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Shondeswar Shiva Temple — A Glimpse Of Spiritual Chinsurah

Since charming Chinsurah is just a stroll away from where we live, it has been a frequent destination for us. It was another winter morning. With an extra bit of sunshine on our sleeves we started off for Shondeswar Shiva Temple located at Shondeswartala, Chinsurah. Continue reading Shondeswar Shiva Temple — A Glimpse Of Spiritual Chinsurah

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Bardhaman — A Thriving Visage Of History

Such a diverse and vast place like Bardhaman is not easy to explore in bits by a single visit. Its extravagance and rich heritage amazed us every time we ventured. So this is to bring out some of the extraordinary tourist spots we enjoyed during our frequent trips to Bardhaman till date. Continue reading Bardhaman — A Thriving Visage Of History

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Kalna ( Or Ambika Kalna ) — A Magnificent Temple Territory

The tea stalls at the station were just about to start their morning business. The air was filled with fume, rising from the sooty ovens, mixed with the thin layer of fog stooping over the railway tracks. It was a typical early winter morning when we took the train to Kalna. Continue reading Kalna ( Or Ambika Kalna ) — A Magnificent Temple Territory

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Debanandapur — A Delightful Destination For All Literati ( Suburban Escapades Part IV )

Evening was tiptoeing its way towards the threshold of a dusky sky. And we were closing in on Debanandapur. We drove along a pleasant road lined with numerous trees which finally took us to our destination. Continue reading Debanandapur — A Delightful Destination For All Literati ( Suburban Escapades Part IV )

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Hooghly Imambarah — Remnants Of An Illustrious Era ( Suburban Escapades Part III )

It was already late afternoon. We were halfway through our day-long trip, stuffing ourselves like peckish chipmunks with cakes and chips en route to Hooghly Imambarah. We had no time to waste pausing at a restaurant although there were a few good ones around. Relieved to find a nice parking spot, we entered the majestic edifice after paying ₹5 per person as entry fee at the gate. Continue reading Hooghly Imambarah — Remnants Of An Illustrious Era ( Suburban Escapades Part III )

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Bandel Church — An Ark Of Portuguese Legacy ( Suburban Escapades Part II )

The warmth, of winter-sun and enthusiasm, was running high through our veins as we were approaching our next destination. Bandel Church is what we call it generally. But it has a more aesthetically pleasing name — ‘The Basilica of the Holy Rosary’. It is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’, Mother Mary. Continue reading Bandel Church — An Ark Of Portuguese Legacy ( Suburban Escapades Part II )

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Banshberia Hangseshwari Temple— A Spiritual Extravaganza ( Suburban Escapades Part I )

It occurred to me during this particular trip that our group was inclined to experiencing spiritual hotspots more than anything else. Maybe that is because of the majority of elderly people in it. Nevertheless, we were always amazed at the structures and histories of those places apart from their spiritual sublimity. This time our journey took us to four places; Banshberia Hangseshwari Temple, Bandel Church, Hooghly Imambara, and Debanandapur. Continue reading Banshberia Hangseshwari Temple— A Spiritual Extravaganza ( Suburban Escapades Part I )

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Rajbalhat — The Kingdom of Goddess Rajballabhi ( Rural Rendezvous Part II )

Our car ride became already quite enjoyable after we had left the bustling urban roads behind. But as we took the road towards Rajbalhat, an overwhelming sense of freedom was taking over us gradually. We were pacing through the vast mustered fields on both sides of the road. It was amazing watching golden flowers waving underneath the clear turquoise sky. Continue reading Rajbalhat — The Kingdom of Goddess Rajballabhi ( Rural Rendezvous Part II )