The Golden Parkk
Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... and looking at all the old artwork and paintings we were thrown back into present time india. Our second attempt at finding peace was going to visit the mother house. This is where Mother Teressa lived, worked, died, and has been buried. Her sisters still live and work out of this house continuing to help the poor and follow her unselfish acts of kindness. Watching the sisters walk about in the white and blue line trimmed saris that MT chose to wear out of respect for ...
... have preserved. You are able to climb the flight of stairs and stand outside the room, kept in exactly the same order as when she was alive. In the courtyard there is a well presented museum with pictures and items from Mother Theresa's past. We spent an age reading and looking at all the things and learning about her extraordinary life. In the adjacent room lies Mother Teresa's tomb, where she is buried directly below. A wonderful peaceful and emotional ...
... on the floor of the boat (Sheila - think about this). Once we'd recovered from the shock, it was quite a pleasant little ride. We were tipped out on the other side at a Kali temple. We went inside for a brief visit - having first removed our shoes of course. There are various Hindu festivals coming up, so there were lots of people praying and making offerings.
We were back at the hotel shortly after 6pm.
... m not sure when I'll next have the opportunity to visit the far north / east so think I'll make the most of it.
During the ride here I calculated the mighty impulses mpg and thinking I'd made a mistake have done it on two more occasions.
The first was 445.9 kms to 7.3 litres of fuel - 172.5 mpg or 61 kmpl
2nd 450 kms to 7.2 litres of fuel - 176.1 mpg ...
Some photos looking out the window as we are driving to a meeting in the city centre.
Tonight we are catching a train from Howrah Station (Kolkata) to Jharsurguda.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility