Kolkata | Flury’s

Finally made it to this place which has been running since 1927, for their classic English breakfast. The platter is gigantic and a fulfilling brunch that will buck you up for many hours. We tried the usual English breakfast accompanied with beverages. The price was 950 including beverages, and 750 excluding beverages. It might appear to be a little overpriced given the fact that it … Continue reading Kolkata | Flury’s

Kolkata | Mocambo

Mocambo dates back to 1956, but with old-fashioned seats in scalloped red leather, it feels more like a mood-lit 1970s steakhouse. There are certain places that define Kolkata. Mocambo is one of the many. You take your friends from other parts of the country when they visit Kolkata, to Victoria Memorial and then to Mocambo. A very loyal following comes here for their devilled crab, … Continue reading Kolkata | Mocambo

Kolkata | Waterside Café, Hyatt

When the address says, Hyatt, we know we are dealing with some pretty classy stuff here! The Waterside Cafe is a 24-hour hotel cafe with high French windows, charming interiors, well-maintained greens and the aqua pool; the ambiance in the aptly named Waterside Cafe is stunning. It’s a grand ambiance, although the food was just about average. It was good, but Calcutta has better options. … Continue reading Kolkata | Waterside Café, Hyatt

My Top 10 Durga Puja 2017 Pandals in Kolkata

There are literally thousands of Kolkata Durga Puja pandals but some stand out more than others, as a result of their captivating decorations. Every year they compete to outdo each other with the most elaborate and innovative themes. The pandals in North Kolkata tend to be more traditional, whereas the ones in south Kolkata are contemporary. Out of all the pandals I hopped, below are my ten favorites … Continue reading My Top 10 Durga Puja 2017 Pandals in Kolkata

Calcutta Moments | The ‘Pujo Pujo’ Feel

“You can take the craze of Diwali in Delhi, Christmas in London, Summer Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Valentine’s day in Paris and then add it to the month long madness of Olympic Games or the World Cup and cram all that into a span of 5 days and you still wouldn’t know what you are missing if you haven’t been in Kolkata during Durga … Continue reading Calcutta Moments | The ‘Pujo Pujo’ Feel

5 Things To Do on a Weekend Trip To Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan, famous for Rabindranath Tagore’s Abode of Peace, should be a must visit place if you visit Kolkata. So if you have a weekend in this peaceful town, it is enough if toured correctly. 1. Tagore’s Ashram One of the most valued places in all of Santiniketan, Tagore’s Ashram is located in the Uttarayan Complex. It is the place that Tagore’s father first built when … Continue reading 5 Things To Do on a Weekend Trip To Shantiniketan