As a photographer and a resident of this city, I am more than sure that my words will fall short to describe the unearthly and irresistible attachment I have with my city. Every street, every house, every person has a story to be told and has a mystery to be solved. When life becomes maddeningly polite, lose yourself in this city of emotions and joy. I'm sure you wont go back without a smile.
There exists a infinite group of attractions that you will come across when walking on the streets of this Mahanagar. I believe (and it is a personal opinion) that attractions do not need to be just the monuments or just the architecture but it can be anything that keeps us engaged and hooked to the present without having to worry about what happens the very next moment. I found solace and rest in the middle of a hectic day in my city when I saw these group of workers relaxing after a tiresome early morning shift. Was that the cool breeze from the Ganges that takes away all your worries when the wind flows through your hair? Or was it the soft shade of the trees coupled with the warm bricks of the ghats, easing the journey to get a break from our daily rat race? Or Maybe its just another mystery Kolkata has to offer.
In the year 1841, James Prinsep Ghat was built in memory of eminent Anglo-Indian Scholar, James Prinsep, during the British Raj. Anyone willing to visit the monument can avail the railway train (if familiar with the routes) and he will reach Prinsep Ghat station, which is right next to the ghat itself.
I have always found serenity and an irresistible attraction to the solace this place offers. When the pressure of work reaches a bit above the bar, this place is just one cab away. Sometimes a calm mind can be the birthplace of the best ideas, what better place than sitting here with a pen and paper in one hand and a cutting chai (tea) in the other. If you just need a break, even for fifteen minutes, Prinsep Ghat was and always will be worth a shot.