- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFloatel Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
Unique experience of floating on River Ganges ... watching the passing ferries and fishing boats in the morning.
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... who suddenly showed up behind me with the other men that came off the street to crowd us a little in the tiny store) that he had no SIM card to fit my phone. I THINK he was lying...man did I want Colin with me at that moment...then an angel left me a funny note...as my mind said, "dear God, I wish Colin was here", I looked down at the counter in front of me and saw a glass cleaner bottle sitting in front on me that read" "COLIN" on it! I smiled and took ...
... A veritable maze of vendors, stalls and people. Wow, the people! Kolkata is a city comparable to Delhi in layout and population, but not in over all beauty. Delhi there are beautiful places, but Kolkata was green. That was the first thing I noticed. As you come into the center of the city, there are gorgeous parks and wonderful areas to walk and just be. The streets are lined with palm trees and they are far less congested. Still some honking, but considerably ...
... Now that's what I call shopping!
Our final dinner with the group was on the rooftop of the hotel and it was a lovely place to finish off the tour. Had everything western about it including choice of meal -lamb chops with sauteed vegetables and of course creme caramel ( or caramel custard) - Not! Still, can't have everything.
Tomorrow up early again for adventure in the Sundarban National Park - checking out the Bengali ...
Ralf and Michele went for a sleep whilst Philip, Simon and I went for lunch at a local Indian Restaurant, where Tim told us about Future Hope School and his life in Calcutta. After dinner we picked our way through the puddles on the sreets and went back to the Oberoi for a very welcome rest before the next item on the agenda.....dinner.
... us to a nice hotel. We walked to his car which looked like it was out the 60's. It was an 'Ambassador Classic III' or something along those lines. No mod cons, not AC, Central locking- basically no electric or any kind. It was a thick shelled chassis like a tank and if the badges on the back are anything to go by they are 1.5ltr Diesel engines. They only have four gears and are anything but nippy. We went only about half a mile before the driver turned into a tiny gap in between ...