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I usually take great pleasure on long holidays as it gives an opportunity to know the place on a larger scale....

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Living in Kolkata means weekend destinations are limited....

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Weekend Getaways from Gar Panchkot  

Kolkata, or Calcutta (also Cal), is a kaleidoscopic melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. There's quite possibly no Indian festival that the city doesn't celebrate with glorious hoopla. Each month sees small festive marquees popping up at every corner of the street and come October, throngs of women enwrapped in silk sarees and red bindis convene around the city, undeterred by the ever-present rains. This celebration alone is reason enough to travel to Kolkata. From the glut of vibrant attractions, the city also holds a rich vehicular heritage ranging from the big yellow taxi that floods both parts of the city (Calcutta and Howrah) divided by the reticent river Hoogly, to the hand-pulled rickshaws and rickety trams meandering the roads. Tourists will hardly ever run out of things to do in Kolkata. Starting from Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter, famed for its sculpted idols of gods and demons, to the architectural spectacle, that is the Howrah Bridge, Kolkata city will engulf you with its sights, sounds and scents. Calcutta’s biggest, most prismatic wholesale flower market on Mullick Ghat, Victoria Memorial, the old Chinatown Tiretta Bazaar, the magnificent Nakhoda Masjid and Jorasankho (Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home) are few of the most picturesque places to visit in Kolkata.

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Living in Kolkata means weekend destinations are limited. So, I was immensely happy when my company decided on this spot for our annual outing. To be honest, I had not heard of the place before but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise.We had booked a bus and left early morning (around 7) and reached our destination by lunch hour. The roads were good and we would have reached earlier if our bus hadn't encountered a tyre accident and had not stopped at 'Shaktigarh' for its famous langchas (it is a type of sweet).It was a tiresome journey but when we reached the place I was greeted with such a wonderful sight that the long bus ride was soon forgotten.
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