Kolkata with its rich culture and heritage offers an unique canvas for an artist. Be it the narrow lanes of North Kolkata or the strings of colonial ghats, the city of joy is always picture perfect with its manifold unique attractions. Here are the 7 stunning places to bring out the romantic and capture your un-replicable precious moments-
Commissioned by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, this vast white marble palace was designed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s demise in 1901. While the main highlights of the inside are the soaring central chamber and the Calcutta Gallery, an excellent, even-handed exhibition tracing the city’s colonial-era history, the outside renders magnificently photogenic views across reflecting ponds from the northeast and northwest along with a large, well-tended park. You can set the park and outside lawn as your photo-shoot spot with the magnificent piece of white marble as the backdrop.
Blended with a unique mixture of boats, bathers, religious offerings and local masseurs, the morning light at the ghat is just perfect for photography. You can either choose the misty ghat for the photo-shoot or get it done while taking a blissful boat ride across the river.
This is the best maintained among all the colonial ghats and can be a wonderful place in the city for your photo-shoot. Pose with the beautiful Greek inlays, Gothic white columns and the majestic Vidyasagar Setu towering over it all.
It is the best place in the city for hideout romance.Built around an expansive water body, there is a bridge which connects one side of the lake to an island which has a pagoda. The lake serves as a haven for water birds and boating in a cordoned off section essentially giving a romantic touch to your photos.
There are many small hideout spots including a tiny secluded watch-house which can provide an unique background for your photos.
A new addition in the list of parks, this place has won country's top urban landscape award. The Rose garden, Butterfly garden, Fruit garden, Tea garden and Eco Island can give your pictures an unique appeal. The place is mostly visited by lovebirds and laid-back travelers and dominated by silence making this place perfect for having a photo-shoot devoid of any disturbances.
The vast expanse of green in the heart of the city's brick-and-mortar matrix, the Maidan draws a perfect landscape for a romantic outdoor shoot. This place is where Kolkata's residents congregate for walks, spirited cricket and football matches, family outings, dates, tonga rides and general idling making the place perfect for adding an essence of the city of joy in your photos. The grounds are flanked by the Victoria Memorial and St Paul's Cathedral to the south and the Hooghly riverbanks to the west can provide an awesome backdrop for the photos. The slow-moving trams that cuts through the greens adds an unique flavor to the photographs.
Jorasanko Thakur Bari:
Make your beautiful memories with Tagore and his ancestral home . This 217 years old heritage building is standing tall with its resplendent history and gives a colorful edge to the photos with its contrasting huge red pillars and green windows. Blend your romance with the art,history and culture of Kolkata to give a unique touch to the photos. Holi is a perfect time for a colorful and romantic photoshoot at this place.