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“Crowded - but happening.”
Review of Chowringhee

Chowringhee
Certificate of Excellence
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 premier Government College of Art, a 5 star hotel that is also architecturally famous and lots of people.

In its bylanes are the famous Hogg Market(now known as New Market) and several budget staying options on Sudder Street, including the Fairlawn Hotel, made famous by the Kendalls and then Shashi Kapoor.

Just beware of the hustlers that are sure to be found in such places.

1  Thank sunilgarodia
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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.

Thank Kumsou
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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.

1  Thank hfot2
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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

1  Thank Manoj C
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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.

1  Thank Avi S
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