Street life in Kolkata India

Coming from Southeast Asia, Kolkata is probably one of the cheapest way to enter India. Thanks to Airasia, I only got my promo ticket for around 2,200 pesos ( 45 usd) from Kuala Lumpur.

Kolkata is located on the east banks of Indian Subcontinent, and is a state once the center of British Colonialism in East India . Colonial architecture and influences are still evident in almost every corner of the City. And I have seen more Catholic Christians here, than elsewhere In India.

Kolkata may not be as ancient and as rich in architecture and history compared to central India; But here , is where I’ve seen a picture of poverty and the effects of over population; The India , that is beyond the manicured Gardens and the Glitz of what Bollywood.   My Stay in Kolkata  was short, but indeed it was an experience.

Around Kolkata,

Morning Rush at Dumdum Train Station

Morning Rush at Dumdum Train Station

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Dumdum is the nearest subway station frm the airport

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Usual Street Scenes, while roaming Downtown Kolkata,

Male Pee Station

Male Pee Station

Beard Trimming Station

Beard Trimming Station , note that much beard on the floor.

Barber shop along the street

Barber shop along the street

Park Street

Park Street

Cusum Rolls  along Park Street.  Delicious !

Cusum Rolls along Park Street. Delicious !

Ready to eat Snacks. No Plastic

Ready to eat Snacks. No Plastic

Carinderia in Kolkata India. The chicken Biryani was downright tempting , but ...

Carinderia in Kolkata India. The chicken Biryani was downright tempting , but …

Roti bread with some curry. My First Street food in India

Roti bread with some curry. My First Street food in India

Indians eat sliced cucumber like ordinary fruit  as sold on the streets.

Indians eat sliced cucumber like ordinary fruit as sold on the streets.

A cemetery at the middle of the City , with centuries old tombs  , it was told that this place should be free entrance, but apparently, someone was asking for 100 INR fee when i went there.

A cemetery at the middle of the City , with centuries old tombs , it was told that this place should be free entrance, but apparently, someone was asking for 100 INR fee when i went there.

Goats taking over the landscaping.

Goats taking over the landscaping.

This is what Mcdonalds restaurant in Kolkata  look like

This is what Mcdonalds restaurant in Kolkata look like

Some Signage

Some Signage

Sudder Street Kolkata

Sudder Street Kolkata

Post Holi Kolkata

Post Holi Kolkata

Horwah Train Station and Nearby ,

Public bath at the market near Hawrah Bridge. Its undeniable that Kolkata has a lot of people living in the streets. and These Public toilet and Baths were probably installed for them.  The public bath is an enclosed building by the way, this is just a water source outside the building, which is also free for use.

Public bath at the market near Hawrah Bridge. Its undeniable that Kolkata has a lot of people living in the streets. and These Public toilet and Baths were probably installed for them. The public bath is an enclosed building by the way, this is just a water source outside the building, which is also free for use.

Flower Market near Howrah Bridge. Interesting  Sight to see  in Kolkata.

Flower Market near Howrah Bridge. Interesting Sight to see in Kolkata.

People bathing in Hooghly  River  near the market . and As I knew, This river is from the Ganges of Varanasi, which was the holy river for hindu cremation

People bathing in Hooghly River near the market . and As I knew, This river is from the Ganges of Varanasi, which was the holy river for hindu cremation

The Iconic Howrah Train Station

The Iconic Howrah Train Station

Mother Teresa's house where her tomb is also sheltered.

Mother Teresa’s house where her tomb is also sheltered.

A Catholic Cathedral. a certain percent of the population in Kolkata are Roman Catholics, where Mother Teresa is among the pillars of this area's catholicism.

A Catholic Cathedral. a certain percent of the population in Kolkata are Roman Catholics, where Mother Teresa is among the pillars of this area’s catholicism.

Kolkata Metro Train Station / Subway,

Kolkata Subway ..  Its fairly clean, i mean, coming from the Philippines, I should not complain

Kolkata Subway .. The Station Floors are fairly clean, i mean, coming from the Philippines, I should not complain … Its just that the Train Cabs are overly crowded.

View of Subway. Park Street Station

View of Subway. Park Street Station

Guesthouse Recommendation : Sunflower Guesthouse , Royd Street.

Decent Bedroom at Sunflower Guesthouse.  Other Guesthouse nearby are in the rough shape. This ones better . at 12 USD / Non Air .  Accommodation in Kolkata are pricey, i dont understand why.

Decent Bedroom at Sunflower Guesthouse. Other Guesthouse nearby are in the rough shape. This ones better . at 12 USD / Non Air . Accommodation in Kolkata are pricey, i dont understand why.

Sunflower  Guest House Along Royd Street,  where I stayed. Walking distance from  Park street Metro Station , and a lot of restaurants like Mcdonalds and Pizza Hut Nearby (For those Maarte sa food)

Sunflower Guest House Along Royd Street, where I stayed. Walking distance from Park street Metro Station , and a lot of restaurants like Mcdonalds and Pizza Hut Nearby (For those Maarte sa food)

Pushnak Hostel, Intl. The only Dorm type accommodation in downtown Kolkata I came across with.  around 350 INR ( 6 USD), but the condition is a bit undesirable , sadly.  So I opt to get a better room  bed/room instead at sunflower guesthouse.

Pushnak Hostel, Intl. The only Dorm type accommodation in downtown Kolkata I came across with. around 350 INR ( 6 USD), but the condition is a bit undesirable , sadly. So I opt to get a better room bed/room instead at sunflower guesthouse.

Green line Subway Map of Kolkata , very Helpful

Green line Subway Map of Kolkata , very Helpful

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