Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
What a day! Anan turned up and we worked out the finances and got him sorted! He is the owner of Holy India Travels and is bloody good! we were picked up in the bus with a bloke called Anup he was excellent. Very proud of his city and told us everything about Calcutta, he took us into old Calcutta and a walk around and then into a fantastic old …
... a symbol of unity of all religions. Although architecture is marvelous but couldn't capture anything as photography is not allowed anywhere in the campus of Math.
After doing my part of religious activities, I rushed to Baabu Ghat ( Howrah ) to capture the Howrah Bridge in lights. As we storm through the Kolkata traffic and reached Baabu ghat, it was a breathtaking sight. Howrah Bridge glowing in lights. I sat on Baabu Ghat for sometime and enjoyed the moment. On one side ...
... 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 ...
... the only place in the world that she wants to go is America and we both know that any promise I make to take her there is an empty one. And then we snuggled together in our tears and tried not to think about ever being apart again. I cannot even fathom leaving Kolkata early anymore as no situation is desperate enough to leave the early morning screaming, late night tickling, and afternoon naps with these girls that I love more than anything. ...
... the hotel bookings for our entire trip before applying for the Visa and this way, our processing and interview was smooth as well.
Hope you remember these tips while applying for your Travel Visa next time.
P.S. : if you want more information on shopping, do feel free to contact my wife. She would be more than happy to help. ;-)
Signing off once again....will come back with more...That's A Promise...Bye Bye.
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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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