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Kolkata After Five: Enjoy a Cultural Evening

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Kolkata has plenty of historic, cultural, artistic and architectural alluring sites to keep you regaled regardless of the span of your stay in the city. However, you will never have a dull moment, when you discover these amazing things to do after five in Kolkata. If you don’t trust me, see for yourself!

Enjoy an evening in River Cruise

With the lighted Howrah Bridge bringing in the magic of the evening, a cruise on the Ganges will be the best way to explore the city of Joy. While enjoying your dinner you will be swept away as you cruise through the nocturnal magic of the city’s riverside legacy with soothing music at Jetty near Millennium Park.

Ride around in Victorian-era styled AC Horse Carriage

Yes, you heard it right. Now you can ride around Kolkata in India’s First Air-Conditioned Horse Carriage in Maidan, where you can negotiate the price with carriage drivers. Stoked already? I think this came as a boon to the residents of Kolkata to cope with the ever increasing temperature of the city. You can book an afternoon-to-evening package for Rs 6,000 on any sweltering afternoon in the Maidan.

Take a walk in the Eco Park

Enjoy an evening walk in the Eco Park or Prakriti Tirtha, the biggest urban park in Rajarhat, Kolkata. The park is situated on a 480 acres plot and is surrounded by a 104 acres water body, with a splendid island in center of Kolkata city. During summers, the park closes at 8 Pm but in winters, the park closes at 7:30 pm. The park is locate at Major Arterial Road (South-East), Action Area II, Newtown, Kolkata-156.

Go on a date with pastries in Flurys

Famous for their breakfast, Flurys in the Park Street Area is also well known for their pastries & muffins. But it is the evenings which catches Kolkata’s fancy. Grab a hot cup of coffee and some delightful pastries, and you are set for the rest of the evening. Located at the crossing of Park & Camac Streets, Flurys is an institution. Operational since 1927, it was started by a Swedish couple. It has since changed hands a couple of times and is now held by the Apeejay group, under Park Hotels.

Catch a film in Nandan

Nandan could stoke your interest if you are a connoisseur of culture. Nandan hosts a variety of performances like dance, theater and music every night of the week. Every so often, exhibitions are held, which might fuel your passion of art and culture. Nandan is a movie complex which screens a number of film festivals and films on a daily basis. See a show at 1/1, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-20.

Dine in new The Victoria Tram Car Restaurant

The Calcutta Tramways Company has recently launched a new air conditioned Tram restaurant in the Esplanade as a step to reinstate the heritage values and invigorate the current tramway routes running all across the city. This unique culinary tram will make four trips per day from Shahid Minar in Central Kolkata to Kidderpore and back again. Twice during lunch and twice during dinner hours. It has a musical ambience and bio toilets as well.

These are some of the activities you can do to enjoy the charming evenings of Kolkata apart from drinking hot kulhad chai from a roadside stall or relish some mouthwatering ‘Phuchkas’. Check out When Hungry in Kolkata for more foods to try!


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Anwesha Guha | Going Places with Anwesha | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest


Are you traveling in a city for work or for a conference, and not sure what is open afterwards? Check out our city guides on Travel After Five for some ideas on open tourist attractions.

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