Rain Soaked Bengal Villages-4
The pond, the fish and the rustic spectators, all are part of Rural Bengal. Look at the crowd, even an insignificant event like pond fishing drew so much crowd.
These pictures were taken at Gaighata, near Bangladesh border town. I got the idea of Building the Page on rural Bengal here only.
Rain Soaked Bengal Villages-2
These pictures were taken during our pond fishing trip to Usthi area of South 24pgs district, about 60kms from Calcutta. Pond, Hamlets, rustic people. There is one wonderful thing in this village, despite extreme poverty the literacy rate is 100%. Many boys and girls not only have university education but are working in many places as doctors,Engineers & teachers!! Is not that a wonderful thing. Their economy is bound to change in few years time.
We went fishing in the pond owned by the descendants of Dr.Nilratan Sircar ( The founder member of Calcutta medical college)
ANGLING----Pond Fishing!!! Part -III
On 3oth July we also went Pond fishing to Usthi near Diamond Harbour. This time our host was Mr. manzoor Hossein and his family. He is one of our largest Exclusive dealer of the place and excellent host. We thank him and his wife for ibnvintig us on a rainey Sunday.Related to:
- Family Travel
Fishing is one of my hobies! I keep telling my friends that I am going pond fishing on this Sunday and they keep asking as how it is done. So I am trying to build a tip on how Pond fishing is done. This is same as River or Sea fishing, with only differnce the baits as the fishes are smaller and they like sweet thing like loaf, flour, earth worms, ant eggs etc as baits. Beside this you will have to lure the fishes to your baits, so you need to arrange that too, by organising " Lure baits". In the market several Lure Baits are available, such as formanted Rice, Black- Gram Paste, or any thing formanted ( organic food). It's simple to make but messy.
And the fishes!!! they are mostly Carps, gold, silver, cat and so on. There are many small / medium and large ponds in and around Calcutta. Where they offer angling for some fee ranging Rs100 to Rs500/- ( 10USD). If the catch is good then enjoyment doubles. But I have been going to my friend's ponds or people known to them as we can also relax and spend sometime with frinds.
Yesterday, we went to Gaighata a place near Bangladesh Border for pond fishing with our family. Mr.Kalipada Dey was our host this time. He is one of our dealers' and a fine gentleman with very large heart. His entire family is great host, his wife, daughter, his brother, his wife and their children are really lovable character. We shall go again they are so good.
The trek itself is quite ok. It's possible to do in how many days you wanna, usually people do in 5 / 6 days, others like soo much and stay around 40 days in the villages!!!
During the trek the highlights are Sandakphu and Phalut villages, i liked Sandakphu most, but Phalut is the closer you'll get from Everest. The many options of trekkers hut and food during the way allows you to make a lightweight backpack, and the advantages are amazing, of course. Take your time and do the trek with your own speed, don't hurry and don't worry, the place is magical and you'll see and feel by yourself, i can easiy say it was one of my favourite part of India, but the thing is, i love mountains !!!!!!!!!!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Rain Soaked Bengal Villages-7
Who does not like these? Palm tree, Rains, Water bodies the wonders of Mother Nature!
Please be ready for the next tip.
Rain Soaked Bengal Villages.
Since, I talked about monsoon, here is rain soaked rural area of Bengal. This picture was taken on 16th August at Mandir Bazar near Sunderbans.
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