On the Bank of Ganga in Kolkata..


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 ???


5 thoughts on “On the Bank of Ganga in Kolkata..

  1. Congratualtions on your new blog ..
    Kolkatta has always been distant home to me . Also known as city of joy, this city has lot of flavours . Awaiting for your next post .


  2. Kolkata may not be as stylish and cosmopolitan as Mumbai is or it may not have that political importance as Delhi but it has a easy charm, that consumes your soul, as you stay here. It has different layers in its cultural milieu. Try to explore as much as possible


    1. Rightly said dada.. as I have come from totally different background as compae to kolkata but now I can say I am happy to say myself a “joyfull kolkalite” even for a few years…

      Its culture, its heritage, its British era influence, all things have impressed me… 😊


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