Kolkata is one of those Indian cities that can overwhelm you by its swirling humanity. People spilling out of buses, trams, autorickshaws, trains. People on roads, pavements, parks, bridges. Honks blaring, bells of rickshaws clanging the buzz of humanity enveloping your senses. If you have lived in the city or experienced it even briefly, this video, uploaded by a young Switzerland-based photographer Sandip De, will be a delight. An aerial 4K HD view of Kolkata on a winter , the video titled “Waking Up With Kolkata”, shows a clutch of Kolkata landmarks like Shaheed Minar, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral.
But it’s not as simplistic as that, even as the DJI Phantom drone slowly moves up to give you a view of the chaotic Shaheed Minar complex, which is adjacent to Kolkata’s busiest bus depot, you realise how the crown city of the British Empire was planned. The sheer symmetry of the octagonal landscaped garden that surrounds the magnificent structure that every Kolkata has learnt to ignore,dawns upon you. Fume coughing beasts become toy buses and errant taxis become yellow dot. All that you see is a grand city, that is much bigger than your petty daily experiences.
You can check out more aerial shots of Kolkata here.