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Best Weekend Dates of 2015

December is the month of Christmas, most of us love the little bit of chill in the weather (that is all we get at Kolkata) and the varieties of cakes and cookies. I also love another thing – the New Year calendar with the red markings on it depicting the holidays. Many, like me eagerly wait for the calendar to find the extended weekends and plan the exciting holidays ahead of others. To make your task easy, I have short listed the extended weekends below. Remember, not to show this list to your...
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Bird watching spots near Kolkata

01. Indian Botanic Garden, Shibpur, Howrah (more details) The Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur covers some 270 acres of land, located by the Hugli River and is some 230 year old. This place is indeed a heaven for bird-watchers as it houses a wide variety of bird species that also includes a small percent of water-bird species as well. Birds found here include Stork-billed Kingfisher, Rufous Woodpecker, Brown Hawk Owl, Bronzed Drongo, Black Bittern, Greenish and Yellow-browned Warbler, Lineated Barbet, Booted Eagle and Black-naped Oriole. Beside, some rarest species of...