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TravelPod Member ReviewsBawa Walson Kolkata (Calcutta)
STarted with a lovely cols Kingfisher beer but theyé not used to the Tumba crew and hd to run down the street to but some more beer! Sadly it wasn't cold but they put it on ice and it's going down well.
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... the towels and rags I had spotted were actually hides from leather processing factories. Our hotel backed to a neighborhood where the lowest caste (or casteless) people live.
We picked hotel Saad because of superior on-line reviews and the location by Park Circus seemed pretty central, especially given the cheap taxis and public transport in Kolkata. We were not near the metro so we hopped on one of those overloaded ...
... is a marvel - the stone a striking rusty red, the stables stretching for meter upon meter, the grooms cottage a master piece, the trained executioner elephant monument a stately column (death by head crushing under the elephants foot as a form of justice was used for criminals), palaces for three wives and a bed the size of a small lounge complete with retractable step ladders for the prince himself. The mosque in the complex, Jama Masjid, is still in use today and contains ...
For my final journey, I'd booked a train a month in advance before the tickets sold out. I thought 11.30pm until 8.00am timing, would allow me to sleep through the entire journey. However this is india. I arrive an hour early to ensure that I find my train (this time) however I find out that it's two hours late. This mean three hours of sitting on the concrete platform - there are hundreds of Indians doing the same. However three hours turns into four and the ...
After returning to the hotel, and a little rest, the intrepid 4 ventured out by taxi to find a restaurant that Philip had recommended to us, but he said we would have to queue as "even I can't get you in there!"
We arrived at Peter Cat and we were able to get straight in. Simon marched straight past "a rather scruffy man on the door who was meant to stop me!"
We sat down near the window and had ordered our drinks and were contemplating which delicacy to ...
... of and it was bitterly disappointing) We found some free wifi and saw that we had only moved to waiting list 12 and 13 and it was already 3pm. This wasn't looking good. We went to the train counter at the airport only to find out that it was closed from 2pm. A lost cause and a waste of time and money. We called our main taxi man and said that the gamble wasn't looking like it was paying off so he came to meet us. When he arrived we ended up sat in his taxi for about an hour while ...