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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 Rabindranath 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.
Dalmadal Canon at Bishnupur Town, Bengal

Here And There In Historical Bishnupur Town – Things To Do

Apart from the famous Terracotta temples and its various art forms, there are few other interesting things that we saw in Bishnupur Town. Things to...
Traditional Bankura horses Terracotta artifacts at Art Mart of Bishnupur

Art Mart Of Bishnupur, Bankura In Bengal

The terracotta temples of Bishnupur are known in Bengal and maybe a bit outside Bengal. But what most people may not know about are...
Landscape view of Bishnupur Terracotta Temples

Bishnupur Terracotta Temples – Bengal Tourist Attractions

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...
Durga Idol in the making at Kumartuli, Kolkata

The Idol Makers Of Famous Kumartuli, Kolkata

Who has not heard about the famous Durga Puja of Bengal and especially Kolkata? Just the thought of it generates the visuals of Kali,...

Brush With Kolkata – Jorasanko Thakurbari Visit

I had a small halt in Kolkata. A friend who stays next to Jorasanko Thakurbari, which was the residence of Rabindra Nath Tagore, played...

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