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“What a make over”
Review of Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The entire facade of the river front has been changed . Clean walikg plaza, toilet facilities, garbage cans, seating arrangement. A must visit

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

This magnificient memorial of the British Orientalist James Prinsep is today used for many a city concert. Lit up in the evenings, it outshines the otherwise dwarfing Second Hooghly Bridge just behind it.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Built during the colonial era, this ghat overlooking Vidyasagar Setu (Second Hooghly Bridge) is an oasis of calm now popular among lovers. We saw one couple taking photos of one another there but when we aimed at the Memorial (with the Bridge in the background) from afar, the security guard shouted at us "no, no" perhaps because he wanted us to pay him "photo permission fee." When we pointed at the couple, the guard just pretended not to speak any English. We then walked towards the jetty; the sunset was stunning but the ghat itself was nothing to write home about.

3  Thank PORhibido
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

people with their family and children cannot visit these places at all.it had really become a lovers point.it seems such as watching a love scene ,the atmosphere is very bad,sorry i am very dissapointed about that.

2  Thank sneha980
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Palladian porch in the memory of eminent orientalist James Prinsep, famous for deciphering the inscriptions of Ashoka,
It was built in 1841 and named after James Prinsep, the Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The monument rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained
The above is from Wikipedia but then one has to visit the place to see the grandeur. Many Bengali movie has been shot here and during our visit in January we came across a film shooting in progress. It is a landing place by the side of river Hoogly and easily accessible by taxi.
The second Hoogly bridge is bang next to this edifice. One can not stop oneself from taking pictures of the Gothic structure.

Thank SN R
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