Kolkata, the former capital of India, is a traveller’s paradise. The city of joy offers the most diverse trio- food, culture and landscape. The city is all the more loved because it houses two significant rivers- Hoogly and Ganges. Right from food to architecture to culture, Kolkata lives in a time warp.
The cultural capital of India is ever developing. In the recent years, we have seen a lot of urban development in east Kolkata, precisely the Rajarhat area. The area has undergone a lot of significant changes in the form of a planned township. Unlike north and central Kolkata, Rajarhat has a more urban and sophisticated look. The area features the best luxury business hotels in Kolkata with the best of amenities.
How to you decide your area of accommodation when visiting Kolkata? Well, this entirely depends on the kind of ambience that you are looking for. Old buildings, narrow lanes, clustered roads and roadside stalls are continuously preserving the old charm of Kolkata. If you are a travel junkie and wish to soak in the Kolkata vibes, it is either north or central that you should opt for. But if, relaxation is the main agenda of your vacation and you wish to stay away from city’s cacophony, making occasional visits to the tourist spots, there can be no better place than Rajarhat. The reason being simple- away from commotion, the area offers the best of hotels and is in proximity to the many tourist spots. If you do not like to compromise on your comfort, choose a stay for yourself from a wide range of 5-star hotels in Rajarhat, Kolkata.
So, which are the places that you can most effortlessly visit, if you are putting up at Rajarhat? Here is the list for you:
Mother’s Wax Museum
Rajarhat has a miniature version of Madame Tussauds. This was constructed a few years back with an aim to pay homage to all those famous personalities who have made India proud in one field or the other. The museum houses fascinating was statues of personalities, including Lata Mangeshkar, RD Burman, Sourav Ganguly, Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Suchitra Sen, Uttam Kumar and the likes. The perfection, to which these statues are made, including every single detail of the physical appearance of the personality, is sure to amaze you.
Eco Tourism Park
This park is a new addition to Kolkata. Apparently, this is one of the biggest ecological parks of India and is spread over 480 acres of land with a 180 acre water body right in the heart of it, cradling a small island within it. The park is loved by kids mainly and so, if you are travelling with your family, don’t miss out on the opportunity of seeing your child giggle and laugh as he/she runs and plays around the safe horizons of the park. Along with being the home to a huge number of plants, the park also has fun rides for children to enjoy. You can go for boating in the calm lake or enjoy a scrumptious meal at the restaurant located right at the heart of the lake. As adults, you can enjoy the serene environment amidst a lot of greenery.
This is one of the oldest amusements parks of India. For those who are travelling with family and kids, this place can prove to be a great getaway for an evening. The place has a variety of amusement rides for both kids and adults to enjoy. There is a lot of greenery as well for you to connect to the nature as your kids take turns on the rides.
Cruising on the Ganges
You can plan a visit the largest delta in the world, The Sunderbans. The delta is the house of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger and abounds in Sundari trees (thus, the name Sunderban). You can book a cruise trip and head out for a jungle adventure. The delta is also the home to other wild animals such as deer, alligators, multiple species of birds, etc. As the water vessel cruises through the Ganges, the jungle sounds and the rustling of the leaves competing with an eerie silence, is sure to spike up your adrenaline rush. Sunderban is one of a kind experience and when in Kolkata, you just cannot miss out on this.
Well, the above-mentioned are few of the most significant tourist spots which are located in proximity to Rajarhat. Apart from these, Kolkata boasts of innumerable other tourist spots such as the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, South Park Street Crematorium, etc. Although located at a little distance, these tourist spot are also a must visit to understand the heritage of Kolkata.
To do away with the hassle of selecting accommodation for you when in Rajarhat, opt for Howard Johnson Kolkata for a stay experience like never before. The hotel features all modern amenities and its closeness to the airport makes it a favourite among all types of travellers.