Romantic Places in Kolkata for Couples
Kolkata a city where the essence of love can be found with an effortless search, where the sound of the morning 'azaan' blends in divinely with the 'tarpaan mantras' of Mahalaya, and here a lot can happen over a cup of tea in earthen cups. The city wakes up with the cricket practice on the fresh green grass of maidan, the political slogans and propagandas include the daily routine and at the end of the day, the streets are adorned with the trams. The city embraces people from every corner of the world, irrespective of their caste, color, culture, or religion. The city is the witness of every day and every moment around it. Thousands of people travel to the city of joy, every day, to fulfill their dreams. Over time, a lot has changed about this city but the 'Coffee house adda', shopping at the flea market, fish kabiraji at Basanta Cabin, evening show at Star Theater, and a lot more have remained the same. Some passion, love, and the earthen essence are left behind, even if there had been many changes in its structure. All of these make Kolkata a recipe with the perfect blend of culture, art, passion, enthusiasm, and love. This is how it is one of the most romantic places in the state. So, here are 31 romantic places in Kolkata for couples, who want to caress the essence of love and romance in the city.
1. Eco Park: Get Rejuvenated
Eco Park is the largest eco-tourism park in India so far, with an area of about 480 acres, surrounded by a huge lake, and with an island in the middle. It is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. Owing to its mesmerizing ambiance, it has to offer a breathtaking view of the serene lake. It is the hub of various fun activities like boating, cycling, toy train, and a lot more. The park is divided into ecological zones such as wetland, grassland, and rain forest with a walk along paths through them. The themed gardens of the park will surely attract nature lovers. The bloom of the rose garden is a treat to the eyes, the aroma of the trees in the fruit garden is a treat to the nose and the walk through the wildflower meadow is a treat to the soul. The view of cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden is beautiful.
The centerpiece of the park is the huge lake that offers an enthralling view, boating services, Kayaking, water zorbing, and also a ride on a Shikara that resembles the ones on Dal lake, Kashmir. The laser show and the musical fountain is an add-on to the fun for the couples to sway with the swishing water of the musical fountain. This aquatic spectacle can be seen from all the parts of the park. The park also has a children’s play area with fountains, swings, climbing apparatus, and elevated walkways.
This place is visited by all and is a major attraction in the city. It is a breath of fresh air amidst the concrete jungle and skyscrapers. The romantic view of the thatched artist’s cottage cannot be ignored. Apart from these, Eco Park also offers a replica of the 7 Wonders of the world in a part called ‘Prakriti Tirtha’. This is a perfect place for family photographs where the seven wonders of the world are widely placed. All of these make it perfect as one of the most romantic places in Kolkata.
Entry Fee: INR 30/-
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am-7:30 pm
*Closed on Monday.
2. Newtown: Experience Brilliance
Situated at the northeastern periphery of Kolkata, Newtown is a planned city. It comprises a blend of residential developments, corporate parks, commercial and retail complexes, and educational establishments. It also has the city’s best restaurants and pubs. It is the smartest point of the city with an actual Smart Street. Not compromising with the greenery, the smart street has the first smart benches and solar trees, smart streetlights, and Wifi hotspot all over the place, making it one of the most romantic places in Kolkata.
New town highly attracts its visitors to the Biswa Bangla gate, which is an icon of rising Bengal. It is now one of the most attractive places in Kolkata because of its new and the very first hanging restaurant in the city. The place offers a mesmerizing bird's eye view of Newtown and visitors and reaches up there with the help of elevators. People can also visit the gallery that displays Bengal’s rich culture, history, and art. Tickets can be booked online.
Biswa Bangla Gate Entry fee: INR 100 (online booking)
Timings: From 12.00 noon to 5.00pm, Biswa Bangla Gate will be operated as viewing gallery. 7 PM to 9 PM dine in.
3. Rabindra Sarovar Lake: Escape the commotion
The artificial lake in south Kolkata offers an awesome view to cherish both in the morning and evening. The lake is surrounded by large trees, a children’s park, a garden, and a beautiful walk-along path throughout, making it a perfect romantic place in Kolkata. It is a haunt for all the morning walkers and is the only place to be yourself amidst the busy life of south Kolkata. With an area of about 75 acres, the trees around the lake are home to several migratory birds. The greenery and gardens along the 4km paved stone path keep the view interesting and refreshing.
Previously known as Dhakuria Lake, Rabindra Sarovar lake is named after Bengal's pride and famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. The lake area is well maintained and is considered the 'Lungs of South Kolkata' since it is the only place with fresh air and lush green trees in between the concrete jungle.
4. Maidan: Breath Fresh
Maidan, the largest urban park in Kolkata, is also referred to as the Brigade Parade Ground. It is a vast stretch of a field that includes several playgrounds, large trees and is surrounded by a lot of architectural works and statues. Maidan, literally meaning ‘open field’, is Kolkata's tourist magnet. Stretching from the National library in the south to the Raj Bhavan in the North, the huge open field is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. The city owes it for the greenery and freshness. Maidan attracts numerous tourists making it the best place for couples. A foggy winter morning with a hot cup of tea blends in perfectly for a romantic gateway in Kolkata.
5. Elliot Park: Blissful Evenings
The park is a breath of fresh air and just the perfect spot for couples who want to spend some quality time together. Enriched with lush greenery, pond, fountains, and enough seating area, the park lies amidst the lap of nature and hence is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. Apart from the mesmerizing beauty, the park offers happenings of various concerts and events which can be attended at no cost. . One interesting fact about this park is that it was constructed by Tata Steel. Located in the heart of the city, the park is easily accessible and has restaurants, museums, and walkthroughs.
Timings: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
6. St. Pauls Cathedral: Find Peace
The church is known for its Indo-Gothic architecture and observes the most beautiful ceremony at the time of Christmas wherein it is adorned and bathed in lights around the entire area surrounding the building. Besides being a religious site, it is also an architectural marvel. It is a must-visit place in Kolkata for the architecture and history buffs for its rich glory of colonial times. Its peaceful ambiance is what makes it unique amongst the chaos and crowd of the city. Cathedral is the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It is surrounded by a very well-maintained garden with over 184,700 species of trees planted to date.
7. Nandan: Appreciate Art
Nandan is the film and cultural hub in Kolkata aiming to encourage and felicitate cinematic awareness in society. Surrounded by impressive architectural buildings, Nandan is a popular place for youngsters and aged people equally and also a hub for art lovers. from literature to art to cinema, Nandan is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. The logo of Nandan was designed and the place was inaugurated by none other than Satyajit Ray himself. The cinema halls are well-decorated and maintained. The ticket price is the cheapest of all in entire Kolkata. Nandan is the main venue for the Kolkata International Film Festival. The complex is surrounded by trees and offers a perfect spot for evening gossips. The tea vendors roam about inside the complex to act as the cherry on top. The food stalls offer various street foods and beverages.
8. Victoria Memorial: Embrace the Architecture
Looking for a romantic place in Kolkata? Well, you are reading the right spot. Victoria Memorial- has a striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, is the ultimate destination for couples who spend some quality time and embrace some architectural splendor at the same time, and is dedicated to Queen Victoria of England. Inside it has 25 galleries and the marvelous Indo-Saracenic revivalist style of architecture is also commendable. The structure is surrounded by lush green shrubs and gardens, water bodies, and colorful flowers. The evening view of Victoria Memorial is more than just beautiful when it's decked up with mystical lights. Needless to say, it has earned its place among the best romantic places in Kolkata.
9. Millennium Park: Enjoy the Romantic Amble
The place with irresistible beauty and situated just beside the Ganges, Millennium park has earned its position among one of the most romantic places in Kolkata due to its beauty, peace, privacy and reachability. It is the most visited location in Kolkata for the couples who want to spend some quality time together. Its presence beside the river gifts the visitors with cool breeze, a serene view and the perfect ambiance for romance. The perfectly manicured lawns allows the visitors to have cozy romantic moments and also witnesses the couples having affectionate talks amidst nature. The place also offers an excellent view of the Howrah Bridge enshrined with lights.
Timings- 5AM to 8PM
10. Princep Ghat: Enfold the Tranquility
The monument of Princep, rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, is beautified exceptionally by the river back. Princep ghat is a popular spot for shooting television soaps and even Bollywood movies. It is one of the oldest recreational spots in Kolkata with a ferry service and enough seating places. The ghat area boasts of having a large number of trees, illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathways, fountains and renovated ghats. It is also a popular destination for pre-wedding shoots in Kolkata. The view of the monument is mesmerizing during the night with the Hooghly Bridge complimenting the same. Princep ghat also has a railway station named after it. A ride on the famous Circular Railway is a must for couples. Private boat rides on the Ganges and and a stroll along the river bank also cannot be ignored.
11. Park Street: Experience Classic Fun
Park Street is the main hub of restaurants and bars and has an ambient atmosphere. The vibes, the mood & the nostalgia are just out of the world & that’s why Park Street never gets old for anyone who’s been visiting the place for decades. Stop by the Oxford bookstore for browsing through their immense collection of books and treat yourself with a latte in there. It is the best book café in the city to spend some quality time. Park Street is often touted as the Paris end of Calcutta. Christmas time Park Street stands out in the city. The street being many kilometers is all decked up, lit and food on the street during Christmas time. It's an experience that doesn't drill holes in your pocket. It's the heart of the city.
12. South Park Street Cemetery: Spooky Romance
The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The tombs are a mix of Gothic and the rich flavor of the Indo-Saracenic style. Visitors often come to this place to appreciate the epitaphs of the people gone by and also the feel the spookiness. If you really want to have a thrilling experience, the Park street cemetery is a must visit places in Kolkata. The place can give you goosebumps but at the same time it is also very romantic since it is surrounded by trees and because of its quiet ambiance.
13. MohorKunja: Enjoy the Musical Eve
The word 'Mohor' means Jewel and 'Kunja' means Garden. So basically it is the Garden of the Jewels. Earlier Mohorkunja happened to be a citizen's park but now its one of the most romantic places in Kolkata with gardens, fairy lights and the fountain. The park was named after a famous Rabindra sangeet expert, popularly known as Mohor di. The park is known for its Musical fountains and atheistic beauty. The park also provides an open-air stage for cultural events. If you are planning to take your partner out for a date, then Mohokunja is the perfect spot for it.
Entry fee: INR 20/ person
Timings: 5AM to 9AM and 3PM to 8PM
14. Bridge on Floatel: Dine by the Ganges.
Holding hands on a ship deck can be no less than a dream but not for long. The bride on Floatel offers you to turn your dream into reality. Dine in under the starry sky by the Ganges with cool breeze and a cozy ambiance. The glamorous floating hotel, being one of the best romantic places in Kolkata, also offers you the feel of standing with your partner on the Love-Lock Bridge of Paris. Experience life with fun and uniqueness at every turn of space. It takes pride in being South Asia's first floating hotel that takes luxury to the next level. It also offers mouth-watering cuisines to please your taste buds.
15. Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency: Dine by the Pool
The place is known for its romantic ambiance, amazing view and delicious food. Ranking in the best romantic places in Kolkata, the waterside cafe of Hyatt Regency offers lush gardens, and alluring, clean pool that gives that special hint of intimacy for the date. It is the best spot for a luxury dining experience. The buffet counters are in a line making it easy to choose and access them.
16. Aquatica: Beat the Summer
Home to thrilling rides, attractions, live events & luxurious resort, AQUATICA WATER PARK & RESORT is the ultimate destination for thrill seekers featuring some of the Kolkata's most popular roller coasters and water rides. If you are willing to beat the summer, then Aquatica is the answer to your question. What better place for a date than the one where you can be as comfortable with each other as possible. It's a unique blend of Indian Hospitality & entertainment which offers a privacy & peace simultaneously. It is definitely the ideal escape in calm countryside from the pressures of a busy schedule of daily life.
17. Science City: Free the Brain
The Science City has developed as a major attraction for the residents’ of Kolkata as well as for the national and international visitors to the metropolis. It presents science and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is truly educational and enjoyable for the people of all ages. Over the years, it has become a place for memorable experience and enjoyment for both the young and the old. The digital panaroma depicts the important milestones during the last 6 million years of human evolution. Evolution of Life – A Dark Ride It comprises 56 robotic animal models divided into seven sections to showcase the milestone events of evolution of life. Many such types of scientific activities can be seen and done at the Science city. Engage yourself and your partner to be a part of this and experience the thrill of science.
Entry Fee: INR 120
Timings: 09 AM – 8 PM (daily)
18. Botanical Garden: Feel the Essence of Nature
To honour a scientist, the garden is also called Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden. The Indian Botanical Gardens is famous for the Great Banyan Tree,which boasts of having the largest canopy in the world. It has about 12,000 living plants and over two and half million dried plant specimens in the herbarium collected from all over the world. This is the oldest of all the Botanical Gardens in India. The design of the amazing landscape of the garden is unique in its own way making it one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. There is also a boating facility in one of its lakes and a library in the garden, which treasures a number of valuable books on botany.
Timings: 10 AM - 7 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians, Rs. 100 for Foreigners & Rs. 20 for Camera
19. Birla Planetarium: Witness the Magic of Planets
The iconic structure and architecture of the M. P. Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is based on the famous Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. If you want to have the experience of stargazing with your partner then there is no better place than Birla Planetarium which offers an experience which is romantic and knowledge-enriching sitting just right inside the city. Apart from this, there is also a Astronomical gallery which has paintings and models of famous astronomers along with the celestial shows.
Timings: Monday to Saturday – 12:30 AM- 6:30 PM, Sunday – 10:30 AM – 18:30 hours
Entry Fee: INR 80
20. Boating on the Ganges: Perfect Date Night
With the magnificent Hooghly Bridge in the background and watching the sunrise or sunset with your loved ones is going to be one hell of an experience and its real. You can also set the perfect kind of music, decorate the boat for special occasions, and just enjoy being nestled in serenity in your own preferences. Not too heavy on the pockets, this can be your ideal romantic getaway with your partner. The best time to book your own private little cruises is definitely during the sunset for nothing is better than just being together.
Charges: INR 800/ hour
21. Cafe Ekante: Indulge in some Gorgeous Dishes
A houseboat restaurant on the eco-island can be perfect place for a romantic getaway with your partner. one has to take the ferry to reach this island restaurant and what else can be more romantic than a lakeside dinner and delicious Bengali cuisine to die for. The place has a very aesthetic interior which compliments totally with its location. The place also both accommodation and dining facilities. There are few cottages which can be booked in advance for overnight stay. You cannot imagine you are in Kolkata with such a natural view around, rather will feel you are out on a holiday.
Timings: 1 PM to 10:15 PM (Closed on Monday)
22. Marble Palace: Witness the Mighty Structure
It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name.The house is Neoclassical in style, while the plan with its open courtyards is largely traditional Bengali. Adjacent to the courtyard, there is athakur-dalan, or place of worship for members of the family. It is one of the most charming and romantic places in Kolkata for lovebirds. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the premises. Currently it is under renovation.
23. Race Course: Feel the Adrenaline Rush
Whether you love horses or are just looking for a new experience, the Race Course, with its British-style architecture and vast grounds, promises a lot of new and exciting moments for its visitors. Place a bet on the chosen horses and enjoy and cheer them as they run. This place guarantees you an exciting world of horse racing. It is one of the most important horse racing venue in India.
Entry Fee:INR 20 per person for Non member and INR 450 for Phone
Timings:12.00am to 11.59pm
24. Nicco Park: Bring out your Inner Child
If the list is about the fun places to visit in Kolkata, then Nicco park surely tops it. Do not forget to ride the roller coaster with your partner. It is worth the hype! Apart from this, there are a lot of fun rides and activities to do at nicco park. It also has Children's play area and games. There's also a water park where there are water coasters, rain dance and other slides to have fun in the water. Enjoy the cable car which gives you a breathtaking view of the park.
Entry Fee:INR 355 per head
Timings:10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
25. Nalban: Perfect Picnic
It is a wonderful lakeside spot with lush greenery and stunning views at its beck. If you are looking for a perfect picnic spot in Kolkata to enjoy with your family or your partner or even a date, then Nalban can be the one stop solution. You can go for boating, in the placid lake and admire the beautiful surrounding. Taking you a world away from the noises and pollution of the city, the place offers apt seclusion and serenity. You can also have lunch at the Nalban Food Park, which is quite famous for its fish dishes.
26. The Hotels: A Romantic Dinner
- Splash – Swissotel Kolkata Neotia Vista, Rajarhat
It is the most cozy and romantic rooftop dining place in Kolkata. Tastefully decorated booths, airy decorations and warm lighting are just perfect for a romantic evening. Celebrate the flavours of Japan and more mouth-watering continental dishes. The darkened atmosphere with tables lit by candlelight creates the actual mood for romance. This place will steal your heart starting from the ambience, lighting, decorations, pool side view, background music.
Timings:6 PM to 12 Midnight
Cost for two:INR 2,300/-
- Guchhi in Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake
With sprawling beautifully manicured lawns, classy n decent decor with all the modern amenities, great hospitality and wonderful ambiance, Guchhi in Hyatt is one of the most romantic restaurants in Kolkata. A perfect restaurant with live and open kitchen. The food is very rich and delicious. A minimalistic choice of dishes is sufficient for the classy family or couple dinner.
Timings:7 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost for two:INR 4,600/-
- Aqua- The Park, Kolkata
The placement of pool, right in the middle of all the fun – has made the restaurant extremely popular. Aqua transforms to suit any mood, the LED-lit alfresco space, iridescent pool and DJ’s music selection getting you in the groove. Let the luxurious outdoor space entrap you with its glamorous moods. A day poolside lounge gets transformed into a perfect night zone. Chill out by the magical colors of the pool, groovy music, an all day international menu and a fantastic cocktail list, classic & contemporary international wines.
Timings:7 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost for two:INR 3500/-
27. The Pubs: Boozy Fun
- Canteen Pub & Grub, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Located inside City center 1 Salt Lake, Canteen pub and grub is one of the most happening places in town. The ambiance great and the decor is perfectly done with an awesome interior. The menu comprises delectable foods and cocktails to sip into while having fun with your friends or partner.
Cost for two: INR 1,700 (approx.) with alcohol.
- The Hard Rock Cafe, Park Street, Kolkata
It is one of the most expensive pubs in Kolkata. Located on “The Street That Never Sleeps” in the city of Kolkata, Hard Rock Cafe, offers an exclusive dining and live music experience. Discover your favorites on the Hard Rock Kolkata menu, which features classic signature dishes like the Jumbo Combo, Classic Nachos, the Legendary Burger, and a host of premium beverages and cocktails.
Cost for two: ₹2,500 (approx.) with alcohol.
- 10 Downing Street, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Rich teak wood interiors with bar stools, a huge bar place with sitting all around make it a perfect place for chilling out after office hours. The finger food or the starters alongside the bar menu is exhaustive and there is an option between the kababs, Chinese platters, and other continental starters. The main menu is elaborate and the alcohol menu is quite impressive.
28. Vedam Eco Resort: Experience Village Vibe
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Vedam Resort offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Mud houses and log huts are the main beauty of the rural bengal and this resort is built on the basis of the rural bengal theme. The well maintained greenery is another attraction of this place. The place is a romantic getaway in a few kilometers from Kolkata and attracts its visitors with its exquisite Bengali delicacies and the huge swimming pool.
Location:1 Purushottambati, Sugandha, Kolkata, West Bengal
Check In Time: 10 AM
Check Out Time: 10 AM
29. Itachuna Rajbari: Step into Royalty
A two hours drive from Kolkata will take you to the majestic establishment of Itachuna Rajbari or Palace which offers majestic stays and even authentic musical evenings. An unique feature of this place is that, the rooms and other amenities are named on Bengali Relationships. The palace has been transformed into a heritage hotel. It is known for being the shooting location of many movies. It is also a famous location for pre-wedding shoots. Itachuna Rajbari offers a perfect blend of nature and modernity to unwind in a royal ambience. The Rajbari is a place where history resides and you can feel its princely presence. Rooms are attached to open garden terrace decorated with antique pieces ,lightings and a beautiful fountain. The royal styled rooms are exceptionally beautiful with an overlooking manicured garden. A walk through the entire Rajbari is a must which is nothing short of a journey through time which is complimented by the chirping of birds or the sweet ringing of bells coming from the temple. Also don’t miss out the early morning or late evening walks through the lush fields or watching the picturesque sunset from the ‘pukurpar’.
30. Ffort Raichak: Grab the Luxury
How about a romantic drive to the outskirts of the city to relax at this sleepy hamlet on the banks of River Hooghly with your partner? Sound amazing right? Ffort Raichak has been converted into a luxurious hotel and you can explore the Dutch, Flemish and British elements in the Fort. The opulent 5-star property is the ideal romantic getaway near Kolkata with a lot of romantic things to do. Public ferry, cruise down the Ganges, driving into the sunset to the Diamond Harbour and click some amazing photos in the beautiful backdrop. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking for an offbeat romantic location close to the city.
31. Mandarmani: Enjoy the Beachy Affair
A four-hour drive from Kolkata, a romantic and beautiful destination for a weekend getaway is none other than Mandarmani. Situated close to Digha, the place has its own uniqueness. most of the hotels in Mandarmani is situated on the beach and the sea is just a few steps away from the lawns. You can indulge in some sea-activities like romantic walk on the beach, beach volleyball, jet skiing, banana boat ride and ATV boat ride, and sip on fresh coconut water together, lazy swimming along the shore and many more. The sunset at the Mandarmani beach is so picturesque that it cannot be forgotten. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal, full with seafood, especially pomfret, crabs and prawns in the stalls and restaurants.