My train journey around India in 2004 involved backtracking a couple of times. This meant that I revisited Calcutta again during my India travels. There's always plenty to see in Calcutta of course!
Back in Calcutta
Slept on the train overnight again, and I arrived in Howrah station, Calcutta at 5.50 in the morning. I caught a taxi straight over to Sealdah which is the other station, dumped my bag in the cloakroom, and after a quick walk around the slums, caught a rickshaw back over to Sudder Street where I had breakfast.
This was my second time in Calcutta, so I visited the Indian museum, which was ok. Had lunch back at Sudder Street, where I met some people who had volunteered to work at the Mother Teresa hospitals. All very commendable, but unfortunately, this lot had been touched by God. ‘Praise the Lord' and talking very loudly in American accents didn't help their case. Got a taxi back to Sealdah and caught the train to New Jalpaiguri, where I would have an hour and a half to make my onward connection to Darjeeling.
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