Anwesha Basu (66)
Away from the cacophony of city life, Benubana Chaya is located right at the heart of the city, at Kolkata at EM Bypass, Baishnabghata Patuli Township just beside the Austin Hyundai showroom. It is categorised as a water park. With activities like boating, this place is day by day turning into a favourite hang out place for the teens, young adults and love birds of the city. It is developed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) in 2013 for beautification of Kolkata. It is easily accessible and the Price for the ticket is Rs 10 per person.
It is a beautiful place to visit with friends and family and enjoying wonderful sunsets sitting amidst two beautifully decorated lakes. The lanes are lined with plants and trees and is ideal for a walk with loved ones. Boating is one of the favourite activities of the place. One could sit on the green pastures and simply take in the calm of nature or walk around the stone-pitted pathway. There are a variety of beautiful flowering plants which are also maintained properly as compared to other parks. There is a play area for kids to amuse them as well. There is also a colourful fountain which adds to the beauty of the place every evening. The picturesque nature of the place makes sure that the place is perfect for clicking pictures and sharing on social media which is a must do among today’s youth when they visit a place. The greenery all around is bound to steal hearts as such greenery is hardly seen in the concrete jungle that Kolkata is growing to be day by day.
Once people are done with all the connecting with nature and enjoying the calmness they might feel the need of a snack or two. They are surely in for a surprise, a pleasant one at that – Tram dining. Four repurposed trams are juxtaposed together which serve as a restaurant. It will give the very essence of the heritage of Kolkata. The food is nothing fancy and is reasonably priced and tastes good. The inside décor is very pretty as nostalgia will surely be grasping as it gives the feel of riding trams and also having food inside is definitely a bonus.
The park opens everyday at 10 am in the morning and closes around 7 in the evening.
Visiting this place guarantees a refreshed mind and peaceful time. Being cut off from the hustle and bustle of the regular city life it is a promising place to spend some quality time with close ones. The place is bound to serve nostalgia, refreshment, peace of mind and happiness in one platter. All these facts combined, serve as the reason to why people from many places and corners of the city come to visit this place. The park remains full of people on occasions and weekends as well as on regular weekdays. People visit the place with their families and friends to unwind and breathe some fresh air, which has become largely scarce in the city and enjoy the added benefits of good food and romantic walks along the alleys of the park.