Hotel Pushpak International
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... 00am the train rolls into a humid 38 degree Kolkata at midday more than four hours late. I ask a taxi driver to take me to a guest house costing 500-600 rupees however his English isn't good but he seems to suggest he doesn't know a single place for that price - strange given that it's a city of over 14 million people. He takes me to a 1400 a night room. At £14 this is double my previous maximum of £7. In the morning a jog for twenty minutes and probably ...
... and Michelle's shoes.
On Ralf and Michele's return they confirmed that I had made the right decision not to enter the temple.They washed their feet in the water that had been used to wash the floor and off we went...with disillusioned hearts.
Next we took a quick walk to see "Mother Teresa's home for the dyingdestitute. (Yes one word...see photo). But no visitors were allowed between 12 and 3....
Our last stop of the day was Tolly
... later he bough in a small plate of homemade Indian French frie things. They were much nicer so they got munched and half the balls got left in the end. We enjoyed our great night toasting to the fact that everything always seems to work out for us in the end. We had spoken to the taxi driver who said we could get a premium air-conned bus the next day. Chocolate face came and knocked on the door and said the taxi driver had confirmed we could get 2 tickets at 1200 (£12) a ...
... whenever we go out, they insist on dressing me in their clothing and I don't complain since they have very expensive clothing. Every item I have worn so far has been from FabIndia which is where foreigners usually shop. At first I thought it was inappropriate to be wearing their clothes until I heard that it was everyone's idea (not just the girls) to make me more "presentable". I think everyone would prefer if I wore saris every day. So anyways, ...
... as far as the eye can see.
· Tourist tax. As tourists we pay 250 rupees for entry to a World Heritage Site, compared to the locals’ 20 rupees. But the most irritating tourist tax, is when you ask the price of street food, and they automatically tell you a ‘tourist price’ instead of the normal price. Annoying!!!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pushpak International Kolkata (Calcutta)
Yes a luxurous dorm with hot showers and fresh drinking water. Unfortunately no internet but definitely a good budget choice in the heart of Kolkata.
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