Amherst Street (Kolkata)
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Amherst Street is a north–south street in Central Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. The street was named after William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst. It has been renamed as Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani after Raja Rammohan Roy, one of the most famous social-reformers of India. The road starts from Vivekananda Road crossing (Chaltabagan, Maniktala) and extends up to Bepin Behari Ganguly Street crossing (Lebutala, Bowbazar) via MG Road crossing and Surya Sen Street crossing. On the extreme north lies Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum and on the extreme south lies the Bank of India (Bowbazar).
Amherst Street and Keshab Chandra Sen Street Crossing
|Former name(s)||Amherst Street|
|Maintained by||Kolkata Municipal Corporation|
|Nearest Kolkata Metro station||Girish Park, MG Road, Central and Sealdah(under construction)|
|North end||Chaltabagan, Maniktala|
|South end||Lebutala, Bowbazar|
Amherst Street Women police station, located at the same address as above covers all police districts under the jurisdiction of the North and North Suburban division i.e. Amherst Street, Jorabagan, Shyampukur, Cossipore, Chitpur, Sinthi, Burtolla and Tala.
Places of interestEdit
- St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College (estd. 1864)
- City College, Kolkata (estd. 1881), Anandamohan College (estd. 1961), Rammohan College (estd. 1961)
The popular and famous landmarks are Union Bank of India (Maniktala), Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum, Lawrence Day School, Bose's Clinical Laboratory, Shree Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital (Popularly known as Marwari Hospital), Holy Trinity Church (Kolkata), Amherst Street Post Office (Now Raja Rammohan Sarani Post Office), Shraddhananda Park, Lady Dufferin Hospital and Union Bank of India (Bowbazar). St.Paul's School ( 33/1, Amherst Street)
Some of the notable festivals that take place in and around the street include Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Somendra Nath Mitra's Kali Puja (Amherst Street Sarbojonin) and Jhamapukur Sarbojonin (Subal Chandra Lane) Tamoghna Ghosh's Kali Puja and Fatakesto's Kali Puja.
In popular cultureEdit
Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage
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