What are the top three things to do in Kolkata this summer? Let’s think and do something different to spend this summer in Kolkata. This cultural and romantic city has much to give you, can amaze you with many years old history, beautiful old and modern architects and decors. Oh no! But how to control such excessive heat here? Yeah, and so will love to tell you what are the things I mostly prefer to do when I’m in Kolkata during summer. This time I’ll really like giving importance to comfort first than anything else.
Beautiful Decor at South City Mall during Durga Puja
There are many things to do and many beautiful landmarks and historical places to visit in Kolkata. When it’s about tours and travels, it’s always mainly come to as fun. But there are some who prefer calmness and spending some lovely hours solely to lose in a different world and some always like crowd, lots of fun with friends, shop, good food, outings and movie. How about you? And as a solo traveler, I do always enjoy the way I love. Let’s take a tour in Kolkata 🙂
Top 3 Things To Do in Kolkata
Just a reminder, according to comfort, here are some pointed things I prefer to do when I’m in Kolkata in the summer. I’m not going so far away from the main city, as so much to explore from the nearby itself.
- Shop, Eat and Movie (3-in-1)
- Date With a Book
- Enjoy Open Air and Beautiful Sunset
Shop, Eat and Movie (3-in-1)
Yes, I love spending hours after hours in malls. Why? The reason very simple, comfort matters always especially in summer. Do I shop a lot? Surely not 😉 Do I love eating? Yes, depends on menus… And movie? Oh yes, I love that. Let’s check out three of the best shopping malls in Kolkata.
If you are in the New Market area or Marquis Street, then this luxury mall is very near to you in Park Circus. Just get one auto or taxi, within 20 mins you can reach here. I love most the wide space and modern architect and beautiful decor of this largest mall. Shopping in Quest Mall will cost you more as mostly all luxury brands like Rolex, Gucci, Paul Smith and much more are available here.
Beautiful Modern Architect at Quest Mall
INOX Insignia is a must try destination here for all movie lovers who love enjoying movies in the most comfortable way. Though ticket price is high, but worth to pay. You can also go for eating from various restaurants at food court here, food price varies according to your choices. My favorite restaurant here is Masala Kitchen.
INOX Quest Mall
Forum Mall in Elgin Road is my most favorite shopping destination. This is also very near if you are staying nearby in the New Market area. I do enjoy smart shopping here, mostly from the Shoppers Stop, prices are adjustable when you are more conscious about good design and unique collections.
You can also make a lifelong membership card from Shoppers Stop to enjoy many discounts and shopping packages from any branch of this shop in India. Girls, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity… Here I go for a movie at INOX Forum and then lunch at Subway, I love the most. But don’t miss yummy ice-cream from Cream & Fudge here, after all enjoying the summer, right? 😉
Cream & Fudge, Forum Mall
South City Mall
South City Mall is also one of the largest in Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata but bit far away, taxi fare will cost you almost 100 to 150 Rs from Marquis Street. Two times I had been here and the various decor in different festive like Pohela Baishakh, Durga Puja, Happy New year, and Merry Christmas catches my attention the most. I’ve loved their sense of decor, which has given this modern architect a completely different look.
If you love shopping costly branded products then must visit those stores here. My favorite shopping store here is Spencer’s in the ground floor where you can get all necessary commodities in a reasonable price. And pastry lovers (I’m one of them) must visit Spencers Patisserie, you’ll just love that. For movies always my favorite has been INOX multiplex in any shopping mall.
South City Mall
To know more about food and restaurants in the Kolkata shopping mall you can also read this post Seven Best Restaurants in Kolkata Worth to Try As Taste Really Matters…
Date With a Book
How about a date with a book in the evening at Oxford Bookstore in Park Street, Kolkata? This time I’m about to lose myself in reading 🙂
Dating with a book!! Sounds romantic! Yes, traveling without a book is really impossible. And so, whenever I’m in Kolkata I always go back to my most loving place, beautifully decorated Oxford Bookstore. This time here one corner named as Date With a Book took my attention and found that very interesting where all books wrapped with colorful papers and decorated with many hand written love quotes.
Yes, all book lovers must visit this classy store to buy books from different sections, gifts, music CD/DVDs. But here I’m always happy inside reading a book with light music sitting in a corner. So calm and peaceful. Can I have one Black Forest now? 😉 There is one Cha Bar here to drink black coffee/tea and many snack items. Just a lovely place to explore here in the city.
Enjoy Open Air and Beautiful Sunset
What can be the best choice nearby in the city to enjoy a perfect evening with nature this summer? Again, I love nature and all nature lovers around don’t miss the lovely view of nature from Kolkata itself.
Millennium Park and Howrah Bridge
There are some priceless moments with nature, you can’t buy those with money. Just made you speechless and the happiest one in a second. Open fresh air, a beautiful sunset, boating on the Hooghly river, and watching the modern architect Howrah Bridge from the Millennium Park in the Strand Road can be the best destination to explore nearby in Kolkata.
A perfect place for all photographers as well where they get the golden hour (Moments of Sunset), the perfect timing for photography. I did enjoy the most ferry ride here from the Armenian Ghat-Howrah Ferry service which took me to enjoy the most beautiful Howrah Bridge but no photo shooting allowed here. Only you can capture the amazing landscape of the Hooghly river view from the bridge.
Beautiful Howrah Bridge View from the Ferry Ghat
Actually there are much more to explore in Kolkata it depends on your choice, interest and budget. That’s something I did love.
All pics by ©nafisa_habib and captured with Lumia720 and Nikon CoolPix P600.
Let’s share. What you love most to do in Kolkata? Anything special?