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Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Take a leisurely stroll along the river or sit and admire the views at one of Kolkata’s oldest recreational spots, Prinsep Ghat. The ghat, meaning "stairs leading down to a body of water," was built in 1841 during the British Raj. Look out for the beautifully designed monument to Prinsep, designed with Greek and gothic in-lays. The spot becomes popular in the evenings and at weekends, when families and couples head down to go boating along the river or enjoy some food from one of the many stalls. In 2012, a 2 km (1.2 mi) stretch of the riverbank was given a facelift and now boasts landscaped and illuminated gardens, water fountains, and footpaths. Stroll along the paths while enjoying an ice cream from one of the local vendors. Put Prinsep Ghat at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Recommended, more for the winter months for walks along the ghat and some nibbles. If the weather is nice, it's worth a visit. Some regular walkers. A nice addition, after a visit to Eden Gardens for ...  more »
  • A beautiful place for early morning walks. It is enjoyable both in summer as well as winter. The huge river flowing along gives a breathtaking views! Monsoon season, it is indeed gorgeous! I have visi...  more »
  • Prinsep Ghats (Bengali: প্রিন্সেপ ঘাট) is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the ... A 2-kilometre (1.2 mi) stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Baje Kad...  more »
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  • A must visit for travelers. Enjoy the openness, the architecture and river Ganges. You can also try street food. A boat trip is an added attraction. Bargain for trips with the boatman!
  • Nicely maintained park. Ideal for couples. You can go there by train or bus. This is a love making place. Beautiful scenario. You just loved it when you will go for the first time.
  • Good place for spending few hours. Well maintained and lots of subjects for photography lovers. Provisions are there for floating on the Ganges in a country boat.
  • Very comfortable place to spend your afternoon watching sunset from riverside with your dear ones. It's a bit crowded in the weekends but still you'll find good places to enjoy.
  • This place is very good for freshening our mind. The beauty of ganges is just awesome. It is very good for visit.