Developed in the 1920s by Calcutta Improvement Trust, this man-made lake was initially named as Dhakuria Lake. Later in 1958, the name was changed to Rabindra Sarovar as a tribute to the great poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Today the adjoining areas around Rabindra Sarovar consist of auditoriums, children’s park and gardens. Spread over an area of 192 acres, the park is regularly visited by locals and is among one of the popular recreational areas in Kolkata. A special haunt of nature lovers, some of the shrubs & trees around this place are believed to be more than 100 years old. In the winters, the lake is visited by migratory birds which draw bird watchers from near and far. The lake abounds in many varieties of fishes, though fishing is prohibited.
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