Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata is one of the oldest leisure tourist spots of the ‘City of Joy’. The Ghat was named after James Prinsep, an excellent Anglo-Indian researcher and scholar.
Located along the banks of the beautiful Hooghly River (a name of River Ganges), the Ghat is surrounded by greenery. It overlooks the marvelous Vidyasagar Setu. People flock to the place to get away from the bustling city.
Prinsep Ghat premises has beautiful gardens, lawns, park benches and shady trees. It is an ideal retreat for nature lovers. Enjoy long strolls along the riverside. There are numerous food-stalls nearby. Enjoy a variety of street delicacies of Kolkata. A 50 year old ice-cream cum fast-food joint near the Ghat, services the crowds. People can also perform rituals, take a bath or go for boat rides. Short River cruises on the traditional wooden boats and speedboats are also available.
Princep Ghat is a must visit tourist attraction for every visitor in Kolkata. The beautiful steting has been taken as a backdrop for a popular Bollywood movie, Parineeta and even in real life it is idyllic. Romantic and charming in an old world charisma, get way to Prinsep Ghat for a wonderful day with family, friends or your loved.