About this blog: Durgapuja is knocking at the door. This is the time of buying sarees in Kolkata and West Bengal. As Bengali we have a few favourite saree shops in Kolkata. They have been running the show for a little more than eight decades. These are some of the heritage saree shops that we […]
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20+ Top Rated Tourist Attractions in West Bengal: A Local’s Guide
23 best places to visit in West Bengal by a local. Cheap places to visit in West Bengal.
DARJEELING Mon Amour: Useful Travel Tips for the First Time Visitors
About this blog: Planning a trip to Darjeeling and want to explore the pristine Himalayan hamlets of North Bengal? This travel guide will help you prepare for what to expect in Darjeeling and must know travel tips before visiting Darjeeling. These set of Darjeeling travel tips are furbished keeping in mind you are planning a […]
Saras Mela: a Winter Handicraft Fair in Kolkata
About this blog: Indian folk art is not just sustainable, they are ecologically made out of scraps and take unforeseen aesthetic shapes. often times, they are the yield of a thriving cottage industry. Women folks of a village make them in their lone time, in between household chores and performing mammoth other responsibilities, which range […]
Cabin Restaurants of Calcutta: The Love Shacks in the Heart of an Old Metropolis!
About the blog: The old school cabin restaurants of Kolkata are the remnants of old lifestyle instilled at the heart of our Mahanagar, Calcutta! No fuss eating houses serving local favorites of Chops and Fries and Cutlets, often bearing a touch of Anglo households, are distinctive to Kolkata. Here is a list of the Cabin […]
Bijoya Sammiloni: A Trip Down the memory lane with Food Spread and Familia!
Post Puja depression is a real thing in a Bengali’s lifespan. And whom to blame? In the dingy old alleys of Kolkata, the festivities bring is an unprecedented light. It ushers the old metropolis with a much-needed splurge of energy, a measure to sustain the ensuing mellow winter, cruel summer and deluge rendering monsoon! Pin […]
Bonedi Barir Durga Puja Parikrama of Kolkata (Updated with Map)
About this blog: One of the best things to experience in Kolkata is to attend a Bonedi Barir Durgapuja. The century old Bengali Zamindar or wealthy households of Kolkata and Bengal maintains all the traditional rituals, age old customs are observed to perform Durgapuja. A Bonedi Barir Puja is incomplete without the towering pillared Thakurdalan, […]
Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!
Durgapuja 2018: To be or not to be in Kolkata (Your complete travel guide to experience the Durgapuja 2018 in West Bengal!) The first memory of Durgapuja in my mind is of Purulia Express, along with a huge pile of the crowd, jostling with the urgency of an army evacuation on the 8 number platform […]
Bishnupur Temples: Rediscovering the era of Malla kingdom n a Easy Day Trip from Kolkata
Prologue to the blog: Bishnupur temples or Bishnupur silks (Baluchari saree) of Bankura are world famous. So are the horses of Bankura. I am a native of the district and may get a bit overwhelmed. Instead of a typical “things to do in Bishnupur”, I tried to share my personal experience as the old temple […]
Kolkata Durgapuja: A Melancholy
If I have to tell you to come visit Kolkata, I need to tell you all about Durgapuja. All of it. The annual homecoming session is Durgapuja for the whole of Bengal. Hindu Bengalis believe the Goddess Durga takes a break from her household in Kailas and comes to her maternal home with four children. […]