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Motherhouse is the place where is the Mother´s tomb, the famous Kolkata Sister Charity. There is also a small museum. Visits from 8:00-noon$15:00 to 18:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Prayers 16:30 every friday.
If you want to colaborate like a voluntary with some of many projects that the organization have along the city, you can go to the central office at 15:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Telf. 2452277

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Tourist Information

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-India Tourism:
4, Shakespeare Sarani
Open from 10:00-18:00 Mond-Frid, 10:00-13:00 Sat.
Kolkata map and a lot information free about transport, sights, etc. of the city. Ask their for print it.
-West Bengal Tourism:
BBD Bagh
Open from 10:00-17:30 Mond-Frid, 10:00-13:00 Sat.
With less information, they will try to sell you a trip.
In the way for get a Marble Palace permit
-Cal Calling:
Magazine with a lot information about cultural performances. 30Rs
-City Info:
Another magazine

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Bbd bagh

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In BBD Bagh area, you can see the colonial arquitecture around the aquare, with some emblematic building like the Writers' Building, Standard Building, General Post Office or St. Andrews Church
A strange way to go and enjoy it, take a tram from Esplanade (at the question number to guerdian) that takes you to the BBD Bagh. Tram is normally empty because is obsolete.

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Sudder St.

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This is, undoubtedly, the backpaker street in the city. There are a lot small cheap hotel and restaurant. Also you can find delicious lassies and juices, cheap food and chay in one of its many open-air stalls around the area and also around New Market. Internet & international calls center, change money, etc.

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About taxis...

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Ambassador yellow taxis, the Kolakata taxis, are very cheap (around 25Rs short way). Anyway, it is better arrange the price before entry into the car. Many of them have a taxi-meter: be sure that it is working correctly, the digital meters are more expensive that the old mechanical meters.
Every drivers carries a coversion charts for longer trips exact rates.
Prepaid taxi from the airport is 200Rs.

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