Often called the ‘Heart of Kolkata,’ Park Street or Mother Teresa Sarani as it is now officially known, is a busy thoroughfare dotted with posh restaurants that include Moulin Rouge, Oasis, Trincas, Kwality, The Ming Room, One Step Up, KFC, McDonald’s and Cinnamon. Referred to as ‘The Street that Never Sleeps,’ Park Street stretches from Chowringhee to the Park Circus 7-point Crossing. Apart from restaurants, there are a number of schools and colleges on and near Park Street. These include Apeejay School, Seventh Day Adventist School, Loreto House, The Park English School, Jewish Girls School, The Assembly of God Church School, St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Loreto College, St. Xavier’s College and Rani Birla Girls’ College. This important artery is around 22 km away from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and around 7 km from the Howrah Junction. The Park Street Metro Station is just a few metres away while the Esplanade Bus Terminus is around 2 km away. When it comes to accommodation, there’s much to choose from. From basic budget hotels to 2-star and 3-star rated hotels on Park Street, there’s plenty of affordable options. Alongside these budget properties, there are a number of posh hotels that offer luxurious rooms and top-of-the-line amenities to those who don’t mind splurging. If going economical without compromising on quality and comfort is what you seek, booking a Treebo hotel near Park Street is your best bet. Roxy and Tantra, two very popular discotheques of The Park Hotel on Park Street promise great music, drinks and unlimited fun. Oly Pub, a watering-hole established in 1947 is famous for its steaks and is a must visit place for all your thirsty travellers. The Asiatic Society, the South Park Street Cemetery (houses the graves of Henry Louis Vivian Derozio - Indian Poet and the Asst. Headmaster of Hindu College and William Jones - Anglo-Welsh Philologist), Berger Paints, The Grail Club and Armenian Club are prominent landmarks that render Park Street its fame. Prominent tourist locations close to Park Street include Mother House, the Indian National Museum, Chandni Chowk, New Market, Victoria Memorial, the Zoological Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Birla Planetarium and Elliot Park, all with a radius of 10 km. For street shopping, there’s no better place than Grant Street and Chandni Chowk, within 4 km of Park Street. In terms of finding medical help, Mercy Hospital, Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre and Institute of Neurosciences are within walking distance from Park Street.
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