department of tourism

government of west bengal

River side Kolkata

Kolkata is adorned by the beauty of River Hooghly. The lush greenery and serene atmosphere surrounding the river are surely captivating. In fact, lots of tourism spots have been developed around the river, of which one is the Millennium Park. A relatively new park in the city, it was inaugurated on December 26, 1999 and opened to the general public on January 1, 2000. This park was built by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA/CMDA), adorning the surrounds of the river.

Millennium Park
The Millennium Park of Calcutta is situated along the eastern shore of Hooghly and stretched over an area of 2.5 km. It has beautiful landscaped garden, with beautiful and proper sitting arrangements, where you can sit and peacefully enjoy the beauty of the location. Apart from this, there is an exclusive children section, where there are merry-go-rounds, slides and swings. It also has a food-joint inside its premises, which offers delicious cuisines. Apart from all this, there are beautiful hut shaped shelters, to rest and enjoy.

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How to reach

MILLENNIUM PARK

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Bibadi Bag Station is the nearest Chakra rail station.  Millennium Park is nearest Bus stops.

Prinsep Ghat
Prinsep Ghat is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843.

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Princep Ghat

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Princep Ghat has own Circular Railway station. Nearst Metro Railway Station is Park Street.
Bus services are available to reach there.
Outram Ghat is nearly ferry ghat to reach there.Local buses, mini buses and metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city. One can also avail the underground metro rail.
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah.
Nearest International Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

Babughat
Babughat (Babooghat Baboo Raj Chandra Ghat) is one of the many ghats built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly on its bank on Strand Road at Kolkata side.
The ghat has a tall colonial structure, which is the landing berth of the ghat. It is a fine Doric-Greek style pavilion with huge pillars. The ghat, originally known was Baboo Raj Chandra Ghat, is now only known by first words Babooghat or Babughat. Babu / Baboo in Bengali mean Sahib or gentleman. The ghat is named after Babu Raj Chandra Das, husband of Rani Rashmoni and zamindar of Janbazar, who built it in 1830, in memory of her late husband. A marble tablet beneath the pediment implies that some of the credit for the erection of the ghat must go to Lord William Bentinck as he encouraged such spending with a view to improves public amenities. It is second oldest ghat of Kolkata.

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Babughat

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The nearest airport to Babu Ghat Jetty is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata which is 14 km away from Babu Ghat Jetty.

Armenian Ghat
Armenian Ghat was built in 1734 by Manvel Hazaar Maliyan, a celebrated Calcutta trader of Armenian origin. This elegant ferry ghat was just one of the many contributions made by the benevolent Armenian toward developing Calcutta’s infrastructure and sociocultural rapport.

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Armenian Ghat

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The nearest airport to Armenian Ghat Jetty is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, kolkata which is 13 km away from Armenian Ghat Jetty.
The nearest railway station to Armenian ghat jetty is Howrah Railway Station which is walking distance from Armenian Ghat Jetty.

Nimtala Ghat
Nimtala crematorium or Nimtala burning ghat or Nimtala ghat is a crematory located at Beadon Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.
The burning ghat came up in 1827. In 2010 the central government of India rejuvenated and upgraded the crematorium which cost 140 million. Rabindranath Tagore was cremated here (north Calcutta burning ghat).There is a Rabindranath Tagore Memorial in the crematorium compound which was beautified in the 2010 project.

Outtram Ghat
Kolkata is located by the side of water bodies. There are several ghats (riversides) in the city, of which a popular one is the Outram Ghat. The history and glory of this particular ghat can be traced back to times of the British reign in India. In those days, this place was a perfect place for rendezvous and evening jay walkers. It was also a preferred port of call for many foreign cargo vessels.

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How to reach

Outtram Ghat

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Local buses, mini buses and metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city.
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah.
Nearest Metro Station: Maidan.
Nearest International Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

Jagannath Ghat
Jagannath Ghat, built in European classical style with a drum-shaped crown atop, stood imposingly on the east bank of the river Hooghly immediately to the north of the present-day bridge. Those days, a long stretch of Hooghly up to Jagannath Ghat remained visible from the faraway rooftops of Shimulia houses in North Calcutta as there were no tall buildings in between. There were neither any large steamship in view, but plenty of wooden sailing vessels whose tall masts looked like a forest of dead woods from distance.

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How to reach

Jagannath Ghat

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Nearest railway station is Howrah railway station. It is around 30 minutes to 45 minutes walking distance from Howrah railway station. Many buses both private and government run through Mallick Ghat. Nearest metro stations are Mahatma Gandhi road metro station and Sarat Sadan metro station.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
E-Mail : wbtourismpublicity1@gmail.com