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... in it, they also worship it. Whenever they can they bring a phial of Ganga water back with them and put it in their home shrines. When Indian women bathe in their river they do so in their saris and it a beautiful and colourful sight. It doesn't matter how poor the person is, everyone seems to have a beautiful one to wear. And when they walk they 'float' making them look like catwalk models. Sari is a sanskrit word meaning 'strip of cloth.'
... loud speaker phones with chanting and meditation type sounds periodically during the day and evening...even inside our hotel room, there is no mistaking that it is time for something religious to be happening for the general public at that hour. We settled in to the hotel and had a shower. It was mostly cold water but bearable so we got cleaned up and then went to bed for a 2 hour nap. So far it had been 8 hours in 2 days for us. Time for a nap. We woke up ...
... is close to millennium park. Eden garden is just an walking distance from this place. We also visited other interesting places in Kolkata like Belur Math, Dakhineswar Kali, Birla Mandir, Victoria Memorial etc. which I am putting in other blogs.You can see some more pictures of Millennium park in my google+ album below.
Kolkata is India's third really big megacity, along with Mumbai and Delhi. Kolkata is located in eastern India and is capital of West Bengal province. Although earlier settlements existed in the area, Kolkata as a city started with the British East India company in the 1700s and it served as capital of British operations in India for much of colonial history until the capital was moved to Delhi. Kolkata was still long considered the cultural ...
... from Goa got an inflight meal whereas the passengers from Mumbai didn't. So that was also mad. We arrived in Kolkata about 1am. To our amazement the airport looked like the most modern thing we had seen since arriving in India. It was huge. There was marble style stone everywhere and everything looked quite clean and well kept. The baggage reclaim area was the length of a football field and the ceiling was about 20m from the floor. It was a huge, very modern looking space. ...