New year '15 we decided to take a kolkata trip. Got our tickets by tatkal (Duronto exp) which is the best train for Bangalore-Kolkata journey.
The city was nothing like we had imagined. The place actually took us 20 years back. The buildings, the yellow ambassador cabs, the dilapidated buses and even the streets had a vintage rustic charm.
We got our hotel in the town center, New Market, Right opposite the legendary inventors of Kathi rolls - Nizam kababs & rolls. Right after checkin we were on a food hunt.
The following days went by trying out the finest Indian food and bengali sweets, thanks to our foodie tour guide cum cousin, we covered some tourist spots too occasionally :)
To all the foodies out there :Do not miss these
- The 5am Nihari
- Nizam kathi rolls
- New market street Haleem
- Balwant singh's matka chai
- Chitranjali Rosogullas
- Bhim chandra nag Misti doi
- Peter cat's Chello kebab
- Indian's cheese chicken kebab
- Tiretty's kebab lane
- Tiretty's lassi malai marke
- Balram sweets nalen gur
- Shiraz mutton stew & brain masala
- Mrs magpie hot chocolate
- Crystal chimney Lapchi kai chicken
- Kasturi bengali cuisine
And other countless number of delicacies!
We have grown a great deal of attachment with this city, must be the homely feel it gives. Would love to visit again.