The Park Street

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MJJR Gangulybiswarup
The Park Street
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History

  • Park Street was known as a recreational zone during the British colonial era
  • The Park, is a famous street that runs through what used to be a deer park owned by Sir Elijah Impey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Calcutta
  • Later, it was renamed Mother Teresa Sarani to honour Mother Teresa
  • The area has a number of hotels, shopping stalls, restaurants and nightclubs
  • It is often referred to as ‘the street that never sleeps’
  • The road is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals as it blends colonial Kolkata with vibrant and modern India

How to get there

  • From Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) a trip to Howrah Bridge is just over an hour and a half via bus
  • The closest station to Park Street (Mother Teresa Sarani) is Park Street metro station

Explore Kolkata

  • Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal
  • Formerly known as Calcutta, the state was renamed Kolkata in 2001
  • As the former capital of British India, colonial Kolkata can be seen through its architecture
  • It is also known as the cultural capital of India
  • Popular local attractions include Eden Garden and the Marble Palace
  • There are a number of restaurants to experience authentic Bengali cuisine

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