Explore Calcutta

Tripoto
13th Apr 2019
Photo of Explore Calcutta by anistraveldiary
Day 1

What symbolizes Kolkata is Victoria Memorial. The first and foremost must go to place. As Taj Mahal defines India, Victoria Memorial defines Kolkata. Positioned near Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata, and the nearest being the Maidan Metro station. It’s a few minutes walk from the Metro station.

The memorial was architected by William Emerson, President of Royal Institute of British Architects. The design is a blend of British and Mughal elements, with Venetian, Egyptian, Deccani and Islamic architectural influences. The garden was sketched by Lord Redesdale and David Prain. Atop the central dome of the Victoria Memorial is the 16 ft figure of the Angle of Victory. The garden comprises an area of 64 acres, managed by a team of 21 gardeners. The gallery is a repository of rich British culture in Indian history. It reserves oil paintings, and other scripted articles manifesting the Victorian era. It is the core of family gatherings, friends hang out and for someone who seems to have rich taste in arts.
Victoria Memorial is a splendid gift given to the Indians by the Britishers.

Day 2

The great Indian Museum is situated in Park Street, Kolkata. The nearest metro station is Park Street.

As the name suggest, Museum, vast repository of the treasures of the past.
From the tiny fossils of extinct insects to the fossils of the gigantic terrestrial mammal who ruled our Earth before we came to existence.From the wide variety o aquatic animals to the mother’s nature’s canvas in the sky. From the traditional dress to progress in the modern scientific world. The evolution of human beings, the interior artifacts of the palaces and the remains of it are all well preserved under one roof.It took around four hours to go through all the rich artifacts inside. I don’t know about other museums, but the Indian Museum shows the dedicated and magnificent cultural heritage of India and other countries.
Out of the museum, i booked a cab and set off for Princep ghat.Named after James Prinsep, aligned of river Hooghly, and adjacent to Vidyasagar Setu lies beautifully pleasurable place, Princep Ghat.

The place has also got station under its name. And twice a day, we can avail it. It is the best place for all the lovebirds. Everyone over here wished to spend quality time with the view and beauty of nature and also with one another.
If You want to witness the famous bridges of Kolkata, then of course, you must come here. One side Vidyasagar Setu and on the other side Howrah Bridge.The sun descending down and when I crossed over my watch, it was already late. So, unfortunately, I had to return

Day 3

Also referred as Rabindra Bharati Museum.

Well, I really don’t have any words to describe, neither be able to get some perfect ornamental adjectives to yield my experience over here. I wished to capture everything in my camera. But, photography is prohibited. Honestly, thank god it is prohibited. Because few moments is better to be locked in memory than as photocopies in any gadgets.

Doors, hall, bedroom, clothes, utensils, kitchen, mirrors, every corner, every inch of the villa you’ll get the feeling of the world-famous Rabindranath Tagore.

There is nothing much to say, rather, I’ll tell, that I’m not worthy enough to pen about Tagore.

“Greatness” will be a short, rather not gratitude word for him. His efforts, lifestyle, everything is well crafted and preserved in the villa.

The interior of the place was giving me goosebumps. In my wildest dream also, I couldn’t imagine that I’ll be walking on the same floor that was once walked by Rabindranath Tagore.

He stayed there, spend his maximum lifetime here.

(sigh).

Well, I should keep my pens down. Cause, everything can’t be uttered in words.

I spend my entire day, walking through the corridors, looking at the mirrors, reading about the artifacts.

Photo of Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal by anistraveldiary

As no vacation gets over without the mouth licking foods. I decided to halt  to hit my appetite.
So choosed to bump into a south Indian shop and had a masala dosa 😋

Photo of New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by anistraveldiary
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