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Chowringhee

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Traveler Description: Chowringhee, Kolkatta What Fifth Avenue is to New York, the Champs Elysees is to Paris and Piccadilly is to London; that is Chowringhee to India... more »
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Chowringhee is practically the heart of Kolkata. While the East side hustles & bustles with people & traffic, the west side is the long open field of Maidan reaching up to the river Ganges. Right on the middle of Chowringhee is the famous Oberoi Grand Hotel of Kolkata - one of the best in India. Around it are the shopping... More

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Kolkata, India
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A stroll across the Chowringhee, from the Park Street crossing to the Lenin Sarani crossing, will give the tourist a feel of everything - Imperial British architecture in scores of buildings, the bazaar culture of Indian cities through the hawkers lining the pavements, street food, fast food and fine dining options, good watering holes, a huge museum, the YMCA, a... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Real Kolkata....here...shop,stroll,eat and experience the colours and flavours of the city...you get amazing stuffs right on the pavement bazaars which is highly unlikely to be found anywhere...brace for parking issues if you go by your own vehicle...best way is to park your car around Park street and take a walk towards Espalanade Metro Station and explore.

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Vermont
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Busy, busy, busy. Loaded with stalls selling everything you can imagine and loads and loads of the same things in every stall. You want belts, jeans, "inner" wear, outer wear, shawls, watches, electricals etcetc - you name it, you can get it. Bargain hard. Do be aware of pickpockets and forget about personal space, you'll have none.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place to experience the chaos of Kolkata - good place to shop on the street , see some old buildings ( the grand hotel etc) - gives you a good feel of the city

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Canberra, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

There are a plethora of makeshift stalls encroaching on both sides of the pavement all the way from Kyd Street to the Oberoi Grand Hotel. It makes it much more difficult to walk down Chowringhee and one is occasionally pestered by the stallholders.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Off of this thriving thoroughfare is Park St., the street I've forgotten on which the old Saki Bar (sp?) was located...and there are even some hi-rises on it! The many marketplaces along the path are loaded with hustlers trying to get you into "their" shops....and you can even get to New Market, Hogg Market...It's like the Center of the Universe!... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

You will love or hate it. But either way, its the lifeline of Kolkata. The heart of the business district. The interstate and long distance bus terminus. You name it, you will find it.

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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

What we liked most about Chowrangee is that it has a host of offerings for the visitors and these offerings are located at very short distance from each other. There are Victoria Terminus, Eden Garden, the stadium, Maidan, Shaheed Minar, Nandan, and Indian Museum, all near to each other. Among other attractions are the Grand Hotel, a host of theaters... More

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Faridabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It is a pleasure to walk down the Chowringhee, Particularly the stretch from Grand Hotel to Birla Planetariam. On the other side of the road, the Maidan offers a green look, and pleasant evening breeze.

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