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“Come here for walks or just jog”
Review of Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This man made lake was previously called, Dhakuria Lakes. It stretches from Dhakuria Bridge on one side and the Tollygunge Railway Bridge on the other. There is a quaint little island connected by a hanging bridge and a whole lot of rowing clubs surrounding the lakes.

The mornings and evenings are the times when the lakes are most populated. Morning walkers, evening walkers, lovers, the poet or that lonely guy....all throng to the lakes for a breath of fresh air. You may also encounter members of the 'Laughing Club', laughing away to glory as part of the 'live healthy' program.

5  Thank Chandan144
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Rabindra Sarovar lake is a beautiful and green oasis(its huge).A great place for walks or just idling on benches(if u so desire)4-5 paddle boats not in the best of health can be hired to go boating till 6pm everyday.The place closes down at 9pm.On weekends a recently started musical fountain is good.Entry is free..the musical fountain is not synchronized with music but still a good display.(timing saturday&sunday post 6:30)about 20 mins show.The place could do with some maintence of the water body.One place where the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is taking interest.The winter of 2012-2013 they helped organise some great cultural programmes(hope the tradition continues this winter)
On a recent visit my son was charmed with the huge number of fireflies near the lake waters(a rare sight in cities)
Location:Opposite Menoka Cinema
Nearest Metro station:Kalighat(5 mins walk)
well connected with buses and yellow cabs

6  Thank Anshu B
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Despite being good for morning walkers, its not safe in the evening. There is a rowing club as well. Easily accesesible.

2  Thank halder_anirban
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Picture perfect. One of the oxygen generator for Kolkata. The biggest Greenary patch of South Kolkata. Can spend hours at any time of the day or evening. Morning walkers PARADISE. The waterbodies need to be taken care of.

5  Thank anindyamandal
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

First of all to correct the location - It is nowhere near Saltlake area. It is situated at the southern part of the city and atleast 15-20 km away from Saltlake city.

It is great relief and source of rich natural surroundings for south Kolkata residents. One can visit at any point of time and can be rest assured about the beauty which welcomes you. The entire lake spreads from S. P Mukherjee road at the west to Golpark Ramkrishna Mission at the east. A road Southern Avenue almost runs parallel to the lake.

Its divided in three major parts in between of which two are accessible to general public whereas a small part belongs to the private swimming clubs. The entire stretch is covered with lush green cover, thronged with uncountable birds through out the year. Morning walkers gathers in numbers from early morning to inhale fresh with the first glimpse of light. Then comes the sports persons to exercise, to play at the adjacent grounds. From school kids to college goers you can find people of every age at this place. During evening times the entire place get packed off by the senior citizens & couples. Couples love to spend their time together at this place. It is good place for hangout with buddies & families as well.

For children there is a safari park, for swimmers there are several swimming clubs, for those interested in water sports there is a rowing club as well. There is stadium which is named after the lake itself. There is an auditorium for cultural events named as Najrul Mancha. There are redesigned & beautified banks & sitting arrangements by the northern side of the lake. To the southern side of this lake there is a train line for Sealdah - Budge Budge route. When trains passes through the thick greens it is a view to watch. Center of the lake there is an artificial island which looks great.

In total it is a complete package of entertainment & spending leisurely time for all age group. It is must visit place in Kolkata.

Nearest metro station - Rabindra Sarobar
Nearest train stations - Tollygunj & Lake Gardens in Sealdah-Majherhat-Budge Budge suburban route.
Numerous buses from all parts of the city.

5  Thank Rudranil R
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