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Princep Ghat Kolkata - Picnic & Tourist Spot Attraction & Route Details



Princep Ghat of Kolkata is one of the most visited tourist places in Kolkata situated on Hooghly (Ganga) River bank. James Prinsep Monument & Gwalior Monument are there at Princep Ghat, Kolkata. Here you will get to know - How to go to Princep Ghat from different areas of Kolkata? Chakra Rails / Circular Train timings to Kolkata Princep Ghat Railway Station? Bus route of Princep Ghat from various places of Kolkata & Howrah. Best time to visit Princep Ghat of Kolkata? Attractions & what are the things to see at Princep Ghat of Kolkata? How costly / charges of Hooghly (Ganga) River cruise (Ride) on small boats, ships or launches at Princep Ghat, Kolkata? Details of Picnic spot in Kolkata i.e., Princep Ghat.

Kolkata Princep Ghat (James Prinsep Ghat) is situated on the banks of Hooghly River (Ganga) and it's famous for spending leisure time alone or with loved ones in calm & peace. You will get to see an exclusive view of 2nd Hooghly Bridge, excellent view of boats & launches riding on river Ganga. You will surely enjoy the excellent view of River Ganga (Hooghly Riverside banks) from Kolkata Circular Rail during the journey to Princep Ghat [James Prinsep Ghat]. Beautification, decoration & lighting of Kolkata Riverside areas should attract your mind as well. Don’t forget to have a walk at Princep Ghat [Prinsep Ghat] Riverside Park and get to see Gwalior Monument in Kolkata, located few minutes away from Princep Ghat Riverside Park.

Princep Ghat Kolkata – Food Stalls inside Prinsep Ghat Kolkata
Don’t think what to eat there at Princep Ghat; because there are so many options available to fight with the hunger. Phuchka (panipuri), Bhelpuri, Jhalmuri, Tea, Coffee, Pau-bhaji (Bread toast), egg roll, chowmin & many other fast food stalls are available inside Princep Ghat Kolkata at reasonable price. So, there is no need to carry food while travelling to Kolkata’s Princep Ghat with your beloved one.

Ganga River Cruise at Princep Ghat Kolkata – Romantic Boating Ride
Facility of Boat ride on River Ganga (Hooghly River) at Princep Ghat, Kolkata is there for you. People can avail the Ferry / Boat service of Princep Ghat (chargeable) to have a romantic time on river cruise with their friends or loved one. Small & large; both types of boats are available at Princep Ghat Kolkata for Ganga river cruise. Let’s check out the price (charges / cost) of Boat Ride at Princep Ghat, Kolkata now. It’s a bit costly for a single person, but cheap for a group of 5-6 people. Princep Ghat Boat Ride (Ganga River Cruise) charge is only Rs.500/- for 1 hour and Rs.300/- for 30 minutes. Maximum, 5-6 people are allowed in the small boats. Boats will take you under 2ng Hooghly Bridge and you will surely enjoy the panoramic view from River Ganga. It’s recommended to ride on small ships (Mayurpankhi launch). A special ship is developed like a 'Mayur' / 'Hansa' thus it's called as 'Mayurpankhi' / 'Mayurhansa' ship in local language. This specially decorated Mayur-pankhi / Mayur-Hansa ship gives you Ganga River Cruise (Hooghly River Cruise) at low cost towards 2nd Hooghly Bridge from B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata.

View of Kolkata Princep Ghat - Watch now


Best Time to visit Kolkata James Princep Ghat
There is a monument made to show the honour towards James Prinsep during British era in Kolkata. You will surely love the awesome view of white coloured James Princep Monument and 2nd Hooghly Bridge on the background. Believe me; the view of James Prinsep Monument is brilliant in the evening with the lightings. It’s recommended to go there around 3pm-4pm to see James Princep Monument in daylight as well as in evening lighting.

How to go to Princep Ghat, Kolkata
Let’s check out the routes to reach Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata from different parts of Kolkata & suburban areas. Most easy & comfortable way to go to Princep Ghat is by Kolkata Circular Railway (Chakra Rail). People can go by Kolkata Circular Trains from Ballygunje, Majherhat, Khidderpore stations located at South Kolkata and also from Bongaon, Habra (North 24-Parganas), Barrackpore, Sodepur, & Kolkata Airport. North Kolkata people are advised to catch trains towards Princep Ghat from Dumdum station. Here is the Kolkata Circular Train timings at Dumdum station. By Road you can also go to Princep Ghat which is very near to Eden Gardens & 2nd Hooghly Bridge and situated on Strand Road, Kolkata.
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