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Old 11th February 2015, 12:23   #46
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Excellent compilation Samba da. After reading your post it feels like I should start for a trip right now. It'll be very handy for anyone looking to travel around bengal. Excellent pictures means the whole post deserve a 5 star.
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Simply Excellent! Your images and description makes me want to pick my car n leave immediately for these places. Truly beautifully compiled.
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Samba da - Awesome composition. A much awaited thread, this would give a space for other travellers to include names of new places they visit in WB. As usual, your pictures speak more than words.
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Samba, someone rightly said, a picture is worth thousand words, and boy what pictures. The subjects you captured are beautiful indeed, but the way you did it made it all the more so. These are the pictures which prod you to go out and explore. Thanks for sharing.
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Superb compilations and a well deserved 5*.

Excellent pictures and well described.

@Samba, just a query, does this 108 shiva temples near burdwan happens to be in kalna (ambika kalna), burdwan.

Thanks in advance.

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Many travel , many more take photograps
presenting them in the right sequence makes all the difference .You my friend have mastered the art it seems . Keep them coming .
I would be covering some of the areas you mentioned in next 2 months . Will be glad to get some updates from you.

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Old 13th February 2015, 00:50   #52
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A well deserved 5 stars to this beautiful thread. Kudos SAMBA!
Having stayed in Kolkata for 6 years, I would say it's a very beautiful place. The chaos has its own charm there.
Samba, the pics, the story and places have come out beautifully in the thread and it was a pleasure going through the travelogue. Many happy miles crunching.

Thanks a lot. Yes you are correct, the chaos has its own charm. Many people leave for holiday destinations during the Durga puja just to avoid the chaos. But i stay just to enjoy it! The madness among people awake all over the night feels you connected to the crowd.

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Excellent compilation Samba da. After reading your post it feels like I should start for a trip right now. It'll be very handy for anyone looking to travel around bengal. Excellent pictures means the whole post deserve a 5 star.
Thanks a lot.

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Simply Excellent! Your images and description makes me want to pick my car n leave immediately for these places. Truly beautifully compiled.
Thanks a ton. Your Vento and the Storm must be begging for going places! So take them for a drive and update us about it !

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Samba da - Awesome composition. A much awaited thread, this would give a space for other travellers to include names of new places they visit in WB. As usual, your pictures speak more than words.

Thanks a lot brother.

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Samba, someone rightly said, a picture is worth thousand words, and boy what pictures. The subjects you captured are beautiful indeed, but the way you did it made it all the more so. These are the pictures which prod you to go out and explore. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks a ton.

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Superb compilations and a well deserved 5*.

Excellent pictures and well described.

@Samba, just a query, does this 108 shiva temples near burdwan happens to be in kalna (ambika kalna), burdwan.

Thanks in advance.
Thanks a lot.

Nope both are different. This one is at the starting of the Burdwan - Bolpur road through Bhedia.

For Kalna you can go there by Assam road from Mogra.

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Many travel , many more take photograps
presenting them in the right sequence makes all the difference .You my friend have mastered the art it seems . Keep them coming .
I would be covering some of the areas you mentioned in next 2 months . Will be glad to get some updates from you.
Thanks a ton. As you will be covering few more places in the next two months rather we would expect some latest updates from you backed up by your awesome photographs!

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Old 13th February 2015, 16:13   #53
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Our hired car hit a stray dog, and the locals surrounded us and demanded payment.
Rahul Ji,
What is the name of that village ? had same experience 4 years back. Though we managed to get away free but after heated arguments, few calls, intervention of local administration etc.
I have covered few places in around Jangalmahal and atmosphere was not confidence inspiring at all.

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Rahul Ji,
What is the name of that village ? had same experience 4 years back. Though we managed to get away free but after heated arguments, few calls, intervention of local administration etc.
I have covered few places in around Jangalmahal and atmosphere was not confidence inspiring at all.

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Dear Shubhendra Ji,

This isn't Rahul Roy, but a different Roy, also from the same neighborhood as Rahul.

I don't know the village name because I wasn't driving, but in a rented vehicle. It was on the main highway itself though, mcuh before you hit the beach track to get to the hotels. I didn't have any local contacts, so had to pay up.

I completely agree with you on your last sentence.

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Purbasthali, West Bengal
As I mentioned earlier, it is an oxbow lake.
The water is magically transparent thus allowing many plants to grow underwater which is a treat for the eyes. This place is crowded by many local and migratory birds-truly a birder's paradise!
Travel Guide: A morning drive. Very near to the famous Nabadweep. Boats are easily available for safari of the lake. If you opt for the full safari, it will take 5-6 hours.
Pic credits:My Dad!
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Old 16th February 2015, 15:35   #56
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I think it was in 2009 or 2010 when I was opportune enough (as I had some time to spare while on a business tour) to visit The Place where the Famous Battle of Plassey took place. Yes you are correct......it is "Plassey" .

An unhyped tourist place because frankly it has nothing much to offer; but yes it is and always will be a very important part of Indian Independence in the History of India

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Samba, this one is surely going to be the numero uno guide to the state of Bengal for quite a long time. Great pics, great job! It shows your passion for your soil. Could not rate anything but 5 stars!!
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Old 17th February 2015, 12:49   #58
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Taking the opportunity to enlighten everyone to one of the most visited spot in West Bengal which is flooded by millions of pilgrims & tourist every year; where the surroundings are filled with the chants of :

"Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram, Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare"


Mayapur - The birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who is regarded as the special incarnation of Lord Krishna where the ISKON Temple is situated. Situated on the Banks of the Ganges River, making the holy place even more pure.

Distance : A Single way 130Kms Drive on NH-34

Accommodation : Though it is a very doable Day Trip, some people would prefer to stay around Mayapur. Excellent Accommodation available at Krishnanagar - Hotel Haveli & Astha Hotel on Palpara More, NH-34

Must Do : The Boat Ride from Mayapur to Nabadwip Ghat

Must Eat :
1.) Leave early & reach early if you want to enjoy the Prasadam at the Iskon. You have to take the Prasadam Tickets early and queue up for the same. However, the food is not that great but the experience is overwhelming where you are sitting on the floor and served with your lunch on a banana leaf. A paid 'Langar' you may say

2.) If you manage to sneak into Nabadwip, try the Misti Doi there !! It's the best in the State - Literally Brownish Red in Colour

3.) On your way back grab a meal at Pantha Tirtha Level Crossing at Krishnanagar with some Sor Bhaja & Sor Puria to sweeten the memories of your visit.

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7.) Mukutmanipur : (in continuation to the Post by Samba)

Posting some Pictures of Mukutmanipur on my visit in Early 2014 (Hope it pushes everyone to hit the tarmac soon):

Peerless Resort, Mukutmanipur :
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Do not miss to take a Boat Ride to the Deer Park in Mukutmanipur. Nothing fancy but the boat ride in the calm waters is very scenic. Also, if you are travelling with kids, they'll get an opportunity to feed the Deer at the park. Posting some Pictures :
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The Lord Shiva Temple on Top of the (Small) Hill :
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How could I not post the snap of my Ride......at that time :
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Super thread Samba. Duly rated 5 stars.
Amazing pictures too.
I add this to my bucket list of want to do road trips sometime in the future. Thanks once again for sharing.
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