Spending this year’s friendship day in lockdown is not what we were expecting. But that’s the case and we can’t help but go along. We can always think about the amazing plans we would have made with our friends. Checking out the old hang out spot from school or college days, going to our favourite eatery. This year, while you celebrate friendship day virtually, to talk about these hangout spots in Kolkata. You’ll be spiralling down the nostalgia lane for sure.
1. A trip down the memory lane at College Street
There is no street in the country more famous than college street. And when you put a bunch of college on the same street, it is ought to become one of the most popular hangout spots in Kolkata. Not only walking along the road and reminiscing memories we have associated with every corner. But also our favourite book stores, we are surely gonna miss this place this year.
2. A cuppa at Indian Coffee House
Talking about College Street, how can we miss out on the iconic Coffee House? Existing since 1958, this place is a go-to spot for every student in that area. It is such a popular hangout spot, that it has a song dedicated to the adda (hanging out) there.
3. Shopping in Bara Bazar
The name literally translates to ‘big market’, and there’s no better place you’d rather go to for random shopping. You can find everything from saree, lehenga to paper stationaries and even tamchini plates. But a trip here is incomplete without indulging in some amazing street food. From Dahi kachori, bhelpuri, jhalmuri, to our favourite samosas jalebi, there are loads to try here.
4. Boat rides at Hooghly Ghat
When one of the most popular rivers passes through the middle of the city, you cannot do anything but embrace it. And how else can you make the most of this amazing river? By taking a boat ride of course. And if you and your friends are still in love with the Howda bridge, there’s no better way to celebrate. Hopefully, we will be able to go there someday soon.
5. Dinner at Peter Cat
One of the most popular eateries in the city, Peter Cat is a must-try if you’re in the city. And there is no better way to celebrate friendship day than hogging on to their iconic Chelo Kebab. We are surely going to miss the colonial era vibes and the amazing food we had there.
6. Party hopping at Park Street
If you and your friends love to groove on loud music, then Park Street was probably your go-to place. The most happening party spot in the city, from Hard Rock Cafe, Roxy to BarBQ, there’s too many options to choose from. We are definitely parting super hard when these places open up again.