Day 2 - Second day was going to be pretty busy with a conference to attend. But the weather was amazing so, early morning I decided to take a stroll near the small ponds just outside the main area. It totally rejuvenated me and gave a feeling of a quaint village of West Bengal. The fish pond full of lotus flowers surrounded by coconut trees and the spacious area for the guests to chill and relax can’t be more apt to make you feel at any native countryside of Bengal. All these made me so nostalgic and reminded me of my grandma’s place located in a village in the district of Midnapore that I used to visit as a kid with my parents every summer vacation. Even a solitary soul will never feel alone at this mesmerizing green space at ITC Sonar Bangla. I did not feel like going back to my room; no not because they weren’t comfortable, but just because the outside gave so much solace. The rooms indeed felt like home rather more than that actually. The food was authentic with variety of options in Bengali as well as North Indian cuisine.