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After India's Independence day 15 Aug 13 en route to Burdwan where we did little other than shower and go out for a lovely meal in a dry (no beer) restaurant we set off for Calcutta now known as Kolkata and a final chance to use the truck seats on the roof. We leave the truck here for another group to pick up and return to Istanbul and we fly to …
Yes...... remember we wrote that Sara was sick? Well, she got better in Pushkar for 4-5 days and then after a day in the sun she got a high fever and a thundering headache. We thought that it might be sunstroke and went on to Agra. There Sara started to vomit again and couldn't keep anything down.
We caved in and went to a …
It is early morning on the day of our departure and I will not be awoken by the call to prayer. Our flight is not until evening so in theory we have most of daylight hours to do further exploring in Kolkata. We should make the most of it because our return trip is 20 hours including 7 hours in Dubai Airport. I think Park Cemetery and Victoria …
Martin woke early to go in search of a post box, he Is not one who has taken to modern communication devices such as I Pads or Smartphones. He returned with more tales of Dickensian Kolkata. Barely 200 yards from our hotel he found a vast market area where the main item for sale appeared to be alive, half-dead and dead unplucked chickens. These …
We are now 3 days into the Kolkata Test Match and England are in the ascendancy. Another fine innings by captain Cook accompanied by several supporting knocks by others has left a demoralised Indian team with a monumental burden to save the match over the final 2 days. But the match has not quite lived up to the Mumbai match. There we were …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAstoria Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
We stayed at the hotel mainly because friends of ours had booked there. We took a double for 1890 + tax and for that we got a large room but very rundown and dirty. It had an old AC, an TV that has bad reception and therefor was unwatchable, a small fridge that was OK (nothing in it though) and plenty of hot water (in the rundown and dirty bathroom).
Breakfast included and it was OK.
Really dirty common areas and corridors.
I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here unless they drop the price to less then a 1000 rupees and even then, just barely.
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