It would be hard to go wrong with Valentine’s Day plans in the historical city of museums, sunsets and thriving markets. But how can you make this day of all days special for your loved one? Valentine’s Day 2017 is a month away and planning ahead is the only way to make the most of this special day. Leave behind the cliched park walks and cinema theater dates and plan a surprise day out for your significant other at any of these spots for an offbeat Valentine’s Day celebration that both of you can remember and cherish.
- Prinsep Ghat
One of the first scenic locations seen in any movie or TV serial that shows a flash of Kolkata, this Ghat with its mesmerizing lighting at night, serene waters and the Hooghly Bridge in the background is everything you could look for in a romantic date. You can boat in the quiet water or walk along the river bank that looks especially picturesque at nighttime with your loved one.
- Eco park
If you and your partner look for quirky and thrilling ways to spend time with each other instead of the usual candlelight dinner restaurants and walks by the lake, then Eco Park can give you the experience you are looking for. A breath of fresh air in the vicinity of the city, here you can engage in water sports such as boating, water zorbing, kayaking etc. while there are ample opportunities for one to just enjoy a quite picnic in the many gardens and the Artist’s cottage. Kingdom of Love is the carnival they celebrate every year.
- Victoria Memorial
This monument is embedded in the life and blood of every Kolkata inhabitant, yet few spend quality time in this wonderful encapsulation of history and art. A tour of the memorial coupled with a walk in its beautiful gardens is an ideal Valentine’s Day leisure activity, as is indulging in the chaat and street food outside the memorial. To make the experience more special, you could even travel in a Victoria buggy with your loved one that is unique to this monument.
- Rabindra Sarovar
The mention of Kolkata brings to mind the outstanding gem in Indian history and literature Rabindranath Tagore. A spot that is typical of the kind of serenity he writes in his verse, Rabindra Sarovar is for those who truly enjoy being in the midst of nature. Ideally known for its sunsets, its picturesque views and privacy makes this a great choice for couples who want to spend quality time together.
- Floatel hotel
This list is incomplete with only the mention of water bodies but not this hotel on deck over the Hooghly River. A delightful ambience that allows you to enjoy a candlelight dinner in luxury overlooking the river and experiencing its breeze with your loved one, this hotel also has a range of Valentine’s Day offers and packages that you can look out for.
Celebrate the spirit of love this Valentine’s day with your significant other at any of these spots.