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A Day Dedicated To Science At The Science City, Kolkata

I planned my next day to visit the most popular Science City of Kolkata. I and my Friend Anita were always fascinated with various aspects of science, and after a long time we had the opportunity to come closer to it. The transport facility of Kolkata is not just convenient but cheap as well. And we preferred to use it to visit the science city as well.

It is situated in East Kolkata, and the place is ideal for people who are lovers of Science. We started from our place at 9 am and it took about 40 minutes to reach the place. The museum is known to be one of the best science museums of our nation.

It is a pleasant park, and at the same time provides immense knowledge about the technology and science. In addition to this, I enjoyed every aspect of the museum and took a lot of pictures of the exhibitions maintained there. The best thing about the place was that everyone had glowing places and they were keenly interested in grabbing knowledge, irrespective of the age group they belonged.

Science City Kolkata

Science City Kolkata | Image Resource : sciencecitykolkata.org.in

The museum is surrounded with lawns and lush trees, and the main spots to check out are Dinosaurs Alive, Life in Water, World of insects and reptiles, Butterfly corner, Space flight, Musical fountain, and many more. Personally, I liked the Fountain and butterfly corner. I thank the founders of the place to provide us a chance to get to know science more practically.

The visitors can enjoy the day easily as the entire auditorium is air conditioned and has advanced audio video equipment to give the best feel to the audiences. I was surprised that 2215 seats were available in the auditorium. Such a vast place!

With just few bucks, one can see, hear, and feel science in the museum. I would request all my readers to visit Science city when they are in this joy metropolitan. We spent the entire day at the place, and it was evening when we left the museum to reach our hotel. We both were tired and wanted to have a relaxing time the next day.

Travel Photo Of The Week : Rabindra Sarovar Kolkata

Rabindra Sarovar Kolkata

Rabindra Sarovar Kolkata | Image Resource : indiantravels.com

Rabindra Sarovar Kolkata – This lake in the middle of the city transports you from a busy bustle to a nice calm environment. There are small rowing boats and paddle boats for 100 rupees that can be rented if needed. This place looks magnificent during the sunset and it is highly advised to visit at this time!

Travel Photo Of The Week : Swami Vivekanad’s Ancestral House Kolkata

Swami Vivekanad's Ancestral House Kolkata

Swami Vivekanad’s Ancestral House Kolkata | Image Resource : wikiwand.com

Swami Vivekanad’s Ancestral House Kolkata – This exquisite museum and cultural house was a sure shot eye opener. This place also feeds hungry children and students all year around. If you want to travel back in time, to a simpler life such as that of the 19th century, you are surely in the right place! Was lovely to see humanity working and winning for a change!

Victoria Memorial Hall Kolkata- A Striking Example Of British Architecture

After visiting the Millennium Park and Eden Gardens Stadium on our second day in Kolkata, I woke up with a fresh mind and energetic mood. I had heard a lot about the touch of British architecture in Kolkata, and one of the best representatives of British architecture is the Victoria Memorial.

I had already Googled the timings of visiting this memorial. The memorial comprises of a garden and a museum. While the museum remains closed on Mondays, but the garden remains open for public all through the day. Fortunately, it was not Monday. We were ready by 9 in the morning, and all set to leave the hotel room.

Again, the hotel guy arranged the same cab for us, and we took no time to hop inside the cab. The day was pleasant, and the level of humidity was moderate; perfect enough to roam under the sun. Within 20 or 30 minutes we reached out destination. It was 9:45 in the morning, and the gates were open for the garden.

Victoria Memorial Hall Kolkata

Victoria Memorial Hall Kolkata | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

As I approached the entry ticket stall, the information written on the top of the stall became readable. The garden remains open from 5:30 in the morning till 6:15 in the evening. On the other hand, the timing for the museum is 10 from the morning till 5 in the evening. I purchased two tickets, each of 20 INR. The amount covers the entry fee for the museum and garden as well.

Without any doubt, the memorial looked absolutely beautiful and stunning. The white marble used for the construction of memorial was adding more beauty to the structure. The inside part of the memorial that is the museum encompasses wide range of objects, particularly from the pre-Independence phase of India.

It was the year 1921 when this memorial was constructed, and it was devoted to the memory of none other than Queen Victoria. The collection size of nearly 30,000 items is definitely quite massive. It took us more or less two hours to check out the entire museum. The garden was absolutely beautiful and comprised of many valuable trees, and some of them were a century old.

Travel Photo Of The Week : St Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata

St Paul's Cathedral Kolkata

St Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

St Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata – The sounds and acoustics in this massive church was my favourite part. There is a nice garden right before you enter the huge doors of the church that is a perfect place to take some pictures. If you are looking to find solace, look no further! The overall environment here was brilliant!

Millennium Park- A Good Place To Experience Some Serene Moments

It was our second day in Kolkata. After checking into the hotel room at about 8 in the evening, we decided to pamper our taste buds with some fine delicacies of Kolkata. Since we were a little tired, so I and my friend, Anita decided not to go anywhere. The next day, we woke up fresh and were absolutely thrilled to explore the next hot spot of Kolkata, and it was the Millennium Park.

Millennium Park Entrance

Millennium Park Entrance | Image Resource : calcutta-kolkata-asim.blogspot.com

Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, and along the popular Strand Road, this private park is quite popular for its quiet environment. Through Google maps I found that the distance between this park and the place where I stayed was more or less 15 kilometers. Hence, we decided to start early in order to avoid the traffic.

After enjoying the breakfast, which also included the widely popular ‘Misti Doi’ or sweet curd, we dressed ourselves up and were ready to move on. It was really good that the manager of the hotel arranged a cab for us, and directed the chauffer to take us to the destination. The ride was quite at ease and in less than an hour, we were in front of Millennium Park.

Millennium Park Kolkata

Millennium Park Kolkata | Image Resource : itimes.com

It was around 10:30 in the morning, and the gates were already open. I asked one of the guards about the timings, and he said that the park remains open from 10 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. Since no entry fee is required to get inside the park, so we headed straightly towards it. As I moved inside the park, the cool breeze accompanied with lush green environment definitely relaxed my mind.

The entire park is a stretch of two and half kilometers, and the landscaped gardens are one of the prime attractions. We also tried some snacks which were sold inside by the hawkers such as the famous Jhal Muri of Kolkata. The view of Hooghly River from the park was absolutely a treat to the eye. I would definitely love to visit this park once again, but in the evening, when the sunrays would create an amazing effect on the river. Overall, it is a good place to spend some peaceful time.

Howrah Bridge- A Treasured Experience Right At The Beginning

After I and Anita arrived at the Howrah Station, we hired a cab through a mobile app. Within few minutes, the chauffer called on my number and gave details of his location. Right from the car parking space of the station, I was able to see the mammoth structure- the Howrah Bridge.

Finally, my desire came true and the magnificent bridge was in front of my eyes. Since it was about 6:30 in the evening, so the lights were on, and it was rendering an amazing effect to the structure.

Soon we found the cab parked few meters away from the exit gate of the station. The guy looked decent, in his 40’s. One thing that makes Kolkata more popular is the Howrah railway station itself. The crowd was mindboggling, and the jam was definitely giving a scary view. Fortunately, we were inside an AC car, so the humidity was not affecting us. I took out my smart phone and started taking some pictures of the bridge.

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge | Image Resource : itimes.com

As the cab slowly moved towards the bridge, I was able to get a better view of the giant structure of steel. I still remember some vital information regarding this amazing structure. It was 1936 when the construction of this cantilever bridge started, and it took almost 6 years to finish the construction. After a year from completing the construction, on 3 February 1943 the bridge was opened for the public.

As our cab entered into the huge structure, I felt so small in front of it. It feels so amazing that how this huge structure remains suspended between two huge towers. It is also a mindboggling fact that there are no nuts and bolts in the entire bridge.

The traffic was too slow, as it was the evening time, when people return back to their home from their respective offices. But, I really liked the slow traffic, as it allowed me to explore the beauty of Howrah Bridge.

The Hooghly River flowing under the bridge was definitely beautiful and terrifying at the same time. It took about 10 minutes to cross the 705 meters long bridge. What a perfect way to begin the exploration of Kolkata!

Hooghly River

Hooghly River | Image Resource : panoramio.com

Travel Photo Of The Week : Shaheed Minar Kolkata

Shaheed Minar Kolkata

Shaheed Minar Kolkata | Image Resource : kolkatajournal.com

Shaheed Minar Kolkata – If you’re looking to see Kolkata in all its glory at one view, this is the perfect place for the same. This lighthouse is like many others but shows you a view of Kolkata that you’d never think was there. It is a climb so I wouldn’t recommend anyone that cannot climb to go here.

Travel Photo Of The Week : Ghatarani Waterfalls Chattisgarh

ghatarani waterfalls chattisgarh

Ghatarani Waterfalls Chattisgarh | Image Resource : flickr.com

Ghatarani Waterfalls Chattisgarh – There is nothing compared to the satisfaction I get when I visit nature sprawling places. This interest took me to Ghatarani Waterfalls. If you ask me the unforgettable part of the trip to Chhattisgarh, I would say spontaneously that trekking to this place, truly a different experience entirely. Trekking is not my type, but this was so nice!

With The Life And Colors Of Nature – Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh

Cities and Towns feel incomplete without a part of nature still intact within its developments. Being a hardcore nature addict, I can only tell you the wonders of nature that man has just learnt to appreciate more of late. There are several varieties of species of animals and plants that are becoming close to being extinct with the development of lands and constant deforestation. Moreover global warming has also been a large cause for the lifestyles and lifespan of animals to alter along with their human interaction.

achanakmar wildlife sanctuary chhattisgarh

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh | Image Resource : budgetindianvacations.wordpress.com

I was so pleased and touched to see the care and affection that the people of Chhattisgarh have taken into building this sanctuary for the wildlife of the city. It has managed to preserve several endangered species such as the leopards, Wild Bisons, Bengal Tigers and more. As a matter of fact, the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as a Tiger Reserve in India.

leopards at achanakmar wildlife sanctuary chhattisgarh

Leopards at Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh | Image Resource : indianholiday.com

wild bisons at achanakmar wildlife sanctuary chhattisgarh

Wild Bisons at Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

bengal tigers at achanakmar wildlife sanctuary chhattisgarh

Bengal Tigers at Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary Chhattisgarh | Image Resource : nayaraipur.in

Though not a very popular tourist destination, the dense foliage of the forest still does attract the adventurous and nature loving people to witness the beauty of nature and be a part of it. The hilly topography of the terrain also gives a challenging trek to those who love to scale heights and lengths.

A pristine wildlife stowed away in the lush greens of the hills, gave me an opportunity to a breath taking view of the entire forest from one of the five watch-towers, Tangli Pathar.

Away from the maddening crowd and in the presence of the world’s best fashion designer: Nature, what more could I want to be inspired. It seems dubious to not want to delve into the lap of nature for even a second of its authentic love.

The drive to the Wildlife Sanctuary from the hotel itself was an adventurous journey. Colorful roads, buzzing with life and thriving with new life, I was loaded with more positive energy than ever. I couldn’t care less for technology with my head between the hedges of pure beauty and innocence.

Take the drive to Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and marvel the charm of mother-nature that we rarely get to witness in our modernized, tech savvy lifestyle.