The Chronicles West Bengal, Kolkata and Sunderbans

After completing the Odisha trip we headed to the most happening state of West Bengal.. It was a dream for me to visit the most striking places of India and when I learnt about the mighty Sunderbans in 7th standard Geography classes it was a dream to visit the place and explore the uniqueness where the Royal Bengal Tigers lived..

I used to imagine the places in my dreams and it was a dream come to visit the most magnificent mangroves of India.. We encountered a variety of wild animals there including 4 breeds of Kingfishers.. We stayed in the islands to understand the life's of Fisherman, Honey collectors and wood cutters to know more about the mighty tigers...The Mudskippers are other fish not to be missed..

Then we headed off to Kolkata - The city of Joy, as the name suggest the city has its own charm and happiness in middle of its dust and poverty.. We did taste all the local cuisine and enjoyed the trip to the most...We spent couple of days visiting the places such as Victoria memorial, St Marys Cathedral, Howrah bridge, Esplande and also all the old and dusty lanes of Old Kolkata..

Loved the scenes of Kolkata where the Modernity and heritage mix was on a showcase...The flying cars along with the century old Trams and 100 century old hand pulled Rickshaw's all dominating the roads in the same space. Loved the trip

We did try all the local cusines of Kolkata and what I loved the most were the katta meeta chats, Paani puri and the Lacha Parotta the streets of Kolkata offered and not to miss the varieties of Sweets we had like Rosgulla, Rasmalai etc..

"Busyyyyy city with Pasiii Citizens...

Route Map and 2 days itinerary 

Day 1 : Reach Kolkata and head to Sunderbans

Day 2 : Sunderbans National park Safari

Day 3 : Kolkata sight seeing

Places to see :

* Sunderbans National Park and full day boat safari ( look for Tigers and 8 varieties of Kingfishers)

* Victoria Memorial
* St.Mary's Cathedral
* Howrah Bridge
* Howrah Flower market
* Esplanade market
* Food streets of Esplanade

A beautiful end to the day at the Sunderbans

The Victoria Memorial at Kolkata
A busy day at the Flower market of Howrah
A Village women of Sunderbans
A small drive in the Sunderbans
A salt water Crocodile
One among the many varieties of Kingfishers

The beautiful Mudskippers

The stylish Rickshaw Wala's of Kolkata

Nature Is Merciless

Kolkata is the only city to have many ways of transports including this hand pulling Rickshaws

The Shoe Polish workers of Kolkata Lanes
Life is hard at time even at 80s

With 10 rs you can get a cleannnn shave

Tasting the Kolkata Chats

The Cathedral of Kolkata

The Old traditional trams of Kolkata lanes

Time to Cool off with some Lassi...

People dressed as the mighty Kali - the Godess

The Famous Howra Bridge

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