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Ditch Normality And Go For These Offbeat Things To Do On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is special and to make it more special, it's better to ditch the normal rituals and go for something out-of-the-box. Hence, we list down some offbeat ideas on how to spend this special day with our special person.

Visit Art Galleries

From Gallery Gold, to Chemould to ICCR, and of course the Academy of Fine Arts, the city is filled with art galleries all around. And if art is what makes you happy, then check out this art gallery called Ivana in Salt Lake. The space aims to curate an artist-friendly platform to not only exhibit and sell paintings, but also to provide a niche for better interaction between artists and art lovers. The gallery has a diverse and interesting selection of paintings created by some of the most sought after names in the art fraternity, including upcoming talent and regional artists.

Spend The Time With Pets

If one of the things that make your bond stronger is the love for adorable, furry animals, then visit pet-cafes in the city (Kolkata currently has two). Visit Wood House - The Pet Cafe in Topsia for its earthy experience. They have a small dog house and a designated play area where you can find animals chilling and playing. They have an aviary too, where they house exotic birds such as the African Grey Parrot.
Coffee Shop

Wood House - The Pet Cafe

Haute Street Corporate Park, 86-A, JBS Haldane Avenue, Topsia, Kolkata


Explore The Kumartuli Lanes

A lover of art and love to capture frames of Kolkata with your little camera? Head to Kumartuli, which is the neighbourhood of the local artisans, who have their workshops stationed here. The bylanes of Kumartuli reek history and culture from all corners. A perfect place if both of you are avid lovers of photography.

Go Back To College Street Days

College Street is not a place but one of the intrinsic identities of Kolkata, which is characteristic of the city's olden days. You must be thinking about buying books at College Street, but we would say there's more to it. Apart from the innumerable book stalls and stores, you can see the magnificent architecture of Calcutta University, visit Indian Coffee House, have sherbets from Paramount and eat fritters from Kalika.

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Paramount Sherbats & Syrups

1/1/1-D, Bankim Chatterjee Street, College Square, Kolkata


Revisit The History Of The Tram

Experience an archive on trams within a tram in the heart of the city at Smaranika Tram Museum in Esplanade, off CTC bus terminus. It's a two-coach tram revamped and renovated into a museum which houses memorabilia almost a century old. You can spend time with your partner admiring the yesteryear tram tickets, breaks, handles and even conductor uniforms! And after you're done, what better way to call it a day than a tram ride from the depot?