Day 2 : Our Hunt for time travel Machine.
Science city : A Little bit of science is always good .
Famous among localities and tourist as its one of the oldest Science Museum in India. Science Museum utmost attraction is Time Travel Machine, Yes Time travel machine, though it won’t take you back to the future or past as it is just a prototype and not a functioning model but greatest scientists were really close to theory practical .
Other than that it has lots to offer like Ropeway, Solo Cycle, earth from space and much more. A full tour does require good 4-5 hours of time. So plan in advance and leave early.
Timings: 9am to 9pm. Open all days other than National holidays .
Food Walk in Kolkata
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Few place to Visit in Kolkata for Food.
There are two parts of Chinatown, Tiretta Bazaar, and Tangra . Tiretta being the older one is famous for yummy delicacies like Pork Dimsums and Fish Soup but sadly available only during the breakfast hours. The second one Tangra is famous for authentic Chinese food .
The most happening and buzzing place in Kolkata. From Street food to Fine dine , Pubs and bars to Bakery you name it and park street and surrounding area have it.
Sweets shops all around Kolkata
Bengali sweets are really famous and dirt cheap in Kolkata. The two of our favorite are Sandesh and Rasgulla.
So a visit to Kolkata is incomplete without trying out these sweets. The good part is one can buy a single piece of sweet over the counter. Unlike other cities where it is been weighed in Kilos.
The Great Banyan Tree : Love the wild
Located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden of Howrah,Kolkata. It’s one of the oldest in India and biggest one across the world. So, A 250-Year-old banyan tree which is spread across 4 acres of an area does make to the list of must visits in Kolkata.
Kolkata is a city which is spread vertically , so yes it does takes the time to travel from one place to another. Therefore do plan you trip timing accordingly so that less time is wasted in commuting .
Shopping and Souvenirs
A Getaway or a holiday is incomplete without some shopping and taking away some souvenirs, so here are few items which you can buy on your visit to Kolkata .
Sarees are the most adorned dress of Kolkata, a white saree with a red border , which is commonly known as Lal Paar Sarees, this saree is not only being worn as traditional Durga puja( festival ) attire but it’s the best way to describe the true color of Kolkata. Other sarees like Tussar and Vishnupuri silk are also quite famous and a good take away from Kolkata.
Since sarees are popular buys amongst tourists, shopkeepers may quote exorbitant prices , so make it a thumb rule to bargain a little before picking up an item.
Clay products of idols to horse to bowls , everything is handmade by the talented clan of Kolkata . Therefore a small earthen bowl for your showpiece or a Durga Maa idol for the home are must buy from Kolkata.
Even if you think you are limited on space or did not get enough time then do buy those Yellow taxi fridge magnet from the airport.
Dhon no Baad (Thank You in Bengali )
Our short two days Getaway came to and end with lavish dinner at The Baan Thai at The Oberoi.
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