Kolkata, as we all know, is a city filled with an indelible sense of charm and history. The City of Joy has a special fragrance in the air engulfing it, one of warmth, affection and a more laid back and easy going approach towards life. Savoring life minus the hits and misses of the corporate rat race is something that Kolkata teaches you in more ways than one.
Speaking of romance, the city is right up the radar when it comes to pocket friendly dating hangouts. In fact, this is one of the few cities where going out does not really cost a fortune (that is, if you’re not always into fine dining and cafes per se!).
Here’s presenting the top 4 pocket friendly dating joints in Kolkata –
1. Indian Coffee House –
Think nostalgia. Think wafting smells of old books and delectable finger food and you have the Indian Coffee House. One of the most charming places to take your date to, this iconic establishment stands proudly on College Street where you will be mesmerized by the rows of book stores and some of the country’s finest educational institutions. You can chat away to glory while feasting on the delectable Chicken Afghani and sandwiches not to mention some lip smacking tea/coffee as you like it!
Estimated Cost of Date: INR 200
2. Victoria Memorial –
One of Kolkata’s most iconic landmarks, the Victoria Memorial is also famous for being a lover’s paradise. The lush green lawns, beautiful trees and roasted peanuts make Victoria Memorial perfect for taking long, romantic breaks with your beloved. Ideal for winters, this one does not pinch your pocket AT ALL!
Estimated Cost of Date: INR 50
3. Rabindra Sarobar Lake –
The Rabindra Sarobar Lake is known for being a hotspot for morning walkers and joggers in South Kolkata. However, the beautiful lakefront, shaded sit-outs and pristine ambience make the Lake a hotspot for lovers as well. You’ll find a variety of tea and snack options peddled right to you which do not pinch your pocket.
Estimated Cost of Date: INR 100
4. Prinsep Ghat –
Another hotspot for romantics, Prinsep Ghat will captive you with its serene ambience, expansive riverfront, charming sit-outs and cool evening breeze. Admire the iconic plinths and columns, take a boat ride or even feast on Pav Bhaji and hot tea/coffee with your beloved. If you’re into ice cream, there’s always Scoop with its fantastic view of the river.
Estimated Cost of Date: INR 600
Romance is that little blanket which cocoons all of us from the nitty grittiest of regular life. Love deserves to be celebrated and cherished all the way. With charming and pocket, friendly places like these, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make the most of the lovely weather with your special someone in tow!
Romance + Affordability = Win-Win
By Anuvab Chattopadhyay
– I am a writer, poet and musician. I run my own content startup and has worked extensively as a journalist and magazine editor. I prefer reading fiction in tandem with articles on cars, technology, lifestyle, biographies and music in my spare time