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Landscape view of the Alipore Museum entry

Alipore Museum In Kolkata That Was Once A Jail

Alipore Museum in Kolkata was earlier a central jail. I was apprehensive about visiting it as jails have a perception of being dreaded institutions....
An ancient boat depicted in terracotta at the heritage of Bishnupur, Bengal

Trade In Ancient Bengal With Anita Bose

https://youtu.be/onDLB7AZhaQ Anuradha Goyal: Namaste and welcome to Detours with me Anuradha Goyal. Today we have with us Smt. Anita Bose Ji from Calcutta. She is an...
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 Kolkata

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

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

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 Bengal

Cooch Behar – I first heard about this place when I was reading a story on Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. She came from...
Mayfair Darjeeling hotel

Mayfair Darjeeling – Charming Royal Heritage Hotel

Review of Mayfair Resort, Darjeeling - a luxury heritage property that was once the summerhouse of Maharaja of Nawabganj. Old world charm is accentuated by the walls full of old photographs and a library dedicated to the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
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 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...

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