Shakespeare Sarani

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Shakespeare Sarani - Camac Street Crossing

Shakespeare Sarani (earlier Theater Road) is a street running in the central business district of Kolkata, India, from Park Circus to Jawaharlal Nehru Road (Chowringhee Road). It was renamed on April 24, 1964 after William Shakespeare, to mark the fourth birth centenary of the legendary playwright.[1] It considered to be a high street of Kolkata with many commercial establishments, offices, shops and restaurants situated by the road.[1][2] It intersects with other important roads in the CBD like AJC Bose Road & APC Road, Camac Street, Loudon Street and Rawdon Street. Few other roads like, Little Russel Street, Wood Street, Picasso Bithi & Lord Sinha Road criss-crosses or merge into Shakespeare Sarani from North or South.

Landmarks[edit]

Shakespeare Sarani 'Jasmine Tower'
The Air Conditioned Market
  • Astor Hotel
  • AC Market (The first air-conditioned shopping mall in Kolkata)
  • Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad (Indian Language Council)
  • Consulate of Philippines
  • Duckback House
  • Express Tower (Houses number of food outlets and offices)
  • International Club (earlier Swiss Club)
  • Jasmine Tower
  • Kala Mandir
  • L&T House (at Little Russell Street crossing)
  • Marda Plaza (A retail cum commercial complex)
  • Nagaland House
  • New B K Market
  • New Kenilworth Hotel (at Little Russell Street crossing)
  • Premlata building
  • Rani Birla Girls' College
  • Shakespeare Court (at Camac Street crossing)
  • Sri Aurobindo Bhavan
  • State Archive
  • The Legacy
  • Unilever House

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shakespeare Sarani". Kolkata Wheels. 
  2. ^ "BSNL may take two weeks to be back online". 9 July 2009 (Times of India). 9 July 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2011.