“Nalban” as the name suggests – is lakes and creeks (nal) fringed by groves (ban). It is a beautiful picnic spot for families, who would like to spend few hours in the lush greenery and placid lake, away from the busy city. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its unpolluted environment offers a respite and soothes the visitors.
Nalban is a serene watery world where the centerpiece of attraction is the giant lake. The lake water is crystal clear sans any pollution. On a clear sunny day, you can even see your mirror image reflecting on the sill waters of the magnificent lake. It has various kinds of boating facilities like paddle boats, shikaras and rowing boats. A unique added attraction is the newly installed hovercraft.
I am sure, after a long session of boating, you might want to relax and give your body a much-needed rest. The floating huts are ideal stopovers. What is more, discreet privacy is guaranteed.
The sight of lovelorn couples sitting shoulder to shoulder and mincing sweet nothings is an everyday occurrence at the Nalban Boating Complex. The tastefully decorated Shikaras are the very epitome of luxury. Nalban Boating Complex is literally the paradise of the young hearts burning with passion and eager to enjoy the beauties and bounties of nature in private.
It is considered the perfect haunt for romancing in Kolkata especially when there is so little time to spare amidst packed schedules and a paucity of fund does not permit the average person to indulge in revelry and be extravagant.
Apart from a plethora of boating options, you can also indulge in on-shore fun. There are tastefully done up cottages where you can truly indulge in gastronomic delights. Chinese, Mughlai and Continental dishes are available at the multi-cuisine restaurant, which is always buzzing with activity.
Now I am sure, reading all this you must be wondering how to reach this beautiful place? Well reaching there is very convenient. Local buses, mini buses and metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city. One can also avail shared auto rickshaws. Train services are available on the Sealdah route. In case of travel by train, your getaway station is Bidhan Nagar.
If you are exploring Nalban Boating Complex, don’t miss your visit at Nicco Park, an amusement park. For outdoor entertainment Swabhumi heritage park is just round the corner and is an excellent place to buy handicraft items for souvenirs. The Science City, which is Kolkata’s another version of Disney Land too is just a stone’s throw away and you will be spell bound by the magical appeal of the make belief Jurassic Park which has replicas of Dinosaurs. The Ropeway too is a great way to enjoy for the intrepid thrill seeker. Few Kilometers away is another fun filled place awaiting you, Aquatica, the water park.
Definitely it will make your tour to Kolkata an unforgettable experience!
Have a nice stay at Kolkata!