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Sunday is a great day as mass is held here. September to March is the best time to visit the place.
Relax, Picnic, Boating
Free entry/Boating- INR 200- INR 250 for 30 minutes
All year
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11 out of 199 attractions in Kolkata

Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat with a good spectacular view is names after the famous James Princep. The place was built when the city and the whole country was under the Raj of the British. It is among the serene and quaint places in Kolkata where locals and tourists go for a getaway from city's hustle-bustle. This place is also considered by the locals for morning and evening walks by the banks of the river Ganga with not really a great view but also clean and oxygen free of pollution, amidst the lush greenery all around. For those who want to pay some quality time by the Hoogly without spending much, this is actually the spot to head to. An extra activity here's boat rides that are slow and serene in the waters of the Ganga.
Isha Saxena
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.
Tithi and Gaurav
Then we headed to James Prinsep Ghat. The ghat was built in 1843 in the memory of James Prinsep, an English scholar and officer of the East India Company. Vidyasagar Setu towering over it all. The ghat is clean and well maintained. It is also meeting point for young lovers with old melodies playing in the background which makes the ambience very romantic. Here we took a boat ride on the Hooghly passing barges, boats, and old warehouses towards the magnificent Howrah Bridge and witnessing amazing sunset.It costed around 400 Rs.
Akshay Jain