Chowringhee, Kolkata

Chowringhee | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationBhowanipore, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- This is Open all Days. Entry Fee:- No Entry Fee
Place TypeStreet Market, Shopping Places
Best time to visitJuly, August, September, October, November, December
Nearest MetroMaidan Metro Station (1 KM) Rabindra Sadan Metro Station (0 KM) Netaji Bhavan Metro Station (1 KM) Kalighat Metro Station (2 KM)

About Chowringhee

Chowringhee's history dates back to the 18th century when it was just a dirt road connecting Fort William to the village of Kalighat. It was widened and developed into a promenade during the British colonial era. Originally named after a village called Chourangi, it was later anglicized to Chowringhee. In the British Raj, it became the center of social and cultural life in Kolkata and was often referred to as the "Champs-Élysées of the East."

Architecture of Chowringhee

  • The architecture of Chowringhee is a blend of British colonial, Indo-Saracenic, and Neoclassical styles.
  • Iconic buildings like the grand Oberoi Grand Hotel, Flury's, and the stately Tata Centre showcase this architectural diversity.

Interesting facts about Chowringhee

  • Chowringhee is part of the larger Central Business District (CBD) of Kolkata and is home to many corporate offices, shopping centers, and cultural institutions.
  • It's known for its bustling street life, with vendors, food stalls, and street performers creating a lively atmosphere.
  • The Kolkata International Film Festival and several cultural parades often take place along this boulevard.

How to reach Chowringhee

By Road: Chowringhee is easily accessible by road, and you can use taxis, auto-rickshaws, or rental cars to get there.

By Train: The nearest major railway station is Howrah Station, which is well-connected to Chowringhee via taxis and buses.

By Air: The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the closest airport, and you can reach Chowringhee from there by taxi.

By Bus: Kolkata has an extensive bus network, and various routes pass through or near Chowringhee.

By Kolkata Metro: The nearest metro station is Maidan, which is a short walk away from Chowringhee.

Nearby famous places

  • Victoria Memorial: Approximately 2 km to the south.
  • Indian Museum: Around 1.5 km to the south.
  • Eden Gardens: About 2.5 km to the south.
  • New Market: Just over 1 km to the north.
  • Park Street: Adjacent to Chowringhee, it's a hub for restaurants, pubs, and cultural venues.
  • Mother House (Missionaries of Charity): About 2 km to the east.
  • Science City: Approximately 6 km to the east.

Chowringhee FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Bhowanipore, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Chowringhee: Timings:- This is Open all Days. Entry Fee:- No Entry Fee.

𝒜. You should visit Chowringhee during July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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