Hotel Oriental

9A Marquis Street, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700016, India | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 9A Marquis Street, Kolkata (Calcutta), is near Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), New Market, and MP Birla Planetarium.
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    Welcome to India

    A travel blog entry by claireanddave on Aug 02, 2014

    9 photos

    ... impressive. No doubt, it would be a lot more famous and promoted by Indians if it had been dedicated to some old Indian Princess or strange Hindu god as opposed to a dead ex colonial queen. We didn't pay to enter the building as it was 1.50 (150 rupees)each and that's a bit expensive these days, instead we spent 4pence (4 rupees) to visit the gardens and look at it from the outside. Unfortunately there was scaffolding up at the front which ruined the photo opportunities ...

    Goodbye incredible India

    A travel blog entry by amijayne on Jan 11, 2014

    2 comments, 6 photos

    ... and each time I have been shocked and disgusted by what I have seen and how I have been treated. The hospitals I have been to have been dirty, unorganised with rude and unprofessional/ uncaring staff. Infection control is lacking in the hospitals, with latex gloves being sanitised to be re used. It does not surprise me that the number of those diagnosed with HIV is ever rising in India. Nurses administering injections that have dirty and unwashed hands and Drs who lack a ...


    A travel blog entry by escape_the_race on Nov 04, 2013

    7 photos

    ... were being yanked at by children in rags, with dirty snotty faces no more than 3 years old. They wanted money and were from the many families that were living on the pavement, their beds just a thin layer of cardboard. Many were asleep as car, buses and tuk tuks roared by night and day. A stones throw from Mother Teresa's home.

    We both caught something lying at the side of the road, both not quite believing or wanting to believe what we were seeing. We have ...


    A travel blog entry by emilyhanne on Oct 11, 2013

    98 photos

    ... of people who helped us because I appreciated how they left their families to help ours.

    Today we go out yet again to look at more pandals. There are a lot of gods and we have to worship them all!

    Although these photos perhaps don't give the full picture, these replicas are HUGE.

    PS I have to title every photo so I apologize for the monotony of the titles and I also apologize for the amount of photos and the repeat offenders.

    Thank You India

    A travel blog entry by eilisandpaul on Jan 20, 2013

    2 comments, 4 photos

    ... autorickshaw rides. They are like tin cans on wheels but are much less scary than death defying taxi journeys and a lot cheaper. They go a lot slower than taxis too and have "natural air conditioning". The drivers always seemed much more friendly and easier to bargain with.

    Food Glorious Food

    My ultimate favourite thing about India has to be the food. So varied, plentiful and delicious. We have tried to be vegetarian for most of our trip and that ...