Floatel Hotel

9/10 Kolkata Jetty, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700001, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Oh, Kolkata

A travel blog entry by partheymuller on Aug 06, 2014

1 comment

The only thing I believe we have been doing for the past three days is walking. To and from Mother House (Missionaries of Charity), looking for another hotel, going to Sudder Street which is the tourist area. I thought that the streets of Kathmandu were bad but I hadn't seen Kolkata yet. There are insane motorcyclists, taxis, trucks, barefoot men pulling rickshaws, bicycle rickshaws, buses, trolleys and three wheeled tuk-tuks. ...

Elizabeth Moffat Humphrey who fell asleep in Jesus

A travel blog entry by benandmartin on Nov 29, 2013

1 comment, 20 photos

Kolkata, 29th Nov to 6th Dec by Ben It started in 1690 when the English East India Company arrived to begin business. As their industry grew, British companies invested in infrastructure until they owned everything of worth. The Bengali people were not happy with these circumstances and decided to seek independence but, naturally, **** kicked-off. The British couldn't manage the pressure from the likes of the Indian Independent Association and so in 1911 they decided to move the ...

Kolkata (Calcutta)

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim on Oct 21, 2013

8 comments

... yes every room had an intrusively loud bell rather then just the standard knock which wakes you up like a startled deer. It isn't an electric one, it is an actually bell that "DINGS!!" Ridiculously and unnecessarily loud. We were very rudely awoken at somewhere around 7am. I opened the door not impressed. He was deliverering a sodding paper. - cheers mate! What made it worse was this bloody bell boy had seen us rock in at 2am and thought it would be fine do deliver an ...

Organic cotton weddings

A travel blog entry by emilyhanne on Oct 01, 2013

7 photos

... clothes as these girls say, "meh, we don't wear that," and I place it slowly in the garbage bag to be given away. I had to catch myself many times while coveting the clothes of these girls. Seriously, who do I think I am?! But seriously, Indian clothes are stunning and I have spent three (full) days sorting them in the past week. And multiply these clothes by 13 girls here plus the clothes of 3 girls who have left? We got alot goin' on. ...

Semaphore Towers of India

A travel blog entry by amitabho on Jul 29, 2013

15 photos

... was given the charge in 1817 to survey a distance of around 400 miles between Calcutta and Chunar.

Between Kolkata to Chunar line had as many as 45 semaphore stations erected between them. Initially it had a semaphore system using four 1.2 m to 1.8 m Balls pioneered by one William Boyce. It was even planned to extend this line to Nagpur. On 1822, the ball system Telegraph was replaced by ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 9/10 Kolkata Jetty, Kolkata (Calcutta), is near Digha Beach, New Market, St. John's Church, and BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFloatel Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)

    Reviewed by ravi311

    Float on River Ganges!

    Reviewed Dec 14, 2012
    by (1 review) , Malaysia Flag of Malaysia

    Unique experience of floating on River Ganges ... watching the passing ferries and fishing boats in the morning.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Floatel Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good