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#3 of 279 Places To Visit in Kolkata
chowringhee road
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Park Street Metro Station, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

about chowringhee road

Chowringhee is the thoroughfare which stretches all the way from Esplanade to the Birla Planetarium. Pause for a moment before the stately 1870s Oberoi Grand and look for the idiosyncratic Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street, a gem of a hotel. At the vast Indian Museum (1814), you can see coins from 500 BCE, a 2,000-year-old gateway from the Bharhut Stupa in MP, Greek-influenced Buddhist sculpture, Kalighat pats or scroll paintings, Tibetan thangkas, paintings from the Company school, and more.

By now, you’ve almost reached Park Street, the hub of Kolkata’s up-market restaurants, pubs, bookshops and boutiques. Flury’s is the time honoured refreshment stop here. But before you stumble into the nearest pub, note the stern façade of Asiatic Society, founded in 1784. It contains invaluable manuscripts, prints and antiques. At the Park Street Cemetery (1767), look for the tombs of Sir William Jones, poet Henry Derozio, and Major General Charles ‘Hindoo’ Stuart — who ‘went native’.

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Chowringhee Road traveller reviews

2 Chowringhee Road reviews
Ram Gupta
Ram Gupta
Portarit of the city
Jun 24 2014
Chowrangee road is real portrait of city, Walking along the lane gives the real Bengali flavour of people, shops, and of course so many food stalls. I roam there for around 2 hours and felt the beauty of the city.
Debangana Sen
Debangana Sen
Mar 28 2014
Walk along the Chowringhee street to feel the soul of the city. Maidan lies right across. And Don't forget to go to Flury's and try their tea sandwiches and dry pastries.