Kolkata Travel Vlog | Visit India Travel Guides
Join us as we visit Kolkata in this travel vlog covering as much as we in the city as our final destination on our India trip. After a long train ride from Varanasi we finally arrived in Calcutta with less than 48 hours to visit the city. The health of our group as a whole had really deteriorated at this point with Audrey and my Mom being really sick and my Dad struggling with a cold.
On our first morning it was just my Dad and I wandering from Colootola east of the maiden along Garer Maath and Elliot Park en route to visit Victoria Memorial. Along the way we spotted numerous cricket matches which we stopped to watch for a bit. By the end of that it was quite hot and humid so we took a yellow taxicab back to our hotel on Sudder street.
The following day, after my parents left to return home to Canada, Audrey and I ventured nearby to the Sir Hogg Stuart Market which honestly was a bust given the hassle factor. Instead we decided to enjoy some rooftop sunset views of Kolkata before ending our last evening by doing a pulled rickshaw tour of Calcutta at night.
1) Wandering down Colootola east of the maidan by Garer Maath and Elliot Park
2) Watching cricket in Kolkata
3) Visiting Victoria Memorial
4) Yellow taxicab ride in Kolkata
5) Sir Stuart Hogg Market
6) Rooftop views of Kolkata for sunset
7) Pulled Rickshaw tour of Kolkata at night
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Our visit Kolkata travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a city tour, visiting museums and memorials, shopping at markets, pulled rickshaw rides and rooftop views during sunset. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won’t find in a typical Kolkata tourism brochure, Kolkata city tour or Kolkata itinerary.
Kolkata Travel Vlog | Visit India Travel Guides video transcript:
Good morning from Kolkata. We have made it to our final destination in India. Sam is going to show you around Calcutta with his Dad.
We didn’t venture too far on our first day. Our hotel was located in Colootola just east of the maidan, so we mostly wandered the park on foot & watched a bit of cricket, before heading down to Victoria Memorial.
So the one thing you’ll notice if you’re touring around Kolkata just on foot is just how popular cricket is here in this city. It is just everywhere you go, anytime there is a park or an open space you’ll see a bunch of men playing cricket.
So next up we’re visiting Victoria Memorial Hall and to visit the garden it is like the cost of a cup of chai on a train in India. It is only 10 Rupees. If you want to go visit the museum it is 200 but we’re uh a little tired today so we’re just going to walk around the premises and take some shots.
The Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate Queen Victoria after her passing, and it officially opened in 1921. Inside they have a collection of Indian paintings and Western paintings, as well as rare photographs, old manuscripts and coin collections.
Today is our last day in Kolkata. We just said goodbye to Sam’s parents this morning. We’re flying out tomorrow. So we’re going to do some sightseeing. It is almost sunset time so we’re thinking of doing a rickshaw tour around part of the city.
We went out for a little walk around our neighbourhood. We found some street art, took photos of the iconic yellow cabs, watched a game of cricket on the street, and then befriended a sweet dog.
Visiting the Sir Stuart Hogg Market was a bust. We were surrounded by a group of people who just wanted to sell us stuff and take us to their shops.
We are doing a tour by pull rickshaw because apparently these are typical of Kolkata. This is what you do in Kolkata.
That is a wrap from Kolkata. We are all packed up and ready to go. That is the end of our journey in India and what a journey it was. Oh my gosh like yeah. It has been a crazy month. It has been a rollercoaster ride of highs & lows and we’ll be talking more in a travel tips video.
This is part of our Travel in India video series showcasing Indian food, Indian culture and Indian cuisine.
Music in this video courtesy of Waves by Lakey Inspired (https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired)
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