Chandernagor : The Lost French Colony of West Bengal

A quiet suburban town, this place is a slice of Pondicherry, yet so different. Established in 1673, Chandernagor (also referred as Chandannagar or┬áChandernagore) is a small town that has witnessed the French Colonial Rule in India as well as the struggles under the British Rule. Located 35 kms from Kolkatta and 54 kilometres from the… Read More Chandernagor : The Lost French Colony of West Bengal

Neora Valley : Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyab and Kolakham

Known for its variety of beautiful orchids, Neora Valley National Park is situated near Darjeeling and Kalimpong (30 kms).The Northern boundary of this National Park is contiguous with the forest of Sikkim and Bhutan and harbors of endemic species of flora and fauna. With its virgin natural forests, dense bamboo groves, meandering rivers and streams,… Read More Neora Valley : Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyab and Kolakham

Chandraketugarh: a lost civilization coming to life again

I am always fascinated by ancient history and Chandraketugarh as a historical excavation site attracted me while I searched for yet another offbeat destination in or near Kolkatta. Perfect day trip just after the rains and winter time, when the City of Kolkata comes alive! It was in the year 1907 when Berachampa was the… Read More Chandraketugarh: a lost civilization coming to life again