|This man livelihood depends on his instrument, playing in trains almost 12 hours a day|
|This is the house where I put up|
I’m an urbanite, most of my life spent in urban ambiance so perhaps zeal to see the rural environment is natural born tendency within. I love travel, but my mission is not to satisfy the irresistible hunger for travel. That is something by the way; it’s just an opening, an opportunity to peel off the layers of my real self. The more I travel, more I know myself, and that’s the reason I prefer solo traveling.
|This guy taught me essential lessons in fishing|
|This stuff is not so easy as it looks like|
|Hammock and cycle - both are essential stuff in the village|
|A typical farmer's house in rural Bengal|
There was a fair going on that part of the year called ‘Raas Mela’, it seemed to be like a big festival for villagers. They eagerly wait for this fair and all seven days they spend their evening in the fair ground. There is nothing special about it; only thing is the hordes of people coming from different villages to see the fair.
I tried my hand in fishing but unfortunately nothing caught in my fishing rod made by bamboo and nylon thread. Experienced people nearby said the hook was a bit large it couldn't peg the mouth of small fishes.
|A road runs through trees and huts|
|Dusk at field|
How To Reach
You can catch a train from Howrah and come to Kanthi station. The train runs every day in the morning 6:40 am and reach Kanthi around 10:30 am. Find a van nearby station and go to trekker stand. From there you have to go to Kali Bazaar stop and reach the village.
You can also go by bus if you want. Go to Mecheda stop by bus from Esplanade and then take another bus to reach Egra. From Egra you need to take trekker to reach the village.