The charming locales of Kolkata form a scenic backdrop for celebrating the day of love. Dominantly a city full of parks, the greenery of the Kolkata comes as a welcomed refuge from the utter chaos of lives. Couples are always in search of places to spend quality time together without burning a hole in their pockets. Dont let your love suffer because of demonetization. Here is a quick look at the Best places for couples under 2k in Kolkata.
1. Cafe Ekante – Eco Park
For all the bong couples (non-bongs too), Cafe Ekante is your best bet for foodies like you. With a Bengali theme and cuisine, this restaurant is across the Eco Park lake. Getting to this island-restaurant is an experience in itself. You either have to take a free ferry ride or cross a wooden bridge to get to this place.
Best known for – Lake-side dinning
Opening hours – 1pm to 10pm
Pocket pinch – Rs. 800 for two (approx.)
2. Victoria Memorial
The charm of this majestic white marble structure is absolutely spell-binding. People of all ages throng this place for its greenery and the spacious park surrounding the monument. Couples, especially, are found in abundance here as it is a completely safe place for a pleasant time together away from the prying eyes of on-lookers. Couples interested in exploring the place can also visit the gallery inside the monument.
Best known for – serenity and quiteness of the place
Opening hours – 10 am to 5 pm
Pocket pinch – Rs 10 as entry fee and Rs 20 for the museum per person.
3. Nicco Park Super Bowl
If you are someone who likes to do things hatke, then plan a bowling date for your partner. Super Bowl is one of the best places in Kolkata to hangout. Ditch the regular clubs and parks and challenge her to a game of bowling pins. See your girl letting her hair down and bringing the game spirit on while completing with her. I bet she will thank you for this amazing date.
Best known for – ofcourse Bowling (duh!) and lots of fun
Opening hours – 2pm – 10pm (Mon to Fri) and 12 noon to 10pm (Saturdays, Sundays & holidays)
Pocket pinch – Rs 1000 for two (approx)
4. Boat Ride in Ganges
You can certainly hire a small shikara for a romantic ride from millennium park with your partner. But isn’t everybody doing the same thing? Moreover, its only available for limited time and a small space. Go offbeat and show the love your partner deserves by booking an entire Wooden Launch for them. With romantic decoration and lip-smacking food, enjoy your cosy moments on a boat all by yourself.
Wondering how heavy it might be on your pocket? Dont worry as you can avail this launch ride at as low as 6k. With plenty of room for a romantic couple dance and fully customisable, this spacious launch is sure to steal your partner’s heart.
5. Over The Top
Couples who want to indulge in some amazing food and drinks, this is the place to be at. Over The Top (OTT) is a rooftop lounge at Park Street above the Myx. With a stunning view of Park Street, OTT has stunning decor with beautiful furniture and suspending chairs to make it apt for a romantic dine out. Nevertheless, OTT has rightfully earned a place in best places for couples in Kolkata.
Best known for – its ambience and Cocktails
Opening hours – 4 pm to 12 am
Pocket pinch – Rs 1200 for two (approx)
6. Prinsep Ghat
Well who doesn’t know that the ultimate chilled out yet romantic spot for dating is the mesmerizing Prinsep Ghat. The stunning view of the lit Hooghly Bridge and the beautified river bank is the perfect scenic backdrop for a relaxed evening with your partner. You will be spoilt for choices as there are various food stalls along the stretch of Prinsep Ghat. French fries and delicious sundaes are a must have at Scoop here.
Best known for – Ferry rides and Sundaes at Scoop
Opening hours – 24 hours (Scoop opens at 3.30pm)
Pocket pinch – Entry free. A ferry ride would cost you Rs 300 (apx.) and a meal for two at Scoop is below Rs. 500.
7. The Bridge – The Floatel Hotel
The Floatel is a ship-shaped floating hotel ‘n restaurant on the Ganges in Kolkata. The Bridge at Floatel is one of the utmost romantic restaurants in Kolkata, which offers a delightful buffet which is quite a lavish spread with a range of alcohol. The panoramic view of the beautiful Ganges is the perfect backdrop for a intimate dinner with your loved one. Best for those who are looking to pamper their partner.
Best known for – Sunset Meal with City view
Opening hours – 24 Hours
Pocket pinch – Rs 1,600 for two (approx)
8. Mohar Kunj
Not many people know of this park just opposite Nandan and beside Victorial Memorial. The garden is beautifully decorated with flowers and lights with wonderful seating arrangements. The parks looks spectacular after sunset as the colourful lights goes on and lends a creates a surreal atmosphere.
Best known for – Musical fountains and atheistic beauty
Opening hours – 4 am to 11 pm
Pocket pinch – Free entry
Nalban is another lakeside fascination that you can indulge in. The serenity of the place takes you away from the hustle bustle of the city and lets you spend frolic time with your loved one. Nalban Boating Complex is actually the haven for couples looking for a place amidst rich greenery and a serene lake.
Best known for – Boating
Opening hours – 09:00 am – 08:30 pm
Pocket pinch – Rs 50 (approx)
10. Nicco Park
Perfect for couples who want to ditch PDA and spend quality time together on fun-filled rides. Better known as Disneyland of Bengal, Nicco Park is an exciting hangout place in kolkata for couples which is located at Salt Lake and has about 35 rides including some thrilling water slides and Haunted House. Take cable car rides to see a breathtaking view of the park. Trust me, it would be an exhilarating experience for both of you.
Best known for – Cyclone ride, water slides, River Cave
Opening hours – 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Pocket Pinch – Rs. 600 for two (approx). There are 2 other packages also available.
11. Golpark Lake
Located at Golpark, Gariahat, this place is thronged by people from all walks of life. From college goers to fitness freaks, old people to couples, everyone comes here to enjoy the aesthetic beauty and bask in the serenity of the park. The park is also home to alot of migratory birds and relish in the beauty of this place.
Best known for – picturesque beauty
Opening hours – 5 am to 9 pm
Pocket pinch – Free entry
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and plan a date in one of these best places for couples in Kolkata right away for your loved one.