Astor Hotel

15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700071, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Jamnagar to Kolkata

A travel blog entry by bevbag on Aug 06, 2014

... with Abbas so that leaves 60 - 90 minutes to bash a couple of grogs in my head. The plane from Jamnagar was a few minutes early, so that was a bonus at the beginning. No drama getting a taxi and the trip into town was not a problem. I found the place to meet Abbas easily enough. I had only been there for maybe 10 min when he turned up. We had a good chat about a few things, his business, my business, life in general. Soon enough it was 4.30. A little later than ...

Oh Calcutta!

A travel blog entry by mark.wilson on Nov 18, 2013

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... River and continued on towards the Botanical Gardens.

  • The gardens were massive and had a varied collection of trees and plants, including a 250 year old, 140m wide Banyan Tree. It's central trunk rotted away in the 1920's, leaving a vast forest of aerial roots and branches, it was really weird!
  • After strolling through the park, we caught another bus back towards Howrah Train Station, a vast monolith of a building, which was even more confusing than the booking ...

  • Kolkata (Calcutta)

    A travel blog entry by porkchopjim on Oct 21, 2013

    8 comments

    ... us to a nice hotel. We walked to his car which looked like it was out the 60's. It was an 'Ambassador Classic III' or something along those lines. No mod cons, not AC, Central locking- basically no electric or any kind. It was a thick shelled chassis like a tank and if the badges on the back are anything to go by they are 1.5ltr Diesel engines. They only have four gears and are anything but nippy. We went only about half a mile before the driver turned into a tiny gap in between ...

    Organic cotton weddings

    A travel blog entry by emilyhanne on Oct 01, 2013

    7 photos

    ... where I went to a mall down the street, Michelle's two daughters, son-in-law, and two grandkids are coming for a 10-day visit... next week... during Pujas (the busiest time in the Kolkata year)... when all of the girls are off school... and she is paying for it all. Let's just say we both spent too much money. No regrets :)

    So yes, on Sunday I went out with a 27-year old adorable young woman who got her heart broken years ago ...

    Semaphore Towers of India

    A travel blog entry by amitabho on Jul 29, 2013

    15 photos

    ... br> The making of the towers

    After communication through Semaphore Signalling atop towers was highly successful in France and England, it was suggested in 1813 to start Visual or Optical telegraph system in India. To rule a vast country like India, it was necessary for the British to send message at a fast pace. Optical telegraph system through Semaphore Signalling towers seemed the ...

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    This hotel, located on 15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta), is near Howrah Bridge, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and Marble Palace Kolkata.
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