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Encyclopedia > Esplanade, Calcutta

Esplanade is a place in Central Calcutta. This is not a conventional Esplanade in the sense that the place is not exactly situated alongside a waterbody. However, the river Ganges - which is called river Hooghly here - is just a few minutes walk away. This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Esplanade- Theatres on The Bay(Source: www. ... Early morning on the Ganges The River Ganges (Ganga in Indian languages) (Devanagiri गंगा) is a major river in northern India. ... The Hoogli River (alternatively spelled Hooghly) is a distributary of the Ganges River in India. ...


This Esplanade is right at the heart of the city and one of the busiest portions.


Location

The Esplanade area has probably shifted its original historical position. At present the area may be defined starting from the crossing of C.R.Avenue and Lenin Sarani extending southwards through J.L.Neheru-S.N.Banerjee road crossing upto... some distance.


Again Esplanade East is the portion to the east of the area described.


 
 

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