Kolkata is indeed a city with many intriguing things happening in and around it, from a unique blend of architectures of both modern and yesteryear traditions to the city’s residents doing extraordinary things like making their own electric cars.
And the people living in the city know that ‘Gullys’ are a plenty in every area, and no matter which side of the city you reside in there’s always a gully that is home to a bundle of memories. And speaking of gullys, we stumbled upon a few gullys in the city with the funniest of names. And no, these aren’t colloquial names, they are absolutely official and that’s how they are known both in the books and off.
Read on to find out the weirdest of gullys that will surely tickle your funny bone…
Choona Gully (Conned Gully)
Perhaps somebody ripped someone from this locality really bad and thus it was named after the famous colloquial phrase,”Choona laga diya!”
Saanp Gully (Snake Gully)
Is this the abode of snakes where no soul should tread into? Worry not! This gully is thus named because of the way it is— the road twists and twirls like a snake at every turn giving it an exciting edge to go by.
Kaffan Gully (Coffin Gully)
‘Kaffan’ is a piece of cloth that is used to wrap up the body for burial according to Islamic traditions, and this gully houses a number of shops one after the other which caters to all your post-death needs. The name originates from the fact that it has such shops, click here to know the detailed story of Kaffan Gully.
Chaatawala Gully (Umbrella-seller/owner Gully)
Perhaps there must have been umbrella markets around this place or probably a famous umbrella maker lived here. It’s up for guesses what’s the real reason behind such a quirky name.
Chaawal Gully (Rice Gully)
This unknown gully may be one such gully that has absolutely no relation to its name- if you go by the name, you will find no rice sellers here whatsoever. Wonder how it got the name.
Moot Gully (Urinate Gully)
Yes, this is one of the few that have similar names for the infamous purpose it serves or served in the recent past. Located in the heart of one of the largest markets in India (Burrabazaar), this gully by its very name comes off to be smelly, no?
Peshaab Gully (Urinate Gully)
We saved the best one for the last, this rather awkward name for a gully may come across extremely weird but people back in the days would only come here to urinate. Eww, right? Well, what can we say, the gullys of Kolkata are truly unique and funny.