Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata
Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... on holiday staring at the western girls. We spent most of our time in Palolem relaxing on the beach. One morning we were up and out at 7am on a fishing trip, I caught one tiny fish and Ami caught nothing! As a little bonus we did manage to see dolphins though so that at least made up for not catching any dinner... Christmas Day was a strange one, Ami really missed home but I felt very disconnected from it all, it didn't feel like Christmas at all to me to be honest, it's the ...
... But again, this is India and all of my Western perceptions of what is normal are thrown out the window.
Tomorrow we go to visit two very poorly operated orphanages that are domestic-adoption certified. One of the orphanage directors alerted Michelle to a baby in the other orphanage who is desperate for a new living situation. She is one year old, normal, friendly, and fair-skinned (usually an instant adoption). The orphanage has ...
... benefit from a cooler climate. Sunday is a fabulous day in Kolkata. The traffic is minimal, many roads ban traffic and the city takes on a quiet almost peaceful aura in some areas. Just walking around was great.In the evening I was back in the Bodhi Tree. My trials and tribulations with the phone companies seemed to make me a more approachable figure to the staff, who now had big smiles. On the Monday, my train left at 23.30 at night so I had plenty ...
... by the East India Company and later the Raj. Although many of the buildings have seen better days and could do with some serious tlc there was a faded beauty in them and together with some old photos that Manjit had on his phone it was easy to see what the area around the old Dalhousie Square (now BBD Bagh) must have looked like in 19/20th century. I got very excited when we went into St John's Church and discovered the memorial plaque for ...
... wanted to see. Initially when we got to the Monument, the girls were trying to convince us to take a horse and cart ride around the boundary, which would give us a good view from all angles. All well and good in theory, but then we saw the horses. In one of the poorest cities in India, their priority is often not their animals, understandably. But these horses were so blatantly neglected and in no condition to be dragging us around that we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet