Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata
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Two flights, 6181.9km as the kasuku flies and here we are, down town Kolkata! It is hot and humid with intermittent heavy showers. Didn't think it'd be quite like the UK but the first thing I suggested was to buy some umbrellas. There's evidence of the British Raj everywhere. First stop was the Victoria memorial built in honour of You-Know-Who as a …
... the boy scoring in the pick-up cricket game, I wouldn't have seen the girl on her homemade roller skates, I would have only heard a small portion of the beautiful music a large family was playing on their balconey in honor of Krishna, and honestly I just wouldn't have seen my beautiful neighborhood.
When we got back we went right into our nightly Hindu prayer time which was exotended in honor of Krishna. Just some extra ...
... The security check was relatively fast. There was enough time for a nice breakfast at the airport - S made the wise decision of eating a bit extra :-) given that lunch was going to be uncertain - S had a breakfast combo with idli, upma, vada, etc. in addition to a bread omelette. V just had a dosa. P had some baked stuff from the Barista stall.
The Indigo flight left on time at around 11:30am. It was a long flight (about 2 1/2 hours) and they sold food on the plane. ...
... I found the taxi drivers more difficult to deal with than the generally more friendly rickshaw drivers. There was always competitition between the taxi drivers and rickshaw drivers for business. Every man and his dog owns a rickshaw here and Paul reckons that even one fare a day is as much as they get. If we ever did get a rickshaw somewhere, the driver would usually wait around to bring us back to our hotel just so they would get two fares that day.
... t bring ourselves to agree to the ride, so headed toward the Monument on foot.
There is a ticket booth outside, and you’ve got to love the pricing system – 10 Rupees for an Indian or 150 for a foreigner! Not today though, as the museum inside was closed for the holiday, so we were only allowed to wander the grounds, which cost us a bargain 4 Rupees! The grounds were huge and beautifully maintained, and it was a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service