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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Come, take in a bit of Kolkata!

Easily one of the busiest places in the city. Has lots of eating and shopping options and some office areas. If you want to give a miss to the usual touristy stuff or are looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Easily one of the busiest places in the city. Has lots of eating and shopping options and some office areas. If you want to give a miss to the usual touristy stuff or are looking to spend some time in a local area of the city, this one is for you! Try the street food and you will come back... More 

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Pune, India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When the noted Tollywood actress Aparna Sen directed her first movie she chose to name it ’36 Chowringhee Lane’ not without a reason. She knew Chowringhee had its own ‘character’ when it comes to Calcutta. It’s a vibrant spot in the middle of the city filled with its own hustle and bustle. This can be easily termed as the most... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Definitely one of the busiest place in kolkata. Good place to just stand and observe the people, the maddening traffic and enjoy some yummy street food.

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Found it very crowded during the evening time. People rushing back from the offices makes it very crowded. Although it has good some good street food options.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Chowringhee is one long street with historic buildings like Oberio Grand,National museum,etc. on one side and the maidan(field) on the other.The footpath is crowded with hawkers and too many people on the road.The Govt. has changed the road's name to Jawaharlal Nehru Road but bet even most Kolkattans are unaware about it.Another landmark building on this road is the American... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Chowringhee is located in Central Kolkata and is a very busy junction with all the office crowd on weekdays and casual crowd on weekends. The place has some interesting architectures such as century old buildings of British reign, hotels, markets and many other establishments. Indian Museum is also located very near to Chowringhee and also the New Market which are... More 

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Coming to Kolkata, there is no chance that someone would miss Chowringhee. It is a very busy place and also has the main bus stand in Kolkata other than the one at Salt lake. It also is a very big market, in addition to New market has several cinema halls and restaurants. it is a shoppers paradise. It also has... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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