Kolkata was the last leg in our two-week-visit-India marathon. We arrived early evening on September 29 at Howrah Junction. Again, India surprised us because we felt we were in another country once more.
Once outside, we immediately fell in line at the counter to get our prepaid taxi ticket and asked to be delivered promptly to 7 Royd St. where our guesthouse is located.
|Twin A/C room with private bath and cable TV|
|India's treasures as displayed on the guesthouse's main lounge|
|WiFi is offered at INR 30 per hour|
Sunflower Guesthouse has a really nice facade. A slim, towering of a structure sandwiched in between commercial establishments, I felt relaxed once I stepped into their old-style elevator, complete with the grilled door and manual control.
|We were told that we were the first Filipinos to be hosted by them. |
Ain't that a nice little piece of trivia?
The guesthouse is in a very good location. Just walks away/a tuktuk ride from familiar tourists spots like the New Market, bazaars and shopping areas like the Pantaloon and fine dining places like Pizza Hut and Bar-B-Q Plaza. After two weeks with no red meat, we were able to have a taste of pork in the latter! We also spent time doing a little shopping at Pantaloon's. It is a nice strip of a mall about 15-minutes walk from Royd St. I was glad Marx was able to buy that comfy jacket we read about in the airline magazine.
We give our sincere thanks to Sunflower Guesthouse for a perfect stay to cap off our India adventure. We will definitely stay here again.
Facebook: Sunflower Guesthouse
Address: 7 Royd street, Kolkata, West Bengal India
Other parts in this series
Part 1 How to Apply for an Indian Tourist Visa
Part 2 Smyle Inn :-)
Part 3 Karan's Guesthouse: Your Home in Jaipur
Part 4 You are on it!
Part 5 Goa's Little Secret
Part 6 One Night in Kuala Lumpur
Part 7 Brave in Bangalore
Part 8 The Ghost of Goa
Part 9 Magnificent Mumbai
Part 10 What to Wear in India for Women Travelers
Part 11 Romantic Udaipur
Part 12 Israel, Morocco and the Fort of Chittorgargh
Part 13 Pondering in the Pink City
Part 14 New Delhi Baby!
Part 15 The Red Fort
Part 16 Whirling Emotions
Part 17 Varanasi's Traditions
Part 18 Kolkata and Calcutta
Part 19 Off to Pattaya!
Part 20 India Trip at a Glance