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

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The entire amplitude of the College street is known as the heart of the Bengal Renaissance movement in Kolkata. It is a historic place that you can today call a famous hangout spot, a hub or just another street that holds back nostalgia 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, has been a part of this area since ages. The renowned Coffee house is also located here in the College street. It is a huge open cafe in the heart of the city that has always been the hub for the classic 'adda' of Bangla intellects, students and random people.

A stroll along the College street offers a spectacular insight into the socio-intellect issues that has shaped the very backbone of India, culminating the endeavour of the freedom movement. Walking through the area you can witness the varied philosophies and belief systems that concerns the educated youth population of the nation. The harmonious blend of the nineteenth century Kolkata and the modern times could be experienced in 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 attraction of this place is the famous coffee hous ...... read more