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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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  • This is the best place to see sunset and sunrise from in kolkata and i love to being there and it is not very far . If you visit this place you will feel a fresh air 
  • Prinsep Ghat is a memorial of eminent Anglo-Indian scholar & antiquary James Prinsep was constructed in 1843. located on the bank of River Hooghly near Fort William, on the right side of Vidyasagar Se...  more »
  • It is a wonderful place. With rever beside it. The evening scene is awesome with lights. It is near howrah bridge.