If you thought Elgin Road was just about Forum, Story, or Bhawanipore College, think again! Steeped in history, this road stretches from Chowringhee Road in the West to Sarat Bose Road in the East and is one of the most talked about residential and entertainment hubs in the City of Kolkata.
This posh location was once called ‘Peepulputty ka rasta’ and this marks the beginning of the residential area of South Kolkata. Elgin Road also represents the great divide between Central and South Kolkata.
This famous road gets its name from Lord James Bruce Elgin, the Viceroy of India from January 21, 1862 to November 20, 1863. Lord Elgin was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.
It was 1965 when this famous road was renamed Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani by the Corporation. The date was February 27, 1965.
Today Elgin Road is home to international luxury brands found at the popular Forum Mall, Kolkata’s first multiplex. Elgin Road has the same appeal as Park Street. Book stores, music stores to coffee shops, food stalls, and medical centres – you can find all this and more at Elgin Road including two churches that are over a century old, the Bhawanipore Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Church. The Jahaj Bari or Ship House stands out from the crowd.
The most famous landmark, perhaps, is the residence of one of India’s bravest heroes, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Located on 38/2 Elgin Road, this imposing structure draws visitors from the world over.
If you want to be a part of this buzzing location, there is a great opportunity for you. A premium residential project is going to be launched soon and you could be a proud owner of a flat here.
Bookings are open and you can mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit prasadgroup.co.in to own a piece of history.
What are you waiting for?