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Read Books in a Boat’s Library While Enjoying a Cruise on River Hooghly

Here’s a new kind of library: a floating one, if you will! Kolkata has launched its first Boat Library where you can read books in a library inside a boat while enjoying a cruise on the River Hooghly. Reading books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata, that has been the inspiration behind this idea! It promises to be a major kids attraction too as kids can browse over 500 titles in the Young Readers’ Boat Library.

Check out: West Bengal Tourism Guide

Features of the Boat Library

Kolkata Boat Library West Bengal

The Boat Library will start from Millenium Park and travel all the way to Belur Math jetty, before returning. Children as well as adults can enjoy reading a wide variety of books while cruising on the River Hooghly.

The duration of the boat library trip will be three hours. Children will be able to choose from a rich selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali on the Young Readers’ Boat Library.

There will be three trips on weekdays. The boat will also have a free WiFi facility. The library has been set up by the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC).

Kolkata Cruise

Other activities planned for this boat library on Hooghly River in Kolkata are storytelling, dramatised readings, poetry sessions, music, book launches and much more. The ticket price of the boat trip is ₹100 for adults and ₹50 for children.

The next time you happen to visit Kolkata, or if you stay in Kolkata, pay a visit to this beautiful floating library while enjoying a ride on the boat on River Hooghly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.From where will the trip for the Boat Library start and end?

The trip for the Boat Library will start from Millenium Park and end at Belur Math jetty.

Q.What are the costs of the tickets for the Boat Library?

The tickets for the Boat Library will cost ₹100 for adults and ₹50 for children.

Q.What will be the entire duration of the Boat Library trip?

The Boat Library trip will be three hours long.

Published: 29 Jan, 2021

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Vishwajit Sharma

Writing, for me, is an artistic expression of the countless thoughts flooding my mind. For now, travel content writing is what keeps me going! In my spare time, I like nothing better than immersing myself in a book, along with a cuppa! A classic movie helps too! I define traveling as a process of self-discovery. Hailing from Darjeeling, my ultimate desire is to escape to the hills, with the mountain air and solitude as my constant companions!