When you think about Kolkata or Calcutta, then the image of the magnificant architecture comes into our mind and that is “Howrah Bridge” or The Rabindra Setu that is made during the British Raj and connects the twin sisters cities that are Kolkata and Howrah.
The above picture I have taken on the bank of the Hooghly River or Bhagirathi-Hooghly is a 260km long distributary of the Ganga River in West Bengal state of India, that is why local also called it simply the Ganga River.
This river constitutes the important part of the Calcutta and the West Bengal culturally and economically and The East India Company also sailed through this river into the Bengal.
The bridge in the above picture is “The Vidyasagar Setu” or the Second Hooghly Bridge is comparatively new bridge that connects the Howrah and the Calcutta.
So many tourists points developed by the local authority on the “Ghat” or the “Bank” of the Hooghly River, and the most developed one is the “Prinsep Ghat” which was built by the British India in 1841 in the memory of the Anglo-Indian scholer James Princep ( about this I will write in next post).
Above picture is from the Prinsep Ghat.
So friends please share your opinion about this picture and the post..
Have you been to Calcutta or Kolkata ???