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Old 3rd April 2009, 18:16   #31
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I went inside Anubhab to see how these fascinating sarees are weaved.
Old memories once again. Even found a pic of our visit to Anuvab (sic.)
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and another weaver called Kaniska (sic.), who gave us a better deal in prices,
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as well as a not-so-good pic of the silk and gold threads used to weave the sarees.
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My wife, with her encyclopaedic knowledge of sarees, tells me that Swarnachari is a Baluchari containing zari or gold thread. A diamond-encrusted Ferrari is still called a Ferrari!
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Your wife is absolutely right and correct. To add just a bit to this, Swarnachari (zari on silk) is a modern invention of the weavers. Traditional Balucharis are silk on silk. They also make cotton on cotton.
Some purists don't like Swarnacharis because they are more gaudy. Original Balucharis are supposed to be more subtle.
I absolutely loathed and detested the way these two saree shops have painted virtually every wall in the town with their advertisements. They are like Coke-Pepsi of Balucharis in Bishnupur and have soiled the entire town.
Incidentally, the actual weavers are some of the most exploited unorganised workers in the world. What you saw in their showroom is to attract tourists. The actual weavers in the villages get a maximum of Rs 200 for making one saree that takes 5/6 days for the entire family to make. Most weavers have now taken to other professions these days like pulling rickshaw etc. This is not just in Bishnupur but in entire West Bengal, where we have a communist government for the last 35 years.

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Old 3rd January 2013, 21:05   #33
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Sorry to dig up an old thread but just wished to inform all members that had returned from Bishnupur a couple of days earlier and the roads from Calcutta to Arambagh town were not very good. Any member of this forum going to Bishnupur from Calcutta is requested to please take the Bardhaman-Arambagh Road instead, instead of travelling via the shorter road (via Champadanga). Although it adds almost 40 KM to your clock, this road is presently in good shape, is much wider and thus you may also avoid three busy railway level crossings.
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Are you referring to the Seakhala route? The Seakhala route was bad, but I found the Tarakeswar route to Arambagh quite OK.

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Are you referring to the Seakhala route? The Seakhala route was bad, but I found the Tarakeswar route to Arambagh quite OK.
Yes Sutiptada, the Seakhola route is even worse. But I did not like the Tarakeswar-Arambagh stretch either. It also had too many potholes.
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Yes Sutiptada, the Seakhola route is even worse. But I did not like the Tarakeswar-Arambagh stretch either. It also had too many potholes.
You are right.
Did Barddhaman - Arambag - Champadanga - Tarakeswar - Singur on Sunday. Arambag - Champadanga was bad. Rest OK.

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Absolutely gorgeous, Sudipto. The temples looks like a dream.
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Thanks VLOCT and sorry Sutriptada that I have been busy birding in the weekends and couldn't accompany you
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Did Barddhaman - Arambag - Champadanga - Tarakeswar - Singur on Sunday. Arambag - Champadanga was bad. Rest OK.
Respected Sutriptada,
Revived this thread, as you made this posting over almost a year and a half ago, thought that some update should be posted. Did a quick trip to Bishnupur. The road is in fair shape, except for a short stretch of about two KMs somewhere before Kotulpur. Champadanga-Arambagh section is specially excellent and it is almost a joy to drive. Please have a trip on this route. You will surely like it.
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Taking on this trip this long weekend (15th Aug- 17th Aug). Maybe a few places more. Will share the details/update.
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Taking on this trip this long weekend (15th Aug- 17th Aug). Maybe a few places more. Will share the details/update.
Was fascinated by this thread even before. But somehow, could not visit the place. Once you are done with the trip, please do come up with a travelogue and the road conditions. I may plan my visit sometime later this year.

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Was fascinated by this thread even before. But somehow, could not visit the place. Once you are done with the trip, please do come up with a travelogue and the road conditions. I may plan my visit sometime later this year.

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I will write a travelogue for this trip with necessary updates and pics. Thanks!
Are you giving this long weekend a miss? No trips?
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I will write a travelogue for this trip with necessary updates and pics. Thanks!
Are you giving this long weekend a miss? No trips?
Forget weekend...I am off to Puri tomorrow This will be my first trip to Puri. If I like the place, will write about it too. Thanks!

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Forget weekend...I am off to Puri tomorrow This will be my first trip to Puri. If I like the place, will write about it too. Thanks!

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Great! Best wishes from my side. Do visit the chilka lake in monsoon.
I heard that the marine drive (near Konark) is awesome. Give that a try too.
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If you chaps are planning to return on the 17th, do stop by at Tempstore Dhaba, about 10 KM short of Kolaghat crossing, for lunch. You are going to meet a whole bunch of like minded travellers.
I am sure you will have a great time exchanging notes and stories.

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