The Park Kolkata
Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... did some admin before heading out to the pool. This adventure motorcyclist managed a quick swim before hitting the sauna and watching the start of the motor gp whilst sweating out his impurities. A tv in a sauna - whatever next! We're now back to our room having had a rather enjoyable evening with ...
... not impressed--he had hoped to get 150 rupees for the fare, and also I think he was looking forward to some commission from bringing us to our guesthouses, but we avoided the commission by insisting that he drop us at a location nearby our guesthouses, which we then walked from.
Now you may thinking to yourselves that this was kind of a harsh way of treating the taxi driver, who may have only been looking for a few extra rupees to feed his family. I think it's ...
... a bad bunch. We took some chat puri from a street stall for dinner, which is chickpea masala in fried hollow dough balls topped with diced onion and tomato, we had definitely missed Indias delicious street food. We were woken at 5am by the hotel as they thought it was necessary to tell us the hot water has now been switched on. Due to being misled about visa fees and unnecessarily handing over an extra £10 two weeks earlier, we decided to pay ...
... 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 ...
· Watching a Bollywood movie at the cinema, with the locals cheering, screaming, whistling, and knee slapping laughter.
· Eating amazing Indian food with our hands.
· An Indian cooking class.
· Strolling through the tribal villages of Orissa.
· Getting amongst the local Hindu festivities in Udaipur.
· Most of all, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center