Weekend-Kolkata

The mysterious Naga Sadhus and humbling return journey

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Very soon the faint evening glow, which was prevalent in the sky, vanished. The vessel did not have any light in the upper deck area. All the lights we had, was only the cosmic glow in the sky. I could not see anything ahead. The person sitting next to me was a mere silhouette. Up above there were innumerable stars and glowing planets travelling with us and below there was infinite quantum of water through which we were moving.

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Gangasagar

Being one of the 12 Lac++ pilgrims to Gangasagar Mela

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Sagar mela is held every year at the same place drawing huge turnout irrespective of caste, colour, creed and age. Last year the turnout was 12 Lakh and this year the Govt. of WB made all the arrangements for an expected turnout of 20 Lakh. The holy dip is observed on the day of Makar Sankranti, the day when the Sun makes a transition to Capricorn from Sagittarius.

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जिंदगी के कुछ शान्त पल – बकखाली के समुद्रतट पर

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बकखाली में ढेरों होटल, रिसोर्ट और लॉज है, जो यहाँ आनेवाले सैलानियों की संख्या के हिसाब से कुछ ज्यादा लगती है. हाँ, समुद्र-तट के सामने वाले होटलों में भीड़ ज्यादा मिलती है. बकखाली का मौसम गर्म है. यहाँ आने का सबसे अच्छा समय नवम्बर से मार्च के बीच होता है, क्योंकि इस वक़्त गर्मी कम रहती है और भीड़ भी ज्यादा होती है. होटल में खाना खाने के बाद हमलोगों ने थोड़ी देर आराम किया और लगभग 4 बजे समुद्र-तट पहुंचे. तट पर पहले से काफी चहल-पहल थी. बकखाली के समुद्र-तट से सूर्योदय और सूर्यास्त देखना दोनों ही समान मनोरम अनुभव देता है.

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The Sunderbans : A long cherished dream : Part 3

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The first question I asked, whether any tiger tried to embark into our launch. Our crew members confirmed that no untoward incident happened in the night. So the tension, which was running in the background of my mind, had gone. We moved to the gate of Bonnie Camp, which was near to the place where we anchored our vessel last night.

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The Sunderbans : A Long Cherished Dream : Part 2

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While coming to Sunderbans I thought that we would see only water everywhere and the trip would be boring. But scenery and surrounding were ever changing. Nobody felt monotonous. While crossing the confluence we did not feel any turbulence. During rainy season, these areas become dangerous. For safety purpose, it is better to avoid Sunderbans during rainy season.

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Gangtok-Namchi-Pelling-Darjeeling tour : Part 3

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By the time, we found a momo corner nearby and grabbed few of them to fill the stomach before our two hours ride, the toy train arrived at the station. DHR was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it was the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger Railway. There are various types of rides available on this track, so you can book ride based on your preferences and time availability.

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