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Chowringhee

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 October 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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 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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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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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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