A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta

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Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress
Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress
Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress
Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress
Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress
Photo of A Day in the City of Joy – Calcutta by Nerdy Adventuress

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Nobody gets up early in Calcutta or Kolkata. So I start my day by around 10 AM when the city is just about stirring and kick starting. My agenda for the day - Shopping & Eating.       

Hop into one of the yellow taxis.

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Ask him to take you to New Market aka Hogg Market via Victoria memorial

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Reach New Market – a shopper’s paradise.

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Go into New New market and shoes for shoes till you drop. Bargain well and you can get shoes for as cheap as 400 bucks, really nice classy looking ones! *Trust me*

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Take a break and head towards Nahoum’s bakery, the 111 years old Jewish bakery in Calcutta

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Order some cakes and chicken puffs

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Roam around the tiny lanes until you find Chamba Lamba- a Tibetian trinkets store established in 1958.

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Owned by Tshering Yangki, here you can shop for silver and semi precious stone jewellery

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Make your mom pay for it..

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Then take her out and treat her to Calcutta’s famous kathi roll(two Double chicken Double egg roll in my mom’s case)

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Watch the art of making this gluttonous piece of beauty....

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Take a tram and reach Prinsep ghat

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Watch the train go by, sails past by and vehicles zoom by as you stand and just chill until dusk disappears into the night

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Take a taxi again to Park street, again via Victoria memorial(because this monument is just so beautiful)

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Go to Bar-B-Q, Park Street for some fantabulous Chinese dinner. And be very happy about it(because it is worth it)

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Before heading home, stop for a quick roadside matki masala chai

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Head back home again via Victoria memorial, because you know why!

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"Nobody gets up early in Calcutta or Kolkata."-- It's not true.
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