Calcutta Street Scenes

No other Metropolitan city in India conjures up past urban memories quite like Calcutta does, its squalour and decay notwithstanding. Which makes for eminently fascinating walks through its distinctly dissonant neighbourhoods. Here are some (more!) evocative street scenes from the ‘City of Joy’ that was once upon a time, a ‘City of Palaces’!

Early morning fog:Early morning fog

The contrasts of ‘White’ CalcuttaCobbler, KolkataA mansion gone to seed………the story of Calcutta!Street scene, CalcuttaBelying the promises of political propagandaStreet scene, KolkataAnd Mother Teresa’s enduring legacy of compassionSisters of the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

54 thoughts on “Calcutta Street Scenes

  1. Thank you for your amazing inspiration of Calcutta in India, we are travelling into Delhi In January and visiting India for 2 and a half months, we haven’t booked any tours, seeking all inspiration and going to places we can enjoy the culture and do some yoga! If you have anything else you would recommend please get in touch. Happy travels to you xSN

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