If you have ever wanted to try kayaking but have never had a chance to yet, try it at the Eco Park’s water body. It’s a perfect option for beginners (at INR 150 for half an hour). Want to get a feel of Kashmir right here in Kolkata? Try out the shikara rides at INR 150 for four people for half an hour.
Water is not your best place to be? Eco Park has plenty amusements on solid land too. Get some target practice at their rifle shooting range. For just INR 50 for 10 shots, you can easily get a flavour of the sport and keep at it until you hit the bull’s eye! Want to try your hand at archery and see how well you hit the bull’s eye? Eco Park provides shooting ranges for aspiring archers at just INR 50 for five arrows!
Let your hair down and whoosh around the pristine waters of the park in a speed boat. For just INR 50 for one round of the lake (for 30 minutes). Bring alive the child in you by rolling or floating in a giant transparent ball. The zorbing facilities at Eco Park cost INR 150 for one person for 200 minutes of land or 15 minutes in water.
Winter is coming, and Eco Park is where you should go to make the most of it. Get here if you want to try your hands (or feet) at ice-skating! You can avail the skating rink from Tuesdays to Fridays from 3pm to 8pm at just INR 99 for half an hour.
Biswa Bangla is the state handicrafts showroom where you can also buy beautiful handmade goods from Bengal. There are stalls set up by craftspersons and artisans and a designer’s enclave with stores by city designers. You can see demos by craftspersons of products being made – such as an open furnace where dokra and terracotta goods are prepared.
Look out for the dinghy boats, hand-drawn rickshaw and a horse cart (for some reason, the theme of the heat is transport).
Take that special someone out to a fancy dinner by the waterside at Café Ekante – the lakeside restaurant at Eco Park! Try out Ekante’s special platter and of course, the quintessential Bengali dessert, nolen gurer ice cream.