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9 best places to visit around Kolkata - happiness within your reach!

A city that charms and sometimes shocks its visitors; a city that gives you the view of abject poverty with crumbling gems of British Raj- era, a city that amazes you with its sprawling gardens

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 23, 2015 16:27 IST ]
9 best places to visit around kolkata happiness within your
9 best places to visit around kolkata happiness within your reach

A city that charms and sometimes shocks its visitors; a city that gives you the view of abject poverty with crumbling gems of British Raj- era, a city that amazes you with its sprawling gardens and historical college buildings is none other than the city of talented minds - Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

Earlier known as Calcutta, the city was also known as cultural capital of India which still holds the competence to spawn prolific writers, Nobel Prize winners, poets and many other renowned personalities. The metropolitan presents you with fascinating views that you must keep in your itinerary if you are planning to visit the best places for traveling in cheap tour package within India.

Once you step in- it's for sure that you won't forget the city of the ‘Hooghlies'.

So, we have collected the best of the places that you shouldn't miss if you are planning to visit Kolkata. Below mentioned places are the best weekend spots around Kolkata that should be in your itinerary.  

 

Baikkhali

It is the seaside resort in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Located on deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal; Baikkhali fascinates visitors to come to its arena again and again.

Best Time to visit:  October-March

Best Season to enjoy: Winter

Distance from Kolkata: 126 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 2 hours 45 minutes

Activities to enjoy: Beach, Island, Sightseeing, Temple, Boating, Fishing, Bird Watching

 

Shantiniketan

It is a small town near Bolpur located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata

Best Time to visit:   January-December

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  166 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata: Around 3 hours

Activities to enjoy:  History, Ashram, Meditation

 

Chandipur

Chandipur, famous as Chandipur-on-sea, is a small sea resort located in Baleswar District, Odisha. This resort lies on the Bay of Bengal and is approximately 16 kilometers away from the Baleswar Railway Station.

Best Time to visit:  October-March

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  255 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 3 hours 30 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Beach, Temple, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctury

Puri

Puri, the district headquarters of Odisha, eastern India, which is really beautiful. It is located on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar

Best Time to visit:   October-March

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  494 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 6 hours 45 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Beach, Temple

 

Bishnupur

Bishnupur, a town and a municipality in Bankura District is located in the state of West Bengal. Do pay a visit to the famous terracotta temples and the balucheri sarees for sure!

Best Time to visit:   October-March

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  138 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 2 hours 30 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Museum, Temple

 

Digha


Digha, a seaside resort city is located in the state of West Bengal. It lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. Make sure that you pay a visit to the cool sand beach with gentle waves extending up to 7 km in length.


Best Time to visit:   October-March

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  181 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 3 hours 15 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Beach, Angling, Fishing, Swimming

 

Bhubaneswar

This place is also called "Bhubaneshwar Bhubanēswara" that is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa.

Best Time to visit:   October-March

Best Season to enjoy:  Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  442 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 6 hours

Activities to enjoy:  Temple

 
Kalimpong

Have you ever felt the chilling sensation of a hill station and that also in state of West Bengal? It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres. This town is known as the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision, a part of the district of Darjeeling.

Best Time to visit:   March-December

Best Season to enjoy:  Summer, Monsoon, Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  624 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 11 hours 30 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Hill Station, Mountain Peak, National Park, Nature trails, Orchid Farm, Scenic Point, Valley, Monastery, Meditation, Yoga, Bird Watching, Wildlife

 

Murshidabad

It is a city located in Murshidabad district of West Bengal and is located on the southern bank of the Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganges River.

Best Time to visit   January-December

Best Season to enjoy:  Summer, Monsoon, Winter

Distance from Kolkata:  228 Km

Travel Time from Kolkata:  Around 4 hours 15 minutes

Activities to enjoy:  Museum, Mughal Garden, History, Pal

 

If you ever plan to visit somewhere then do consider this fabulous trip in your circuit which you will cherish for lifetime.   

 

 

 

 

 

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