Located along the banks of the river Hooghly and connected by the iconic Howrah Bridge, Kolkata is one of the most ancient cities of India. Also known as the ‘city of joy’, it is the capital city of West Bengal and is among the 4 metropolitan cities of India. Despite modernisation, it has managed to retain its classical charm and culture.
Kolkata is a hub of art and culture and has given birth to many philosophers, thinkers, writers, filmmakers and singers. Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Satyajit Ray are some world famous legends born in this city. The unique art, craft, monuments, cuisine and culture of Kolkata make an incredible city that attracts tourists from all around the world. If you are visiting the city with your partner, then there are numerous places to visit in Kolkata for couples. Here, we have brought to you a list of 6 must-visit places if you are visiting this lovely city with your fiancé or spouse or partner.
Vedic Village Kolkata is situated at a distance of 16 kilometres from Kolkata International Airport. The resort is inspired by Bengali architecture and it features a beautiful waterfront view, yoga session and multiple dining experiences. It offers many indoor and outdoor activities, spas, pool, wedding venue and conference halls. You can choose from elegant villas, suites and other rooms to stay in. They serve world cuisine at Yagna Restaurant, which is a part of the resort. They also have a Bengali cuisine restaurant named Bhoomi, and V Den, a sports bar and lounge. All these are nice places for couples to spend some good time together. Eco-Tourism Park and Nicco Amusement Park are within a short distance from the resort. Charges of the hotel depending on your accommodation and package.
Standing proudly on 57 acres of land, this monument is inspired by British architecture and will take you back to the British Era. A bronze statue of Queen Victoria, King Edward II memorial arch, a bronze statue of the king, a marble statue of lord Luzon, statues of Lord Bentinck, Lord Ripon, Sir Rajendra Nath Mukherjee, and some amazing age-old paintings are featured in the Victoria memorial garden. This garden opens at 6 am and closes at 5.30pm. Entry fee is ₹20 per person for Indians and ₹200 per person for foreigners. You can also avail a monthly and annual pass at reasonable prices. It is a perfect place for an evening romantic walk with the love of your life.
This fort is an iconic place for history and architecture lovers. Situated on the Eastern banks of the Hooghly River, it is a must visit place for all tourists. It was earlier known as the ‘black hole of Kolkata’, as it was a temporary jail and housed many prisoners. The timings for visiting are from 10 am to 5 pm
and entry is free. Couples enjoy wandering through the fort and admiring its architecture and the view of the river creates a romantic atmosphere all around.
This is one of the restored family palaces in India. It showcases a number of artistic statues, elegant glassware and stunning paintings. If your loved one has an interest in art and paintings, then a visit to this palace would be a gesture that they would really enjoy and appreciate. Timings are from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm and entry is free.
This is one of the most iconic landmarks of Kolkata and is an architectural marvel. Your trip to Kolkata would be incomplete without a visit to this bridge. The bridge stretches across 705 meters and has a width of 71 meters, excluding the 14-inch footpath on both sides. Currently, the bridge is regarded as 6th longest cantilever bridge in the world and is amongst the busiest bridges too. As a couple, hold each other’s hands and take a leisurely walk along the bridge’s footpath. This will be a walk that you will remember for your entire life.
This forest is formed by the largest delta of the river. The main attraction of this forest is tigers and large monster lizards.You may also get a chance to spot crocodiles, Olive Ridley sea turtles, leopards, Indian rhinos, swamp deer, hog deer and water buffaloes. The best time to visit this place is in the winters from December to February. The park remains open from September to March, and this is the season of migratory birds. You can book a one-day tour to Sundarbans through any online portal and avail good discounts. The cost of the tour can start from ₹3000 per head. The lush green forests make a romantic getaway for couples who want to avoid the city’s hustle-bustle and spend some quiet time in the midst of nature.
Other than these suggested places to visit in Kolkata for couples, there are many more things to do in Kolkata. If you want to truly enjoy the beautiful sights,art,culture and cuisine of Kolkata, then you must stay here for at least a week. You can book hotels in Kolkata in advance directly from the hotel website or from any other online travel portal, such as Cleartrip to avoid any last-minute hassles.