India Travel, Offbeat Places, People, Travel, West Bengal
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Kolkata To Sundarbans – A Journey Through Basanti Road

Back in March 2015, I have got a change to explore The Sundarbans, one of the most amazing places of India, so called “Amazon of East”. I traveled to Sundarbans from Kolkata through Basanti road and this rustic road journey turned out the most memorable journey I ever had. We traveled through many villages one by one on Kaccha/Dirt road.

I still remembered, at the time, when we were started towards Sundarbans, one of the members from coordinating team us already told us “Abhi bahot majja aane wala hai aap logo ko” (Now, you guys are going to have a fun). Indeed, this journey was an unique experience (As good as equal to Bumper ride).  Most of the times, our coordinators were telling us real incidents, the villagers stories and how they spotted the Royal Bengal tigers and other wildlife in forest.

For me , it was the most rustic route I have ever been to and the interesting part was I witnessed urban and rural life in a single day. As we were moving away from the Kolkata City, I felt losing all the touch of metro life and it was peaceful in its ways.

So here I am sharing photos of people and interesting things I came across while I was travelling through Basanti Road. These photos offer the view of rural and remote part of India.

A little pond along the roadside

A little pond along the roadside

Villagers and their mode of transports

Villagers and their mode of transports

Cycle rickshaw

Cycle rickshaw

Paddy field

Paddy fields

Cute girls

Cute girls posing for a photo

Villagers

Villagers

Motor bike rickshaw

Motor bike rickshaw

People on the boat

People on the boat

People on the boat

People on the boat

Travellers Team

Travellers Team

Village House

Village House

House Pond

House Pond

Ladies taking bath in pond

Ladies taking bath in pond

Handmade boat

Handmade boat, I guess

Motor bike rickshaw

Motor bike rickshaw

Boat jetty

Boats

Boat jetty

Boat jetty

 me on the boat

Finally, me on the boat

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Hi, My name is Manisha Tajne and I am from a city of dreams, Mumbai. I am a software techie by profession and “The Travel Junkie” by passion. I am passionate about travelling, exploring the places and people, knowing their food, culture and lifestyle. “The Travel Junkie” is my small start and inspiration to pursue my travelling passion and I would like to share here my travels, food and living stories or anything good I come across.

11 Comments

  1. Thank you for taking me to the heart of India-rural India! The beautiful clicks shared by you along with the smooth flowing description took me to the secluded corner of our nation that I wish to explore someday in my lifetime.

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    • My pleasure Amrita!
      I am glad to know that through my blog you got a glimpse of rural and remote part of India. Indeed, Rural India is the heart of India and it is one of my blog motives to take my readers through unseen parts of India.

      Lots more to come 🙂

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  2. Neat tour! The modes of transportation and the village house along with a gazebo were lovely. Thank you for the Arm-chair tour. I have no idea if I’ll ever get to India so this was neat to see.

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