Kolkata, My Dream City

Kolkata, capital of West Bengal is a city of joy for some, for many others it is a city of dreams. For me it is a city I am dreaming to visit. I had been there a couple of times that is almost two decades back, it was Calcutta then! Sigh! What I hear now is the city’s façade has changed. Lot of changes outwardly but its traditional spirit hasn’t.

Kolkata is well connected; all airlines have flights to this city. You can book your Airways flight from any part of the world. It is one of the few carriers serving destinations across all six major continents. Kolkata has umpteen number of must see sights, even a seven day tour will not suffice. I am at a loss to choose what over what.

The must see sights of Kolkata varies over such a wide range that it has something or other to offer to satisfy your visual cravings. Lonely Planet says there are 210 things to do in this single city.

British rule has left behind its stamp in the form of Victorian style mansions; I vaguely remember the classic outline of these buildings. The child in me is fantasizing a tram ride, only Kolkata offers this in the whole of India. The holy effect of Belur Math has worn off. The memory of the sight of Howrah Bridge has almost faded, it is said that the sight of the colossal Howrah Bridge is enough to quench the thirst of any traveler. All these have to be remedied and I am craving for another visit to Kolkata.

Google Maps Kolkata

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15 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    I would love to visit there! Hope your week is going well, Indrani!!

  2. I imagine you'll soon be posting photos of Kolkata!

  3. Wow, it sounds really great, I too, would like to visit there.

  4. Definitely sounds like the dream city for you. Enjoy

  5. There is no end to the wonders of India.

  6. nd60 says:

    I too want to just visit the city … normally I loathe all cities… I want to run to hills… away from the people… but for once I want to go to this one city to see the crowd… to see the buildings.. the calm among the chaos ! 😀

  7. And I wish you visit happens soon. I would love to spend couple of days shooting around Howrah Bridge and Hoogly, Last visit I could spend only a couple of hours.

  8. Meena says:

    I hv been to this city only once. Despite teh crowd, despite the dirt aroun something abt the city mad me fall in love with it!

  9. Gattina says:

    Not yet been to India. Must be very interesting !

  10. INDRANI!
    Happy Valentine to you my friend !

  11. i want to go there, maybe summer this year

  12. Carver says:

    Sounds like an interesting place.

  13. It's a famous place, and I probably will never be able to visit..

    Will wait to see the photos from you!

  14. Maybe someday I'll be lucky again to visit India and Kolkata is definitely in my list.

  15. We are going to the city for the first time, next month. Looking forward to the trip. 🙂

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