Photos

Photographer's Note

It is my 200th post:-
"Red Is The Color Of Love"

Shot taken at Princep Ghat..

About Princep ghat:-

It is located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William. It was built in 1841 and named after James Prinsep, the Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The monument rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained.[1] In its initial years, all the royal British entourages used the Prinsep Ghat jetty for embarkation and disembarkation.[2][3][4]

Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata[4] and people come here in evenings on weekends to have stroll along the bank, with many food-stalls selling variety of road-side foods. There also is an more than 40 year old ice-cream cum fast-food joint on the ghat, which is popular among the crowds, especially the youngsters. People can also have a ride in the river on the boats. A two kilometer stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Baje Kadamtala Ghat) was inaugurated on 24 May 2012.[5] The beautified stretch includes, illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathway, fountains and renovated ghats.

A song of Bollywood film Parineeta was shot here on the ghats.[4]

Prinsep Ghat also has a railway station named after it, which falls under Kolkata Circular Railway and maintained by Eastern Railway. The station code is PPGT.[6]

There is a jetty nearby called the Man-O-War jetty that belongs to the Kolkata Port Trust and commemorates the role played by the Port in the 2nd World war. The jetty is mainly used by the Indian Navy, and is properly maintained.

jhm has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 325
Points: 8
Discussions
Additional Photos by Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 4 N: 687] (2833)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH