcutta, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Back to Calcutta

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

... and didn't fly right back to Calcutta but rather farther north to Imphal for an intermediate stop. We thought we'd arrive in Calcutta in early afternoon and have much of the afternoon to do some more sightseeing and videotaping. But by the time we ...

Kolkata Part 2!, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Kolkata Part 2!

A travel blog entry by pmitchell1981

BBD Bagh, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

BBD Bagh

A travel blog entry by izzie

... a service seemed to be finishing, though it turned out to be a monthly meeting of all the heads of the Church of Northern India (united Protestant church organisation). As we passed, a cassocked man asked us where we were from and blah blah, and it turns ...

Gossip, Groping & (no) Grapes, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Gossip, Groping & (no) Grapes

A travel blog entry by katycoo

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... pavement, it was a certified grope, they also didn't stop at the chest area, any part of me was apparently fair game for a Calcutta stroke.  Then there was the poverty and even more confusing the poverty scams, I spent a couple of hours at the Mother ...

India is great..., Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

India is great...

A travel blog entry by redbaron_two

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... ja noch, wenn ich mal fuer laengere Zeit an einem Ort bin. Auch ansonsten war mein Eindruck bisher sehr positiv. Kolkata ist eine vergleichsweise wohlhabende Stadt, die Armut ist also, speziell im Stadtzentrum, nicht so praesent wie in anderen ...

Kolkata, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Kolkata

A travel blog entry by annaobeirne

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After a 15 and a half hour train journey yesterday we finally arrived in Kolkata! While in India we've been to Amritsar, Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. It is impossible to describe the amazing-ness of India! The Taj Mahal is just stunning, and the most ...

We just feel it in our toes: wet, wet, wet., Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

We just feel it in our toes: wet, wet, wet.

A travel blog entry by alfieandclaire

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... amusing but admirable Asiatic Society, where bureaucracy and paper pushing pushed their limits. We have also sampled some of Kolkata's non-Colonial hangover sights: a crap Bollywood comedy - we made a wrong choice, but it proved a necessary ...

ive found, yet another, place to revisit!, Kolkata, India travel blog

ive found, yet another, place to revisit!

A travel blog entry by jermaine

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... now back in kolkata, but i have had an interesting and fun last several days. i visited two main places north of kolkata, shantiniketan and a village near kuli, which is practically a village itself. so first i traveled by train to santiniketan. i ...

Amazing Street Food and the Queen On Wheels, Kolkata (Calcutta), India travel blog

Amazing Street Food and the Queen On Wheels

A travel blog entry by gascon

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... the second plate, but I just kept going for another ten minutes, wiping my plate with fresh paratha.  I can unequivocally say that Calcutta is home to the best street food I’ve ever had, which is why I’m surprised to see it missing from ...

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