10 Best Romantic Places In Kolkata, India

romantic places in kolkata
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Kolkata is the second-biggest city in India. A dazzling 350-year-old metropolis located on India’s eastern coast, Kolkata is, in every respect, an artistic, cultural and intellectual marvel. The city has manifested a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the upcoming modern culture that grows amongst the city’s young habitat. The city is filled with old colonial houses and mansions alongside highrise buildings and office complexes. The sunset is bewitching here and will captivate many hearts when viewed from a boat on the Ganges. Millennium Park, which is a pretty waterfront park is a must visit as many river cruises operate here. The starry nightlife makes it more interesting, as there are many clubs and pubs with good music. Kolkata is a place for lovers. Scroll below for the best romantic places in Kolkata, India.

1. Princep Ghat

Princep ghat , Kolkata
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The historic Princep Ghat is a popular leisure spot in Kolkata. Take a private cruise on the Ganges, stroll along the banks of the Hooghly River, and experience the beauty of the calm environment. A ride on the renowned Circular Railway is a must for lovers. Legend has it that a ride on the train will bring good luck to love.

Princep Ghat

Address: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021, India

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Prinsep Ghat

Sharing a picture of the beautiful Prinsep Ghat in Calcutta. The photo was taken on a Christmas evening some moons ago. This place is unique and still warms the cockles of my heart because it smells of 'home'.

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Shalmolee

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Kolkata

Sunset at Princep Ghat Admiring the pink glow

Princep Ghat on the Hooghly River is ideal for a romantic and serene date with your partner. I used to have the best time here with my boyfriend, admiring pink sunsets while soaking in the cool breeze and enjoying tea from a quintessential 'bhnaar' or earthen cup. The place is best enjoyed in winter, and you must try the boat ride to truly immerse yourself in the surroundings.

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2. Eco Park

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Eco Park is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata due to its lovely ambiance. The setting looks alluring with a soothing wind. Blooming flowers and greenery are everywhere. Couples can indulge in waterparks like kayaking, water zorbing, and boating here. They can dance with the swishing waters of the musical fountains, or stroll through the Tea Garden or the Mask Garden. The colorful displays at the Wildflower Meadow and the Formal Garden make it one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for youngsters in love.

Eco-Tourism Park

Address: 6 Major Arterial Rd, Action Area II, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal – 70015

Website: Eco-Tourism Park

Opening hours: 2pm-8pm

Price: 0.20 USD

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Boardwalks ideal for sunset photoshoots Basking in the orange glow Enjoying the sunset together

Eco Park is the best spot for a delightful picnic with your beloved on a winter afternoon. Spend time playing badminton in one of the green spaces, relish seafood at the waterfront Cafe Ekante, and watch amazing sunsets while here. Remember to carry some sunscreen as you'll be able to enjoy the open spaces better that way!

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3. Cafe Ekante


Ekante is a pretty cafe on a houseboat! With a romantic, candlelit ambiance, it overlooks the charming Bay of Bengal. Serving delicious food, Cafe Ekante is the perfect place to head to for the ideal lover’s rendezvous. Have a memorable meal at Ekante Cafe

Cafe Ekante

Address: Eco Park, Eco Island, New Town, West Bengal 700156, India

Website: Cafe Ekante

Opening hours: 1pm-9.30pm

Price: 11 USD

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Enjoying some spicy Chinese food A lakefront view Happy after a delicious meal

On a fine winter afternoon, we enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch at Cafe Ekante. The food was delicious, but the highlight of the place was its stunning lakefront location.

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4. Nalban

Posted by Nalban Food Park on Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Nalban has become an intimate place for those looking to spend some quality time with their loved ones. It is a delightful river spot with breathtaking views. Additionally, there are some interesting activities too that you can enjoy here with your partner like boating, picnicking, and hiking.

Nalban

Address: Sector 5 700105 Salt Lake City, West Bengal, India

Website: Nalban

Opening hours: 9am-8.30pm

Price: 0.50 USD

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If you are visiting the City of Joy with a special someone, then I will recommend a trip to Nalban Park and a boat ride together. I have had some of my best dates here followed by a cozy dinner at the Eden Pavilion ITC, which is a short drive away. 

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5. Ffort Raichak


Ffort Raichak is a luxury getaway resort from Kolkata, ever popular with couples. Every room has a balcony in Ffort Raicha, where couples can view the breathtaking scenic landscapes. The daily breakfast buffet offers both continental and vegetarian options. Sweethearts can enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant too, which serves a variety of Asian and Indian dishes. There is a large pool for lovers to swim side by side. Cycling, archery, river crossing, paddle boating, zip lining are among the activities that guests can enjoy here.

Ffort Raichak

Address: Roychak, West Bengal 743368, India

Website: Ffort Raichak

Opening hours: 24 hours

Price: 100 USD

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You can book a private barge ride via the resort and soak up the scenery as dusk sets in. 

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I have fond memories of the time spent at The Ffort Raichak with my beloved. This heritage abode overlooks the pristine river and you can book a Superior room for your stay. The one we had booked offered a breathtaking view of the Ganges. We stayed here over the weekend and while the place has several restaurants, our go-to place for breakfast and lunch was The Courtyard. After a hearty breakfast, our favorite thing to do was to enjoy a nice stroll on the riverside or go to the spa to destress. If you like Bengali cuisine, I will recommend lunch at Sonar Tori. 

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6. Guchhi Hyatt

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Guchhi Hyatt is the most traditional Indian restaurant in Kolkata. With a large theatrical open kitchen, the restaurant enhances the aroma of food. With a simple style of cooking, it serves tandoori dishes, kadhais such as Guchhi pulao and the Guchhi kulcha. It has become a favorite haunt for couples.

Guchhi

Address: JA-1, JA Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata,

Website: Guchhi

Opening hours: 2pm-8pm

Price: 64 USD

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7. Marble Palace


One of the favorite spots for lovebirds, this 19-century palatial mansion in north Kolkata is a dreamy abode owing to its exquisite design and architecture. It is one of the most charming places in Kolkata, that is more of a restored royal family palace boasting of musical statues, elegant glassware, and thought-provoking paintings of note-worthy artists of the British Raj.

Marble Palace

Address: 646, Opp Ram Mandir, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700007, India

Opening hours: 10am-9.30pm

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8. Botanical Gardens

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Situated along the western banks of the River Ganga, Botanical Gardens is a 273-acre (110 hectares) park famous for its floral growth. The garden houses more than 12,000 types of plants. It is one of the most lovely parks in Kolkata for couples who wish to enjoy the beauty of greenery. It also offers lovers privacy amidst the lush greens so that they can enjoy some romantic moments in the lap of nature.

Botanical Gardens

Address: Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal 711103

Website: Botanical Gardens

Opening hours: 10am-5pm

Price: 0.07 USD

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9. The Bridge - The Floatel Hotel

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Source: Photo by user Partha Sahana used under CC BY 3.0

Locking arms together while resting at a ship’s deck, with the brisk wind running through your hair, flashing lights on the horizon, and the smell of food – this is a romantic scene at one of the best romantic restaurants in Kolkata, The Bridge – Floatel. The glamorous hotel creates a cozy ambiance which you can enjoy and relish with your partner. In fact, this charming bridge is going to give you the feel of standing with your partner on the Love-Lock bridge of Paris.

The Bridge - The Floatel Hotel

Address: The Floatel, 9/10, Kolkata Jetty Strand Road, Opposite SBI Head Quarters, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

Website: The Bridge - The Floatel Hotel

Opening hours: 24 hours

Price: 35 USD

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The hotel organizes a romantic customised candle-light dinner on a boat. You  dine under the star-spangled sky and enjoy the boat ride with a delicious meal.

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10. Victoria Memorial

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The Victoria Memorial Hall is covered with sprawling plants, beautiful shrubs, colorful flowers, and fountains. The great white marble structure illuminates in the evening with beautiful lighting. The magnificence of the monument is captivating. The Memorial has earned its names among the most romantic places in Kolkata. Lovebirds mostly admire the grand architecture and power of this place. Spend a romantic day in the beautiful gardens surrounding the memorial, looking at the lovely fountains.

Victoria Memorial

Address: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071, India

Website: Victoria Memorial

Opening hours: 10am-5pm

Price: 0.30 USD

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Best enjoyed in winter mornings and afternoons. Grab a hot cup of tea and sit back and soak in the sun!
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Sweet romances of Kolkata

Music, art, and food is a recipe to find love. Kolkata has a beautiful landscape and breathtaking views to match a lover’s appetite. Find your romance in Kolkata.

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