|Hooghly River on Strand Road, Kolkata, Kolkata (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Babu Ghat is open from 24 hours all days in week. No entry fee.
|Temple, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Friends, Solo, Parants, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|May, June, July, August
|Salt Lake Sector V Metro Station (2 KM) Howrah Metro Station (2 KM) Howrah Maidan Metro Station (2 KM) Diamond Park Metro Station (2 KM) IIM Metro Station (2 KM)
About Babu Ghat
Babu Ghat is one of the many ghats built on the banks of the Hooghly River on the Strand Road towards Kolkata during the British Raj. The ghat is named after Babu Raj Chandra Das, husband of Rani Rashmoni and Zamindar of Janbazar, Rani Rashmoni built it in the memory of her late husband in 1830.
Architecture of Babu Ghat
The ghat has a long colonial structure, which is the landing berth of the ghat. It is an exquisite Doric-Greek style pavilion with huge pillars.
Interesting facts about Babu Ghat
- The ghat is crowded with people from early morning till late evening, who use it for bathing, worship, religious ceremonies, massages and leisure.
- Ghat is used for immersion of idols in all festivals instead of Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja.
- Babughat is always crowded with passengers, who use it to cross the river to reach Howrah station and other areas of Howrah, for which ferries are available at frequent intervals from the pier connected to the ghat.
- It is the second oldest ghat in Kolkata.
How to reach Babu Ghat
By Bus:-Many intrastate as well as interstate buses are accessible from Babughat Bus Terminus, which is only a two minutes walk away from the Ghat.
By Railway:-Babughat is situated at a distance of 5.6 kilometres from the Howrah Railway Station which is very easily commutable because of the frequent public buses available in Kolkata.
By Road:-You can also go to Ghat by Rickshaw and Auto.
Nearby famous places
- Writers Building
- Smaranika Tram Museum
- Nivedita Setu
- Tiretta Bazaar
- Lal Dighi
- Santragachi Jheel
- Belilious Park
- Tipu Sultan Mosque