Sinjini Saha

Nalban Boating Complex: Ride Into Green Right Within City

May 20, 2017

Nalban Boating Complex is the hidden gem as the city’s biggest green space and leisure boating premise. The massive patch of green with an expansive lake body is situated closest to the city bustle of Saltlake Sector V. The shallow banks of conservatory water dotted with fleet of boats are undoubtedly the highest interest point of the complex. When the chaotic schedule takes a toll, visit Nalban and enjoy an evening of quietness coupled with amusement.



The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) owns Nalban Boating Complex. The first phase is named Nalban Boating Complex and it was unveiled in the late 1990s, next to Nicco Park and by the banks of a Bheri measuring 165.40 hectares. The second phase, Nalban Food Park was opened in 2005 opposite Sector V SDF Building. Nalban Food Park houses all Fish Restaurant and for obvious reasons it is loved by many in the city. This one has a bar, besides lawns and halls that host meetings and parties.

LOCATIONNalban Location

The vast spread of Nalban is located at the core of Saltlake which is the latest hub of the city. The Complex is only 12 kilometers away from Central Kolkata. It is easily accessible from any part of the city.


Nalban Infrastructure

Nalban Boating Complex consists of a lake and brooks which are surrounded by plantations. The star attraction is the 400 acres of exquisite lake with different types of boating including Paddle Boat, Shikaras, Rowing Boats and Hovercraft. After long session of boating if you want to take some refreshing rest, then the floating huts are ideal stopovers. People can enjoy the cool breeze of the lake while taking a pleasure ride in the serene lake.

ACTIVITIESNalban Activities

For city dwellers, Nalban Boating Complex is the most amazing combination of host of recreational activities. It is the ideal destination for an evening outing for couples, families or even group outing. Whether you take boating expedition or feast on the food or just about laze at the lakeside sipping coffee, this premise has some bliss stored for each soul. In case you are keen for weekend picnic and a spot where you do not have to drive far, nothing can be better option than Nalban Boating Complex. This Boating Compex also happens to be top pick for lavish weddings, parties and events. It is one of the rarest wedding lawns where you get to organize gorgeous weddings right beside lake.


Nalban Future

The State Fisheries Department has major revamp plans for Nalban Boating Complex. The lawns will be re-laid with soft Mexican grass carpets and the waterfront would get railings. A joggers’ track would be built to circumnavigate the entire park. It is all set to house an indoor swimming pool, squash court and tennis court. An enclosure will house a gymnasium and yoga centre. The food court will be built on the waterfront and will have counters selling street food. There will be Fish Boutique where you can buy pre-cut and pre-gutted fish. The stall would sell items like boneless Hilsa pieces, head pieces of Katla and Cheetal blocks that can be used to make Cheetal Machher Muitha.


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