(Last Updated on : 28-05-2016)
Boating on Ganges in Kolkata
gives one the evening treat throughout the years, as the City of Joy experiences the temperate climate in winters and the evening in summers are very cool.
Cruises in Kolkata
The cruises in Kolkata, some of them are luxury cruises offering dining, lunch and breakfast on the Ganges and even transportation to the other states of India which are connected by Ganga River
. Matsyakanya, and Ahalla are the two boating cruises offering one or two hours ride on the heart of Ganga.
Ghats of Ganga
When Kolkata was Kalikata, the ghats emerged. But due to invasion of British East India Company in India, the ghats are beautified by some of the British officials and some of the wealthy Bengali aristocratic families of Kolkata. Some of them are Bathing ghats, Ceremonial ghats where rituals are performed and then the ferry ghat which connects the two banks at various places like Howrah
, Dakhineshwar Temple
and BBD Bagh
. Many monuments, memorials and markets are there by the river side, to be explored and experienced by riding a motor boat.
is one of the many ghats built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly on its bank on Strand Road at Kolkata side. From here there are no boating services available, but the boating is available from the nearby bank. Baboo Ghat has a tall colonial structure, which is the landing berth of the ghat. It is a fine Doric-Greek style pavilion with huge pillars. The ghat, originally known as Baboo Raj Chandra Ghat, is now only known by first words Baboo-ghat or Babu-ghat. The ghat is named after Babu Raj Chandra Das, husband of Rani Rashmoni and zamindar of Janbazar, who built it in 1830, in memory of her late husband.
Outram Ghat is a Ghat built during the rule of British East India Company in India, along the river bank of Hooghly, a distributary of the Ganges River It was built in late nineteenth century by British authorities in memory of Sir James Outram. During colonial era it used to be a key port and the main mooring for ships to East Bengal and Burma. Outram ghat is located in the southern direction of the busy and bustling Babughat of Kolkata.
is a romantic destination in Kolkata and it is the favourite place for lovers and the evening walkers. Prinsep Ghat is a ghat built in 1841 during the rule of British East India Company
, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. Prinsep Ghat is designed with a palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843. From the boat, rides are available and this boating will be an awesome experience while having a ride.
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