One of the best attractions in Kolkata, Eco Tourism Park is located in Rajarhat, New Town, a plush colony of the city. Spread over a huge area of 480 acres of an area, the park is also known as Prakriti Tirtha, translated as Nature pilgrimage. An amalgam of different ecological zones, this park is show of rich natural heritage of the state. This park is extremely popular as a recreational area, and a picnic spot, amid locals as well as tourists.
The park boasts of tranquil ambiance and lush surroundings, ideal for adults as well as children. Along with a huge water park, following are the other segregations in the Eco park of Kolkata:
- Bamboo Forest
- Tropical Tree Garden
- Formal Garden
- Wildflower Meadow
- Herb Garden
- Mask Garden
- Tropical Rain Forest
- Rabi Aranya
- Tea Garden
- Fruits Garden
Attractions in the Eco Park
Butterfly Park– A must-visit park for people of all ages, this park is a place of cultivation of hundreds of different kinds of butterflies. There is no entry fee.
Rose Garden– One of the major attractions of the Eco Tourism Park in New Town, this garden is a center where different varieties of roses from all around the world are grown.
Music Fountain– A major crowd puller in the evenings, this splendid musical water fountain is lit with lights of different colors after the sunset.
Banglar Haat– As the name says a haat or a make-shift shop, here you can see culture and cottage industries of Bengal. Do not forget to get your hands some wonderful produces from the skilled artisans.
Baul Gram– Indigenous music and dance form of Bengal, this is an ideal place to enjoy lively baul performances.
Food Park– A food-court kind of an area, it has a café for the visitors, amid lush surroundings.
Shilpi Kuthi– Special cottages for the artists.
Ayurvedic Spa– An Ayurvedic spa, it offers different kinds of Ayurvedic treatments and services for over all well- being of visitors.
Shishu Kendra– A center for the entertainment of kids. If you children in your families, do visit this place
Cottages and Conference Hall– Located on a small island in the middle of a 200-acre lake of the park, cottages and the conference hall is made available for business as well as other personal events. The glass house is another prime attraction.
Recreational activities at the Park
Angling, Archery, Trampoline, Zorbing, butterfly release, bird watching, remote car, Shikara, roller skates, paddle boat, kayaking, laser bumpy boat, paint ball, high-speed boat, Eco cart are some of the recreational activities offered at the Eco Park.
- Parking area
- Food kiosks (outside food is not allowed)
- Gold carts
- Online ticket booking for Eco walks
Tuesday to Saturday – 12 Noon - 07.30 PM
Sunday and Public Holidays – 11 AM - 07.30 PM
Closed on Monday
INR 20 per person (The ticket counter closes at 06.30 PM)