Catch up with friends and family this Christmas. If you want to add some real Christmas excitement to your festive season, head to these places and see how the city comes alive to celebrate Christmas in Kolkata. We've got you the names of popular places to be in this Christmas.
To begin with, celebration is held annually during the month of December in Kolkata on Park Street. The themed lighting starts from St Xavier's College and ends at Jawaharlal Nehru Road. This has been extended in recent years at both ends - up to the Mullick Bazar crossing on Park Street and up to St Paul's Cathedral on Cathedral Road, an offshoot of Jawaharlal Nehru Road. Kolkata Christmas Festival is held in December (from December 22 to December 30). Park Street is converted to a 'Walk-Only' road on the Christmas eve, Christmas day, to allow the revelers to walk freely and meet & greet with each other. The festival is hosted at Allen Park on Park Street.
PETER CAT -
This phenomenally popular Kolkata institution is best known for its Iranian-style chelo kebabs (barbequed fingers of spiced, minced meat on buttered rice). Other dishes such as the tandoori mixed grill and the chicken sizzler also fly thick and fast.
Address: 18 A, Stephen Court, Park Street, Opposite KFC Restaurant, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
Hours Open: 11:00 am - 11:20 pm
Phone: 033 2229 8841
Price for two: 800-1000
6 BALLUGUNG PALACE -
Spread over 2 floors, this one is close to City Center 1 and has always been a hotspot amongst residents in that area as well as office goers. Distinctly done up in all things Bengali, this place exudes nostalgia. There is also a very interesting wall of Ray and other old Bengali cinema posters. With an exquisite a la carte menu, the food is all about giving the best of Bengali cuisine to the diners.
Address: 31A, 2nd Avenue, Sector 1, Salt Lake, DD Block, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Hours Open: 12-3:30 pm, 7-10:30 pm
Phone: 097486 06000
Price for two: 1400
HYATT REGENCY -
Hyatt Regency Kolkata brings to you a special Christmas Theme Brunch featuring some robust festive flavours celebrating the spirit of the season. Dig into a scrumptious buffet spread and enjoy a variety of premium selection of cuisine. A merry brunch is on the menu!
Address: A-1 Sector III, JA Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700098
Hours Open: 12:30 pm to 04:00 pm
Phone: 033 2335 1234
Price for two: 2100
MONKEY BAR -
Kolkata's fine dining scene, this upscale eatery tosses up an imaginative range of fusion and experimental delicacies. Take your pick from items such as five-spice duck confit in pita pockets, peppered calamari with garlic and curry leaves, or baked brie with caramelised onion and marmalade. There's a band performing on the eve of Christmas. Don"t miss out.
Address: 901A, Fort Knox, 6 Camac Street, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Hours Open: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Phone: 033 4060 6446
Price for two: 1200 + taxes
MERRY CHRISTMAS !