This is the land where numerous of intellectuals and artists were born, Kolkata is indeed the land of rich culture, traditions and art. Strolling through the alleys of Kolkata is always a pleasing experience for travellers which make their India tours memorable. Formerly served as the capital of India, the city then called as Calcutta is today featuring as the most prominent city in India.
Being a metropolitan of the country, the life of Kolkata must have become busy in the daily hustle and bustle. For this we have brought to you the list of best weekend getaways from Kolkata which you can choose on your next Kolkata holidays.
This beautiful place is located at a distance of 54 km from Kolkata, main city. One can explore the wide spread of Raichak which is wide spread from the Diamond Harbor port to the Chingrihkali fort. Travellers in this place love to explore a huge collection of manuscript, statues of Buddha built with black stone, terracotta figures and statues of Vishnu and Mahavir. Raichak also houses with the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram that is often visited by the pilgrims.
This is an amazing city of West Bengal which has its headquarters at Purba Bardhaman district. The place is also known as Burdwan which is its historical name. Located at a distance of 105 km, the place has all the things which will charm you with its beauty. Bardhaman is a perfect place to get introduced with the rich culture of Kolkata under cultural tour packages of India. The place is also called the rice bowl of West Bengal. Major tourist attractions of Bardhaman are Sarvamangala temple, The Curzon Gate, 108 Shiv Lingam temple and Tomb of Sher Afgan which are just to name a few.
The jungle of Sunderbans is amazing place to visit. Amazing natural beauty, plush greenery exotic wildlife and everything make this city a perfect place to visit. Sunderbans is a paradise for all nature lovers. Located at a distance of 109 km the place makes a perfect weekend getaway from Kolkata. The Sunderbans is famous as the world’s largest delta and the biggest tiger reserve and a National Park in India. Nature enthusiasts can see the Royal Bengal Tiger along with various species of animals over here.
It hardly takes around 2 hours to visit Navadvipa from Kolkata, but this place is worth spending your weekend time with your friends and family. The name Navadvipa is derived from the meaning “Nine Islands”. This beautiful group of island is situated on the banks of Holy River Ganga. There are more than 200 temples located around the place. The place gives you a soothing experience under your north india tour package.
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It is another place which is situated at a distance of 126 km from Kolkata. It takes around 2 hours to reach Bakkhali from Kolkata. This is a charming seaside resort and is located on one of the many deltaic islands. Comparing with others this place is little off-beat which is tucked away from the chaos of daily life.
Mandarmani is a beautiful place which will take you to the enchanting world of fairy land where you can experience the vastness of Bay of Bengal which is wrapped around by the humble beauty of village. This is an ideal place to escape from all your worries and spend some soothing time with your family and friends. A long drive in Mandarmani will enhance your Kolkata holiday experience.
Located at a distance of 184 km from Kolkata, the place and is famous as a seaside resort city and it is nicely connected with the city of Joy. The popular beaches and scenic views of this place make Digha a perfect tourist hub. Nature lovers, this is a perfect place for you all.
Murshidabad is another weekend getaway from the place and this place will provide you the utmost happiness in your North India tours. Murshidabad is a place where you can experience the rich history, vibrant life and alluring culture. There are many tourist attractions lying in the vicinity of the place such as Hazarduari Palace, Nizamat Imambara and The Katra Mosque which are just to name a few.