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College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Traveler Description: It's a large open air, a series of stall-like shops on either side of the footpath bordering College Street really, near the oldest part of the... more »
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for books, whether it be for a given profession or whether you are looking for old antiques, you are likely to find it here with one of the shops than anywhere else in the world. Whats more, you can always bargain.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

it is the place of vidyasagar. such a book market with crores of books of different publishers of world in one place is no where there in India. one may like to taste Coffee at Coffee House. the presidency college and the university of calcutta is located at the same place. the nearby important place is Mahabodhi Society.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

College street is very nostalgic to every bengali. Walking down the aisle glancing the books one will definitely get back to the school days. For me college street is famous "daber sorbot" in Paramount; hanging out in Coffee house after college (Presidency college); bunking classes and having "adda" on the library stairs in Calcutta University, agreements, disagreements, debate, lifetime bondings;... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I suggest to pass this street early mornings or late nights.. Its stocked with Sugarcanes.. tonnes of sugar cane is traded in this part of the city.. a very poorly managed road give a roller coaster ride.. heritage kolkata !!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Everytime I walk down College street, nostalgia sweeps me off my feet. I remember my college days and my University days. Books, books, books! College street has a different meaning to me now. Now I frantically look for good Bengali books for my daughter from Boi Para.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you have the time walk down college street, it is accessible by the Metro, about mid-distance from Howrah railway station and Sealdah. It is a must visit for students and also book lovers. One will come across old used books at great prices and new books at great discount. There is a swimming pool, some great restaurants, Presidency college,... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I expected much better in terms of the variety of books and the knowledge of the book sellers but was disappointed on both accounts. My view is that the book stalls are primarily to service students attending the many institutions in the vicinity, hence the proliferation of text books (maths, science, etc). However, book worms in Kolkata should visit as... More

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Ludhiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

During my college period I used to visit this place on a regular basis cause I had to buy biological instruments from college street market. School books, college books,medical books etc. every thing are available here. You can buy all medical instruments here only. College street market is very important for school & college going students. Wow, Indian coffee house... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Any Type of books from School books to College & University books; from Cartoon books to Classical literature books; Engineering books to Medical and other Professional's books are easily available, New and old both type of books are available.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

কলেজ স্ট্রীট is a ~1.5 km long street in central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. Its name derives from the presence of many colleges, housing many centres of intellectual activity especially the Indian Coffee House, a café that has attracted the city's intelligentsia for decades.

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