Tag Archives: Kolkata

Gangtok, April 19, 2009 – Day 9 – Kolkata

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 8 – Day 10 I am lying in my second AC bunk on Howrah Puri Express enroute to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata. We arrived in Kolkata early this morning from New Jalpaiguri, returning from our visit to Gangtok. Mandal-da, my uncle’s driver was waiting at Sealdha station and took… Read More »

Gangtok, April 13, 2009 – Day 3 – Kolkata

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 2 – Day 4 Falaknuma Express arrived on time at Howrah (Kolkata). My uncle’s driver, Mandal-da, was there to pick us up and we drove across the old Howrah bridge to Park Street where my uncle and aunt have a flat. I had saved my previous two emailed… Read More »

Bhubaneswar in the Summer of ’09

April 21, 2009, Bhubaneswar We arrived in Bhubaneswar early yesterday morning by Howrah Puri Express from Kolkata. This was the shortest rail journey of our entire trip this summer and the only one on which we had a coupe to ourselves. All of us were thrilled with that and also lamented the the lack on… Read More »

Summer Break – Kolkata!

April 19, Day 9, 11.00 pm I am lying in my second AC bunk on Howrah Puri Express enroute to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata. We arrived in Kolkata early this morning from New Jalpaiguri, returning from our visit to Gangtok. Mandal-da, my uncle’s driver was waiting at Sealdha station and took us to my uncle’s flat… Read More »

Gangtok Trip – Day 8 – Return To The Plains Of Bengal

April 18 – Day 8 – The Return to the Plains Today we return to the heat, dust & polution of the plains. Gangtok was pollution free most of the time. We had asked the travel agent in Siliguri who had rented us the cab on the journey from Siliguri to Gangtok to send us… Read More »