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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Beating heart of Kolkata

A busy commercial and market area - very busy: but great to experience and brilliant for people watching. Take Kolkata's pulse and visit here at least once

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Kolkata! It is colourful, chaotic, buzzing. I love the place from the street vendors to the imposing buildings. This place has it all.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy commercial and market area - very busy: but great to experience and brilliant for people watching. Take Kolkata's pulse and visit here at least once

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Bronxville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kolkata is riddled with people, cars, and more people. Chowringhee area is one of those places but also wonderful with curio shops, outdoor markets and so many knick knack stores. It's worthwhile to walk around and take it all in, even buy some few souvenirs to bring home

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This street is too crowded and i felt like i will get hit by a tram or bus.I think its best avoided.

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a extremely busy place. the fun part is you get everything here! Exceptional to average hotels, shops for everything, Many restaurants for different types and category, public and private transport and so on. Be careful when crossing the roads as the traffic is not that sober!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hub of non-IT offices, perpetually lively (or crowded, if you are a daily commuter), often the center of political agitations, always in the news, but impossible to ignore if you live in or visit the city. Buildings may not be sky-high, but the view is one of the best indicators of how late 19th, early 20th century city centers... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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163 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One weekend I have visited this area. This is basically heart of Kolkata. One of the most busiest place in Kolkata. From early morning to late night, huge no of people come here everyday. Main problem is the availability of car parking. Numerous street foods are available near the new market area. Lots of restaurants, food court, shops are located... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most busy place of Kolkata has a mixed combination of modern & heritage ...Metro Railway running side by side with hand drawn Rickshaws from the Nawab era.

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

love to be there wheever I visit Kolkota.This place is so full of life.Hotel Grand stands high in this part.I love to do some street purchase also in this area.You get awesome pick at low price.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It is the most happening place in Kolkata. It is so busy and crowded all the times. Here interestingly both the Calcuttans(North Calcuttans & South Calcuttans) comes to work or for shopping etc. I would definitely recommend one to go through the streets of Chowringhee to have the perfect taste of Calcutta.

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