Dakshineswar Kali Temple in Kolkata (West Bengal) India ~ Experiences of a Traveler and Local

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple in Kolkata, West Bengal (India) is a popular Hindu Temple which is visited in huge numbers by both locals and travelers. I come into the category of both a local (by virtue of my parents having origins in this city) & traveler (since I don’t live here and just visit this city […]

Victorial Memorial Kolkata ~ A Tribute to the Empress of India

Victoria Memorial is the most renowned building in Kolkata. In fact, it is the iconic face of the city (just like Eiffel Tower is of Paris). A trip to Kolkata in incomplete without visiting Victoria Memorial and can be counted among top 10 must do things  when in this city. Sure enough, during our trip […]

Kolkata Chronicles ~ A day in the Botanical Garden

Kolkata, the original ‘British era’ capital of India,is a city  most famous for its colonial era architecture and legacy; the grand Victoria Memorial, old world charm of Park Street, gothic St. Paul’s Cathedral and the vast Maidan are some of the most visited places in the city. Not surprisingly, these places are the most crowded […]

Kolkata Chronicles ~ Celebrating Christmas at Park Street

The Kolkata trip was the result of an ardent wish to celebrate Christmas at Park Street. Since the husband had a conference starting the day post Christmas, I thought it was an awesome opportunity to finally fulfilling this long cherished (travel) wish of mine!! However, the idea came to us just a week before and […]

Kolkata ~ Christmas break in the city of Joy

Kolkata, famously called the city of Joy, is part travel destination and part home for me. The reason being that while it’s my parents’ city of origin, it’s not mine. So, even after coming here for years for holidays (more like on summer vacations), I still find so many things here to discover, re-discover and experience as […]

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