Park Palace Hotel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews Park Palace Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
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... I proceeded to walk down the street to a cafe in desperate search of wifi, direction or a friend. Some white people from Europe sat at the table next to me...but everyone is guarded here including me. To be real, it wouldn't make any sense for me to come to this place in hopes of staying at the "Hilton" whilst volunteering amongst the poorest of the poor. I may as well not be here at all. My only hope is that I keep safe. On the positive side, its ...
... us for quiet a while until I got a bit fed up and got sassy with them. This seemed to help so I used sass to get rid of some guys later. I wandered around with Ben, Nat, and Kelly. The most interesting part was when we ventured into the meat section which immediately had a smell. We saw goats and chickens near the Entrance but it didn't take long to gag a bit over the goat skins pilled up on the floor, as we tried to side step the guts on the ground and blood running in ...
... stares, and lots of “Which country Mam?, everyone quite friendly, not minding a non-Hindu coming to visit their sacred space.
After a last lazy morning, it was time to pack up, say goodbye to the softest mattress I would have for many weeks, and head off to the airport to catch a flight to Guwahati, capital of Assam, gateway city to the North East tribal states.
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... The tour was in an air conditioned mini bus and we went and saw some sights I was expecting to... Victoria Memorial, Old Raj buildings, but we also saw some places I am not sure we would have got to.
First stop was Mother Teresa's House. Great reading what she did with the poor of Kolkata. Interesting reading about her life. Next was a Jain Temple. I have heard of Jainism, but didn't know much about it. Our guide (who was very good) explained that it is a ...
... and arrived in Varanasi at about 4am, by which point we were both suffering from cabin fever! Varanasi is one of the most spiritual places in India, Hindu make pilgrimage to wash away their sins in the holy river Ganges, or to cremate their loved ones. Hotels that are painted all different colours run along the banks of the the Ganges. There are different burning Ghats (steps leading down) along the river where people bring family members for cremation. During our time in Varanasi ...