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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  • August 18, 2017
    The place though historical has not been maintained well by the authorities. Though of late some changes are visible it is better to visit just for a few minutes. Also not safe at all after dark or wh...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Life story of James Prinsep is amazing. He barely lived 40 years, 20 of which he spent in India and in these small years he achieved so much. He is credited to decipher Brahmi script which we are so p...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice historic place to visit on the bank of the river Ganges. The park is nice enough, there are some faux grass elephants that seemed popular for selfie lovers. The memorial itself is quite nice and ...  more »
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  • July 13, 2017
    It has became a habbit of visiting this place frequently, Calms and soothes my mind. But you have to find out the piece of peace because of so much crowd. .
  • July 10, 2017
    Amazing place. You'll feel relaxed if you go at night. The main lawn is opened till 03:00 AM
  • July 8, 2017
    Amazing place.. Ganga river ... beautiful ambiance... peaceful atmosphere... perfect for photography... beautiful ice cream shop scoop...allover very nice place..
  • July 4, 2017
    One of the iconic places in Kolkata, the "jetty for the europeans" during the British Raj days. Better enjoyed during or after sunset. Plenty of seating arrangements and street food make this a popular place to hang out. Good for enjoying the gentle river breeze and very popular among photography enthusiasts.
  • June 1, 2017
    Beautiful place for refreshment.. Street food, ice cream & cold drinks are easily available. Sitting beside 'Ganga', you can enjoy the sunset. Boats are available (by rent) for a short trip..

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