New Town Rajarhat is a new residential and commercial zone in Kolkata. Near to Airport and VIP road, its a newly built township. In this area, one of the biggest tourist and evening-walk destination is Eco-park near Huco building. The park is situated on a 480 acres (190 ha) plot and will surround a 104 acres (42 ha) waterbody with an island in the middle.The park has been divided into three broad parts; 1) ecological zones like wetlands, grasslands, and urban forest, 2)theme gardens and open spaces, 3)and urban recreational spaces.
“How to go and when to go”
From the VIP-road, haldiram crossing, take the New Town major arterial road towards Sector-V and you’ll have it on your right hand side after around 3-4 KM drive. Shared vehicle and buses are also available here.
The Eco Tourism Park is opened on
- Tuesday to Saturday = 02:30PM TO 08:30PM
- Sunday & Holidays = 12:00PM to 08:30PM
The park is closed on Monday for maintenance. Park entry and Ticket counter closes at 07:30PM.
Entry charge is Rs 20/-.
“Few more details”
This place has got a nice secured parking (50/- for 4 wheeler parking) and the entrance fee is 20/-. The park is extremely well-managed and cleaned regularly. There are seperate well-maintained toilets and a good operative food court. The children’s park consists of a few free basic rides and few are chargable (around 20/- each). For covering the entire eco-park, paid trips on battery-operated vehicles are there- which is extremely helpful for seniors. The butterfly park is also a good spot but open till 3 PM.
This park has been a regular destination for my family and friends on summer as well as winter evenings. Went there yesterday also with few of my friends and family in the evening armed with only my 35 mm 1.8 prime lens. Please go through them. Feel free to comment and share.
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