Kolkata is incomplete without its iconic and legendary streets, famous for something or the other. Whether it be food, shopping, culture, or even education, Kolkata streets define the essence of the city in ways more than one. Hence we list some of the most famous ones below. Read along!
Kolkata And Street Names Go A Long Way In History! So We Decided To Pick The Famous Ones
Kolkata's very own boi para (book locality) is dear to all age groups. Whether it's a little kid who wants his fables story book or an art college student looking for the rarest of rare books, College Street is the go-to place for all bibliophiles. And the iconic Indian Coffee House is already there to address all our hunger cravings!
Think Bentinck Street think diversity. Apart from being the hub of factory outlets, Bentinck Street is haven for music lovers, since you will find old and heritage instrument shops dealing with all kinds of instruments. What's more, it hoards numerous cycle shops and has a cycle museum too!
A small locality in central Kolkata, just behind Bowbazar Police Station, Bow Barracks was a garrison's mess built for the army during World War I. One thirty two families live here now, out of which 80 percent are Anglo-Indians. Which is Bow Barracks looks magical during Christmas and is indeed one of the famous streets in Kolkata.
The dichotomy of road names confuses the people of Kolkata very often. Red Road (which is now known as Indira Gandhi Sarani) has a lot of historical significance. This stretch runs from Fort William to Raj Bhavan and was built by the British in 1820. Did you know that it also acted as a landing strip for fighter aircrafts during WWII? Well now you do!