Travel Blogs from Kolkata (Calcutta)
... from London. In it we found out lots of interesting facts about the British in India and how it came to govern the country. We weren't allowed to take photo's in the building, even if looking out to the grounds so there are some of the outside parts in the album. (thinking back, we probably could have done for a small cost to the security guard because in India, 100Rupees really will get you everywhere and apparently 100 Rupees is the going rate if you need to pay ...
Sue not feeling too well, cold has gripped her. But go out for a walk to the Queen Victoria Monument. A large white marble mausoleum, looks a cross between the Taj Mahal and the Whitehouse. This must be the street food Capitol of the world. Whole sidewalks full of it. Business people queuing for food. Lonley Planet suggests we eat a Kati from a whole in the wall shop. Wouldn't normally, but ...
... or shouldn't even be riding. The only other thing is that the map was wrong or the highway had been disguised to look like the usual dusty type back road. This left us in the familiar mode of travelling by my sense of direction and hoping for the best. This is my absolute favourite way of riding around and sometimes the best things happen on the road less traveled. An example of this is my 2008 road trip around north America on the GL500 - I ...
... for its temples and we saw indeed a great temple from a platform outside. Here, there were several random men coming over and asked for donations to look at the temple, donations which 'of course' would go to the temple. We said no, because Lonely Planet has warned against this very thing. I wonder how much of their income has been reduced since this was includedin the guidebook, poor hustlers ... We also saw the State Museum, which was in poor condition, but had ...
... your seat/train: www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_Enq.html
Helplessly; we thought of making a hotel booking in Kolkata to spend the night. We even called our friend Sabari from London, whos family resides in Kolkata.
By miracle; only an hour before the departure, the status checker website showed that we had seats! I can't describe the happiness of ours on that moment. It was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking