To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Languages
Recent
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Prinsep Ghat
PrincepGhat.jpg
A view of Prinsep Ghat in the evening
General information
LocationHastings, Kolkata, West Bengal
CountryIndia
Coordinates22°33′24.41″N 88°19′53.76″E / 22.5567806°N 88.3316000°E / 22.5567806; 88.3316000

Prinsep Ghat is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843.

Prinsep Ghat at night
Prinsep Ghat at night

Located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William, the monument to Prinsep is rich in Greek and Gothic inlays. It was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained.[1] In its initial years, all royal British entourages used the Prinsep Ghat jetty for embarkation and disembarkation.[2][3][4]

View of the Hooghly River and Vidyasagar Setu from Prinsep Ghat
View of the Hooghly River and Vidyasagar Setu from Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata.[4] People visit it in the evenings on weekends to go boating on the river, stroll along the bank and purchase food from stalls there. A 2-kilometre (1.2 mi) stretch of the beautified riverfront from Prinsep Ghat to Babughat (Baje Kadamtala Ghat) was inaugurated on 24 May 2012.[5] It has illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathways, fountains and renovated ghats. One of the songs in the Bollywood film Parineeta was shot here on the ghats.[4]

Prinsep Ghat also has a railway station named after it. The station is part of the Kolkata Circular Railway which is maintained by Eastern Railway. The station code is PPGT.[6]

There is a jetty nearby called the Man-O-War jetty that belongs to the Kolkata Port Trust and commemorates the role played by the port in the Second World War. The jetty is mainly used by the Indian Navy.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    Views:
    1 072
    304
    21 445
  • Prinsep Ghat : A marvelous tourist spot in Kolkata
  • Prinsep Ghat Sunset Kolkata
  • EMUs at Prinsep Ghat (August 9, 2011)

Transcription

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Hooghly River around Kolkata". Gits4u.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Ghats in Kolkata - Kolkata Ghats - Information about Kolkata Ghats - Kolkata". Kolkata.clickindia.com. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Princep Ghat Kolkata". Indfy.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Princep Ghat – Kolkata". Where Was It Shot. 10 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Swanky riverfront opens to public". Times of India. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Princep Ghat/PPGT Railway Station Satellite Map - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
This page was last edited on 25 June 2021, at 06:22
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.