A cosy and modern room in a quintessentially BENGALI part of town. A very safe neighbourhood, enjoy local pubs, restaurants and shops with great connections to central Kolkata by bus or tube.
We are a family of three and we welcome you to our home.
Ours is an air conditioned studio apartment on the 3rd floor roughly 300 sq ft in size. It comes with a double bed - just right for two people or a single traveler. The studio has an attached bath/toilet with 24 hours hot and cold water , a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave. In a cozy nook rests a dinette area for two. Bright and well lit, it has a separate work desk and chair and complimentary Wifi internet is available. When you want to put your feet up and relax , there is a LCD television with a D2H connection and comfortable seating. A guided meditation session can be arranged if informed in advance. For guests who want to stay with us longer ,please feel free to use the washing machine located in the utility area adjoining the roof. Guests have roof access and its quite an experience savoring a hot cup of tea surrounded by over 100 potted plants. Our little patch of green in this concrete jungle.
The Studio apartment is conveniently placed in the Gariahat- Ballygunge area, one of the main roads of south kolkata. It is famous for its retail market for Saris and hand loom materials. Many shopping complexes and state govt. emporiums are located nearby. Tucked away in a private road you are just away enough to escape the traffic. A 5 min walk takes you to the Rabindra Sarover lakes, a must go for joggers and early risers.
10 kms away from the Howrah Station (30 mins on a good day) and 20 kms from the airport (45 mins thanks to the bypass). If you need access to the IT hub , its only 40 mins away.
Easily accessible by buses, taxis and auto's ( India's version of the TukTuk ) are available all day. The Kali ghat Metro station is a 5 mins auto ride away , and it takes you to the down town and central business district in 10 mins. If you want to soak in some history take a 15 mins ride on the Metro to North Calcutta.
The area is an epicurean delight and a foodies paradise, Over the years mid range restaurants sprang up in every nook and cranny of the street. Chinese remains the most popular followed by North Indian and Italian cuisine. If stomach permits try the best street food in Kolkata here. All restaurants also deliver food and the kitchenette has a good collection of Menu cards. But If you crave a traditional Bengali meal look no further than our kitchen. If you are staying for four days or more we invite you for a complimentary traditional Bengali meal with our family. Our expert cooks also gives lessons.
About us :
We live in the main house which is on the same floor but has a separate entrance. We are a family with wanderlust and are well travelled and cross culturally seasoned. Many of the artifacts around the house have been collected by me during our travels around the world. I am an ex airline manager now a meditation teacher. My husband is a management consultant and our daughter is a sociologist working in the public health sector. We are all owned by two super friendly cocker spanies , Goopy and Bagha. As a rule they do not venture into the studio apartment but if guests are uncomfortable then they can be restricted to the main house. However, we admit to like pet lovers more. Our staff is trustworthy and efficient and most of them have been with us for decades.We hope you enter as strangers and leave as friends.
to the Terrace .
Interaction with Guests
We are very sociable and love interacting with our guests . However we respect guests privacy .
1. Breakfast is complimentary and will be served in your room. Any additional request or meals will be charged extra.
2. House keeping services will be provided every morning but please keep your space reasonably clean. Sheets/towels will be changed for each guest.
3. Guests will be given their own set of keys. Water and electricity are precious resources, kindly switch off all appliances when not in use.
4. Though the studio apartment is on the top floor and separate from the main house the building has other residents. Please be responsible and remember to close the elevator door on your way out.
5. We are not here to judge you but strictly NO DRUGS & ALCHOHOL please.
6. Your safety is our concern. Please do not invite , tour guides, escorts and strangers you meet during your visit, inside the apartment premises.
7.Guests are not allowed in your room. If you have local friends you are advised to meet with them outside.
8. For anything else, Ask and you shall receive.
Rajasree is a warm and friendly human being. I felt the warmth from the moment of her meeting me the first time till the day I left. She would ensure comfort and security for women travellers with ingenuity. She always tried her best to give the best to the guests when it came to food. We were served warm breakfasts everyday. The lovely part of the house is her beautiful terrace adorned with lovely plants. The neighbourhood is calm and peaceful. The geographic location of the house is very convenient for public transportactions.
accogliente, confortevole, ospitale, premurosa, gentile, sicura, pulita, familiare...potrei fare un lungo elenco di questa bella casa e famiglia ma dico semplicemente...FANTASTICA!!!
Rajasree is a kind and warm host. She had a snack waiting for me when I reached. I realised I was super hungry after wolfing it down:) The apartment is a nice, self contained studio and as described in the listing. It's spic & span clean, airy and has good light. The locality is lovely. The lakes are a short walk away. This was my first trip to Kolkata. Enjoyed the city and enjoyed my stay at Rajasree's. Will be back and will stay here again. The experience was that of visiting an old friend.
My first Airbnb experience was simply outstanding. Reached Calcutta airport late in the night. Yet she was up and very welcoming. She offered me diner which was not part of the charges. The room was extremely clean and neat. Spacious and well provided with basic necessities as one finds in a hotel. I was mostly out throughout my stay, but whenever I came or left she made it a point to have a small chat to enquire if I needed anything. I was asked my choice for breakfast. She realized that I do not eat any packaged/fried food. She served me healthier option which included refreshing apple bell pepper juice. Rajashree is very friendly and she will make a point that I was never disturbed by her dogs, her staff and her family. Since I was unable to have lunch or breakfast with her, she felt like dropping me to Park Street for my work. Last night of my trip I had a hearty chat with Rajashree over some imported chocolates and coffee till wee hours of the morning. I wish I had a longer stay. Felt like home. I would highly recommend her place and company for travelers visiting Kolkata.
A wonderful host who looks after the guests very well! Other than the room is cozy, locaton is ideal and tasty breakfast, it's the people of this homestay whom greatly contribute to guests' comfort of stay and lovely time. The host enjoys meeting guests from around the globe, and exchanging ideas and thoughts. We had neat chats and laughs. My only regret is not able to stay longer, but I'll be back!
這是一級棒住宿體驗, 深度受加爾各答當地人之熱情招呼! 優點包含房間整齊舒適, 民宿位置便利,可口早餐等等. 民宿主人對客人既親切又用心照顧, 彼此互動既良好又健談. 在此住宿期間, 和主人文化交談了許多. 有關加爾各答點點滴滴, 可向主人請教. 她提共了不少資訊和旅行建議. 唯一遺憾則是, 本人乃時間因素, 未能投宿更久. 否則會續待! 未來再訪加爾各答時, 定會回來!
Rajasree is so much more than a host! Just my sister and I were travelling to India and it was our first time, so it was a little nerve wracking. Rajasree completely took us under her wing. She showed us around; gave us advice, directions, and suggestions; and helped us with planning the rest of our travels. Her husband is very nice and her staff was lovely as well. We enjoyed our stay with them so much that we've already made plans to go back before the end of our trip in India. Thank you so much for everything Rajasree!
What can I say... Yes it's like home, even better ! I am so pleased with my stay at Rajasree and Kanti. The place is perfect for short and long stay alike. My only regret is not have stayed any longer in Kolkata.
The room is very functional and clean with everything you might need. I felt very welcome at all times, got even treated to some red wine ! This is why I use Airbnb: to meet people like Rajasree !
I have worked in the travel industry for 24 years and I have an insatiable need to travel and meet people. I have travelled to many parts of the world all by myself and sometimes my family joins me.
I am a trained classical and rabindra sangeet singer and I currently teach meditation and would be happy to give you a guided meditation session .