29 June 2016



Recently I paid a short visit to Paramount. Had a daab sherbat there. Chatted with the friendly owners of the place. Clicked some pics. 

The address of this place is 1/1/1D Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 700073. It was established in the year 1918 by Mr. Nihar Ranjan Mazumdar. This shop was previously situated at 1/A Bankim Chatterjee Street and its name was "Paradise" during those days. In the year 1936 this shop shifted to its present location and was renamed "Paramount".

From Monday to Saturday, Paramount is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. But on Sundays the shop opens at around 4 p.m. and closes at around 9 p.m. The shop does not use any synthetic material in its sherbats and syrups. All the ingredients are derived from real fruit extracts. 

Legend has it that the famous Daab Sherbat came into being at the suggestion of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy. I have been going to this place for the last sixteen years. Though the prices have risen over the years, the taste remains intact. Globalization has not yet touched this shop and it still retains its heritage aura and ambience. On a hot summer afternoon, nothing beats the heat more than a glass of sherbat from Paramount. Its like Amrit for parched throats. Here is the Menu Card. 


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