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Dakshinewar Kali Temple

Kalibari or Kali Mata Mandir Trail in Kolkata

Kolkata remains a strong bastion of Shakti worship. You may not spot the temple dome from afar thanks to the rising skyscrapers but as...
Kolkata Souvenirs

Top 10 Kolkata Souvenirs To Pick – Shopping In Bengal

Kolkata Souvenirs remind me of old Hindi films where the Hero or the father goes to Calcutta, as it was called then, and brings...
Single-horned Rhinoceros grazing at Hollong

Hollong – Biodiversity Hotspot Of Jaldapara National Park, Dooars

Hollong is a small corner of Dooars or Jaldapara National Park located at the Chicken’s neck of India. Technically this biodiversity hotspot falls in...
Brahma Mandir at Shanti Niketan

Top Things To Do At Tagore’s Shantiniketan or Santiniketan

Shantiniketan or Santiniketan – the university town immediately brings out an image of Rabindranath Tagore writing from this quaint town. It has been on...
Cooch Behar Palace from the backside

Cooch Behar – Places To See In Royal City Of West Bengal

Cooch Behar – I first heard about this place when I was reading a story on Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. She came from...
Red Panda's at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park was on our Darjeeling sightseeing list. We started on a taxi from Gangtok to Darjeeling covering about 90 odd kilometers distance...
Calcutta in watercolors

Calcutta – Melting Pot Of Cultures Walking Tour

For a long time, Calcutta or Kolkata was the city that the whole world wanted to come to. This was the trading and business...
Steam Engine of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – A Living Dream

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways is one of three Mountain Railways of India designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Riding Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from Darjeeling to Ghum is like taking a ride to initial days of mountain railways of India. The old steam engine is still working along with the new diesel engines. The museum at Ghum station takes the visitor further back with various Railway artifacts.
Kolkata Calcutta Heritage Walk

Kolkata – Colonial Calcutta Heritage Walk

Calcutta Heritage Walk through the heritage precinct of Colonial Kolkata takes ones through the era when Calcutta was the center of British Raj, when all big companies had offices in Calcutta and when the colonial architecture was the norm. A walk through the heritage buildings of Calcutta takes you back to that era for a while. These are important Places to visit in Kolkata.
Ekla Chalo Re by Ravindranath Tagore

‘Ekla Chalo Re’ By Rabindranath Tagore

Ekla Chalo re is an iconic Rabindranath Tagore Song that was used frequently during India's independence movement. It tells you walk alone when no one responds to your call. Ekla Chalo Re inspired a whole generation and continues to inspire. Best rendition is the local Baul singers, I met one of them at Shanti Niketan. Ekla Chalo Re has been set to music by Tagore himself.

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