Reading Time: 13 minutes Murshidabad which was declared as the capital of not only Bengal but also of Orissa and Bihar by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan who was the founder. The former name of the city was Maksudabad. In 1706, when Dewan Murshid Kuli Khan was recognised as the Nawab of Bengal under the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, he decided to move his capital from Dhaka (Now in Bangladesh) to the lush fertile banks of Bhagirathi in Mukusudabad which he later named as “Murshidabad” (in connection with his own first name “Murshid”). As Murshidabad was then a flourishing place for international trading hub for all noblemen and businesses.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Barikothi is an ancestral house in Azimganj- Murshidabad, which is now a heritage boutique hotel. But, story dates back as old as 250 years when it was the ancestral home of Dudhoria family who were one of the Jain merchants , also known as the Sheherwali’s.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Where each staff makes you feel at home , and nature showcases the best of what it has got. Kurumba Village Resort will give you unparalleled serenity.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Kumartuli visit, Mahalayar Agomoni, Dhaaker Taal, Dhunuchi Dance, Shondhay Arati, Astami Pushpanjali, Sindur Khela and then Devi’s Biday bela . All this may sound just a ritual but there is a gamut of human emotions which flows immensely on those 5 days of celebration. Where the heart rejoices to every tune of Dhaak, as the Devi is greeted with affection in the form of love by her devotees. Durga Puja is indeed a celebration of life. – From the heart of a Bengali.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Tranquillity greets me, aided by strong feeling of spirituality as soon as I get off my train. Varanasi welcomes me with open arms. Considered by many as one of the holiest cities in the world, Varanasi, bejewelled on the banks of the Ganges spoke to me with an uncanny familiarity.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself”. -Anthony Bourdain
Reading Time: 6 minutes Their dive motto is ” Give time an underwater break”.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Sikkim which is a very small state is also known as the first organic state of India. Infact, reason being so, is that the government have made a very strict vigilant at three major check post, where a strict screening on the incoming amount of fertilizers are regularly tracked. The population here is just about Six lakhs forty thousand .One of their major source of income comes from tourism. And a large community of locals have gladly turned their shelters as home-stays which are scattered all around Sikkim. It also gives every tourist a sense of belonging, as they get the opportunity to mix with locals and get connected with their way of life.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Follow me Home is where my heart is – And that’s Kolkata for me!! Here’s what I feel about my City Do check out the link below : Very Rough City Guide – Kolkata My interview with www.addsomecurry.com about my city was a great experience, as I loved boasting about this great historical city.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Follow me Weekend drive to the Udaipur of Bengal Someone mentioned to me about this place, I thought she was mentioning about the famous city of lakes “Udaipur” of Rajasthan. As soon as long weekend rang the bell in my calendar list of holidays. Ideas started to doing rounds, as to how to make use …