Princep Ghat in Kolkata

 Princep Ghat is known for its beautiful architecture.

Princep Ghat is known for its beautiful architecture. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Swarnasekhar Kumar

Princep Ghat Overview

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Built during the colonial era, Princep Ghat is one of Kolkata's earliest recreational spots. Both locals and tourists from other parts of the nation visit this place to spend moments of repose. The presence of the Hooghly River right next to it adds uniqueness and immense beauty. By far, the most iconic feature of this place is the Palladian porch that was built in the memory of James Princep - the renowned Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The intricate Greek and Gothic inlays on this structure give off a brilliant look.

Princep Ghat is dotted with a number of food stalls that await visitors to step in. Do not forget to visit the 40 year old ice-cream-cum-fast-food joint that is located within the complex.

  • Opening Closing Time Open 24 hours

  • Photo Opp

    Princep Ghat gives you awesome photo opportunities. Resting on the banks of the beautiful Hooghly River, this place is adorned with lush trees and expanse of green lawns. The Palladian structure, with impressive architecture features, is another fabulous backdrop for you! Do not forget to carry your camera at any cost.
  • For Kids

    This place has always been favourite among kids. Although it is not an actual children park with rides and slides, it serves as a huge open playground for the young visitors.
  • Movie Connect

    The beauty of Princep Ghat has drawn attention of many Bollywood and Bengali filmmakers. A scene of the song - Piyu Bole from the movie Parineeta (2005) that starred Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Rekha has been shot here.

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