16 Kolkata square frames as clichéd af.

Not always does a young Delhiite come all the way to Kolkata to meet me and see Kolkata around. But when he does, I should make sure he sees all things clichéd, be it the Howrah Bridge or the Victoria Memorial. How could I not tell him and his friend about the Jewish Synagogue or the china town? I even made him drink inside The Park hotel and then take him to Victoria Memorial Hall at 3 AM to make him feel how majestic it looks even without the lights. The Prinsep Ghat Memorial was however lit up even at 4:15 AM. Here’re a few photographs:

 

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Manish is my friend since 2010, when he was around 16 years of age. From being just a kid with whom I loved conversing with, he has grown up to be someone I look up to. An IIT drop out, aspiring filmmaker, he is a student of History in Delhi University. Apart from this, he loves trekking in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand; for obvious reasons. He is here with his friend Akriti. Akriti is one crazy lady I’ve met recently. She is pursuing her masters in English. When I met them this March 2016 during Holi, I saw a synergy growing and we decided to work on the idea which now is Nomadic Clouds.

  • Chai

    Hey,

    Great photos!

    I’m planning a 5 day trip to Calcutta which includes a trip to the Sunderbans and a wedding. Could you give me a list of must-visit places in the city which i can cover in 2 days? Don’t worry about how cliched they are. I want to see/eat as much as possible.

    • 2 days.

      a. Park Street – Victoria Memorial Hall – Birla Planetorium – St Pauls Cathedral – Maidan – Prinsep Ghat – Drive down to North Kolkata.

      b. Nakhoda Mosque, Magen David Synagogue, Portugese Church, Armenian Church – food at Mitra Cafe, Vivekanandas home, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar.