Dakshinapan Shopping Center Kolkata : If you are a shopping freak and you are visiting Kolkata by any chance then you must definitely visit Dakshinapan Shopping Center, Kolkata. It is a great place for shoppers. You can find unique souvenirs and artefacts in the shops which are definitely worth gifting. It is a must visit for a Kolkata tourist.
Fish Cutlets : I am a great fan of seafood and the fish cutlets I had during my stay in Bengal were truly the best. I wonder how someone can make such impeccable cutlets with the correct combination of spices and flavours. I want to have it again and again. I am planning to learn the recipe from one of my neighbours.
Hotel De Sovrani Kolkata : The De Sovrani is a luxury 4 star hotel which completely lives up to its reputation. The lovely swimming pool and spa facilities are sure to impress the visitors and make their stay more enjoyable. I actually got to relax and rejuvenate during my stay in this hotel. It was fun.
Sunset at Vidyasagar Setu Kolkata : This is the picture of the famous Vidyasagar Setu in Kolkata. It is also known as the second Hooghly Bridge.This is the picture of sunset at the Setu and I have been quite lucky to witness it. Vidyasagar Setu is the best bridge in India/Kolkata and the panoramic view of this place is mesmerizing.
From the railway station we went straight to the hotel where we had our room booked. We were in high spirits and decided that after freshening up we would visit the famous Kalighat Temple Kolkata. By six o’ clock we were ready to embark on a new and exciting journey. We reached the temple in a hired car and it is located in southern Kolkata near Kalighat Metro station. The Kalighat Temple is a part of the fifty two Shakti Peeths of India and it is believed that Maa Sati’s right foot toe fell here in this place. This Hindu temple is a very famous pilgrimage site where worshippers of Maa Kali and Lord Shiva come in hordes to offer prayers. The main deity of the temple is Maa Kali and the face of Goddess is worshipped as the idol.
The idol has four hands, a long tongue and three eyes, which are all made of gold and silver. This more than 200-year old temple is one of the most cherished and visited historical temples of India. The temple is open every day and its timings were 5.00 AM to 2.00 PM and 5.00 PM to 10.30 PM and it is closed from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM. There were many shops lined outside the temple and we bought the puja items as well as Prasad to offer the Goddess.
There were two ways for the darshan and we chose to go through the VIP route, which would lead to the Garba Griha or the inner sanctum where the darshan of the Goddess was easily accessible. The Mangal Aarti is held every day at 4.00 AM and the Sandhya Aarti starts at 6.30 PM. We were very lucky that the Aarti started as soon as we reached inside the premises. The Chants, the Hymns and the Aarti were a delightful and wonderful experience. When our turn came we offered prayers and it was a divine experience. While coming out of the temple premises we bought many items as souvenir like the painting of the Goddess and some garlands of beats.
The Kalighat Temple Kolkata is simply one of the best temples we have visited because of its mesmerizing atmosphere and going through this temple we decided to visit the Belur Math Kolkata.
Shahid Minar Kolkata : During our visit, we decided to go for the early morning movie show. We saw Shahid Minar Kolkata, while we were driving to the theatre. While we were heading back to the hotel, we visited the Shahid Minar. It is a beautiful structure. It has a great sentimental value amongst the locals.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!