College Street

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Bowbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Streets

About College Street, Kolkata

Popularly known as ‘Boi Para’, the College Street is a hot point for Kolkata’s readers and literature lovers. Home to the prime literary institutions of the city like University of Calcutta, Presidency College and such, this popular attraction is a charming place to come and spend some time in. The place was established around 18th century alongside the Hindu College to provide more strength to the education system the city. But today, it has become more than that! The market is literally a second home for book lovers and draws tourists from all over the world regularly. Coming here on any given day, you can see a range of makeshift book stalls selling nearly all kind of literature work, magazines, syllabus books and what not! Enthusiastic vendors, amiable people and like-minded crowd, this is what gives this place its edge.

College Street Information

  • Go in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

College Street Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach College Street by Public Transport

  • Bus Station: College Street

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Things to Know Before Visiting College Street

  • 61.93% of people who visit Kolkata include College Street in their plan

  • 36.85% of people start their College Street visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see College Street

Monday, Friday and Saturday

91.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting College Street

People normally club together Prinsep Ghat and Howrah Bridge while planning their visit to College Street.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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