Shot taken at Eco Park, New Town, Kolkata, India..
About Eco park:-
New Town Eco Park (officially Prakriti Tirtha) is an urban park in Rajarhat, Kolkata. The park is situated on a 480 acres (190 ha) plot and will surround a 104 acres (42 ha) waterbody with an island in the middle. The park was conceptualised by Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee in July 2011. West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is the overarching body coordinating the construction of the park, along with different other government bodies responsible for implementation of different works inside the park. The park has been divided into three broad parts; 1) ecological zones like wetlands, grasslands, and urban forest, 2)theme gardens and open spaces, 3)and urban recreational spaces. The Eco Park will be further divided into different sub-parts according to the different types of fauna planted. According to the plan, the park will have different areas like wild flower meadows, a bamboo garden, grasslands, tropical tree garden, bonsai garden, tea garden, Cactus Walk, a heliconia garden, a butterfly garden, a play area and an amphitheatre. Further, there is plan to develop an eco-resort in public-private partnership, and will also include an area where handicrafts from different part of the state will be exhibited. The park was inaugurated on 29 December 2012 by Mamata Banerjee.
The Eco park is located along the Major Arterial Road in Action Area - II of New Town, Kolkata at 22°35′55″N 88°28′03″E. The park will be surrounded by the Kolkata International Convention Center and the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art on the North, the upcoming Central Business District and International Financial Hub on the east, and existing human settlement of Jatragachi/Hatiara on the South and West.
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holmertz (53424) 2014-05-01 2:03
I have always enjoyd the lively streets of Calcutta and the exciting big city atmosphere, but it can't be denied that it is a very noisy and polluted city. This Eco Park should offer a great relief to those who want to get away from the central areas. The sepia treatment makes this look like a step back in time, although it is in fact a step into the future.
Noel_Byrne (31414) 2014-05-01 13:38
You share such a unique view of the world, I as a Euopean have preconceptions of Kolkata and how it looks, but your gallery constantly and rightly turns those notions on their head and shows scenes of calm, and peace and beautiful natural spaces. In this, I particularly love the position of the reflecting sun in the pond, it makes those flowers just before it seem like they are gazing into a crystal ball! A beautiful result, and a fascinating note.
Thanks as always
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-22
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-30 13:05