Rupasi Bangla Hotel
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Bridges, Ghats, Flower Markets
We had motored over the Vivekananda Setu (New Howrah Bridge) a suspension bridge over the main river in Kolkata, the Howrah. We came back over the older of the two main bridges, Vidyasagar Setu (popularly called the Second Hooghly Bridge). We made it over to the flower market where thousands of meticulously arranged flowers are ...
... metro station called Kalighat metro from where you can go to the temple (less than a km). The temple is situated near small (canal like) river called Aadi Ganga which is connected to river Huguli afterwards.
... I managed to slip under the radar of the door security. Most of the time your bags have to go through X-ray before you even enter the terminal. I have tags on my bags from Jamnagar and tag = screened. Straight over to the usual 2 lot of screening, whip though that and then the sprint for the departure gate. Last on the plane again, this time with 5 min to go. That was too close! But fun. Had I missed this plane, it could very well have stuffed up the rest of the ...
... than likely 10 mins we found a bank of 3 taxis. We showed the driver a list of places we wanted to visit and with no hesitation he said 250 INR no where in Calcutta should be 250 especially a place that should have been under 1mile away. I tried to barter to no avail his friend said something to him in Hindu and he elbowed him at this point I knew it was time to move on we walked another 100m down the street and hailed a taxi ...