College Street (Boi Para), Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Bookstores of all sizes flank College Street (Boi Para), offering good reads in many languages and across a range of genres. You can find rare and out-of-print books here at lower prices than almost anywhere else in the country. The street is also home to an iconic coffee house, which has served as a hub for some of India's brightest intellectuals for many decades. Using our international travel planner, Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions like College Street (Boi Para) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Kolkata boasts a variety of deluxe, high-end hotels, situated especially in the heart of the city and in the upscale neighborhoods of the South Kolkata district. While both mid-range and budget options are plentiful and can be found all over town, if you're not looking to splurge, consider booking ahead, as decent but affordable establishments fill up quickly.
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  • A visit to Kolkata is incomplete without a visit to College Street. Be it to enjoy the Fish Fry and Fowl Cutlet at the Coffee House or search a favourite novel from the shops, its a great place to spe...  more »
  • It is very good idea for purchasing any types of book from college street.Huge amount of discount always get from every book shop.Huge collection of books.  more »
  • I used to visit this place on a regular basis with my friends during my school days.I remember the amount of students are countless. Recently i visited with my small brother and all of a sudden all my...  more »
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  • Holy place for bookworms! I may suggest to some bookshops where you may get newest editions with great discounts. Well techno will definitely top my list followed by Dey's publications,U.N.Dhar&Co. etc. Also you can try out the famous Coffee house for a quick snack!
  • If you love books..then it is best place to be in..you name a book..you will get it. you love to part of history and culture then Indian coffee house is there at this street for food that kicks your intellectual corner and of course who will forget about the presidency campus...
  • Very good place. Its a biggest book market in the world.
  • A must visit for a tourist to know the cultural side of Bengalies. My personal favourite place to buy and look around books and magazines and also to meet my friends and get back all the collage fun. I visit this place regularly and hang out with friends at my favourite places, go around and shop books. Visit silk shops occasionally!
  • My Favourite place. Any books have get in this place.