Journals Kolkata

Kolkata, Very Very Quick

Created by phileasfogg on December 11, 2009 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

We'd gone to Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) for my cousin's wedding - but managed to steal a few hours to admire the city's colonial heritage, both cultural and culinary.

The Charm of Kolkata

Created by phileasfogg on December 8, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews
1 Story

Kolkata- or, as much of the world still calls it, Calcutta- is a city of amazing diversity. A city distinctly Indian, but with a noticeably colonial feel to it. Warm, charming, and the sort of place you can actually fall in love with in just two days.

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Young Female, Traveling Alone - Book Excerpt

Created by ManuelaPop on August 5, 2006

1 Story

This is a book excerpt which describes my first impressions upon landing in India.

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A Stay at Calcutta

Created by satsinha on July 1, 2006

1 Review

The City of Joy enriched with the stay at Taj Bengal.

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The city of Godess Kali and her divine devotees

Created by Vaidya on August 23, 2005

1 Review
1 Story

Calcutta is the abode of Goddess Kali. It is said to be the place where the finger of the goddess fell when she was badly wounded. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was a devotee of the Mother Goddess. There are umpteen places in Kolkata for a devotee to get immersed into the same atmosphere as the erstwhile divine devotees.



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Sarisha satisfied us spiritually and physically

Created by Vaidya on August 4, 2005

1 Review

One cannot miss the huge, beautiful structure on the way from Kolkata to Raichak. The place is Sarisha, and the structures are the temples, schools, nursing college, etc., all maintained by the students of Ramakrishna Mission.

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On the Biryani trail

Created by Vaidya on August 2, 2005

1 Review
1 Story

Kolkata’s brush with Biryani, I have read, started when the British deposed one of the kings of Avadh (present-day Lucknow) to this city. I presume that he must have taken his cooks along. It is well known that ‘the Kolkata biryani’ has the distinctive ‘adapted Mughal’ touch. I was dying to relish it at a good, economical, down-to-earth, popular eatery. I had done a good research and was happily rewarded, I must say.

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Refreshing the fundamentals at Science City

Created by Vaidya on August 1, 2005

1 Review
1 Story

We had read that Science City at Kolkata is the only institution of its kind in India involved in the popularization of science, with the help of working models, movies, and a large number of exhibits.

A Fortnight in Raichak

Created by Vaidya on June 24, 2005

5 Reviews
5 Stories

The end of April and May are considered to be bad periods to visit Kolkata, but we immensely enjoyed the trip through the heat and rain.

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Really wonderful!

Created by zahid888 on October 5, 2004

1 Review

Actually, it is quite tough to describe in a short brief. You find an ancient city with the joy of beauty in one of the oldest cities in the world. People are very friendly, and there are lots of things to see here. Really enjoyable.

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