Princep Ghat Overview

Ranked 8 of 772 sightseeing in Kolkata
Princep Ghat located on the strand road is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata. On the banks of the River Hooghly stands this memorial built for James Princep who was famous for deciphering inscriptions of the Ashoka era. The structure, renovated in 2001 is a unique one built in Greek and Gothic style.
Tourists come here to see the sunrise and sunset and the magnificent Vidydasagar Sethu across the river forms a beautiful backdrop to the Memorial. As a part of renovation completed in 2012, a 2 km stretch of the riverfront from Princep Memorial to Baje Kadamtala Ghat has been beautified. There are illuminated landscaped gardens and pathways where all age groups can spend evenings. The park is suitable for light jogging also. Couples and youngsters consider this park as a meeting point to spend some memorable time together.
There are a number of street stalls in the area, from where one can get light snacks like pav-bhaji and paani-poori. You will enjoy the boat ride along the river after sunset, as it is quite refreshing way to end the day.
The Princep Ghat is easily accessible by local transport modes like cabs, buses and circular rail.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Sunset
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Alok kumar

Alok kumar5.0/5

1 review

The Endless Leisure Great Architecture with bridge

Beautiful place to visit in any day and time. the view with bridge & building is very great and the pathways with one side florals and other sea facing is absolutely like heaven and you can sit in stairs facing sea and bridge view is very relaxing . The pathways are best for morning walking also . The ghat is made in memory of James Princep on hooghly .the view of hoogly from Princep Ghat is like endless Leisure .Must place visit in Kolkata

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  • The Endless Leisure
Great Architecture with bridge
  • The Endless Leisure
Great Architecture with bridge
  • The Endless Leisure
Great Architecture with bridge
  • The Endless Leisure
Great Architecture with bridge



1 review

Place for love brid

Princpeghat near new bridge. Best place to visit for couples. Very Clam cool polite place. prople spend quality time together and there several kind of resturant available for having food. Scoop is one of them.

Ca sampadaborkar

Ca sampadaborkar5.0/5

4 reviews

An evening full of Me time and peace

This was one of the best evenings I have spent. I had gone to Kolkata for office work and could manage some time off in the evening. To enjoy the perfect view, make sure you reach there well before sunset. Take a peaceful walk along the banks of River Ganga. When its almost sunset time, take a local boat ride into the river. Sailing through the boat in calm River is the most sacred pleasure. That 'Me Time' lasts forever.

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  • An evening full of Me time and peace

Prabal Singh

Prabal Singh3.6/5

25 reviews

See the real Kolkata here ...

this is very close to the Mecca of cricket in India, the Eden gardens. you should take a ferry from here to the Howrah station, it charges very small amount like 5-10 rs. u can see both the bridges from here.... and the view is good. u should talk to the locals to have a great time.

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta5.0/5

101 reviews

Princep Ghat or Outram Ghat

It's a place for couples, familes.. and obviously for friends. Went there today with family. walked all the way from Babu Ghat to Princep Ghat enjoying beauty of Ganges, papri chat, tea, then Mouth watering Pav-bhaji. It's a places where you can spend around 3-4 hrs at a go. After 6:30 you can enjoy water fountains with music. Carry drinking water if you can.
  • Princep Ghat or Outram Ghat
  • Princep Ghat or Outram Ghat
  • Princep Ghat or Outram Ghat
  • Princep Ghat or Outram Ghat



10 reviews

Great place to spend evening time

We went with my family. Great Place to Spend your lasure time in evening. Option is there for Boat riding. It will cost Rs 400 for 4 people. Sunset time Vidyasagar Setu was very nice and scenicWe enjoyed Boat Ride and enjoyed the sci nary.
  • Great place to spend evening time
  • Great place to spend evening time
  • Great place to spend evening time

Mitali Manek

Mitali Manek5.0/5

1 review

The most peaceful place

Princep ghaat is one of the most peaceful places in Kolkata. It is beautiful and attractive as well. There is no entry fee to visit this place. One can have an awesome time at this place with friends and family. The place is maintained very properly. It's very neat and clean . People can even go for boating. The place is best to visit either at evening i.e. during sunset or early in the morning i.e. during sunrise. One can feel fresh and happy by visiting this place. Food stalls at this place are hygienic and the food is delicious . This place is worth visiting .

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  • The most peaceful place

Prashant Karkera

Prashant Karkera4.3/5

12 reviews

Wonderful view of the bridge

Princep Ghat is a visual treat if we visit during sunset. The place is good place to hangout. The beauty of this place is the bridge that just above the ghat. It also has railways station named by its name.When we reached the gate of Princep Ghat we were stunned with the beauty. Due to lack of timing we took some pictures and went away but it is a place where would like to spend more time. The lightings in the evening just add to the beauty. Be ready to take pictures with different poses.This was the second last place we visited on the first day while it was getting darker. While we were unhappy about how we started our day, this place made our day. After this our taxi driver took us for other place We just have memories and would like to visit again but with more time in hand.

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Swarup Das

Swarup Das4.6/5

4 reviews

Very nice place for spending time

The princep ghat is a famous place of kolkata, a few minute fromHowrah station. Basically we may called this place lovers point.The sides of the Ganga and consist of a rail station. A nicedesigned place. It was build up for the memories of jamesprincep. Here we a saw the elephant designated grasses, abeautiful scenario.
  • Very nice place for spending time
  • Very nice place for spending time

Sumit Sen

Sumit Sen3.6/5

559 reviews

Enjoy some lone time

The ghat by the Ganges is a place where you can go for a paid joy ride on the Bengal boats where a majhi will row you to the mid of the river. WEnjoy some lone time with your loved one in the evening as you get a chance to visit the Ganges closely.