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On the Hoogly–Kalna

November 8, 2009

Another morning on the Hoogly–one of our last.

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We were heading ashore to the country town of Kalna to take cycle rickshaws and see a group of some of Bengal’s most attractive terracotta temples as well as the unique Shiva temple with concentric rings made up of 108 shrines.


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We walked across the street past our waiting cycle rickshaws to the 108 Shiva Temples. Built in 1809, the temples are constructed in two circles. One consists of 74 temples while the other circle has 34. The former has white marble and black stone shivlingas, while the latter has only white marble ones. Due to its ingenious planning, all the shivlingas can be seen from the centre of the temple complex.

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After our cycle rickshaw ride back to The Sukapha, we cruised on down to an overnight anchorage in the outskirts of Kolkata.


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One Comment leave one →
  1. Catherine carr permalink
    August 30, 2015 7:30 pm

    August 2015

    I have just got back from my hooghli adventure. Your snaps and comments are great and bring back marvellous memories.

    Catherine

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