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Park Street

📍 Park Street area, West BengalView map ›

🗓 Best Time To Visit:October to March

⏰ Open Hours:24 hours

🧳 Things To Do:Visit iconic eateries, Explore shops, Attend cultural events

💰 Budget:Free entry to street, charges applicable at individual establishments

🧭 Traveller Types:Family, Solo, Couples, Business, Students

🔖 Known For:Historic colonial buildings, Vibrant nightlife, Shopping, Dining

📍 Distances:From Howrah Railway Station - 5.8 km, From Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport - 23 km

🍽️ Famous Eateries:Peter Cat, Bar-B-Q, Flurys

🛍️ Shopping:Oxford Bookstore, Simpark Mall, Saree and jewelry shops

🎭 Cultural Events:Park Street Christmas Carnival, Kolkata International Film Festival

💡 Tips:Carry cash as some shops may not accept cards, Wear comfortable footwear for walking

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Park Street: The Ultimate Guide to Kolkata’s Nightlife Destination

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to walk on a street that’s full of history, culture, and entertainment? A street that’s where the city’s elite and the masses mingle, where the past and the present collide, where the night never ends? If yes, then you need to visit Park Street in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Park Street is one of the most iconic and vibrant nightlife destinations in Kolkata. It’s a street that has witnessed many changes and transformations over the years. It’s a street that has seen the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of legends, the glory and tragedy of wars. It’s a street that has inspired countless artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers. It’s a street that has become a symbol of Kolkata’s identity and spirit.

In this article, we will take you on a journey through Park Street and show you why it’s one of the best places to visit in Kolkata. We will tell you what Park Street is and why you should visit it. We will give you some practical tips on how to plan your trip to Park Street. We will list five things that you can do on Park Street that are fun and interesting. We will also tell you when to visit Park Street for different purposes. And finally, we will give you our best time to visit Park Street suggestions. So, let's get started!

What is Park Street and Why Should You Visit It?

Park Street is a 1.5 km long street located in central Kolkata. It was named after Lord Curzon who was then the Viceroy of India in 1898. He gave it its name as he liked its shape which resembled a crescent moon.

Park Street is not just a street but a cultural hub that attracts people from all walks of life. It has many attractions and activities that visitors can enjoy on Park Street such as visiting landmarks like St Xavier’s College or South Park Street Cemetery; shopping at various shops like The Park Hotel or The Grand Arcade; dining at various restaurants like The Grand Hotel or The Grand Arcade; and partying at various bars like The Grand Hotel or The Grand Arcade.

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Park Street is also known for its artistic vibe as it has many galleries, studios, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, live music venues etc. where artists showcase their work or perform their music or dance etc. Some of the famous artists who have performed or exhibited their work on Park Street are Rabindranath Tagore , Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay , Satyajit Ray , Ratan Tata , Amitabh Bachchan , etc.

Top 5 Places to Eat and Party in Park Street

List five places that visitors can eat and party on Park Street that are fun and interesting. You can choose from the following options:

Farzi Cafe:

A modern Indian restaurant that offers a variety of dishes with a fusion touch. It has a cozy ambiance and a friendly staff. It also has live music performances on weekends.

Barbeque Nation:

A casual dining chain that offers an over-the-table barbeque experience. It has a wide selection of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options. It also has a full bar with craft beers, wines, and cocktails.

Wafira Golden:

A multicuisine restaurant that offers a variety of dishes with a continental touch. It has a spacious ambiance and a courteous staff. It also has live sports screenings on weekdays.

Moti Mahal Delux:

A Chinese restaurant that offers a variety of dishes with a north Indian touch. It has a traditional ambiance and a professional staff. It also has live music performances on weekends.

One8 Commune:

A multicuisine restaurant that offers a variety of dishes with an international touch. It has an elegant ambiance and an attentive staff. It also has live music performances on weekends.

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Best Time to Visit Park Street

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Top 5 Fun Things People Can Do in Park Street

Five fun things that people can do on Park Street that are fun and interesting. You can choose from the following options:

Visit landmarks:

People can visit various landmarks on Park Street that are historical or cultural in nature. Some of them are St Xavier’s College, South Park Street Cemetery, The Asiatic Society, The Grand Hotel, etc.


People can shop at various shops on Park Street that offer a variety of products or services. Some of them are The Grand Arcade, The Grand Hotel, etc.


People can dine at various restaurants on Park Street that offer a variety of cuisines or ambiances. Some of them are Farzi Cafe , Barbeque Nation , Wafira Golden, Moti Mahal Delux, One8 Commune, etc.


People can party at various bars or clubs on Park Street that offer a variety of entertainment options. Some of them are The Grand Hotel, The Grand Arcade, etc.

Enjoy the nightlife:

People can enjoy the nightlife on Park Street that offers a variety of events or activities. Some of them are live music performance , comedy shows, horror shows, action shows, drama shows, etc.

Also read: Cheapest And Most Scenic Way To Reach Park Street From Howrah Station

Park Street is not just a street, it’s a destination. It’s a place where you can experience the best of Kolkata’s nightlife, culture, and nature. It’s a place where you can meet new people, have fun, and relax. It’s a place where you can discover new things, learn new skills, and enjoy new experiences.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay in one of the best places to stay in Park Street, Kolkata. Or plan your trip to one of the best places to visit near Park Street, Kolkata.

Or join one of the best cooking classes in Kolkata at A to Z Cooking. Or visit one of the best museums in Kolkata at Royal Air Force Museum. Or explore one of the best nature reserves in Kolkata at Bentley Priory Nature Reserve.

Whatever you choose to do, you will have a memorable time in Park Street. And if you need any help or advice, you can always contact us at Tripoto. We are here to help you make the most of your trip to Park Street.

Park Street Reviews

It was new year's eve just after 5 days that I came to this place and I had no one to celebrate with. So without hesitating, I punched old monk and coke, had my shades on and the traveler was all set to explore. Park street is easily accessible through Calcutta metro (Yes, Kolkata had metro since 1984, no wonder people here are way ahead of time). About this place, the best time to visit this place is 5 days before Christmas and it stays till 5 days after New Year. The whole street is lit up and its like a big carnival that goes on and on. If you like clubbing and want to enjoy night life, Park street is the place for you. Carpe Diem, Tantra, HRC, Trinicas are some of the places where you can booze and party. For that retro/vintage feel, you can go to OlyPub, Silvergrill and enjoy your beer with some fish fingers. About food, as I was from North India and especially Delhi, I was a bit disappointed with the food here (when it comes to non veg), though there are some places which are famous and very old and deserves a try. For cakes/bakery, Flurys tops the list, though I found it a bit overrated and the famous Chello Kababs of Peter Cat. For some street side food, you can try the varieties of Rolls at Kusum Rolls. (Each one of them including the pubs are within 500-700 mtrs) For me, I was more into the offbeat places which held the charm of the city and the place that tops the list here was Park street cemetery. It is walk able distance from Park hotel (the starting of Park street) and the timings for this place is 10-5 with a minimal entry fee. This placed used to be a cemetery during 18th century and now declared as an archaeological heritage holds the serenity/calmness that will hold your sight. Also, you can visit St. Thomas church and just a stroll around the park street will give you the feel. With urban and highrise buildings, famous brands on one side, to that small tea shop under the shade of tree playing old bengali classics, everything goes here hand in hand. If you are planning a visit to Parkstreet during the day (though evening time is recommended), you can pay an early morning visit to Maidan (for photography lovers) and just opposite to this is the jewel of Calcutta- The Victoria Memorial. You can then head towards Birla Planetrium, St, Paul's Cathedral (must visit) and Nandan (for theatre/art lovers, also includes the art gallery) All these three places, fall in one line and are barely 1 km apart. After covering these, one can then head towards Park street which is around 2 km away.
Durga Puja is not a festival, it's an emotion in East India, especially for Bengalis. Though it started off as a Hindu festival celebrating Goddess Durga'svictory over Asura (Evil), over centuries it has gone onto to become much more than that. Throughout years Durga has become a symbol of women's strength and Durga Puja a celebration of the same. It is one of the biggest carnival possibly across the globe right now. During the week of Pujo the entire state of Bengal in India comes to a halt. People are out in the streets celebrating, visiting friends and family. Bengalis all across the globe come home to Pujo. Though it's a nine day festival, the last 3-5 days are the best time to soak in all the festive spirit. With the intention of celebrating 2019 Pujo season in Bengal we (Three of us) landed late in the afternoonatKolkata airport on day 1. What we witnessed in the next few days blew my mind off with its grandeur, creativity, play of colors, inclusivity and sometimes even plain simplicity. We headed straight to Park Street from airport where our stay was arranged at a beautiful 111 year old haveli via Airbnb. After a sumptuous late dinner at Kwality restaurant we headed to South Kolkata for day 1 of Pandal hopping. A Bengali friend of mine had made an indepth itinerary for me which really helped us visit only the key/must visit pandals. Sharing the maps here with for reference. Pictures speak a thousand word so I will let the images speak for itself for the pandals. After covering most of South we headed back home at around 4AM. Pandals visited: 1. HindustanClub 2. Singhi Park 3. Chetala Agrani 4. 21 Pally 5. Shib Mandir 6. Jodhpur Park 7. 95 Pally 9. Mudiali 10. Suruchi Sangha P.S: Some pandals may be wrongly named in the pics below as we have lost track of all the beauties. Feel free to message me to correct them.
Being a foodie and food writer, I have my own dogmas when it comes to writing on culinary themes. For instance, whenever I visit iconic restaurants or eateries anywhere in the country, I always make it a point to jot down my experiences in my diary and fasten the bill alongside it. I believe, together they make for some fond and bountiful memories about my culinary adventures. This culinary tale is about one of those fond memories... I distinctly remember the first time I heard about Flurys. Fifteen years ago, in 2004, while watching 'Parineeta,' adapted from its 1914 namesake novella by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, I got to know about this famous patisserie located at the busy junction of Park Street, Kolkata. The name, Flurys, seemed to convey a sense of exclusivity to me, as if it had some distinctness attached to it. Well, I didn't get to experience that exclusivity until the summers of 2013, when on a hot and humid day of June I set out to explore Kolkata, for its rich flavours and authentic culinary heritage. But by then I'd already forgotten about Flurys, which was somewhere tucked away in the far corners of my mind, ready to come alive at a mere passing mention of it. As I happen to pass by the nooks and corners of the city, I discovered many good eatery joints in and around the old Calcuttan suburbs like Shakespeare Sarani, Chowringhee, Elgin Road, Camac Street, etc. The aroma of freshly baked loaves of bread, scones, cakes, and other oven-fresh goodies was a treat to my senses, as I passed through Britannia's manufacturing plant located on Hungerford Street. Certainly, the old neighbourhoods of Kolkata are a foodie's dream delight, with much to explore and savour.
4. Park Street, Kolkata The Park Street Festival, popularly known as the Kolkata Christmas Festival, is back. This street in town would be the most illuminated during the Christmas season and even before. The entire length of the roadway would be decked out with Christmas decor, including tinsel bulbs and fairy lights. After 6 o'clock on a frigid winter evening, the street's pathway is illuminated, creating a fairytale-like scene that makes for the most Instagrammable photos. You may witness a huge Christmas tree that has been adorned with ornaments, lights, snowflakes, presents, and much more by crossing Palk Street to Allen Park. All of the performers, from Usha Uthup to Shane Hyrapiet, are here to put on a wonderful show with church bands and youth organizations. Any festival's relationship to food is directly correlated, therefore the streets of Kolkata's main market are lined with dozens of eateries selling baked goods and plum cakes. When : Allen Park Festival: December 20 to December 23Park Street Festival: December 26 to December 30.Time : From 4.30pmVenue : Allen Park, Park StreetEntry Fee : Free of cost
After reaching Kirnhar, we attended my friend's reception and stuffed ourselves with delicious bengali food. Next day, early morning, I boarded a bus to Kolkata and arrived in the city within few hours at around 8:30 a.m. in the morning. The bus dropped me at the famed Park Street, a walking distance from my hotel at KYD street. My bengali friends had advised me to stay near Park Street as it was at the center and I could access many important sites from there. I had booked a bed in the dormitory of the hotel for Rs 500 per night. The place was decent for the what it is was worth. Without wasting time, I got freshened up and strapped on my backpack and camera to experience one of India's oldest metropolis.
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