Picnic Spots

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     This year my visit to Kolkata from Washington DC was marked by a visit to the picture perfect garden near Kolkata. A garden with a Lush Green lawn, a beautiful bunglow, and gorgeous exotic flowers–a rare sight so close to Kolkata.

The place is Ram Mandir Garden, a picnic rental suggested by my uncle. He had gome there for an Office picnic, and could not stop praising the garden. We called the contact person and he was very pleased to accomodate us in his garden for one Saturday in December for a very nominal rental fee (to rent this place call the number listed at the end of the post).

The bus we rented went over Vidyasagar Setu and the National Highway, and since these are some of the best roads around Kolkata it made for a pretty comfortable road trip.   We reached there after 1 and a half hours and found ourselves amidst a breath taking garden with seasonal flowers like petunia, salvia and pansies in full bloom. I could hardly believe its a place so close to Kolkata. Seemed like a very well maintained garden in the US. Just as I would see in Washington DC where I stay.

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