As river Hooghly flows just through the center of Calcutta, there are many 'ghats' amplifying the beauty of sunsets. Go for a sunset view to Princep ghat which is close by Maidan and you can have the evening tea here, seeing the bigger (and much better) versions of paper boats we all used to make during rains.Don't forget to take a ride over Vidyasagar setu aka second Hooghly bridge and you won't be disappointed.Just at walking distance to this place is every cricketer's dream ground, 'The Eden Gardens'.You can see all the posters of the iconic rivalry between India Pakistan matches and of course, the famous India/Australia test of 2001.Even if it is vacant, you will sense those loud sounds of cheering enough to get you goosebumps, the same way I had when I first saw this Mecca of cricket.
Now there are two things that I love most when I travel, sunsets and food. On stepping out of my hotel, Pramod my chauffeur asked, "Madam, where to?" to which I asked "Where can I catch a beautiful Calcutta sunset? Minutes later I found myself strolling at Princep Ghat. Little did I know that this sunset would shape the rest of what I'd call my most palatable experience as yet.
6.30 pm: Princep GhatI decided to spend my evening at the Princep Ghat by letting myself free in the tranquility of the calm shore water. The river lapping up the ghats is the perfect prescription to find your own peace. It also makes for a brilliant photo opportunity while the sun sets amidst the backdrop of the Howrah Bridge and the Vidyasagar Setu. A boat ride at the Princep Ghat is an experience anyone visiting Kolkata should indulge in.
This is where you can spot the two different bridges - the iconic Howrah Bridge and the Vidyasagar Setu. The area has been beautified resembling a much smaller version of the Marine Drive, however, the main attractions remain the two bridges.