Before you ask “is that Kolkatta“, well, hold on. This is Raichak. A 2 hour drive from Kolkatta. The river Ganges flowing just beyond the trees is a magnificent site. A river flowing, is still as sight to see. Quite a sight in India ! The ffort ( the first f, i am told by a steward, stands for ‘false’) is a Radisson property.
Now, does that look like Kolkatta or does that resemble the mediterranean !?! The best facility though, was the magnificent Ganges ! Running away into the Bay of Bengal. I took deep breaths. The air surrounding the Ganges must clear you of your past sins they say. Hmm ! It was just an awesome sight.
On the way back, i absorbed parts of Kolkatta. Observing the similarities and the dissimilarities of the world that i know better in South India. People and the modes of operation caught my attention. People are akin to people who you find in South India. With lungis, banians etc.
I found this strange tri-cycle used. An MUV of sorts. It can transport goods. But then, people can also sit and take a journey. Hmm !
Shades of blue seem to ubiquitous on the roads. Be it autos, buses etc. Blue and yellow is a combination that i could spot all too often. The other element that caught my eye was the artistic design of the windows to buses. Quite archaic but retains an old world charm. That seems to be all pervasive. The modern competing with the old. And co-existance !