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Millennium Park

Millennium Park
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» Main attraction - adjacent to the river

Located on Strand Road near BBD Bagh, Kolkata, Millennium Park is the latest addition to the list of amusement parks in Kolkata.

About the Park
Built on the bank of the river Ganga, this park was inaugurated on 1st January, 2000. Such a concept was so long found in the occidental countries only. This has been developed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority on the land belonging to Kolkata Port Trust in an endeavour to promote tourism and to beautify the riverfront. The park has been a major attraction of the city and draws thousands of visitors round the year.

There are rows of bunches on the banks for people to sit and behold the spectacle of an exquisite nature - the dark water of the river and the riot of colours by the riverside, as the soft and healing breeze soothes the mind and body and the flowers sway in a colourful harmony. The railings of the Park have been built a few inches above the surface of the water. One can feel the dark, cold water with the fingertips but it ought not to be done as there is the risk of tripping into the river. The railings cover an extensive area by the side of the river. People who are willing to spend some nice time in this picturesque setting, will have a thrilling experience ambling lazily on the graceelled path along the railings. The most enchanting beauty of this park is that located on the bank of the river.

Within the park, there are some cottages available with thatched roofs. These provide shelter from the scorching sun rays, rainfall and other whims of nature when the need be. Other sitting arrangements are also available like benches, stools and chains, arranged in rows by the side of the railings.

Millennium Park is not much different from other amusement parks of its kind. But is has something special to it which enhances its beauty. The enchanting beauty of this park is that adjacent to the river. At times, it seems as if the river is following silently through the park. As evening sets in and the city of joy slowly plunges into darkness, the electric lights designed after the gas light of the yester years start glowing with effulgence. Then the park with all its surroundings looks like a land of fantasy of dreams and of passonate desires.

There is also a children's park exclusively for the kids. There are slides, merry-go-rounds and some other rides to the sheer delight of the kids.

If you really want to spend your few movement with your beloved or with your family, surely the Millennium Park is the perfect picnic spot for you.

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