The Golden Parkk
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
TripAdvisor Reviews The Golden Parkk Kolkata (Calcutta)
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... of toys from different countries and a section of clay miniatures depicting the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata .I enjoyed spending my time here because unlike all the other places this museum was laid back with minimum tourists.
As compared to Mumbai the sun sets an hour earliar in Kolkata, I headed back to the guest house but on my way visited the famous Kali mandir in Kalighat, one of the auspicious place in Kolkata. I had the absolute delight ...
... is an ancient temple (12th century?) there were may animal sacrifices in the past. Some people say there are sacrifices even during recent days which I don't believe. However, I am not authentic in that matter and that is not my topic to discuss.There are many other temples at the side of the main Kali temple. Such as Hanuman temple etc. About 50 mtrs away there is a ...
... on the streets outside and down a few blocks. Makes you cry. Anyways, back to the nice stranger. He then took us to the store area he gives to the street workers to use. He opened the big dirty door to reveal a dark room with only a small barred window - children were milling about with booklets in their hands, getting settled on the cement floor for a lesson by the looks of it. When they saw us they came running to the door and I asked if I could take a picture ...
... an abattoir, which we accidentally stumbled upon. A young boy began to pester me, but I clutched my mouth and nose and legged it out as fast I could to catch a breath of fresh........ of air, only to see a line of cute goats making their way in ready to be someone's dinner. All suffering from the heat we started the walk back to hostel. We had a stark reminder that we were still in India as a lady sat douching herself in the middle of the street. Shielding our eyes ...
... rather gaudy coloured building next to it which is (apparently) for visitors. (looks to me like something out of Disney World!)
We had to take our shoes off before going in and left them with the "shoe guard". When we came out our guide paid the "shoe guard", but he still wanted more money off Ralf!!.
Our next visit of the day took us through the streets where they were making the straw and clay statues (idols) to be chucked into the Ganges ...