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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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  • its right like the riverside below the london bridge ! nothing less. walk in the park ans few local eateries are absolute deal package ! 
  • Its a Historical Place in Kolkata. Good one day trip destination. Its just beside Ganga. One can experience boat ride there. Also a good place for Photoshoot 
  • This is place is really awesome, under light it looks beautiful. Though little crowded, but can't resist visiting again if get an opportunity. icing on the cake is the boat ride on River Ganges under ...  more »