Eco Park was inaugurated on 29 December 2012. The honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal Smt. Mamata Banerjee is the founder, and it also happens to be built on her idea. Today it has become a hot favorite of tourists and residents alike. It is spreading over 480 acres of land, with 104 acres of a water body surrounded.
This eco-tourism park is located in New Town, Kolkata. There are many places to visit and explore its boundaries. It is a wonderland where both old and young can enjoy themselves. The serenity of the place attracts lakhs of footfalls every year.
The place was constructed under the supervision of the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO). Other government bodies had also willingly administered to the establishment of Eco Park. People rightfully call this place Prakriti Tirtha. The Eco-park Kolkatta ticket price is also affordable.
Reach the spot conveniently.
Stop worrying about how to reach Eco-park Kolkata. Though it is located in New Town. All you have to do is to leave well in time and reach the spot to spend most of your time here.
- public buses
- private cars
- hired cars and cabs
- From Chingrihata it is 13.6 kilometres
- it is about 10 kilometres from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport, Kolkata.
- Ultadanga Station – 13.6 kilometres
- Sealdah Station via NH12- 14.6 kilometres
- Howrah Station via NH12- 24.9 kilometres
Affordable entry for all
The Eco-park entry fees are pretty nominal so that people from any economic background can enter the eco-tourism park.
Entry fee 30/- Per person
Visit at your convenience.
The flexible Eco-park Kolkatta timings for visiting this beautiful and refreshing spot let the people worry less about reaching the place in time. The Eco-park Kolkatta opening times 2:30 pm on most of the days. The Park entry and Ticket counter close at 07:30 pm.
|Monday||Eco park kolkatta holiday|
|Tuesday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Thursday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Friday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Saturday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|Sunday||2:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
A beauty to behold in the lap of nature
The park has three zones for visitors to hang around. These are
- Ecological zones like wetlands, grasslands, and urban forest- lush green lands full of trees, shrubs, and other floral beauties.
- Theme gardens and open spaces- beautiful areas decorated with lights, masks, stones, bonsai gardens, tea gardens, and more.
- Urban recreational spaces- sprawling areas to sit and relax or for the kids to run around and play.
The other places that you must check out are:
1.The Replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World
The latest additions to this wonderful park are the awesome replicas of the Seven Wonders. The constructions look real and attract tourists to watch them and click photos. You can enter some of the monuments with a paid ticket.
2.Glasshouse on Sabuj Sathi
An island in the Eco Park has been named Sabuj Sathi which is situated right at the center of the park. It gives a complete view of the Eco Park. There are open galleries, lawns, and paved pathways. Family or official programs can be held over here.
KMDA established the amphitheater. It is a beautiful gallery where cultural events are held.
4.The Mask Garden
This place is a wonder to behold. Dotted with big masks, this spot lies right next to the tea garden. The main theme of this garden is to exhibit masks not only from the various districts of West Bengal but from various Indian states and also from across the globe.
A must-visit place in Kolkata
Several reasons have led this eco-tourism park to become one of the most famous places in Kolkata. Much has been written about it, and people through every year to pay a visit.
- Beautiful decorations
- Hygienic food centers
- Convenient location
- Fares and events take place regularly
- Refresh and relax
- Visit the close by Mishti Hub
- Well maintained floral gardens
- Full of greenery
- The Replica of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Great place to enjoy activities
The expenses for optional activities would be as the following:
|Cycling for babies||70||30 minutes|
|Bull riding||30||2 falls|
|Duo cycling||150||per couple 20 minutes|
|Eco Cart||50||Counter 1 to Children’s Park|
|Floating Pontoon||100||One round of the lake (about 30 minutes)|
|Gaming Zone||50||30 minutes|
|High-speed Boat||100||One round of the lake (about 30 minutes)|
|Land Zorbing||200||for a distance of 200 meters|
|Laser Bumpy Boat||200||20 minutes|
|Mickey Mouse||20||20 minutes|
|Paddle Boat||150||30 minutes|
|Paint Ball||50||5 balls|
|Remote Car||50||15 minutes|
|Rifle Shooting||50||10 shots|
|Roller Skates||50||30 minutes|
|Family Shikara||200||4 people 30 minutes|
|Water Cycling||100||20 minutes|
|Water Zorbing||150||30 Minutes|
Winter respite for all
Eco Park can, of course, be visited at any time of the year. However, the most recommended time would be the winter months. You can enjoy the sprawling beds of grass and take long walks. The unique place can be your next picnic spot to spend a lovely day and evening with your near and dear ones.
Spend long hours while you bask in the sun in the open fields. This is a great place to visit in a huge group. You can enter with outside food as well, so there is no pressure to buy food only from the stalls inside. Let the sunshine on your heads and take the chills away while you enjoy to the fullest. During the summer, it remains scorching, and in the monsoon, it becomes patchy.
Do not miss the fun
Eco Park has been prospering well. So you, too, must visit this wonderful place to fill your eyes to the marvels of skilled craftsmanship. This beautiful place is great for a romantic date or a family picnic. Visit Café Ekante, which is an excellent place for all the foodies.