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Eco Park, New Town – Kolkata’s Ecological Adventure

December 19, 2015

New Town Eco Park in Kolkata
India, currently, has a population of about 1.2 billion people. More and more people have been migrating to metros, cities, and urban tracts. With pollution and lack of greenery and growing concrete jungles becoming a growing concern, promotion of eco-tourism could be the saviour that brings both tourism money and saves our cities. That is perhaps what the West Bengal administration thought when they initiated work on the Eco tourism park at New Town-Rajarhat, one of Kolkata’s upcoming plush locales. Inaugurated on 29 December 2012, by the CM of the state, Mamata Banerjee, Eco park, Rajarhat is a 480-acre park that showcases the rich natural and cultural heritage of the state. The park has come to be known as Prakriti Tirtha (Nature pilgrimage), an apt description of the conjunction of various ecological zones. It is currently Kolkata’s most popular attraction, picnic spot, and recreational area.

Getting There

Address: Eco Tourism Park, Major Arterial Rd, Action Area II, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700156.

Phone – 033 2706 4010

  • Distance from airport – About 10 kilometres
  • Distance from Ultadanga – 13.6 kilometres
  • Distance from Chingrihata – 10.8 kilometres

Eco Park, New Town, is an up and coming locality. With more and more businesses in Kolkata relocating to New Town, there are more buses and coaches connecting the park with the rest of the city.  Despite all the bus services, taxis are still the easiest way of getting to Eco Park and if it is a family or group outing this may be quite an economical option as well.

Layout of Eco Park

The Eco Park is a place where people from Kolkata and visitors to the city can go to spend a fun day with their family. Nature and serenity are the two key elements of the park. A number of fun and recreational activities are undertaken at the park as well. Apart from the large water park or jheel in the lake, the Eco Park has a number of themed areas. These include -

  • Tropical Tree Garden
  • Wildflower Meadow
  • Formal Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Tropical Rain Forest
  • Bamboo Forest
  • Rabi Aranya
  • Fruits Garden
  • Tea Garden
  • Mask Garden

Eco Park Major Attractions

  • Rose Garden – A large park that is dedicated to growing different varieties of roses from across the world. These flowers bloom through the year making it a key attraction.
  • Butterfly Park – A centre where hundreds of different kinds of butterflies are cultivated. Visitors can set some free for a charge. This is an activity enjoyed by people of all ages.
  • Music Fountain – A spectacular fountain set to music is located in the park. At sundown the music and lights show is a crowd puller
  • Food Park – The food park offers a wonderful café and dining experience in the midst of the surrounding natural beauty.
  • Banglar Haat – The Banglar Haat area in the park is an enclosure that showcases the cottage industries and culture of rural Bengal. All the produce from these industries may be bought here.
  • Baul Gram – The bauls form the core of Bengal’s rich song and dance culture. The Baul Gram of the Eco Park is a great place to enjoy live baul performances.
  • Shilpi Kuthi – The artisan’s cottages are beautiful inspired cottages that make for a beautiful view.
  • Cottages and Conference Hall – The individual cottages and the conference hall on a small island in the middle of the 200-acre jheel (lake) is available for corporates and for individual ceremonies. The glass house in this island is also a major attraction.
  • Shishu Kendra – A children’s entertainment centre called Shishu Kendra is a great attraction for families with small children
  • Ayurvedic Spa – The Ayurvedic spa at the park offers a number of ayurvedic services and treatments for the holistic well being of visitors.

Facilities

The Eco Park of New Town, Rajarhat, is best known for the numerous facilities it offers its visitors. These include a large parking facility in the park area for visitor’s vehicles and food kiosks at various places for families to buy food since outside food is now allowed. Golf carts are available for transport inside the park as well. The park also allows for online ticket booking for its Eco walks. The authorities offer a number of discounts and facilities for school and group bookings. Eco Park, New Town is now a famous venue for day outings and school excursions.

Visitor Information

Eco Park Timings:

Tuesday to Saturday – 12 noon to 7.30 p.m.

Sunday and Public Holidays – 11 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Monday closed

Eco Park Entry Fee

– INR 20 per head. Ticket counter closes at 6.30 p.m.
Recreational activities

Activity INR Duration
Angling 1500  —
Archery 50 5 arrows
Baby Cycling 50 30 minutes
Bird watching 10  —
Bull riding 30 2 falls
Butterfly release 50  —
Cruise 150 40 minutes
Cycling 150 30 minutes
Duo cycling 100 per couple 20 minutes
Ebyke 200 20 minutes
Eco Cart 50 Counter 1 to Children’s Park
Floating Pontoon 100 One round of lake (about 30 minutes)
Gaming Zone 50 30 minutes
High Speed Boat 100 One round of lake (about 30 minutes)
Kayaking 150 30 minutes
Land Zorbing 150 10 minutes
Laser Bumpi 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
Trampoline 20 15 minutes
Water Cycling 100 20 minutes
Water Zorbing 150 10 minutes

 

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partha pratim das December 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

pl. let me know the bus route from sealdha rly. station or another short-cut way because I will come from sonarpur.

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How I reach from dakhineswar

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Rashida k Broachwala December 4, 2016 at 11:30 am

Hi
I want to know r der two childrens park in eco park….if so than let me know the gate no…..moreover what about the school student charges with concession.whom to contact for related details and queries.

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MD ALAMGIR MOLLA November 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

School Student der entry fee ar kno discount ache ki?? ?

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One of my favourite place..I love this place

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Very beautyful place, awesome fishing area,.
Waiting for fishing ticket, hope, i will be informed the ticket distribution date by eco park committee,

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md dilshad hussain November 3, 2016 at 9:57 am

like a wonderful place

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Very beautiful, lovely gardens with awesome environment.
Interesting sports activities. From my side nothing to complain about except some workers. But by not looking at all this things its more more more….. precious place with many ecological things around it.
AWESOME EXPERIENCE. GO TO THE PARK U WILL LOVE IT VERY MUCH……..

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Srabani pramanick August 14, 2016 at 9:16 am

is yeasterday the park is open

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Is camera allowed in eco park?

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Ankit Sarkar May 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Nearest metro station from eco park??

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George Lalhmufela March 29, 2016 at 5:13 pm

I wanted to
leaves a message for u all is that’ keep it up’. well done
but a bit needs to be improve of the employees to keep calm all the visitor so that, the impression will get more attraction to the visitors..

all over all was excellent….. had an excellent experience

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Hi
Do they also have ice skating ? What are the timings and charges ?

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Very bad experience…. the workers are behave with us rudely. Specially the family boat workers.

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Eco park beautiful nice park

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antoinette landale January 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

Children’s park for students. When we have to book. The park is opened from when to when. How much students have to pay. Contact person to whom we could discuss the matter with and the phone number.Whwt is the address and the fee for students. Timing for student to visit the park.

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Dipankar horshodip maity January 27, 2016 at 4:54 am

It is faboulus place in the world…
The best natural beauty in the world…
I love this place..
I cn’t be forget this place in my life….
Thank u mamata banarjee for gift of eco tourism park…
A lot of thxs for all member including in eco park.

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Abhishek prasad January 22, 2016 at 8:44 am

So nice eco park……….

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Owesome

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Ph no given is not correct. Eant to know outside food is allowrd or not.

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