KOLKATA : Moments of Joy

Tripoto
23rd Feb 2019
Photo of KOLKATA : Moments of Joy by Ayush Sinha
Day 1

Every Saturday is same for me but 23rd Feb was not. After waking up at 4:30 in the morning for doing my A shift I was excited as the day started as usual but I knew it would not end like others. After work I reached at 3:00 in the afternoon and slept. I woke up at 6:00 in the evening as my train was at 7:30 from Jharsuguda.

Due to some unnecessary delays I catched a running train in a different coach. After few stations I got down to go in my coach and again catched the train while it was running. So I almost missed the same train twice. Since my ticket was not confirmed so I managed somehow in the night.

Day 2

Howrah Station

Photo of Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

I reached Howrah at 6:30 in the morning with the hustle bustle for which it was famous. Before heading to my hotel I planned to cover a few locations.

How can one miss the iconing Howrah Bridge and experience the vibrations of the vehicles passing by standing on it .

Howrah Bridge

Photo of Howrah Bridge, Howrah, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

After being mesmerized by the beauty I headed to have a English breakfast at Flury's. I had a proper english breakfast and coffee there. There was something special in that place which is difficult to express in this blog.

Photo of Flurys Bakery, Park Street, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

English Breakfast at Flury's

Photo of Flurys Bakery, Park Street, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

After freshening up in my hotel room I headed for lunch at a place which is very close to my heart i.e The Arsalan. I had biryani, mutton and chicken boti kabab there and it still tastes the same as it used to do 10 years back.

Chicken

Photo of Arsalan Restaurant, Circus Avenue, Lower Range, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

After that I took an Uber to The Victorial Memorial which I visited around 15 years ago with my parents. I roamed there for about 2 hours gazing at the beauty of the white monument.

Photo of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, West Bengal by Ayush Sinha
Photo of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, West Bengal by Ayush Sinha

The Victorial Memorial

Photo of Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, West Bengal by Ayush Sinha

Exiting from the east gate we reached St. Paul's Cathedral where I realized that one can spend hours there sitting in the silence.

Photo of St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha
Photo of St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

St. Paul's Cathedral

Photo of St. Paul's Cathedral, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ayush Sinha

After all this I catched a train from Sealdah Railway Station and came back to Jharsuguda. Short trips like these are a relief in between such hectic work life.

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