Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal is called the subcontinent’s New York. There are sight-seeing places all over the city. You will never fall short of places to visit in Kolkata and you will surely have a splendid time when you visit the places with your mate. Here are the top ten hangouts that we found to be worth visiting in Kolkata
Hill stations and Beaches
Darjeeling, famously known for the tea gardens, is a calm and quiet town situated away from the bustling city of Kolkata. The climate here is mild or cold throughout the year. Hence, it turns out to be one of the best hangout places in India. The fabulous view of the Himalayan mountain regions can be easily seen from Darjeeling. Lots of couples from various parts of India come to Darjeeling to celebrate their honeymoon. There are many cottages and resorts available in this town which you can make use of if you plan to stay here and enjoy its beauty for a week or two.
Situated around 50 kilometers from Darjeeling, Mirik is known for its scenic beauty and locales. Mirik is famous for its orange orchards as it is one of the largest producers in West Bengal. If you happen to visit this place, make sure also checkout the Sumendu Lake which is one of the famous hill resorts in this area. The view of the Kanchenjunga mountainous ranges from this place is simply amazing. With a lengthy stretch of promenade built beautifully around the lake with an arched bridge, you can go for an eternal walk with your lovely dame.
3. Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour, a part of the Diamond City of Kolkata is one of the famous resorts for a romantic getaway in Kolkata. Once you are here, you will completely forget the bustling environment of Kolkata. You can go on river cruises to make your visit all the more exciting. You can reach this place within 2-3 hours by bus or by car from the heart of the city (Kolkata).
4. Digha Beach
Digha beach is also one of the most famous tourist destinations in Kolkata. It stretches over a length of 6 kilometers located about 187 kilometers from the city center of Kolkata. Unwind you and your date at this stunning beach to experience the pleasant and luring beauty of this beach. At the sea coast, you can find casuarinas plantations which are like an icing on the cake that complements the beauty of this beach.
5. Millennium Park (Strand Park)
It is one of the attraction spots that are gaining popularity at a steady pace in Kolkata. It is situated marvelously over the river Ganga which gives an inexpressible view of the riverfront. The best time to visit this place is during the evening, this is the time you can experience the soothing and serene look of the sunset. It becomes all the more beautiful when the nightlife comes on to enhance its beauty.
6. Forum Mall (Elgin Road)
Forum mall is one of the biggest malls of India will serve all your shopping needs. You can shop at the some of the most preferred shopping outlets such as Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, Provogue, Loot, Westside and Music World to name a few. The INOX multiplex having 4 screens entertains the crowd who come to shop and watch movie at this shopping mall. Some of the eating joints found at this place are Burp and Baskin & Robbins.
7. City Center (Salt Lake City)
City Center mall is a very shopping place where you can not only enjoy your shopping but also checkout latest movies, have lip-smacking food and have fun at the gaming zone. It also houses the INOX Cineplex which has got 4 screens. There are numerous restaurants and shopping outlets in this place such as KFC, Pizzahut, Café Coffee Day, Wills LifeStyle, Woodlands, Nike, Adidas, etc.
8. Shiraz Restaurant (Park Street)
Shiraz restaurant is a chain restaurant placed all over the city of Kolkata which serves Moghlia cuisine. All the chain restaurants bear almost the same kind of beauty and elegance whether it is related to the interiors of the restaurant or the mouth-watering foods. The famous food items of this place are Chicken and Mutton Biryani, Mutton Masala and Chicken Tikka Masala to name a few. A few of these restaurants also have an outdoor seating arrangement which will give you a wonderful eating experience.
9. Suruchi (Eliot Road)
Looking for a restaurant to have the trademark authentic Bengali food? Suruchi restaurant is just the place for you. The extensive menu of this restaurant will help you with some of the finest veg and non-veg Bengali cuisines. After the food you can savor on tasty desserts and drinks. The interior of this restaurant is simply eye catching with attractive lamp shades, designs and neat seating arrangements.
10. Cloud Nine (Shakespeare Sarani)
It was one of best resto-lounges in Kolkata. It is one of the places where you can find youths of the Kolkata have a chilling time. From cocktails to mocktails, this pub will surely give you the beverage you want. The dance floor is opulent and well light up with disco lights that will encourage anybody to groove to the music.