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 into our Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kolkata (Calcutta).
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  • The Prinsep ghat is very famous in the kolkatas so we went there and seen the ghat. It's really a nice location.  more »
  • A great place to chill and to enjoy the sunset. A bit of peace and quiet in a lively city. Beautiful birdsong in the evening, and nearby facilities including cafes, and a toilet.  more »
  • Very spacious area. Half hour boating is a different experience. More suitable for youngsters. Roaming along the riverside is giving us a mesmeric feel. You can just walking through the riverside road...  more »
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  • Lovely cool place for couples especially although many more aged people go there for walk or little hangout. But from my view i suggest not to allow little children there because many couples do bad things which should not be openly exposed to children before being adult. Other than that if i take the positive side the ganges and the pillars made there gives a great view for photographers. The photo taken by me proves the rest.
  • River Ganges is floating around with all its calmness. James Prinsep Ghat is not only historic but also a romantic place. Its Gothic architecture and serene surrounding with lush green trees keeps one away from hustle-bustle of city life.
  • One of the Most satisfying places I have ever visited. The cool nature is always good here, mainly at the time of sun set. It looks amazing. The surrounding is also very clean, Really a beautiful place to visit.
  • I have visited here in the middle of December. It's a very cool place. What can you expect here is a cup of tea along with the cold air of Ganga. It is also a lovers spot. So many couples can be seen around here. With a cone of ice cream you may take a walk.
  • Adorable Views with all kind of transport mean are available whether Train or Bus.. Pros:- ✍ Eye Catching Landscape.. ✍ Boats, Ships are available to cross the river GANGA.. ✍ Foods Stall Are Also Available along With Restaurant.. ✍ Public Sanitation Rooms are Also Available there.. ✍ Guard Police are Also Available for Protection against Drowning.. CONS:- 👎 Food Price are Higher as it includes extra charges 👎 Rest Room Is Not Available..
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