KOLKATA SERIES 4: Places you must see in Kolkata

I am back with Series 4 of the Kolkata Series. By this time you might have a grand tour of Kolkata through the last three series. If you have not, then I strongly recommend to take the tour. I’ve the links of the last three series at the end of this post.

Without taking much time let’s start the tour. In this post we will again see some of the renowned and popular places of the city. The city of Kolkata has many things to offer – be it a relaxed day at your home or wandering down the street to explore every nuke and corner of the city or your craving for enjoying the delicious street food that you get here. You have everything in one place. This post will cover some of the refreshing places in Kolkata.

Eco Park: The otherwise known as New Town Eco Park is an urban park on 480 acres of land in the Rajarhat area of Kolkata. The park is surrounded by 140 acres of waterbody bearing an island in the middle. The park is the conceptual creation of Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal. The park has three broad zones – ecological zones, theme gardens & open spaces, and urban recreational spaces. Timing for the park is 2:30 PM. to 8:30 P.M from Tuesday to Saturday and 12 Noon. to 8:30 P.M on Sundays and other public holidays. Eco Park is closed on Monday for maintenance.

Eco Park (Photo Credit: TripAdvisor)

Eco Park (Photo Credit: What’s Up Life)
Nicco Park: If you want to visit an amusement park in Kolkata, there cannot be anything better than Nicco Park. It is one of the most popular destinations among the city locals. Nicco Park is located in the Salt Lake City area. The amusement park offers family-friendly recreation activities and also educative entertainment. The park is situated on 40 acres of land with 35 different attractions. Nicco Park is referred to as Disneyland of West Bengal and has served 24 million visitors till date. It is open on all the days round the year except a holiday on Holi festival.

Nicco Park Entrance (Photo Credit: Expedia)

Aquatica: Aquatica is a water theme park in Kolkata situated on 17 acres of land. This water park is one of the most popular destinations for the locals. The park is located in Kochpukur near Rajarhat New Town area. The water park houses very exciting water attractions that attracts thousands of visitors every day. Aquatica is a must see destination when you are in Kolkata.


Aquatica Entrance (Photo Credit: WYPages)

Aquatica (Photo Credit: WYPages)

Science City: The Science City Kolkata is the largest science center in India. It is under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture under Government of India. The Science City Kolkata is quiet a popular attraction in the city. It houses attractions and exhibitions related to science. Dynamotion Hall, Earth Exploration Hall, Space Odyssey and Maritime Centre are some of the galleries in Science City.


Science City (Photo Credit: TourMet)

Alipore Zoo: If you are in Kolkata and have not visited Alipore Zoological Garden then you would have missed a big thing. Alipore Zoo is the oldest zoological park in India and is a big tourist attraction in the city. It was opened in 1876 and is situated on 46.5 acres land. The zoo came into limelight as the house of Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita, which was 250 years on 2006 during its death. The zoo has seen over 3 million footfalls in 2016 with 81000 visitors during Christmas and New Year. The zoo houses a wide range of fauna including African lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, jaguar, great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Grant’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and many more.

Alipore Zoo Entrance (Photo Credit: Mapio)

Millenium Park: Millenium Park is a private park in Kolkata that is situated on the eastern shore of the Hooghly River on Strand Road. You can relax in some landscape gardens and there are some children’s amusement rides as well. The park is open from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Millenium Park Entrance (Photo Credit: MakeMyTrip)

Inside Millenium Park (Photo Credit: TripAdvisor)

Birla Industrial and Technological Museum: The museum otherwise known as BITM is a science and technology museum under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture under Government of India. The 3D film show on Lost World and the Coal Mine are the most popular attractions in the museum. Apart from Birla Industrial and Technological Museum also has galleries like Biotechnology, Electricity, Life Science, Mathematics and many others. Museum is open every day from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. The museum remain closed only on days of Holi and Diwali.

BITM Entrance (Photo Credit: TripAdvisor)

Mock Up Coal Mine in BITM (Photo Credit: All Things Coolkata)

Here we come to an end of this series. Hope you have liked reading this post and could gain some information out of it. This series will continue further with few more as there are many other attractions that you cannot miss. Till then happy reading and happy exploring of Kolkata.



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