Kolkata(originally known as Calcutta), capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, former capital of India, is one of the 6 metros of India. Also known as the cultural capital of India, sometimes city of joy, city of festivals, Calcutta as a city still depicts as a true cultural, political, festive and an antique city in India. Almost 300 years old, Calcutta has really grown with ages and diversities, and is currently trying to compete head to head with other metros in India in terms of development too.Read More
Road review for this journey or rather saying road review for NH2 in one word to say is simply awesome. It is advisable to start as early as possible in the morning so as to avoid the city rush.
Starting with the Durgapur Expressway from Kolkata, this is one of the best highways in India, there is absolutely no doubt in that. If you are actually driving in this highway, the road quality is so good and the greenery around are so nice, that you will just want to keep driving on this road. A maximum speed of 150 KMPH is no big deal in this highway and you can easily maintain an avg speed of around 90-100 KMPH.
Every now and then one can find decent places to have tea and snacks, there is not limitation on any kind of meals, whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shaktigarh around 100 KM from Kolkata is one such ideal place to have a good breakfast. It’s known for its famous sweets (langchas). It’s also known as “langchagarh”.
Journey from Kolkata to Delhi through the awesome Durgapur Expressway, was something I had dreamt of since the time I went to Kolkata back in August 2007. I had my plans sorted out that I will be working in Kolkata not more than 2-3 years and then when I return back to Delhi, I will do that by road. It was January 1st week, when I got an offer in hand for a job back in Delhi, and I immediately had in mind, it’s now or never.
We were all set to start on the 4th of February 2011 for Delhi from Kolkata by road in my most loveable Santro.Read More
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Hi friends, I just want to share my experience with the Golden Quadrilateral. I left Delhi on 23 October, 2010 with my wife and…Read More
“Welcome to Kolkata Metro Railway. Kolkata Metro Railway aapka swagat karta hai. Kolkata Metro Railway aapnader swagoto janachche”. I heard these pre-recorded sweet words…Read More
D and I had gone to Kolkata in December 2010. During our stay there, we went on two trips – a one day trip…Read More
Hi Guys: 1.1 I am a retired bureaucrat, retired about eight years ago. My grandson is about three years old and a great source…Read More
I thought of completing Part 3 sometime later on, but the pull of the fellow Ghumukkar’s has made me continue even before I scheduled…Read More
Day 1: Delhi to Varanasi: 5th Feb 2010 (793 km) The journey continues… Thanks for all the comments. And thanks for recharging my batteries….Read More
Never in our wildest dreams, we dreamt of travelling to Kolkata in our own Car!!! But things go very crazy sometimes and we do…Read More