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#12 of 272 Things To Do in Kolkata
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Kolkata, West bangal 700009, India
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All days of the week
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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College Street is one of the most famous places in Kolkata, you can choose for any local or private transportation to take you there. There are cabs and buses readily available to take travellers to College Street. When in Kolkata, you must visit this Street for the ultimate cultural immersion!

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about college street

The entirety of College Street is famous as the heart of the Bengal Renaissance movement in Kolkata. It is a historic place that today has become a famous hangout spot. It is a street that contains legacy of the heroic era of our country. A multitude of small and big book stalls lined together that are always bustling with book lovers as well as students of several reputed institutes, including the Calcutta University and the Calcutta Medical College, have been a part of this area since ages. The renowned Indian Coffee house is also located here at the College street. It is a huge open cafe in the heart of the city that has always been popular as the classic 'adda' of Bangla intellectuals and students.

A stroll along the College street offers a spectacular insight into the socio-intellectual issues that have shaped the very backbone of India, culminating in the endeavour of the freedom movement. Walking through the area you can witness the varied philosophies and belief systems that concern the educated youth of the nation. The harmonious blend of the nineteenth century Kolkata and the modern times can be experienced by touring of the College street.

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4 College Street reviews
Shanu Shaan
Shanu Shaan
College Street, a big market for books
Jun 25 2014
Every year I go to College Street for buying my books. Its in the middle way of Howrah to Sealdah. I go to College Street because the released book are taken here first. So I can get this book easily. There are so many institute in and beside Colleg ...... read more
Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar
Bookworm's paradise
Jun 19 2014
Usually crowded place...there are lanes filled with book stalls. You can find almost all the books you need. The price is low compared to other book shops...they have loads of second hand books...one attraction of this place is the famous coffee hous ...... read more
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