Amherst Street (Kolkata)

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William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, after whom the street was first named

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. On the extreme south lies the Bank of India and on the extreme north lies Raja Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum.

Places of interest[edit]



The popular and famous landmarks are Amherst Street Post Office or Raja Rammohan Sarani Post Office, Trinity Church, Union Bank of India, Shree Vishudhanad saraswati Marwari Hospital, popularly known as Marwari Hospital, Lawrence Day School, Bose's Clinical Laboratory, Shardhananda Park and Lady Dufferin Hospital.


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 culture[edit]

Born Into Brothels mentions this street in the movie.