College Street, Kolkata

College Street | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationCollege St, Kolkata, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsCollege Street is open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee.
Place TypeStreet Market, Shopping Place
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June
Nearest MetroGirish Park Metro Station (2 KM) Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station (1 KM) Central Metro Station (0 KM) Chandni Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Esplanade Metro Station (1 KM) Park Street Metro Station (2 KM) Sealdah Metro Station (1 KM) Mahakaran Metro Station (1 KM)

About College Street

College Street is a 900 m long street in central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kolkata has its own 'Boi Para' as College Street, which is the largest book selling market in the country. David Hare founded the Hindu College in 1817 with twenty scholars.

Thus, the street on which the Hindu College was located came to be known as "College Street" under the rule of Lord Wellesley.

Interesting facts about College Street

  1. The street houses several centers of intellectual activity, notably the Indian Coffee House, a cafe that has attracted the city's intellectuals for decades.
  2. College Street is the largest book market in India as well as Asia.
  3. College Street is most famous for its small and large book stores, giving it the nickname of Boi Para (Colony of Books).
  4. College Street Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata has more than a hundred colleges offering courses or degrees that are competitive in the world market.

How to reach College Street

By Road:- College Street Kolkata is accessible from all parts of the city by all modes of transport. Tourists can reach here by bus, train, taxi or metro.

By Train:- Nearest Metro Station is Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station. From here you can collect tax.

By Metro:- College Street is the nearest Mahatma Gandhi Road metro station to Kolkata which is located at a distance of 1 km.

Nearby famous places

  • Boi Chitra Gallery 2 minutes away
  • Eden Gardens 9 minutes away
  • Karishmaz 9 minutes away
  • Jhater Deul Temple 9 minutes away
  • Barasat Stadium 9 minutes away
  • Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir 9 minutes away
  • Star Theatre 11 minutes away
  • Marble Palace Kolkata 17 minutes away
  • Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath 21 minutes away
  • Howrah Bridge 1.7 km away
  • Prinsep Ghat 1.7 km away
  • Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre 25 minutes away
  • Bara Bazaar 15 minutes away

College Street FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at College St, Kolkata, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the College Street: College Street is open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit College Street during January, February, March, April, May, June months for best experience.

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