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Outram Ghat Kolkata

Location: South of Babughat.

Time to Visit: Open 24 hours.

Preferred Timings:Early morning between 5 A.M. - 8 A.M. and in the evening after sunset.

Admission Fee: Nil.

How to Reach:Local buses, minibuses and metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city.

Photography / Video charges:Nil.

Nearest Railway Station: Howrah.

Nearest Metro Station: Maidan.

Nearest Functional Metro Station: Maidan.

Nearest International Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intrnational Airport.

Time required for sightseeing:Half an hour.

The quaint looking Outram ghat located to the south of Babughat is one of Kolkata's premier riverside entertainment spots. In many ways, the Outram Ghat is a multipurpose ghat. You can bathe, can conduct ceremonies of birth and death and during the festive season, idols can also be immersed at Outram Ghat.

Outram Ghat in Kolkata does have a colonial touch in that the ghat is dedicated in memory of Sir James Outram who was a brave general of the mighty British empire. James Outram originally hailed from Derbyshire, England and had come to India as a foot soldier of the British East India Company. He rose to the highest military position by dint of his bravery, dedication and commitment. Towards the end of his career, he was also bestowed with the title of "Sir" from the British monarchy.

Ideally, Sunday is the most appropriate time to board the "Floatel" because every Sunday the vessel takes off for a fascinating riverinetrip all the way from Shutanuti Ghat, Baghbazaar to Belur Math and vice versa. The Sunday package can be availed at a cost of Rs. 300/- per head which is inclusive of snacks and a sumptuous Bengali meal.

As you gulp your melt-in-mouth rossogollas on board,the ethereal riverside views of Kolkata and its suburbs gradually appear before your eyes like a veil slipping from the face of a beautiful Bengali bride. The riverside views will captivate you with their legendary charm as it did to travelers of the bygone era.

 

Special Event / Annual Event

Durga Puja Immersion.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Maidan, Race Course, Victoria Memorial, Millennium Park.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/13

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