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6 Popular Parks You can Visit in Kolkata, West Bengal

The city of Kolkata is filled with a number of parks that are ideal to spend an amazing day out with friends and family.

Some of these parks in Kolkata provide fun-filled activities such as boating, rides, swings, green areas, and amphitheaters that are suitable for persons of all ages.

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Others provide a place to relax and spend time with your loved ones.

In this article, you will get to know about the following parks in Kolkata,

  1. Elliot Park
  2. Millennium Park
  3. Eco Park
  4. Rabindra Sarovar
  5. Nicco Park
  6. Central Park

Let’s see each of these parks in detail…

1. Elliot Park

Elliot Park (Biswarup Ganguly, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Timings1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Entry FeeFree

Eliot Park is located across the street from the Tata Steel Office, near Park Street Crossing in Chowringhee.

There is an artificial pond on the site, and the entire park is bordered by massive decorative trees, rows of bamboo trees, and sitting areas.

You can also see fish in the pond.

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In addition to the wonderfully groomed and well-maintained gardens inside the park grounds, there is a little pagoda within the garden.

Since outside food is not permitted, there are food vendors that provide guests with snacks and refreshments.

The atmosphere of the park is extremely soothing, and one may spend some time in solitude.

It can also be accessed early in the morning for joggers and morning walkers.

2. Millennium Park

Millennium Park (খাঁ শুভেন্দু, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Timings10 AM to 6.30 PM
Entry FeeRs.10 per person

Millennium Park is a lovely riverside park located on Strand Road, in the neighborhood of BBD bagh on the banks of Hooghly River.

The park is 2.5 kilometers long and is one of the most visited spots in Kolkata.

The park is called Millenium Park since it was given to the people of Kolkata by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority for the celebration of a Millenium.

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The park has been decorated with a variety of well-maintained trees, benches,  gardens, and an array of lovely neon lights.

The most fascinating thing about Millennium Park is the breathtaking view of the Hooghly riverfront and the Howrah Bridge, especially during dusk.

There is a kid’s zone in the park and facilities for boating.

You can also have delicious food at the food court (a few stalls) in the park.

3. Eco Park

Eco Park
Timings02:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Entry FeeRs. 50 for adults and Rs. 25 for children from 6-10 years.

Eco Park, located in New Town, is one of the city’s largest open areas. The large park covers 194 hectares which include a 42-hectare water basin.

The park was created to restore a healthy self-sustaining ecosystem.

It is blessed with green lawns, wildlife, a replica of Seven wonders, thematic attractions, recreation areas, and beautiful lakes.

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You can enjoy toy trains, rides, cycling, high-speed boating, water zorbing, rifle shooting, and many other outdoor recreations.

You can also stroll along the park to view the Rabi Aranya, Tropical Tree Garden, Harinalaya, Japanese Garden, and Bengal Village.

People of all ages can enjoy a good time here.

You can also enjoy tasty food at Dhamsa Tribal Kitchen cafe Ekante, Bengali MIshti Hub, and Dhaba Ahjante.

4. Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar
Timings5 AM to 10 AM, 4 PM to 8 PM
Entry FeeFree

The Rabindra Sarobar, also known as the Dhakuria Lake, is a man-made lake and the second biggest water body in Kolkata.

It was built to pay tribute to the legendary Rabindranath Tagore.

The total area of the park, including the boardwalk, is 192 acres out of which the lake covers 73 acres.

You can participate in various water recreation activities such as rowing, Kayaking, Regatta, and water ballet here.

You can also spot many migratory birds in the lake.

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The remaining land in the area is made up of gardens, parks, trees, plants, auditoriums, and a jogger’s strip.

There are about 50 different species of trees.

This family-friendly destination is ideal for relaxing along the waterfront and clicking amazing pictures of wildlife, birds, and the lake.

There is also an old museum known as ‘Thakur-der Gallery” which houses some of the amazing award-winning Durga Idols.

5. Nicco Park

Timings10:30 AM – 07:30 PM
Entry FeeRs. 300 per person

Nicco Park is a wonderful destination to visit with your friends and families and re-energize yourselves.

It is a popular amusement park with a separate water park inside.

There are multiple attractions here where you can visit and enjoy a plethora of adrenaline-pumping rides which will provide you with excitement at its peak.

The Nicco Super Bowl Arcade and Bowlers Den are the favorite spots for the youth.

The well-maintained park is filled with thrilling family and kid rides.

Family rides include cable cars, Family Carousels, Lazy River Rides, Moon Raker, Pirate Ships, River Cave, Toy Train, and many more.

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The fun-filled destination brings smiles to all the visitors. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top of the replica Eiffel Tower.

MIG 21 is another important attraction here. You can enjoy an entire day taking pictures and strolling in the huge park area.

The Park also rewards you with exciting seasonal offers.

6. Central Park

Timings10 AM to 6.30 PM
Entry FeeRs.10 (Adults), Rs. 5 (Children)

Central Park is located in the Salt Lake neighborhood area in Kolkata, making it an easy destination for visitors.

The park, which covers an area of 100 acres, is a lovely spot to visit, especially for nature lovers.

The area is so lush green that many people refer to it as Kolkata’s mini forest.

Its hexagonal boundary makes it distinct, and it is tucked with several waterfronts, plants, flowers, trees, grass, and birds.

Many people, including artists, come here to see the exquisite species of birds and spend time in solitude admiring the beauty of the park.

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Central Park shelters a variety of seasonal birds.

The park’s beautiful green surroundings create the ideal backdrop for photographs. There is also a playground for children to play and run around.

These are some of the popular parks to visit in Kolkata.

So plan your trip and set out for these amazing parks for a perfect day out in the city of Joy!


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