Our wait was over and we started early morning to Rajiv Gandhi international airport to catch our flight to Kolkata.
We reached The cultural capital of India by 9am. We had 12 hours in our hand to explore.
We had breakfast & tea on the way. Food is tasty and it won't burn a hole to your pocket.
We booked a Ola rental and visited.
1. Dakshineswar Kali Mata temple:
Famous Kali Mata temple is built by Rani Rashmoni in 1855. Other than main temple there are 12 shrines dedicated to lord Shiva.
Visiting Kolkata in may is not a good idea.
Bags and mobile devices are not allowed inside temple. Temple provides place to store.
Saturday will be crowded.
One can visit Belur math too but we didn't because it closes by 12pm and reopens in evening.
2. Victoria Memorial: entry fee-30 INR
It is a marble building dedicated to Queen Victoria which was built between 1906 and 1921 and now is a museum.
Don't forget to try puchka/ golgappe/ panipuri from the bicycle stalls infront of Victoria Memorial.
3. Howrah bridge: Ride on a boat and catch beautiful sunset
4. New Market: Also called as Hogg market Heaven for shopaholics. If you have bargaining skill, this place is for you.
And then we reached to seeldah railway station to catch Darjeeling mail to NJP(New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal)