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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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  • Princep Ghat is a nice place to spend lonely evening on the ghat of river Ganga. One one side of the Princep Ghat Metro Station is the Ghat of Ganga with a lovely view of Vidyasagar Setu and and an Ol...  more »
  • This elegant neoclassical monument forms a nice contrast with the remarkable contemporary architecture of the Vidyasagar Setu in background. This place can be the starting point for a pleasant walk along the hooghly River estarrun to the North.
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  • Beautifully maintained monument to Princep and the garden around . It was surprise to walk down and see the station as also the sun setting on the ghat . When in Kolkata do head for here one of the ev...  more »