Travel · West Bengal

Hooghly Imambara: grandeur of the yesteryears

An architectural masterpiece of the 19th century is the magnificent Hooghly Imbabara in the town of Hooghly situated in the state of West Bengal. Hooghly or¬†Hooghly-Chinsura as it also known lies about 30 k from the metro city of Kolkata. ¬† Built by Hazi Mohammad Mohsin between 1841 and 1861, this historical structure doubles up… Continue reading Hooghly Imambara: grandeur of the yesteryears

Travel · West Bengal

Gangasagar: of holy confluence and religious heritage

Endless stretches of soft silver sand amidst clear skies and gentle winds greeted us as we approached the holy waters of Sagardwip or Gangasagar. The pristine beach waters were fairly quiet and despite the soaring temperature, we had a great time as the frothy waters gently rippled around our feet. One of the most popular… Continue reading Gangasagar: of holy confluence and religious heritage