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.
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 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.
Bishnupur is a quaint town in West Bengal, located about 160 km's from Kolkata. When I planned my trip to this small town, which most people I know had not heard about, I was...