So, I’d read ahead that a visit to a Calcutta flower market was part of today’s itinerary, but I was not prepared for a flower market such as this. I think “astonished” is a good word choice for how I felt while meandering its narrow and crowded throughways, but words nor photos can aptly describe this place.
We also visited a district famous for creating the three-dimensional figures for religious festivals; see the before and after shots below. We rode the oldest operating electric tram in Asia, which will not win any comfort awards; we had lunch at a famous coffee house known for its intellectual clientele; we rode a ferry on the River Hooghly, gliding under the Howrah Bridge, crossed by millions everyday, before catching another overnight train (yikes) for Varanasi.
Hope you enjoy the photos.