Located on the banks of the Hooghly river, Princep Ghat is a majestic structure noted for its Gothic inlays. With a mesmeric backdrop of Howrah Bridge, the ghat is an ideal place to catch splendid views of sunsets and sunrises. Gaze in awe as the burning orb of the sun sinks down the horizon or peeks above it, painting the sky in myriad shades of red and orange. Tourists can stroll along the serene bank of the river and enjoy a moment of quiet as the cool breezes plays with their hair. Built in the memory of James Princep (1799 - 1840), a British Indologist, who served as the Secretary of the Asiatic Society, Princep Ghat is currently used as a venue for several cultural festivals. Its gardens are an idyllic spot to relax in natural beauty. Small boats are available for hire for short trips on the river. Short river cruises are possible on traditional wooden boats as well as speedboats. It's well-designed lighting makes the ghat stand out in the evenings.

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