25 Best Weekend Destinations near Kolkata and One Night Stay Options

25 Best Weekend Destinations near Kolkata and One Night Stay Options

Weekend destinations near Kolkata for a one-night stay is something that people are seeking actively these days. Escaping from the daily hustles bustles of city life is a wish of everyone. A perfect weekend destination even as small as a one night stay can amaze you with so many beautiful memories that it can be a relaxation therapy for some next couple of months.

We have painstakingly selected and uploaded details of 25 such best weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay. So, buckle your seat-belt for the roller coaster ride through the weekend getaways near you, that you cannot just miss. 

In some places, you can enjoy the rural feel along with modern amenities, in other cases, the age-old historical architectural remains will thrill your mind with stories that you have read in your history books. All the places are not too far from Kolkata and are ideal for a one night stay.

If you do not have enough time to go through every place in details, here is a short table for you.

Quick Reference Table: Weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay

SL .No. Places Distance from Kolkata Best time to Visit
1 River View Resort Falta 50 KM Winter and Monsoon
2 Daranda Farm House 166 KM Spring and Winter
3 Asan Nagar Farm House 143 Km Winter and Monsoon
4 Binuria Boutique Resort 166 KM Spring and Winter
5 Minakhan Floating Resort 48 KM All the year
6 Diamond Resort 58 KM All the year
7 Shantiniketan Eco Hut 166 KM Spring and Winter
8 Shantiniketan Maati Baari 166 KM Spring and Winter
9 Debanandapur Village Resort 166 KM Spring and Winter
10 Katwa Jol Baari 158 KM Winter and Monsoon
11 Shwet Mahal – Shantiniketan 166 Km Spring and Winter
12 Banavilla Farm House – Shantiniketan 166 KM Spring and Winter
13 Raichak Ganges Villa – Phase I 54 KM All the year
14 Raichak Ganges Villa – Phase II 54 KM All the year
15 Raichak French Cottage 54 KM All the year
16 Raichak Garden Bungalow 54 KM All the year
17 Baranti Lake View Resort 242 KM Winter and Monsoon
18 Garpanchkot Tent House 250 KM Winter and Monsoon
19 Chandpur Village Resort 175 KM All the year
20 Tajpur Eco Resort 173 KM All the year
21 Tajpur Village Hut 173 KM All the year
22 Tajpur Luxury Resort 173 KM All the year
23 Tajpur Sea View Retreat 173 KM All the year
24 Jhargram Rajbaari 170 KM Winter and Monsoon
25 Murshidabad Rajbaari 204 KM Winter and Monsoon

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River View Resort Falta

Falta, well known as an SEZ or Special Economic Zone in West Bengal is a natural river bank destination. The town has the first SEZ in India and is a duty-free enclave. This town is also known for the temporary settlement of English residents during Pre-British reign when Siraj-Ud-Daulah attacked Kolkata. At present Falta riverside area is a great tourist spot for weekend trips.

While relaxing with the charming breeze in the lawns of the resort, you can sort out a plan of sightseeing some of the nearby destinations like the old port harbour, Dutch colonialists remaining, the SEZ area; the Mayapuri Kanan, the house of Sri Jagadish Chandra Bose, the Raichak Fort, etc. Reach River View Resort Falta to explore all these.
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How to Reach:

Train:
The nearest railway station is Diamond Harbor and from there, the distance of Falta is only 21 KM that would take hardly an hour.
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Kolkata to Falta Road Map

By Road:
The place is around 50 KM away from Kolkata. It will take some 2 hours to reach here through Diamond Harbor road.

Best time to Visit:
This place can be visited at any time of the year as per your wish.

General Weather:
Winter is pleasant, while monsoon has its own charm. The temperature here hardly goes above 40-degree centigrade in the summer days and below 15 degrees centigrade in winter.

Pocket Pinch:
NR 2050 + 5% GST per day per head

 

Daranda Farm House

Daranda village is located in Illambazar Tehsil of Birbhum district in the state of West Bengal. The village is only about 11 KM away from Bolpur town. This rural community comprises of about 291 houses in total and is part of the Illambazar gram panchayat.

This is a perfect village for the nature lovers where the green scenic rural community is seen that is enclosed by forest and other landscape. A lake named Lakshisayar, which is about 100 acres, can be a good option to spend some time, especially during sunset. Shantiniketan and Tagore’s Ashrama is the nearest destination to visit. You can stay in Daranda Farm House and enjoy all these.

Among all our properties this is one of the most preferred Weekend Destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.
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How to Reach:

Train:
The nearest rail station is Bolpur-Shantiniketan and you can reach Daranda from there within 30 minutes by car.
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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:

The place is about 165 KM away from Kolkata and takes approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes by car.

Best time to Visit:
You can visit this place at any time of the year, but visiting during Holi can lead you to get an opportunity to be present in the ‘Basontotsav’ in the nearby place Shantiniketan.

General Weather:
The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade. Heavy rainfall is experienced here.

Pocket Pinch:
Cost: INR 3500 + 5% GST per day per double bedded rooms (Including Breakfast)

 

Asan Nagar Farm House

Asan Nagar farm House is situated in Asannagar town in the Krishnangar I block of Nadia district in West Bengal. This town is under Bhimpur Police Station, which was earlier under Kotwali Police Station.

The town was well known for Bishe Dakait, the leader of the Indigo revolt and known for the peasant uprising. Bishe Dakait whose actual name was Biswanath Sardar was hanged in Asannagar village in the year 1808.
The people of Asan Nagar and Bhimpur enjoy the Lalon Mela, which is a well-known fair held here in the Kadamkhali ground. The fair mainly comprises Lalon Fakir’s songs and many renowned ‘bauls’ from Bangladesh and different parts of India participate in this cultural fair. Mayapur and Nabadwip are a few kilometres away from the town.

Asan Nagar is a gaining a lot of popularity as one of the preferred weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.

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How to Reach from Kolkata:
Train:
Take a train to Krishnanagar railway station or Majhdia station and then take a local bus, battery rickshaw, etc. to reach the town.
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Kolkata to Asan Nagar Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata is around 130 KMs away from the town and by car, it will take roughly 4 hours and 30 Minutes.

Best time to Visit:
Any time around the year you can visit this place for pollution free and peaceful environment.

General Weather:
The temperature of the place varies from 13 degrees Centigrade in the winter to around 36 degrees Centigrade in the summer. The monsoon months shows average rainfall here.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2500 + 5% GST per double bedded room

 

Binuria Boutique Resort

Binuria is considered as a model village in Birbhum District and is under Ruppur Gram Panchayat. Nearly 250 families are enlisted in this village. The place is an old village from the British times in Birbhum and was earlier known as Binuri, which later changed to Binuria officially.

Enjoy local tribal communications while experiencing relaxation in Binuria Boutique Resort. The well-known Kopai River, as well as a man-made canal, passes through the village. Santal and Konrad tribes are residents of this village. Kankalitala and Viswabharati, Shantiniketan are the most famous and nearest destinations to visit.

This is a great choice if you are looking at Weekend Destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Bolpur station is the nearby railway station and to reach Binuria from Bolpur, you need hardly 30 minutes of time.
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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
The place can be reached by car from Kolkata that will take some 3 hours and 56 minutes time.

Best time to Visit:
Throughout the year you can visit, but the winter is comparatively pleasant here.

General Weather:
The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2450 + 5% GST per head per day that includes all meals.

Minakhan Floating Resort

Minakhan is a place with a water body and greenery in Basirhat subdivision under North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The place is very near to Malancha village where the fish market is the main attraction apart from the meeting place of the Ichhamati and Vidyadhari rivers.

The place is not famous for any architectural wonders or some special, but for the floating resort as well as the natural rural environment. Minakhan Floating Resort will amaze you with the designs and comforts.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Kankra Mirzanagar and Malatipur are the two railways stations near Minakhan and are about 18 KMs away from the place.
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Kolkata to Minakhan Road Map

By Road:
From Kolkata, it will take about 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach Minakhan by car.

Best time to Visit:
Throughout the year you can visit, but the winter is comparatively pleasant here.

General Weather:
Overall the climate of the place says that summer temperature goes high up to 43 degrees Centigrade, while in winter temperature goes below 15.

Pocket Pinch
Normal AC Room: INR 2650 + 5% GST Per Head Per Day (Including All Meals)

 

6 The Diamond Resort

Diamond Harbour is a well-known place for tourists seeking a weekend destination for one night stay near River Hooghly. The place was earlier known as Hajipur, but from the British times, it was known with the name Diamond Harbour.
Although this was the harbour used during the British period, at present, there is no reminiscence of the jetties or docks, except the fort, commonly known as Purano Kella or Chingrikhali. The place was earlier known to be a stronghold of Portuguese pirates.

The Diamond Resort is well equipped with all types of luxury facilities. The resort with all modern amenities is one of the best weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night Stay.
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How to reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Trains available from Sealdah to Diamond Harbour. From the railway station, it is hardly 5 minutes of the journey towards the resort.

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Kolkata to Diamond Harbor Road Map

By Road:
The place is about 48 KM away from Kolkata and you can reach there by car by driving for 2 hours or take rented cars.

Best time to Visit:
The place is pleasant throughout the year; however, winter is pleasant here.

General Weather:
Throughout the year, the climate is tolerable. Winter and autumn are pleasant than summer, although not too high or too low temperature are seen here.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2150 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Hi-Tea, and Dinner)

 

Shantiniketan Eco Hut

Shantiniketan, the small town in Birbhum District is a well-known destination for any weekend. It is famous for Rabindranath Tagore’s Ashram, at present the Visva-Bharati University was established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore and later expanded by Rabindranath Tagore.

The place was earlier known as Bhubandanga after the Zamindar of Raipur (West Bengal), from which Debendranath Tagore owned it in 1862. Later Rabindranath named it Shantiniketan.
The Shantiniketan Eco Huts has two cottages with modern amenities like AC and western toilets without hampering the rural charm of the place.
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How to Reach:

Train:
You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:
Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:
The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade. Heavy rainfall is experienced here.

Pocket Pinch
INR 1950 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals.

 

Shantiniketan Maati Baari

Whether you are a newbie in Shantiniketan or a frequent traveller, comfortable stay with some speciality is all that you love every time. The Maati Bari in Shantiniketan is our new addition in this category that will offer you all types of modern amenities amidst a mud hut.

The rural environment, Shantiniketan is itself famous for Rabindranath Tagore’s Ashrama, Visva-Bharati University and Chatimtala. Kankalitala, one of the Satipeeths is very near to the place can be added to the sightseeing list. Sonajhuri Haat is another attraction here for handicraft products in very low price.
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How to Reach:

Train:
You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:
Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:
The temperature of the places varies from season to season, where January shows the lowest temperature of about 12 degree Centigrade and April being the hottest shows 38-degree high temperature.

Pocket Pinch
INR 3500 + 5% GST per room (for Couple with including breakfast)

 

Debanandapur Village Resort

Want to enjoy the rural simplicity along with urban comfort this weekend very near to you? Then Debanandapur Village Resort is the perfect combination for you that welcomes you with the rustic warmth in the Bolpur Sriniketan Tehsil.
This village is situated just 31 KM away from Suri, the district headquarter and 11.8 KM from Sriniketan, the sub-district headquarter. Along with enjoying the fresh foods prepared from the organic vegetables and other raw materials, you can get immersed in the rural musical taste from local Baul singers.

Shantiniketan Poush Mela or Shantiniketan Fair during the month of January is the meeting place for several Baul singers from different parts and is worth to experience for the folk song lovers.
Shantiniketan, Rural Charm, Baul and above all the great hospitality that you will experience will take out almost all tiredness of the week.

Debanandapur is fast becoming one of the most sought after weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.
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How to Reach:
Train:
You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.
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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:
Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:
The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade. Heavy rainfall is experienced here.

Pocket Pinch
INR 3500 + 5% GST per day, including breakfast

 

10 Katwa Jol Baari

Have you ever dreamt of a house surrounded by water and all types of comfort and modern facilities inside the house? Do you want to fulfill your dream within your budget without traveling much? Then Katwa Jol Bari is a perfect destination. The place is in Belun village, which is located near Katwa in Burdwan District and is surrounded by greenness.

The property is unique in features and the design of the rooms including the toilets are something made first of its kind in Bengal. The nearby destinations like Khoira Mari Bill and Nayachar are famous for bird watching, while the Musharu or ‘Snake Village’ is known for venomous cobras. Attohas is a famous Satipeeth located near this village.
Above all, the tranquillity and the natural appeal of the place will certainly take away your urban agonies.

Jabari is one of the fastest selling weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.

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How to reach from Kolkata:
Train:
The nearest railway station is Katwa

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Kolkata to Katwa Road Map

By Road:
The village is at a distance of 175KM from Kolkata and you can reach by car by 4 hours drive.

Best Time to Visit:
Throughout the year you can visit.

General Weather:
The temperature varies from 13 degrees Centigrade to 37 degrees Centigrade in the winter lows.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2250 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals (Great food!!)

 

11 Shwet Mahal – Shantiniketan

Going to a place several times does not assure to get bored by the same experience while you are on your weekend trips. One of the most visited place in your weekend destination maybe Shantiniketan very near to the City of Joy, but that does not make it necessary to experience the same staying options.

We have something more in our Pandora box. Yes, we are talking about Shwet Mahal or the White building with its unique magnificence.

The four different suites here e.g., The Poet’s Recluse, The King’s Chambers, The Painter’s Retreat, and the Bahaar Hall can satisfy your Bengali aristocratic desires. Relaxing in a complete aristocratic property amidst the red soil area and relaxing with the chirping birds or the rustling of trees is a bonus to your trip.

Want to live like a Bengali Jamindaar for a day? This place is certainly one of the most luxurious weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.

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How to Reach:

Train:
You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:
Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:
The temperature of the places varies from season to season, where January shows the lowest temperature of about 12 degree Centigrade and April being the hottest shows 38-degree high temperature.

Pocket Pinch
Starting INR 6500 + 5% GST per room (Including Breakfast)

 

12 Banavilla Farm House – Shantiniketan

Ecovillages and resorts always mesmerize with the special amenities and Banavilla Farm House is no exception. You can expect solitude and some peaceful, serene time in this farmhouse. The morning sun plays hide and seek with the trees of the surrounding forest and you can enjoy this while spending your weekend.
This Farmhouse welcomes you with spacious, neat and clean rooms with a perfect choice of interior designing that adds a sophisticated taste. Apart from expending the trip in the room, explore the Kopai River, a famous one from Tagore’s poems and the Khowai region. Collect some beautiful local handicrafts from the nearby Sonajhuri Haat in the Khowai region to decorate your residence.
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How to Reach:

Train:
You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:
Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:
The temperature of the places varies from season to season, where January shows the lowest temperature of about 12 degree Centigrade and April being the hottest shows 38-degree high temperature.

Pocket Pinch
INR 4000 + 5% GST per day per room

 

13 Raichak Ganges Villa – Phase I

Raichak has become a well-known tourist spot, mostly for weekend trips. This is a perfect destination for a group of friends or family members on the bank of the river Hooghly. The amazing setting sun view over the river water creates a romantic ambience. Earlier named Radisson Fort is now the Raichak on the Ganges and is a must to visit while in Raichak.

Raichak is fast becoming one of the most sought after weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.

The fort was built during the colonial rule and the grand piano, swords, perfume bottles, a clock are some of the memoirs of that era still found in the fort. This town is in the Diamond Harbour II and some 15 kilometres from Diamond Harbour.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Raichak is only 15 KM from Diamond Harbour, which is the nearest railway station.

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Kolkata to Raichak Road Map

By Road:
Driving a car to Raichak will take around 2 hours 30 mins from Kolkata.

Best time to Visit:
You can enjoy the place at any time of the year.

General Weather:
The place is pleasant most of the times, where the summer high temperature goes up to 35-degree centigrade and the winter lows to a minimum of 12 degrees.

Pocket Pinch
INR 14000 + 5% GST per day for the entire villa

 

14 Raichak Ganges Villa – Phase II

Raichak Ganges Villa – Phase II is a luxury treat to you for any weekend holiday trip. Away from the hustles bustles of daily life, calm your mind and soul with nature’s solitude. Take a ride from Kolkata and reach the Villa (pre-booked) to enjoy the tranquillity of the place on the bank of the Hooghly River.
The clean and well-decorated rooms here with warm hospitality can bring pleasure. Quench your thirst with available coconut water while going for the nearby attractions like Fort Radisson and Raichak Jetty. Apart from the colonial fort reminiscences, now a luxury hotel, the ride to the Ganges is also an added pleasure.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Raichak is only 15 KM from Diamond Harbour, which is the nearest railway station.

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Kolkata to Raichak Road Map

By Road:
Driving a car to Raichak will take around 2 hours 30 mins from Kolkata.

Best time to Visit:
You can enjoy the place at any time of the year.

General Weather:
The place is pleasant most of the times, where the summer high temperature goes up to 35-degree centigrade and the winter lows to a minimum of 12 Degrees Centigrade.

Pocket Pinch:
Cost: INR 16000 + 5% GST per day for the entire villa, includes breakfast too

 

15 Raichak French Cottage

Some French abode like Raichak French Cottage can bring a thrilling experience to stay here. This cottage is a blend of luxury and artistic tinge with technology to make you experience a hassle-free comfortable staying experience away from the claustrophobic city life.

The scenic beauty of the riverside and the simple life here without compromising with the contemporary amenities can bring you with uncountable peace of mind.

Taking a ferry ride in the evening or simply taking a stroll through the foot roads is to sense the true feel of the place.
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How to reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Raichak is only 15 KM from Diamond Harbor, which is the nearest railway station.

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Kolkata to Raichak Road Map

By Road:
Driving a car to Raichak will take around 2 hours 30 mins from Kolkata.

Best time to Visit:
You can enjoy the place at any time of the year.

General Weather:
The place is pleasant most of the times, where the summer high temperature goes up to 35-degree centigrade and the winter lows to a minimum of 12 Degrees.

Pocket Pinch:
Cost: INR 16000 + 5% GST for entire cottage

 

16 Raichak Garden Bungalow

People visit Raichak, where the main attraction is the Radisson fort, built during the Colonial age. However, the property like Raichak Garden Bungalow provides a tranquil experience in private property. The rooms here are spacious and are surrounded by private lawns, gardens, etc.

Although modern facilities are perfect here, the adjacent environment is what seems to be lucrative to peace-loving visitors. The riverside destinations itself add some special charm, apart from the pleasant hospitality in the property.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Raichak is only 15 KM from Diamond Harbour, which is the nearest railway station.

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Kolkata to Raichak Road Map

By Road:
Driving a car to Raichak will take around 2 hours 30 mins from Kolkata.

Best time to Visit:
You can enjoy the place at any time of the year.

General Weather:
The temperature here lies between 12 degrees and 35 degrees (lowest to highest) according to different seasons.

Pocket Pinch:
Cost: INR 15000 + 5% GST for Entire Cottage

 

17 Baranti Lake View Resort

One of the most popular destinations for weekend trips in the contemporary days in West Bengal is Baranti. The small tribal village, Baranti of Santuri community development block in Purulia district is gaining fame and is situated beside Muradi Lake. Muradi is the nearest railway station from where Baranti is only 4 KM away and cars, as well as buses, are available from there throughout the district.

The Baranti Lake View Resort welcomes its tourist with fresh foods prepared from the surrounding fields and fresh fishes from lakes. the village is located in the lap of Gorongi Hill and surrounded by Biharinath Hill & Panchkot Hill. The natural bliss of the place attracts tourists wishing to trek and adventurous jungle trail. Some wildlife animals are found here along with beautiful and colourful butterflies.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:
 

Train:
By train one can reach to Muradi railway station, from where local transports are available to traverse 6 KMs of the path.

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Kolkata to Baranti Road Map

By Road:
Those seeking adventures and enjoy the amazing scenic beauty of the place can take 5-6 hours car driving to reach Baranti, 263 KMs away.

Best Time to Visit:
All through the year, one can have a trip to Baranti, however, winter is the best time to enjoy pleasant weather with nature’s blossom.

General Weather:
All the year round, the place experiences an average of 18 degrees Centigrade to 32 degrees Centigrade and the temperature hardly goes below and above those temperatures.

Pocket Pinch
Cost: INR 1850 + 5% GST (AC Deluxe Room) including all meals per day per head.

 

18 Garpanchkot Tent House

Garpanchkot is one of those places of West Bengal that are holding the reminiscences of the historical period. The ruins of Panchkot Palace that remained after the Bargi attack during the 18th century is at present a well-known tourist spot. Apart from the historical remains, the place situated at the foothills of Panchet Hill in Purulia district is a perfect blend of hills, lakes and ecstatic beauty.
The adventurous place can be made more adventurous with the tent house resorts where modern comfort and luxury can be enjoyed. Joychandi Hills and Panchet Dams are the nearby attractions here. This one of our most popular weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay, So, if you are interested to travel…consider booking in advance.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
The nearest station is Kumardubi that can be reached easily from Kolkata.

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Kolkata to Garpanchkot Road Map

By Road:
By road, the distance of Kolkata to Garpanchkot is some 245 KMs and it takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Best time to Visit:
The moderate temperature of the place ensures that you can plan for the trip, throughout the year. However, during monsoon and in winter, two different types of climate can be enjoyed.

General Weather:
The place experiences extreme highs and extreme lows respectively during summer and winter and the ranges are some 45-degree Centigrade to 5 degrees Centigrade.

Pocket Pinch
INR 3150 (Excluding GST) per day per double bedded Deluxe tent and room

 

19 Chandpur Village Resort

Beach destinations are ideal for weekend trips if the distance is not too long. The less crowded and newest addition in the beach spots of West Bengal is Chandpur. Enjoy your weekend with your loved one on this beach destination and explore the beauty of a sunset here. However, the true essence of the beach is explored during the full moon when the beach appears golden and the sea becomes silver coloured.

The Chandpur Village Resort ensures you with not only clean and equipped with all modern amenities, rather the rooftops, as well as the garden lawns, will offer you to enjoy the breezy evening. You can visit other nearby beaches like Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, etc.

Chandpur is fast coming up as one of the most preferred weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:
Train:
Reach the nearest railway station Digha and take some local transport to Chandpur Village Resort.

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Kolkata to Chandpur Road Map

By Road:
Chandpur beach is only 175 KMs away and takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes by road.

Best time to Visit:
Throughout the year, Chandpur can be visited. However, each season brings different charms and a beach in the monsoon can be something adventurous.

General Weather:
The moderate temperatures are experienced here without any extreme highs and extreme lows.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2000 + 5% GST per day per Non AC Rooms
INR 3000 + 5% GST per day per AC Rooms

 

20 Tajpur Eco Resort

Travel lovers enjoy all types of spots, but some enjoy river banks and beaches more than hill stations. For these specific tourists, Tajpur is one of the most lucrative weekend tourist spots in the contemporary days.

The Tajpur Eco Resort is a marvellous property in Tajpur of Midnapore. The sprawling resort is the perfect escape from the daily hectic life and to enjoy luxurious comfort along with the natural appeal of the surrounding greeneries.

The mind and body get rejuvenated for a few days that help to gain energy for the next couple of days. Taking sun bath or enjoying water sports at the beach can be fun. The red crabs on the beach are something that can be clicked here.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Digha station is the nearest railway station from where you can take a car or local transport to reach Tajpur.

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Kolkata to Tajpur Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Tajpur distance is some 170 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes on an average to reach the beach destination by road.

Best time to Visit:
All through the year, the beach spot experiences moderate temperature and pleasant weather to enjoy the trip. For adventure lovers, the monsoon brings some extra pinches in this beach destination.

General Weather:
Moderate temperatures all through the year welcome tourist to step in this location without thinking about the extreme heat or chilling cold here.

Pocket Pinch
INR 2450 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals (AC Room)

 

21 Tajpur Village Hut

One of the most growing beach destinations in the current period within West Bengal is Tajpur. This spot is very near to the city of joy and has several staying options. One of the most attractive such options is the Tajpur Village Hut.

The premium rooms with luxurious amenities in this property offer our guests a comfortable stay. The village huts here are surrounded by lakes and have a closeness to nature. The beach is still less commercialized than Digha and Mandarmoni beaches.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Digha station is the nearest railway station from where you can take a car or local transport to reach Tajpur.

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Kolkata to Tajpur Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Tajpur distance is some 170 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes on an average to reach the beach destination by road.

Best time to Visit:
All through the year, the beach spot experiences moderate temperature and pleasant weather to enjoy the trip. For adventure lovers, the monsoon brings some extra pinches in this beach destination.

General Weather:
Moderate temperatures all through the year welcome tourist to step in this location without thinking about the extreme heat or chilling cold here.

Pocket Pinch
Starts INR 1750 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals

 

22 Tajpur Luxury Resort

It is not always possible for you to travel some 500 kilometres to enjoy the sea beach or enjoy the full moon view over the sea. We know that you are always in the lookout of newer destinations for your weekend getaways and hence, we never stop searching.
Among the beaches in West Bengal, Tajpur is gaining attraction in recent times. To offer the tourists with all the modern amenities and relax in luxurious ways, Tajpur Luxury Resort is nestled. The property is just a few walks away from the beach and comprises of 28 air-conditioned rooms, swimming pool with sunken bar and personal balconies.

You can enjoy the variations in fish cuisines and enjoy lots of photographic expertise on the beach side.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Digha station is the nearest railway station from where you can take a car or local transport to reach Tajpur.

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Kolkata to Tajpur Road Map

By Road:

Kolkata to Tajpur distance is some 170 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes on an average to reach the beach destination by road.

Best time to Visit:
All through the year, the beach spot experiences moderate temperature and pleasant weather to enjoy the trip. For adventure lovers, the monsoon brings some extra pinches in this beach destination.

General Weather:
Moderate temperatures all through the year welcome tourist to step in this location without thinking about the extreme heat or chilling cold here.

Pocket Pinch:
INR 3000 + 5% GST per day per AC Room

 

23 Tajpur Sea View Retreat

Your mind and soul need some relaxation as does your body. An outing for a day or two can create wonders on your soul, which gets rejuvenated with joy and pleasure. To ensure such mental peace and energize the soul, you can choose your nearby beach destination Tajpur, which is not so crowded and has a lot to offer. The Tajpur Sea View Retreat greets you with 42 well-furnished rooms to choose from.

Unwind yourself in the garden chairs with the majestic view of the beach. Cottages and dormitories are available here for individual choices.
Come here to treat yourself to 3-star facilities that will certainly rejuvenate you. Tajpur sea view retreat is fast becoming one of the most sought after weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay for luxury seekers.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Digha station is the nearest railway station from where you can take a car or local transport to reach Tajpur.

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Kolkata to Tajpur Road Map

By Road:
Kolkata to Tajpur distance is some 170 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes on an average to reach the beach destination by road.

Best time to Visit:
All through the year, the beach spot experiences moderate temperature and pleasant weather to enjoy the trip. For adventure lovers, the monsoon brings some extra pinches in this beach destination.

General Weather:
Moderate temperatures all through the year welcome tourist to step in this location without thinking about the extreme heat or chilling cold here.

Pocket Pinch
Starts INR 2600 + 5% GST per room – Including breakfast for a couple

 

24 Jhargram Rajbari

The Rajbari or palace of Jhargram is famous as a tourist spot in West Bengal. This area is surrounded by Belpahari hills as well as Subarnarekha and Kangsabati rivers. This place has a historical legacy that is associated with the Mughal Dynasty and even more primitive days.

The forest canopy of Sal, Mahua, and Teakwood amaze tourists of all ages. Tribal traditions and cultures are seen here amidst the Royal majestic palace. The rulers of the land Malla Dev Royal Family still resides here. The architectures of the palace are a combination of Islamic as well as Italian styles and people visiting the Jhargram Rajbari gets a chance to experience the royal hospitality here.
This is one of the weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay with great historical significance.
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How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:
Jhargram is the nearest railway station and the palace is only 3 KMs away from the station.

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Kolkata to Jhargram Rajbari Road Map

By Road:
Jhargram is only 169KM away from Kolkata and by road, it takes around 4 hours.

Best time to Visit:
All throughout the year can be visited. However, October to February happens to be most pleasant in terms of weather.

General Weather:
The place enjoys an extreme low of 4 degrees Centigrade in the winter to 46-degree Centigrade extreme high in the summer.

Pocket Pinch:
Starting INR 3000 + 5% GST per day per room

 

25 Murshidabad Rajbari

Murshidabad Rajbari is a famous tourist spot that offers its visitors with the royal majesty. The royal rooms mostly with double occupancy amidst the remains of the Ajodhya Ram Roy family and the Nawabs of Bengal welcomes you for a royal weekend.

Some of the remarkable landmarks that you must visit in Murshidabad are the Hazarduaari Palace, the Nizmat Imambara, Moti Jheel, etc. If you have ever wished to spend a day like the Nawabs, this place will certainly live up to your expectations.

Murshidabad Rajbari fast becoming one of the most sought after weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay in winters. murshidabad-rajbari-weekend-destination-near-kolkata
How to Reach:

Train:
Connectivity of the town from Kolkata by rail route is from Sealdah to Lalgola, where Murshidabad is the nearest railway station.

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Kolkata to Murshidabad Road Map

By Road:
NH 34 connects the town from Kolkata and is at a distance of about 219 KM that takes some 4 hours by car.

Best time to Visit:
You can plan the trip any time of the year for its moderate temperature zone.

General Weather:
No extreme weathers are seen here and the minimum and maximum temperatures vary from 12 degrees Centigrade to 36 degrees in the winter and summer months respectively.

Pocket Pinch:
Starting INR 4200 per day per Deluxe  Room Including Breakfast

Life is too short to spend the weekends at home. Here is a great list for you from us. So, now you can plan ahead for your weekend destinations near Kolkata for one night stay. All these destinations can be seen as one-night stay options and we are sure that you are going to come back with great memories even from this One night stay.

If you need more information do not hesitate to Call 9007224814 | 9163428385 or mail at info@nomadicweekends.com.

 

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Top 10 Weekend Destinations near Kolkata

Top 10 Weekend Destinations near Kolkata

Top 10 weekend destinations near Kolkata which are ideal if you do not like the crowd. The perfect short trip list for the budget traveler For the working professionals, the motivation for earning the loaves and fishes is the primary objective, which can often result in a stressful life. For those who are seeking peace […]

Top 10 weekend destinations near Kolkata which are ideal if you do not like the crowd.

The perfect short trip list for the budget traveller

For the working professionals, the motivation for earning the loaves and fishes is the primary objective, which can often result in a stressful life. For those who are seeking peace and a bit of solitude from this daily grind and pressure, a weekend break is the most welcoming thing after a hectic week. While you can relax and detoxify yourself in the place which resonates with your soul, the wrong place only adds to the stress. Kolkata, the capital of one of the most diverse and sweetest parts of India, is a well-connected place with so many transport options. Not only there is a steady increase in the number of the weekend destinations from the city of joy, but also the well-known weekend destinations are often tainted with crowds, which reduces the natural charm of the place. Without much ado, here goes a list of a few aesthetically pleasing and not so-typically crowded budget-friendly weekend destinations from Kolkata, which are experienced first-hand by someone just like you, for those for whom travel is a passion and a source of solace.

01 – Baranti:

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Nomadic Resort Baranti

Purulia, the western district always attracts tourists with pristine natural beauty, rich heritage and vibrant tribal people. Baranti, a quiet and scenic hamlet, situated between Baranti and Muradi Hills, and Baranti Lake, is a magnificent tourist destination in this area. The place lies only about 6 hour’s car journey away from Kolkata. The Nomadic Resort Baranti, at the bank of the lake, offers a beautiful view of the waterbody from the windows and the lawn. The early morning sunrise from here can be a great start for the day which will then go on to a hike on Baranti hills, visit the Panchet Dam in the afternoon and the sunset over it. When there is a group of people traveling, you can take out the guitar and jam under the star-covered sky with music and delicious food in hand too. Winter chills can offer the most in this place with the fresh vegetables, birds in the lakes and the rays of sun over the departing fog. For those who are interested in butterfly watching, July-August months can be a good time for it too in the grassy trails around the property. One may even doze off sitting with the hooks and lines in search of a fish on the bank of the lake, and the expert anglers will be prized with the tasty catches, which can then be prepared in the resort kitchen into mouth-watering dishes. For the shopaholics, Raghunathpur village is a must visit the place from here for the exquisite Tussar Sarees and other handicraft items.

How to Reach from Kolkata:

Air:

No nearby airport is here except the Dumdum airport of Kolkata which is almost 270 KMs away.

Train:

By train one can reach to Muradi railway station, from where local transports are available to traverse 6 KMs of the path.

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Kolkata to Baranti Road Map

Car Distance:

Those seeking adventures and enjoy the amazing scenic beauty of the place can take 5-6 hours car driving to reach Baranti, 263 KMs away.

Best time to Visit:

All through the year, one can have a trip to Baranti, however, winter is the best time to enjoy pleasant weather with nature’s blossom.

General Weather:

All the year round, the place experiences an average of 18 degrees Centigrade to 32 degrees Centigrade and the temperature hardly goes below and above those temperatures.

02 – Katwa:

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Katwa Jol Bari

3 hours’ drive away from Kolkata, lies a small town Katwa, in Purba Bardhaman district at the confluence of Ajay and Hooghly River. The historical heritage of 500 years and a chance to experience the Indian rural lifestyle is enough to draw the city folk here. Katwa Jol Bari, a unique resort where traditional setting and modern comfort blends perfectly add to the attraction. The fishing in ChotoPukur – a lake inside the property, birding and camping options are beautiful bonuses for staying here, or you can just relax in the lawn in monsoon gazing at the dark clouds across green fields. For the people interested in nature, they can go and visit Nayachar, an island on River Ganga, perfect for wildlife viewing. Attahas temple, a “Satipith” is nearby and draws a huge crowd too.
How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:

The nearest railway station is Katwa.

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Kolkata to Katwa Road Map

Car Distance:

The village is at a distance of 175KM from Kolkata and you can reach by car by 3 hours drive.

Best time to Visit:

Throughout the year you can visit.

General Weather:

The temperature varies from 13 degrees Centigrade to 37 degrees Centigrade in the winter lows.

03 – Garpanchkot:

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Garpanchokot Tent House

Another beautiful location from Purulia is Garpanchkot, on the foothills of Panchkot hills, amidst serene nature and a historical remain of Panchkot fort, bearing the evidence of Bargi attack in Bengal. From Asansol, this place is 33 km away, while from Kolkata, it takes 5 hours by car to cover the 245 km distance. Garpanchkot Tent house near Panchet Dam with a series of Swiss cottages with modern facilities in the foothill of the Panchkot is a great place to stay and visit this picturesque location, especially in winter or monsoon.

The tourists can take a hike to see the remains of the ruined fort (Gar), or Joychandi Hills, famous for being the shooting location of some renowned Bengali movies. A car ride to Maithan Dam and Kalyaneswari temple can add to the good memories here.

How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:

The nearest station is Kumardubi that can be reached easily from Kolkata.

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Kolkata to Garpanchkot Road Map

Car Distance:

By road, the distance of Kolkata to Garpanchkot is some 245 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Best time to Visit:

The moderate temperature of the place ensures that you can plan for the trip, throughout the year. However, during monsoon and in winter, two different types of climate can be enjoyed.

General Weather:

The place experiences extreme highs and extreme lows respectively during summer and winter and the ranges are some 45-degree Centigrade to 5 degrees Centigrade.

04 – Shantiniketan Maati Baari:

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Shantiniketan Maati Baari

Most famous for being related to the Bard of Bengal, Shantiniketan has its own natural beauty in forests, red lands and rivers. This is the perfect place for those who want to reconnect with their inner identity. Shantiniketan Maati Bari, a farm stay in earthen huts, where the food is grown in the property itself is one of the best places to stay here, keeping Tagore’s ideology of reconnecting with nature herself. You can just relax here, watch the sunrise, ducks in the pond and listen to the birdsongs sitting on the porch while sipping a cup of tea, or may venture into the classic sightseeing spree. Tagore’s Ashrama, various bhabans, Khowai region and Kopai River covers a good chunk of the local places to check, while a trip to famous pilgrimages Tarapith and Bakreswar can offer happiness to the religious people too.

How to Reach:

Flight:

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest airport from where the distance of the place is about 163 KM.

Train:

You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

Car Distance:

Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to visit:

Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:

The temperature of the places varies from season to season, where January shows the lowest temperature of about 12 degree Centigrade and April being the hottest shows 38-degree high temperature.

05 – Chandpur:

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Chandpur Village Resort

For the Thalassophiles, Chandpur, a beach that is recently been opened commercially, is a really great discovery. Free from the high crowds of the other famous nearby beaches, and just 175 km away from Kolkata, this is where you can relax and observe the relentless waves crashing on the beach. Chandpur Village resort, on the other side of the road on the beach, offers a place to hang back on the breezy rooftop with a magnificent view of the coastline and relax for the whole day. With good food and courteous staff, and deluxe ac rooms, this place welcomes tourists throughout the year, especially in the monsoon to see the sea in the full grandeur, and in winter to take long walks along the beach. Beaches like Digha, Mandarmani (for water sports), Talsari, Tajpur etc. are all nearby and you may take a car to cover the places in a day.

How to reach from Kolkata:

Train:

Reach the nearest railway station Digha and take some local transport to Chandpur Village Resort.

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Kolkata to Chandpur Road Map

Car Distance:

Chandpur Beach is only 175 KMs away and takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes by road.

Best time to Visit:

Throughout the year, Chandpur can be visited. However, each season brings different charms and a beach in the monsoon can be something adventurous.

General Weather:

The moderate temperatures are experienced here without any extreme highs and extreme lows.

06 – Ghatshila:

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Ghatshila Edalbera Hill View Resort

An old favorite destination for the people of Bengal since the colonial era for its scenic beauty, Ghatshila was once frequented by many creative people, and it still retains the rustic charm with the beauty of the enchanting forest and wildlife. Edalbera Hill view resort, across a field from the hill is a perfect place to stay and enjoy the hilly terrain’s beauty as well as the wildlife. You may relax under the rainbow-colored umbrellas in the lawn or relax in the swings under the trees to enjoy the beauty of nature which is not tame here. The days are hot and nights are cold during both summer and winter, and monsoon brings out the green forests along with running streams, Among the places nearby, Rankini Mata temple, Phuldungri Hills, Burudhi Dam, Dassam Falls, Raatmohana (sunset and sunrise viewpoints), Bibhuti Memorial Bhavan etc. are the major sightseeing point, and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the famous elephants of Dalma forest even.

How to Reach from Kolkata:

Train:

The nearest railway station is Ghatshila and take some local transport to reach Edalbera Hill View Resort.

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Kolkata to Ghatshila Road Map

Car Distance:

Ghatshila is only 231 KMs away and takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes by road.

Best time to Visit:

The moderate temperature of the place ensures that you can plan for the trip, throughout the year. However, during monsoon and in winter, two different types of climate can be enjoyed.

General Weather:

The moderate temperatures are experienced here without any extreme highs and extreme lows.

07 – Binuriya:

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Binuriya Boutique Resort

A small village in Birbhum district, with her own rural charms and proximity to Shantiniketan, Binuriya is a lesser explored option without the crowd rush. Binuriya Boutique Resort, amidst quintessential rural Bengal with the modern facilities as well as a chance to enjoy the culture of Bengal, makes this place a great weekend destination. The modern architectural works along with the well-maintained swimming pool and nearby fishing options can be enough for you to chill here throughout the year, as the place reinvents itself with natural charms in each season. You may also opt to visit Tagore’s Ashrama and Museum, various Bhabanas, Amar Kutir (for handicraft marketing), Khoaimela, Kankalitala, Ballabhpur reserve forest etc. to know the place itself and the heritage too.

How to reach from Kolkata:

Air:

Nearest airport of this village is Dumdum or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport from where the distance is around 215Kms.

Train:

Bolpur station is the nearby railway station and to reach Binuria from Bolpur, you need hardly 30 minutes of time.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

Car Distance:

The place can be reached by car from Kolkata that will take some 3 hours and 46 minutes time.

Best time to Visit:

Throughout the year you can visit, but the winter is comparatively pleasant here.

General Weather:

The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade.

08 – Tajpur:

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Tajpur Eco Resort

 

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Tajpur Village Hut

Tucked between the crowd-puller Mandarmani and Shankarpur, lies this gem of a pristine beach Tajpur, where the prime attractions are the Tamarisk tree forest along the coast and elusive red crabs on the beach. There are two properties at walking distance from the beach with their very unique features here.

Tajpur Eco Resort is equipped with vast greenery and lawns, a lake in one side with boating facility and sitting arrangements along with secluded cottages with modern amenities. You may go for a walk in the morning across the lawn towards the sea, or just relax under the stars listening to the sound of the distant waves

In Tajpur Village Hut, around a large center-lake, the huts are situated beside the roads paved with Jhau trees and are surrounded by casuarina forests. Premium rooms and good food make this stay memorable with family and friends, where you may relax sitting on the porch by the lake and seek comfort in stories and music with your gang.

Every season has its own charm here, but on full moon nights, the crabs can be seen best on the beach before sunrise. You may also opt to check out the popular beaches like Digha (for marketing and sea-food binging), Mandarmanai (for water sports), Chandpur, Shankarpur Fish harbor etc.

How to reach from Kolkata:

Train:

Digha station is the nearest railway station from where you can take a car or local transport to reach Tajpur.

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Kolkata to Tajpur Road Map

Car Distance:

Kolkata to Tajpur distance is some 170 KMs and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes on an average to reach the beach destination by road.

Best time to Visit:

All through the year, the beach spot experiences moderate temperature and pleasant weather to enjoy the trip. For adventure lovers, the monsoon brings some extra pinches in this beach destination.

General Weather:

Moderate temperatures all through the year welcome tourist to step in this location without thinking about the extreme heat or chilling cold here.

09 – Debanandapur:

 

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Debanandapur Village Resort

A small place in the lap of nature that is free from the urban aggravation to which even Shantiniketan has fallen prey to, Devendrapur retains the charm of classic Bengal village, along with a good number of local sightseeing opportunities. Debanandapur Village Resort, a perfect blending of urban and rural features with picturesque bridges and watchtowers in a pollution free environment, is the perfect place to nourish the body as well as the soul. Scrumptious meals from fully organic home-grown foods is an added bonus to visit the place any time of the year, barring the summer months when the temperature soars. Kankalitala and Labhpur-fullara temple (Satipith), Nanoor (birthplace of famous poet Jaidev) and Shantiniketan are some amazing places to check out from here.

How to Reach:

Flight:

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest airport from where the distance of the place is about 163 KM.

Train:

You can reach Bolpur-Shantiniketan by train and from there it is only a 15 minutes journey by road.

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Kolkata to Shantiniketan Road Map

Car Distance:

Kolkata to Shantiniketan distance is around 165 km and you need some 4 hours of time to reach there.

Best time to Visit:

Shantiniketan can be visited throughout the year and each season has its own charm to enjoy here.

General Weather:

The highest temperatures in the summer months can go up to 40 or above, while in the winter the lowest temperature can fall down to 5-10 degree Centigrade. Heavy rainfall is experienced here.

7 Places to Visit, If you are an avid Birdwatcher

7 Places to Visit, If you are an avid Birdwatcher

7 places to go if you are an avid birdwatcher, a great checklist for nature enthusiasts Bird watching is more than a simple hobby, it is a way of life. It does not require expensive equipment or hard-core training but demands discipline, passion along with innate curiosity with a chance of getting outdoor from urban […]

 

7 places to go if you are an avid birdwatcher, a great checklist for nature enthusiasts

Bird watching is more than a simple hobby, it is a way of life. It does not require expensive equipment or hard-core training but demands discipline, passion along with innate curiosity with a chance of getting outdoor from urban life and close to nature. One may calmly wait by a water body with a pair of binoculars to get close to the beaks searching for food, or run to catch a glimpse of the fleeting wings and capture the moment in the camera in hand, but the action is rewarded with magnificent colorful feathers and the beautiful songs of the avian world which is a marvel of Mother Nature herself. With a collection of diverse forest eco-systems, Bengal and her neighbors present a chance for the birdwatchers to experience a plethora of unique species of birds and other wildlife from up close in these following amazing places.

01 – Lolaygaon

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A peaceful Lepcha Village near the famous Neora Valley forest are, Lolaygaon enchants visitors not only with a 180 degree panoramic Kanchenjunga view but also with the beautiful canopy of Cyprus and Oak trees which surrounds the village. Lolaygaon Valley Retreat is the perfect place to stay with fresh organic meals and to take a hike in search for birds like Mountain Hawk-eagle, Himalayan cuckoo, or a nightjar.

02 – Tarkhola

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A small mountain hamlet tucked near Kalimpong, amazing view of River Teesta and the Kanchenjunga, this place is perfect for a break from the daily life and relax with a chance of an encounter with birds like Blue-whistling thrush, Himalayan Bulbul or an Ashy Drongo. Tarkhola Village Homestay offers a great garden view and the chance of birding. Also, paragliding at nearby Delo can be a great experience too.

03 –Tinchuley

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Tinchuley Pine View Farm House

Surrounded by foggy Pine forests, this sleepy hamlet near Lamahatta offers amazing Mountain View and chance to see birds around the forests and tea gardens. Collared and spotted owlets, Coppersmith Barbet, Small Minivet and Scarlet Minivets are the major species sighted near this place. Pine View Resort Tinchuley is a great place to stay during a weekend here.

04 –Takdah

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Takdah Heritage Bungalow

A quiet and romantic place, with a touch of British Indian history and heritage homes with classic architecture, Takdah is a serene and less explored option at a height of 4000 feet. With misty roads and trails passing through dense forests, great orchid centers, and tea gardens, this place is amazing for birding too. Staying in Takdah heritage home is a great option, as in the surrounding gardens and forest along the mountain ridges, you may come across Himalayan shrike-babblers, fantails, Shrikes and Fire-breasted flowerpeckers.

05 –Borong

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Birder Farmstay – Borong

Sikkim has an amazing local and migratory avifauna density too, and Borong, a picture perfect charming village in South Sikkim is a great place to come across the winged beauties. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, historical monasteries, and emerald forests, Birders Farm stay, Borong gives the chance to experience life in an ethnic Sikkim village staying close to nature which results in frequent sightings of Cormorants, Green-tailed sunbirds, Fairy Bluebirds, and Pied hornbills.

06 – Daranda

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Daranda Farm House – Shantiniketan

This small village is near Bolpur gives you a chance to visit Shantiniketan, the place related to the great bard of Bengal. Also, the surrounding paddy fields, Choupahari forest and banks of Ajoy River are amazing places to relax and watch various birds relaxing or searching for food. Daranda farm stay with its open courtyard provides a perfect opportunity to relax and watch the nature. Purple Swamphen, various types of Robins, Grebes and Barbets, Quails, Collared Doves can be seen here frequently.

07 –Tajpur

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Tajpur Eco Resort

Amidst Casuarina forests and green fields, near the virgin beaches on which the elusive red crabs play hide and seek, Tajpur is a gem of a place to see the sea-birds as this place is not frequented by the huge crowd like the nearby sea beaches. Tajpur Eco Resort, with beautifully curated garden and lawns with a lake, is a great place to relax in the cottages and go for a walk in the surrounding area where birds like White-throated and Pied Kingfishers, Rufous Woodpecker, Indian Robin, Pied Bushchat, Jungle Myna and various kinds of Barbets can be seen frequently.

6 Weekend Getaways near Kolkata where history has stories to tell!

6 Weekend Getaways near Kolkata where history has stories to tell!

In a diverse country like India, which has been a melting pot of culture and tradition since ancient times, the true spirits of the nation can only be understood through history. Weekend getaways to a historical place helps one to relate to the history of the place and hence get a much deeper understanding. With understanding history of the place you can understand the nature and relate in a much more wholesome way with the place and the people.

Few weekends to a historical place may help to step back bit from the mad pace of life and have a big picture view of the things around.

Kolkata was always in the heart of history for last few centuries. Hence there is no dearth of places scattered around our city of joy. 

Here we make a list of six such great weekend getaways near Kolkata, which are bubbling with great stories to tell.

You can probably keep in your bucket list of weekend getaways near Kolkata.

01 – Takdah; Weekend getaway to history and nature

Takdah Short History: 

Surrounded by misty roads and pine forests, lies Takdah. In Darjeeling district of West Bengal, one of the early British settlements in the peaceful Darjeeling hills that have seen many British Colonial settlements and reward postings of many high ranking officials of British administration in India.

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Takdah: Where time stands still

Started as a military cantonment in the early 1900s, this place has its treasures hidden in bird songs, fountains and examples of fine classic British architecture. With the great and typical British accommodations comes typical British service etiquette.

In British Royal Bungalows, mostly 125-150 years old establishments, one can expect unmatched luxury and comfort. You may relax and feel the nature while sipping on a cup of special Darjeeling tea from the local tea garden and gaze into the majestic forest region of Darjeeling.

Nearby Attractions:

Few places which must be visited once you the Himalayan beauty are:

  • A sacred monastery located in Takdah
  • Dechhen Pema Tshoiling Monastery
  • Durpin View Point
  • Peshoke Tea Garden
  • Tinchuley and Lamahatta
  • Sonpur Palace
  • Runglee Rungliot, Takdah Tea Estate
  • Dokan Dara
  • Barbatey Bridge
  • Magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga Mountain

To understand more about Takdah Region Click on Takdah Map

Places to Stay In Takdah:

Takdah Heritage Bungalow

Takdah Heritage Bungalow is a unique and picture perfect property with a history that goes back till 150 years!

It is a wonderful property with a rambling lodge, very much kept up wooden floors and roof, luxuriously based on a profound pine forested slope. The rooms are open, each with a sitting territory and vast washroom and the suite has a chimney that works.

Stroll down 1km to the market in the event that you wish or walk around the way into the forested areas simply behind the cottage, or laze under the umbrella in the garden with the puppies – Time stops here!

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Arial View of Takdah Heritage Bungalow

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British Royal Bungalow – Takdah

Brits used to love Takdah. Many of their buildings and cantonments are still present there and couple of them are still as royal and well maintained as before.

This Royal Bungalow, is one such almost 125 old British Royal Bungalow in Takdah that offers unmatched luxury and comfort .

Great views, great weather, royal heritage bungalow and old world warmth will surely make your visit memorable.

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British Royal Bungalow Outside View

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02 – Murshidabad; Feel like the Nawab’s over this weekend getaway

Murshidabad Short History: 

The name ‘Murshidabad’ originates from the place known as “Muksudabad” which was the capital of Bengal amid Murshid Quli Khan’s rule.

Long before British came to India, the city of Murshidabad was the capital of Bengal. It has an incredible value in the Indian History as in 1757 the British won over Siraj– ud– Daula in the Battle of Plassey. After which the whole country was brought under the British Colonial Rule.

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Murshidabad: Where every nook has a story to tell

Certainly, even after British took over Bengal, Murshidabad stayed the hot bed of politics for a long time.

The town still bears recollections of Nawabs with mosques, tombs, and gardens. Murshidabad is also the hub of cutting edge designs on Ivory, gold and silver weaving.

Murshidabad is also known for its world standard silk productions famously known as Murshidabad Silk.

Nearby Attractions:
  • Nizamat Kila (the Fortress of the Nawabs) otherwise called the Hazaarduari (Palace of a Thousand Doors)
  • The Moti Jhil (Pearl Lake)
  • The Muradbagh Palace
  • Khushbagh Cemetery.

To understand more about Murshidabad Region Click on Murshidabad Map

Places to Stay In Murshidabad:
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Majestic Murshidabad Rajbari

Murshidabad Rajbari

The capital of the last independent rulers – the Nawabs of Bengal, Murshidabad started as a port and then flourished into her glory days.

The Nawabi architecture in the royal palace as well as the house of many wealthy merchants who once nested in this place still show the grandeur of its past, which began to dwindle when the capital was transferred to Kolkata after the victory of British East India Company in 1757.

Murshidabad Rajbari is a remnant of those past glories, as it was the house of Ajodhya Ram Roy and his son Dinobandhu Roy, one of the biggest silk merchant and exporter in that era.

With huge courtyards and gardens, gothic-Indian architecture and arches, “Jhar”-lights and temples, this place will certainly leave with the taste of living the Nawabs life till you stay there.
You may also want to visit this place to relish the bygone Royal era experience.

You can also go for a short trip of nearby royal palaces, forts, mosques or go shopping for the beautiful Murshidabad silk.

 

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03 – Jhargram; Be the kings guest on this weekend getaway

Jhargram Short History: 

Jhargram as a city, was established around 1592 AD by Sarveshwar Singh who alongside his senior sibling were Generals under Raja Man Singh of Amer. They came to overcome Bengal when Emperor Akbar conceded Subehdari of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to Raja Man Singh.

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Jhargram: The land amidst deep forests

Sarveshwar Singh crushed the neighborhood Mal rulers who were ruling over the district known as Junglekhand. As a reward, Raja Man Singh of Amer, allowed mansabdari of the whole area of Junglekhand to his triumphant officers Sarveshwar Singh. He started acting as a outpost to Mughal Emperor Akbar.

He then named his capital Jhargram which implies a village encompassed by profound forests, consequently the leader of Jhargram expected the title “Malla Deb”.

Between 1742-47, the leaders of Jhargram battled three fierce wars against the Maratha intrusion with the aid of the King of Bishnupur and the Nawab of Bengal.

In 1799, the ruler of Jhargram, rebelled against the East India Company alongside king of Bishnupur and others and the revolt was named as Chuar Mutiny.

The kingdom had its golden period amid the rule of Raja Narasingha Malla Deb, he formed Jhargram town into a cutting edge planned township and appointed the new Palace in 1931.

And, guess what? We arrange your stay in that palace itself. 🙂

Nearby Attractions:
  • Kanak Durga Temple
  • Chilkigarh Raj Palace
  • Kendua village tour
  • Medical Plant garden
  • Eco-Tourism Centre & Tribal Museum
  • Jhargram Mini Zoo
  • Jhargram Raj Palace
  • Sabitri Temple

To understand more about Jhargram Region Click on Jhargram Map

Place to Stay In Jhargram:
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View of Jhargram Rajbari

Jhargram Raj Baari

In the midst of Belpahari hills, Subarnarekha, Kangshabati, Jhargram has a rich cultural and historical heritage along with the undiluted form of some of the oldest tribal traditions co-existing with the major communities.

The Royal Heritage Palace Jhargram offers a chance to experience first-hand the glorious royal hospitality. This place is still  the current resident of the Malla Dev Royal Family, the rulers of the land since late Mughal period.

The gothic architecture of the palace, the carefully laid gardens, the local cultural experiences and local temples, sacred groves and a chance to encounter with the wildlife make this an unforgettable experience.

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04 – Dhenkanal Rajbari; A weekend getaway to history and adventure

Dhenkanal Short History: 

Located towards the middle of Odhisha Map, Dhenkanal is small town and surrounded by beautiful wild lives and forests.

The District is situated on NH 55 and on the Cuttack-Sambalpur or Baranga-Sambalpur railway line.

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Elephant crossing roads is a common scene in Dhenkanal

It is commonly believed that the Dhenkanal got its name from a ancient king named ‘DHENKA’ who formerly ruled over in this area. It has a vast area covered with dense forests and a long range of hills.

Dhenkanal is also commonly called as the district of ‘Home of Elephants and tigers of the country’.

Nearby Attractions:

Kapilas : 

The peak of Kapilas hill range enshrines the temple of Lord Shiva

Joranda : 

Famous as the religious headquarters of Mahima Dharma, Joranda houses the samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher and propagator of the Mahima Cult.

Saptasajya: 

A wonderful hill forest range

Dandadhar :

Artificial dam with a large lake

Naganatheswar Temple:

Ancient Shiva temple with rich history

 

Kualo: 

Famous for housing a plethora of temples dedicated to Lord Kanakeswar, Baidyanath, Paschimeswar, Balunkeswar and Kapileswar.

 

To understand more about Dhenkanal Region Click on Dhenkanal Map

Place to Stay In Dhenkanal:

Dhenkanal Rajbari

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The Place inside dense forest

Dhenkanal Rajbari, was an exclusive hunting mansion of an Indian King hailing from Panchkot dynasty of West Bengal. This is  close to the main city Cuttack and just a one and hanf hour drive from Cuttack. Situated near the forest and hills of Dhenkanal range with a scenic backdrop, this Rajbari really carries a long history with itself.

It is a royal palace built way up on Megha hills.  It overlooks vast stretches of forests, scattered with small tribal villages. The view from the palace is incredible. And the place teeming with wild life – birds, elephants, deer, civets, monkeys and wild boars etc.  If you are lucky you might get to see a leopard too.

Old kings decedent Jitendra Singh Deo and daughter in law Navneeta turned their age old home into a holiday destination to share their experience of mysticism of royalty set in the heart of nature. The food that comes from the kitchen is local and comes from the organic farm along the house.

In its totality the places gives a taste of bygone era, both in terms of royal luxury, kingly hospitality and a nature that generally get in our city lives.

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05 – Lava; A weekend getaway to the history of the most expensive tea in the world

Lava Short History: 

Lava is situated at an altitude of 2,350 meters. It is surrounded by virgin pine forests and often hidden in mists and clouds, this town is close to Kalimpong on the old trade route to Bhutan.

It has a beautiful monastery of Bhutanese origin and a Nature Interpretation Centre. Popular with the nature lovers abd bird watchers, it is also the starting point for treks into the Neora Valley National Park, which is the only place in the world where endangered Red Panda can still be spotted.

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Misty beautiful Lava

The weather and geographic position of Lava is ideal for tea production and it helped this region to become the producer of most expensive variety of Darjeeling teas that the word swears by.But among many such tea estate, a special one marked it name as the most expensive tea in the world. The Samabeong tea estate.

And Nomadic Weekends Lets you be the guest of this super special tea estate with a free factory visit to world’s most expensive Tea.

Nearby Attractions:
  • Sherpa view point and Tiffin Dara
  • Nature Interpretation Centre
  • Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery
  • Neora National Park
  • Rishop
  • Kolakham
  • Chhangey fall
  • Gumbadhara

To understand more about Lava Region Click on Lava Map

Place to Stay In Dhenkanal:

Lava Tea Estate

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The Lavish Lava Tea Estate

The Lava Tea Estate, happens to be one of the highest organic tea gardens in the world. The history of this tea estate goes back to 1882 when the Estate was established by the British; it has seen a change of hands many times since.

In the mid-1980s, acquired by a legendary planter this places started to see its hay days. With the support of the local communities, the estate has blossomed into one of most expensive tea producers of the world. The place also became a hot bed of biodiversity where the organic agriculture blossomed.

This tea estate remains as a testimony of luxury tea tourism and lets you peak into the history and secrets of making most expensive tea in the world. Do not miss this place.

 

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06 – Cuttack Jungle Fort; A weekend getaway to historical wilderness 

Short History: 

Not long ago, this country was known as the land of kings, their dynasties and its Tigers. Each one dominating their own territories and ruled them for centuries. Their legendary relationship of appreciation and duals continued until India became independent to form a Republic nation. Things were never to be same again. The kings lost their kingdoms and the Tigers lost their jungles.

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Mesmerizing Cuttack Jungle Fort

That thrilling world and glamour remains one of the most captivating fantasies of the modern world. Most of such legacies have been engulfed by our so called civilization.
Only a very few ancient families and their properties remain to tell stories of that glorious history, its royalty, its heritage and its nostalgia.

Cuttack Jungle Fort is certainly one of there rare ones.

The Place to Stay :

Cuttack Jungle Fort

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Cuttack Jungle Fort; Kings hunting outpost

If you are one of those who would seek for a Royal experience that goes just beyond luxury and to the realm of real thrill of being kings guest in a hunting outpost, then this is the perfect place for you.  At the first look, you may pass it off as one of those offbeat resorts which are scattered all over the Indian landscape.

Stop your search and take a closer look, go deep because you will be really surprised by this one. This sublime heritage homestay will take you to new level of that experience you were hungry for in every way, be it their family heritage, culture, food, rural lifestyle, wildlife, nature walks, tribal life, village haats, birdlife, Angling and much more.
Tucked away in a very remote corner, very close to the Cuttack, is this property is just a hours drive from Cuttack city.

The kings son, the price will be there to greet you with his family. Can you really miss it?

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To book any of the 6 awesome places discussed above or to know in greater details Call 9163428385 | 9007224814  or mail at info@nomadicweekends.com

If you are looking for weekend destinations not so far and for one night short trips, here is a list of 25 Weekend Destinations Near Kolkata that is great for one night short trips.

 

5 Properties You Must Choose for Best Kanchenjunga View

5 Properties You Must Choose for Best Kanchenjunga View

Its a dream holiday to stay in the places where the view of Kanchenjunga is the best. Here we list 5 such places and properties which is absolutely a must visit for travelers who fascinates staying somewhere from where they get a sublime view of Kanchenjunga. There is no doubt the these places are one of best to select if you are looking for holiday with Kanchanjangha being a backdrop of all your memories.

Best places for Kanchenjunga View:

There is no doubt the third highest mountain of the World, Kanchenjunga is the subject of many myths, adventure stories, and religious fervor. Laying in the Nepal and India (Sikkim) border, with her snow-covered peaks that glisten in the rays of the rising sun, the majestic mountain attracts a huge crowd of tourists every year to places like North Bengal and Sikkim, to catch a glimpse of the beauty.

The five treasures of the high snow” as the local name refers to this mountain, is not explored much by trekkers, but the religious sentiment for this place in the Lepcha people and the Tibetan Buddhist cultural tradition, along with the presence in literature and movies is the reason people come running to places surrounding the mountain to feast their eyes and souls. Here goes a list of a few places from where the quest can be fulfilled with satisfaction:

Charkhol, 180 degrees Kanchenjunga View

A small village Charkhol in Darjeeling district, Charkhol, a small village at the height of 5000 feet is a perfectly isolated romantic destination in North Bengal. Charkhol Kanchen Resort, located at the top of a hillock, offers a 180-degree unobstructed view towards the Kanchenjunga and other mountain peaks.

With good food, warm hospitality, and great natural ambiance, it is a perfect place to take a break from the busy world and gaze into the glorious mountain itself.

Delo, The mystic Kanchanjangha View

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By the famous Delo Park, Yuru Retreat Delo pampers you with modern amenities, tasty meals, and a great view of Kanchenjunga through the big glass windows or sitting in the balcony. If you are a thrill seeker in the heart, you may partake horse riding or indulge yourself in a Paragliding experience from Delo itself, which is an experience of the lifetime with the amazing view of the valley from the sky.

Darjeeling, Kanchenjunga and The great Darjeeling Weather

A classic and well-loved hill destination and popular in a number of movies and books, Darjeeling, “The queen of the hills” attract tourists from all over the world every year. Darjeeling Retreat, a 3-star property located in a strategic location boasts of the Kanchenjunga view from every room in it. Tourists may relax with a cup of tea in their hand, go for a walk in the nearby Mall, and take a trip to the nearby Tiger Hill in the early morning to watch a magnificent sunrise, or ride in the UNESCO world heritage site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

HEE Sikkim The unknown Wonder

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In a secluded location in West Sikkim, Hee mountain resort enchants the travelers with its location, birdsong from the surrounding forests, hanging bridges and the sight of Mighty Kanchenjunga from very close proximity. The nearby trails towards Phagudara and Martam village and the trekking options towards Varsey can offer a memory of the life in this place.

Temi Sikkim the Only Tea Estate in Sikkim

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In the heart of Sikkim, Temi Tea resort is situated in a gem of a location which offers an epic snow-capped Kanchenjunga view along with a golden sunrise over the pride of the region, lush green tea garden which spreads and touches the horizon. Taken out of a picture postcard, Teesta River welcomes the visitors in the path. The picturesque property with large rooms along with all modern facilities is a great place to hang back with a cup of hot tea in hand and soak in nature in all her majestic beauty.

 

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