After a long but comfortable flight (plane was only partly full so I was able to snag 3 seats) we arrived in the dark to a cacophony of car and truck horns and insane driving! Spent a day touring and biggest impression was garbage and dust.

On the Ganges

As it was a national holiday, families were enjoying the parks and open spaces. A special treat is a carriage ride.

We visited a warren of streets where the business is producing statuary of the gods and goddesses.

But my lasting impression of Kolkata is the noise, dirt and density.