10 Places to Visit in Kolkata for Couples
If you’re in a romantic mood and want to spend some time with your special someone, like any other Kolkatan, the first thing that would come to your mind would be boat ride over the Ganges. After all, when it comes to love, the old-school style is our heart’s desire. If you’re in a dilemma as to where to take your beloved one to spend some quality time, here is all that you need to know. Let’s take you to a slideshow of a few places where love takes the centre stage while the scenic beauty of Kolkata becomes the backdrop. 10 Places to Visit in Kolkata for Couples are:
1. Princep Ghat
Undeniably the most famous and romantic spot in the city, hands down! Situated on the river bank, the view of the New Hooghly bridge, Vidyasagar Setu, is going to make you fall in love with the place alone. The gothic styled white monument occupying the back of the Ghat is a sight to behold both for the lovers of art and architecture as well as the visiting love-birds. The place is also the most photographed spots in the city. What more? You can go for a private boat ride and forget about all else. The boat ride runs for a minimum of 30mins with no upper limit, although it’s charged per hour basis.
Best visited time: Just before the sun set.
Nothing gets more romantic than that, does it?
2. Victoria Memorial
One of the most famous tourist places in Kolkata. It has been dedicated to Queen Victoria of England and stands tall as one of the most romantic places in the city. The grandeur of the palace and the vast gardens surrounding it is the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon with the one you love and talk to your heart’s content. The magnificent white marble structure appears to be more impressive in the evening with the mystical lighting effects. If you are interested in history, you can also visit the museum and explore the history.
3. Millennium Park
Millennium Park is another must visit for couples in Kolkata. The place is beautiful, peaceful and private. The manicured lawns are where couples sit together and forget the rest of the world. The mesmerising sunset is another reason why couples choose this place over others. It’s quite literally stunning.
4. Rabindra Sarobar
Rabindra Sarobar has been the lover’s’ favourite since time immemorial. It is an artificial lake with greenery surrounding it. The cheerful chirping of the birds will surely take you someplace else. It is a perfect time-out from the hustle bustle of daily life with your beloved. All you gotta do is take a long walk by the lakeside and your evening date is sorted.
For those who love to spend some adventurous time, this place is your place. Nalban is boating heaven. It is a lakeside spot with lush greenery and enchanting views. Go visit this place with your loved one, sit back and just enjoy the beauty of nature along with the soul-soothing peacefulness.
6. Elliot Park
Elliot Park is a lover’s park situated near Victoria Memorial. If you’re looking for a nearby place with ample privacy, this place is a must visit for you. With manicured gardens, small trees and huge premises, this place is a temporary escape from the tiring city life. Enjoy a stroll within the park or visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral just around the corner. This place is a great time-killer.
7. Eco Park
Next in our list of most romantic places in Kolkata is Eco Park. It is a man-made park with a humongous compound. The manicured lawns and well-defined paths through them are all you need to have a stroll through the green gardens. Situated in the heart of the concrete jungle i.e Kolkata, this place provides you with a breath of fresh air. Also, if you enjoy water sports, this place can do wonders for you and your special one.
8. Nicco Park
Nicco Park in an amusement park in Kolkata. Situated in Salt Lake, if you’re looking for some fun time with the one you love, this is the perfect place for you. It is also a very famous tourist spot as well as family spot. You can enjoy a different kind of rides and activities or simply have a small picnic with your loved one.
9. Central Park
This place is situated in the heart of the city, Salt Lake. The tall bushes, open spaces, broad trees and small plateaus are some of the best choices you get here. This place provides you with privacy as well as beauty. It’s the perfect hide-out romance place you can get within your reachability.
10. Botanical Garden
Situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata, Botanical Garden exhibits a large variety of rare plants and a total collection of over 12,000 specimens spread over 109 hectares. The lush greenery and peaceful surrounding of the park is a great escape from the daily Kolkata life. The beautiful paths canopied by long and wide trees provides with serenity and freshness.
When you need love, you need nothing but the one you love. But a beautiful scenic backdrop can only stir up all the romance bubbling inside you. So go visit these places and have a romantic, beautiful time with your loved one. Stay in love and spread the love.
Contributor: Neha Basu.