Rabindra Sarovar in Kolkata

Rabindra Sarovar makes for a great picnic spot.

Rabindra Sarovar makes for a great picnic spot. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Jeroje

Rabindra Sarovar Overview

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Rabindra Sarovar, which was previously called Dhakuria Lake, is a man-made lake in south Kolkata. The land on which the lake lies was a marshy jungle in the past. The Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT) acquired this land in the early 1920s, developed the lake and named it Dhakuria Lake. Later, in May 1958, the lake was renamed as Rabindra Sarovar by CIT. At present, this lake and its surrounding area serve as one of the finest recreational spots in the city. From a children park to gardens and auditoria, there are ample places of interest around the lake.

The lake, which serves as home to a huge variety of fishes, measures 73 acres in surface area. Countless shrubs and trees, some of which are over 100 years old, embrace the lake from all sides. During winters, many migratory birds can be spotted here. It is an ideal place for picnics, jogging or simply spending some moments of repose.

  • Opening Closing Time Sunrise – Sunset

  • Photo Opp

    Oozing immense beauty, Rabindra Sarovar is a place worth visiting. The vast water body, surrounding flora and gardens are wonderful sights to capture.
  • For Kids

    Rabindra Sarovar has a children park, which has been built on purpose for the entertainment of kids.

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Southern Avenue, Golpark, Tollygunge, Dhakuria, Lake Gardens, Kolkata, 700029, West Bengal