Over the Ganges, through the bustling streets,
To the Victoria Memorial we shall go,
Past the slums and the Howrah Bridge,
For a joy ride with www.playcez.com , you shall go.
The once stronghold of the left communists, Kolkata has more to it apart from all the ‘Politics’ and its new outspoken ‘Chief Minister’. Beneath the dirt and broken roads, there is warmth and a special something that is trapped among the citizens of ‘The City of Joy’. December blows in with its cool and sharp winds, the hustle and bustle of the city quivers in the air and the temperature weighs it down. As I try to lay out a few of the many historic threads of the once capital of India, I shall start my voyage with the ‘Taj Mahal’ of West Bengal .Victoria Memorial, built in the period between 1906 to 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria is nestled in the southern part of the 64 acres land near the Jawaharlal Nehru Road. The landscape is of timeless beauty, bathed in the lush green color and dotted with several park benches. The building with a mix of European and Mughal architecture has a royal gallery which has oil paintings depicting Queen Victoria receiving the sacrament at her coronation. There are hundreds of original important documents of historic importance. A place worth visiting once and let your passion for knowledge overcome everything else.
Gently and smoothly rolling on to the 54 AJC Bose Road, a place of astonishing emotional power. The headquarters of the international congregation of the Missionaries of the Charity. The tomb of Mother Teresa is not an attraction but a place of pilgrimage for various people. The area will tell you the story of the holy Mother and her convent.
As the day fades into a still evening, the stillness only to disturbed by the shouts of the vendors or the constant blasting from the yellow taxis that rise and fall like soft sighs. Make your way to Belur Math located on the banks of sanity near the Hooghly River and just you might just be in time for the evening ‘aarthi’. The international headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission is a place of sublime beauty. The tinking of the bells,the gentle breeze laden with devotion,the love and the temple seem to mirror lives of Ramakrishna Paramhansa ,Sw