✍️By Special Correspondent
National Tourism Day is celebrated every year on 25th January to promote and encourage tourism. This National Tourism Day, &TV actors Mouli Ganguly (Mahasati Anusuya, Baal Shiv) and Ishita Ganguly (Sandhya Gupta, Ghar Ek Mandir- Kripa Agrasen Maharaja Ki) share their favourite destinations and must-visit places in West Bengal.
Talking about the city of joy, Mouli Ganguly, who plays the role of Mahasati Anusuya in &TV’s Baal Shiv, shares, “The moment you step into Kolkata you would know why it is called the city of joy. People in the city are so warm and welcoming that you will feel as if you have been here for ages. Kolkata is known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and larger than life cultural festivals. I feel one must visit the Mother House, which was founded by Mother Teresa, Victoria memorial, Fort William, the famous Howrah Bridge, to name a few. Kolkata is also the home for some of the most mesmerizing religious spots such as Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math, St. Paul Cathedral, Birla Mandir. One must visit all these places to experience the real beauty of Bengal.”
Taking us on a food trail, Ishita Ganguly, who essays the role of Sandhya Gupta in &TV’s Ghar Ek Mandir-Kripa Agrasen Maharaja Ki, shares, “No one can beat the delicacies of Kolkata! I am picky when it comes to food but when I am in Kolkata, I eat everything. Puchkas, kathi rolls, gugni, singadas, jhaal muddi, fish fry are some of favuorites in the city. Also, how can someone miss out on the world-famous sweets of Bengal such as shondesh, kheer kodom, rashgulla, chanar jalebi, darbesh? Kolkata is a paradise of food, and one must visit it during Durga Pujo when you can feel the real vibe of the city.”
Watch Baal Shiv at 8:00 pm and Ghar Ek Mandir-Kripa Agrasen Maharaja Ki at 9:00 pm airing every Monday to Friday only on &TV.