Hotel Oriental

Address: 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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    Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)

    India Intensifies...

    A travel blog entry by jaime.sehn on May 12, 2015


    ... more on education for youth. As time has evolved, the Government and other NGO's have more effectively and increasingly filled this gap in providing incentive for parents to send their children to school etc. So the sisters switched their focus to providing care for the mentally disabled and mentally ill...many of whom are ostracized and stigmatized in today's society (sadly the same holds true back home as well). She spoke of all the children who are abandoned or returned ...

    Last Days in India

    A travel blog entry by jodeebodee on Jan 02, 2015

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    ... 160; After perusing the market we had a lot more time before meeting up agian so we went into a mall to enjoy the air conditioning and just sat on the steps in a back stairwell. It didn't last long though as security came and asked us to move. We ended up finding another airconditioned basement mall though and continued to wander until I saw a henna stand. I had been wanting to get some henna at some point on the trip and this was the perfect opportunity. For only 100 rupees I got ...

    Since you last tuned in...

    A travel blog entry by bzmot on Aug 16, 2014

    1 comment, 44 photos

    ... besides cricket Indians were fascinated by a very particular sport called kabaddi, not unlike wrestling ...we battled more Indian English pronunciation: lesson no. 2 "fahsoofoloh" = first floor ...we realized Indians had made their own contribution to what is already an extensive list of different names for the same thing: fizzy drink, soft drink, soda, soda pop, coke etc. They call things like Pepsi, Fanta or ...

    Tata, Trains, Taxis and Rickshaws. Chaos & Theft

    A travel blog entry by rupertcdean on Aug 31, 2013

    6 photos

    ... of this journey were hair raising. People walking in the wrong part of the road, careless jaywalkers, rickshaw runners and people on mobiles were all within inches of their lives, as my driver wove in and out of the traffic. All this maneuvering for position, driver aggression and continual loud horn blasts, combined to make this like a bumper cars experience whilst on recreational drugs. At one light stop, the passenger got out of the cab in front, picked up ...

    Where's my Passport?

    A travel blog entry by kirksinclair on Jun 16, 2013

    1 comment

    ... He asked me for a tip--I said that he should give me a tip for doing half his job.

    After the train ride I grabbed a pre-paid taxi from the train station. The taxi driver dropped me off one block over from where I asked him too--I think he did it on purpose. I eventually found the street I was looking for that was lined with guesthouses and other tourists and ran into two young guys who had just arrived from Thailand. They were looking for their guesthouse, which ...