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Bridges, Ghats, Flower Markets
We had motored over the Vivekananda Setu (New Howrah Bridge) a suspension bridge over the main river in Kolkata, the Howrah. We came back over the older of the two main bridges, Vidyasagar Setu (popularly called the Second Hooghly Bridge). We made it over to the flower market where thousands of meticulously arranged flowers are ...
... metro station called Kalighat metro from where you can go to the temple (less than a km). The temple is situated near small (canal like) river called Aadi Ganga which is connected to river Huguli afterwards.
... it comes in three forms, either the delicious smell of frying something. Onions, or battered deliciousness. Or an odd, sweet smell, that I still can't fiigure out if it's pleasant or rotten. Or it could be a rancid acrid odor that fills your nostrils and makes you wish you had no sense of smell at all. These scents can be mixed together inn any number of ways. Along with oft present scent of dung, which is nearly always around.
... heads and the odd stray taxi. I had to try to take photos as I kept walking to avoid being mown down by the throng behind me. Then on to the Howrah Bridge over the River Hooghly and linking Kolkata proper with the the area called Howrah which is where the huge railway station is located. I can well believe the claim that the bridge has 3 million pedestrian movements across it each day. The wide footpaths on each side were packed with pedestrians, including some coolies who were ...