Welcome to Calcutta?
Calcutta, perhaps the name still conjures up images of poverty, suffering and Mother Teresa?
I was told it’s more a city that you feel but as I roamed the streets all I could feel was the crush of humanity, the heat, dirt and sweat and my ear drums ringing with the deafening noise of the incredulous traffic jams leading to a rather overwhelming and exhausting experience.I came here wanting to change this negative perception. I tried to like Calcutta I really did, but sadly I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed my visit here. I found it hard to see why in India it is often referred too as the ‘the city of joy’! when hardly a street is untouched by grime, dirt, decay and chaos.