Quintessential Things That You Have Surely Done If You Have Dated In North Kolkata

The lanes and bylanes of the northern part of the city spell love like little else as Shubho Sharodiya shows us. Here’s what enhances the emotions.

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Ritwick Chakraborty plays Shubho and Raima Sen plays Sharodiya in Shubho Sharadiya, a cute romantic Bangla film that is sure to make your hearts melt. They stay in adjoining lanes of north Kolkata, send each other pictures of their surroundings over Facebook chat which is their medium of dating (the north Kolkata houses form a major part of the photos) and when they meet each other (without knowing their actual identities), they choose the riverside and the bylanes to pour their hearts out to each other.

Ever dated in north Kolkata? We tell you all the things that make it so cute and special. Read on.

raima and ritwick chakraborty in shubho sharodiya
Raima Sen and Ritwick Chakraborty in Shubho Sharadiya (Source: ZEE5)
  1. How cute is sharing a cup of coffee at the legendary Coffee House in College Street?
  2. Planning a date? Meet at Hedua and then going to Chacha’s is a good idea.
  3. A movie date? Head to Star Theatre and catch the latest blockbuster with your bae.
  4. There are few things like adda while having daab sharbat at Paramount, followed by kochuri and mishit doi at Putiram. Have you tried it?
  5. Walk around the narrow lanes of Shyambazar and having pantheras or mangshor shingara.
  6. Nothing beats sitting right by the river and pouring your hearts out to each other. North Kolkata has a bunch of beautiful ghats, starting from Bagbazar ghat, Ahiritola ghat, Kuti ghat, Rashmoni ghat and more. Watch the gentle waves of the river and the steamers move past.
  7. Sharing a cup of cha, sitting on the few existing rocks of old, traditional houses that are mostly over a century old. But of course, choose a neighbourhood that is far away from your own, because the jethus and kakimas can make news travel faster than a WhatsApp message.
  8. North Kolkata is one of the few parts of the city where you can still hear the sound bho katta coming from the lanes. But kite flying is not just a sport. Do you remember the times when love letters used to be exchanged using kites?
  9. A temple can be a lover’s paradise too. Don’t believe us? Go check out Thanthania Kalibari on Amherst Street.
  10. If you have been to North Kolkata, you would know that the houses are pretty much next to each other. You can jump from one terrace to another. So in the afternoon when the neighbours are sleeping, how about exchanging sweet nothings with bae from adjoining terraces? Make sure you don’t catch anyone’s eye.
  11. You catch the tram from one stop and your loved one takes it from the next. And then find your solitude in the crowd. Sounds romantic enough?

Do you think we have missed out on anything? Let us know in the comments below. For more entertainment, watch Praktan on ZEE5.