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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  • We visited here for sunset view .it was good to visit here . The food stalls near it serve amazing fast-food . So don't miss it . Even boating is there ...  more »
  • when we visited renovation work was going on James Prinsep memorial building. Park was almost empty but view of the bridge was good. Watching the bridge in movies, we were able to get full view when w...  more »
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  • Nice street food and superb place to hang out with friends. A touch of history mixed with Gothic details that creates an amazing ambiance altogether. It's also a good spot for shooting and photography. Young couples and friend groups and families gather up here to spend quality time. And unlike Victoria Ground, this place is still very okay for children.
  • A very good place for jogging in the morning. You can spend some quality time here. Sitting on the benches.. sipping morning cup of tea and enjoying the epic scenes of boats and rivers. Must visit during sunset and sunrise. You can also go for a small picnic with family and friends. Boat ride is also very good. In the morning people come to do yoga and jogging.
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