Photographer's Note

An evening in Princep ghat.Princep Ghat is one of Kolkata's oldest recreation spot even though it has lost much of its charm. Yet, it is still a marvelous place where tourists can spend hours together sitting on the benches and watching the uncluttered Kolkata life pass by gently. On the distant horizon, the magnificent Howrah Bridge and the the awesome Vidyasagar Setu makes for a kaleidoscopic vignette.
Try to occupy a vantage position at Princep Ghat from where you can have a glimpse of a large stretch of the beautiful Hooghly river. You will often be mesmerized by activities of the boatmen who ply on this route. The boatmen of Bengal are a unique lot. They lead a romantic life, no doubt, but, a boatman's life is always fraught with danger. No wonder, the lilting Bhatiyali folk songs sung by Bengal's boatmen are a sentimental reflection of their life in the rivers.
If you want to go the whole hog, why not hop into a country-made boat available at Princep Ghat and go on a voyage along the meandering river. You would do well to visit the majestic Belur Math and Dakshineswar temple on the way. A boat ride along the holy Hooghly River is one of the most pleasant ways of exploring the subtle charms of Kolkata. That way, you avoid the rush hour traffic and the tsunami-esque Kolkata population.

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  • Copyright: somnath nag (somnathn) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (184)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-14
  • Categories: Natureza
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 7:16
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