Touring Kolkata - Part 2

11 February 2017

Today we went on Weldon’s tour of Kolkata which started with a visit to the Botanical Gardens. We saw the remarkable Great Banyan Tree which is over 250 years old, has 3,600 ariel roots and covers 1.6 hectare. We took a walk around the garden and lakes which was a nice change from the hustle of Kolkata outside.

We then went to the Victoria Memorial, built between 1906 and 1921 and is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria which is a lasting sign of the British influence on this part of the world. Despite the damage the British exit caused, the locals were still keen to get a selfie or two-hundred with the white-folk.

The remains of the group that weren’t laid up with Delhi-belly went to the Rabindranath Tagore’s House dedicated to the life and works of the Nobel Prize winner. The museum had many galleries dedicated to his pictures, paintings and poetry. We then went to the Jain Temple which is made with a mirrored material, a peaceful place. The temple was beautiful, a sparkling sensation.

To end off the evening we headed for another Pizza and a stroll around the night-spots. We are off to bed now, for a half five start to go to mass at The Mother House in the morning before heading back to Udayan for our second visit.

Comments:

Janice O'Donovan

@ 281 days ago

What a fabulous day, love a garden to wander around. Thanks for the lovely pics and blog. Whoever has Delhi belly, I hope you feel well very soon. Enjoy tomorrow. Until then night night. Love jan

Claire Neal

@ 280 days ago

I hope whoevers ill feels better soon. Beautiful photos.

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