Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
It's Monday and we finally have a sleep-in, followed by a leisurely breakfast, before we go out and check out Kolkata. It's a tad muggy and 32 and no reason why we would want to stay in the air conditioned room at the hotel.
So first off we head out to see the Botanical Gardens where there is a banyan tree with roots that cover a quarter acre. …
This is getting bad but we were up again around 5ish to go and see the amazing flower market here in the city. Needless to say the city was mostly asleep with the homeless zizzing on their sheets of newspaper or rolled up under a blanket on the warm roads.Kolkata is one of the places in India which uses flowers more so than other cities and there …
Getting near the end and we arrive in one of my bucket list destinations! I do have a relative born here in 1888 - Mildred Rose Sharpe, first born in a long line of females, most starting with the letter M - Mildred, Mable, Muriel, Maud and Mercy, with one male Charles who dies in what is now Pakistan. For most of the time, this family lived in …
... Europe and America in 19th century. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site.
Next I took a cab to Dakshineswar Kali temple. Architecture is beautiful just like all other bulits in Kolkata. Temple was bulit in 19th century. It is situated on the banks of Hooghly river.There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva —Kali's companion—along the riverfront, a bathing ghat on the river. ...
After a disturbed night and Simon bailed out of today's trip to see the places I grew up etc due to him "having eaten some bad meat" the night before! Apparently it had NOTHING to do with the copious amounts of wine he consumed!
So we met our guide for the day, Surajit Mitra, and set off in a lovely chauffeur driven, air conditioned car. As we drove towards the "jewel box" temple we passed "College Street"
This is Asia's largest book market ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lindsay Kolkata (Calcutta)
This Hotel is in a handy location, situated near the New Market and is thus in the centre of the bazaar shopping area. Staff are very attentive and aim to please. The room has everything one needs and the restaurant on the roof-top is an absolute winner with a wide choice on the menu and a staff that go out of their way to please.. Highly recommended.
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