February 2, 2017: Today we left the ship at Farakka and took a 4 hour train ride to Kolkata, arriving in mid-afternoon.
The kitchen staff lined up at our last breakfast
The staff and sailors bidding farewell
Washers on the ghat at Farakka as we disembark from the country boat
Waiting for the Farakka–Kolkata train
Porters at the Howrah train station. Howrah is a good-sized city across the river from Kolkata.
Crowds in the Howrah train station
We saw surprisingly few cows wandering the streets, except in Varanasi, but here's an exception outside the train station.
Superstructure of the impressive Howrah Bridge into Kolkata