KOLKATA 2 days help needed
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KOLKATA 2 days help needed

Hello folks.
So I am travelling to kolkata from Mumbai on dec 26th by air india IC675 which reaches kolkata by 8.30 am. I have booked with Bodhi tree boutique guesthouse ,which i am sure folks here know about.
Any information on how to reach the place would be appreciated. I dont know if i made a good choice going for bodhi tree, coz for me, I am coming down with my husband and all mid range hotels in sudder st and park st looked a little uncomfortable to me. Others went beyond 5k a night which didnt fit my budget.
Hence went for bodhi tree.
I checked with several others like VIP international, WestIn guesthouse, but they are booked.
Fairlawn, i called them and some guy at the reception answered saying he doesnt know about the booking process. I mailed them but no reply.
I also tried Dee Empresa on Kyd st . he said that they dont take advance payments, which again sounded a lil dicey to me..
Hence had to settle with bodhi tree in Swiss park.Is it a good area? please help with traveling tips across the city. I m in kolkata for 2 days

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its weird that no one ever replied to this thread :( :(
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I will be staying at the Bodhi tree in just over a week. I can maybe let you know more about the place and location after I arrive.
As I arrive late at night I have arranged for them to pick me up at the airport though it should be easy and a lot cheaper to just take a taxi from the pre paid taxi booth at the airport.
The guest house is close to the metro which was easy and fast to travel on when I was last in Kolkata though I don't know if I will miss being in a more central location.
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Originally posted by: em2 View Post

I will be staying at the Bodhi tree in just over a week. I can maybe let you know more about the place and location after I arrive.
As I arrive late at night I have arranged for them to pick me up at the airport though it should be easy and a lot cheaper to just take a taxi from the pre paid taxi booth at the airport.
The guest house is close to the metro which was easy and fast to travel on when I was last in Kolkata though I don't know if I will miss being in a more central location.


thanks elm for replying..... do let me know the about ur stay and experience. BTW this is my first visit to kolkata so kinda excited :D
#5
| The Twice born one
Don't know Bodhi Tree but from what I do know of Cal , Swiss Park is really away from the city centre - so you would be spending a good amount of time travelling.

Fairlawn I think takes people only on recommendations - but then am not too sure .

There is a Lindsay Hotel in the New Market /Sudder street area which you may find all right ...
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Originally posted by: rahulcal View Post

Don't know Bodhi Tree but from what I do know of Cal , Swiss Park is really away from the city centre - so you would be spending a good amount of time travelling.

Fairlawn I think takes people only on recommendations - but then am not too sure .

There is a Lindsay Hotel in the New Market /Sudder street area which you may find all right ...


i understand but how about taking a metro?? and travel to centre of the city for most of the day, return to the hotel just almost at night??:confused: bodhi looks very very neat to me. After all is it going to be that bad to stay in swiss park?
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I can help you out finding one nice guest house on Park Street/Balygunge Circular Road, all run by Ladies. Is it possible to cancel Bodi Guest house.
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Originally posted by: somnath biswas View Post

I can help you out finding one nice guest house on Park Street/Balygunge Circular Road, all run by Ladies. Is it possible to cancel Bodi Guest house.


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[cry] i hv already paid the advance!!!! shya! :dontgetit
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Originally posted by: rahulcal View Post



Fairlawn I think takes people only on recommendations - but then am not too sure .



I walked in after dark and was lucky to get a room there; I ended up staying for a week, though I had to change rooms a couple of times because of their other bookings. They were very nice about finding another room so I could stay on!
The map is not the territory. --Alfred Korzybski
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Originally posted by: wonderwomanusa View Post

I walked in after dark and was lucky to get a room there; I ended up staying for a week, though I had to change rooms a couple of times because of their other bookings. They were very nice about finding another room so I could stay on!


so if i got u right, did u stay at Bodhi tree? or fairlawn?
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I am at the Bodhi Tree right now now. It is a nice place,clean, nicely decorated, feels like staying in a home. My room here is nicer than what I had at the Fairlawn, but the great thing about the Fairlawn is the common areas and the people you meet over meals.
I am in the budget room at Bodhi and there is no real common space here which I miss as I am travelling on my own. They do plan in putting in a garden terrace and restaurant next year. Devdan one of the owners is very helpful and welcoming, the atmosphere is lovely. great neighbourhood. Walked all day and it is nice to be away from the Sudder street scene!
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Originally posted by: em2 View Post

I am at the Bodhi Tree right now now. It is a nice place,clean, nicely decorated, feels like staying in a home. My room here is nicer than what I had at the Fairlawn, but the great thing about the Fairlawn is the common areas and the people you meet over meals.
I am in the budget room at Bodhi and there is no real common space here which I miss as I am travelling on my own. They do plan in putting in a garden terrace and restaurant next year. Devdan one of the owners is very helpful and welcoming, the atmosphere is lovely. great neighbourhood. Walked all day and it is nice to be away from the Sudder street scene!


thank u so much for the reply...!!
i think u wont be in kolkata wen i would arrive or else could meet up... :D but thank u for the piece of info, u are kind

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