15 Haunted Places in Kolkata For Thrill Seekers

15 Haunted Places in Kolkata For Thrill Seekers

In the following article, we are going to discuss the eeriest tales, some scary mysteries, and ghostly folklore about the most haunted places of Kolkata.

There are many beautiful tourist places to visit in this city. But some places are famous for age-old haunted stories, attached to them, which still raises questions in people’s minds today. The stories which I am going to tell you today in the following blog will surely be going to give you goosebumps and chill your spine to hell.

We have no way to authenticate these spooky happenings in the city. But if you are truly brave enough to experience the reality of this spooky folklore then Kolkata welcomes you with its open arm.

 

Haunted Places in Kolkata; Which Are Been Documented About

Though Kolkata is named as the City of Joy and known for Howrah bridge. This city was recognized as the capital of the British era. History is intertwined within the old city and hence, there is no dearth of places that got infamous names of being haunted.

Here are few such haunted places in Kolkata that are widely documented on the internet and other media forms. One can find those documentations all over the internet with a little bit help from Google

 

# 1 National Library

This is one of the best haunted places in Kolkata. Kolkata was the capital of British India, once upon a time. In this period, it was used as the house of the then British Governor-General.

Lots of eerie stories are there about the ghost appearance of Lady Metcalfe, the Governor’s wife. She was a freak about the cleanliness of everything.

 

 

Why Haunted?

Students and staff, studying till late night, say scary stories of her fade shadow in the wall and the sound of her footsteps. It’s a nightmare too for the students who come here for preparing their study materials and spend a long time till late in the evening.

In 2010 at the time of restoration of the building ASI has found a doorless secret room on the ground floor of this house. People believe that this is nothing but the former secret chamber of the British period.

So come here to explore the truth of these spooky stories by yourself, of course with a brave heart.

 

# 2 The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

Royal Calcutta Turf Club or better known as Racecourse has some spooky folklores about the ghost appearance of a snow-white horse in the foggy moonlit night. It’s scaring to experience this scary vision in the late evening of moonlit Saturday night, which will chill your blood to hell.

Once George Williams, a complete race freak, used to live at this place. He was passionate about winning the bet with his most beloved snow-white horse named Pride. Pride was the champion of all tracks. With time she grew old and one day she lost one darby. The next day people found her dead on the race track itself.

 

royal calcutta turf club

 

Why Haunted?

According to the staff and passers-by, the spooky shadow of this bereaved soul still runs through the tracks on the moonlit Saturday night. The perfect color contrast of the night makes the most horrific scene, scaring the hell out of the witnesses. Staffs recognize the strange foggy patches in the night as “William Saheb ki Sada Ghora”.

It is certainly a haunted place in Kolkata that you should avoid. If you are much curious about the bone-chilling scene, you can spend some time here exploring the truth.

 

# 3 Bhoot Bangla or Hastings house

This place is currently used as the Women’s College of Calcutta University. Students of this college claim that they have sighted a man riding a horse to visit the place.

This place has a lot more scary stories to share. If you are not a faint-hearted one you can visit the place to quench your thirst for adventure.

Why Haunted?

Rumour in this place is like that, people have heard the footsteps of a person, supposedly Warren Hastings. Local people believe that he comes to the place in search of his folder, containing some old papers. As he was impeached in London, people believe that those old papers in that file could save him there.

 

Hastings' House

 

There is another blood-chilling story about this place. Locals say that a few years ago a young boy injured badly and eventually lost his life in the ground while he was playing football. So rumor says that his spirit also haunts this place.

It is a strange coincidence here that the students suffer from terrible injuries when they play football on that ground. So, you should take care of not having a football with you when you are planning to visit this scaring ‘Bhoot Bangla’.

You should avoid this place for adventure only purposes. In spite of that if you’re curious enough then you should come here with of course a brave heart.

 

# 4 Lower Circular Road Cemetery

This is a spooky, blood-chilling haunted place in Kolkata. The name ‘cemetery’ is enough to give you goosebumps at night. In spite of that, if it has a scary story behind, then it will surely not be funny enough to have an adventure their. Lower Circular Road Cemetery is such a haunted place that witnessed a lot of paranormal activities.

 

Lower circular road cemetery

 

Why Haunted?

Folklore says the story of a Civil Servant in the British Era, Sir William Hay MacNaghten. He was killed brutally during the First Anglo-Afghan War. When his wife went to Afghanistan to get his body, she found the body ripped apart and she assembled the leftover parts of his body. After returning to Kolkata she buried it in the Lower Circular Road Cemetery.

Local people say the scary story of a shivering tree above the grave if someone narrates this brutal history near his grave.

 

# 5 Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station

This metro station in South Kolkata is one of the busiest metro stations in Kolkata. This is quite unlikely to be a haunted place in Kolkata. It got infamous as a haunted place mostly because of the scary late-night tales.

Why Haunted?

People noticed the shadows on the platform pillars and peculiar hues passing the tracks. These stories and views are very common here. Last metro compartments from this platform also witness a lot of spooky movements here.

Rabindra sarobar metro station

 

People believe that the wandering souls of the dead people who committed suicide here can be seen at late hours in the night. Also, Incidentally, this station remained the sight for many suicidal cases of the Kolkata Metro railway.

So why not you spend some time here and explore the reality of these spooky stories and happenings. Before that, you should make sure that you are not at all a faint-hearted one.

 

# 6 Kolkata Dock

Kolkata Dock or Khidirpore Dock is an age-old dock of Kolkata and locals believe that it’s a haunted place of the City of Joy.

Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh, who was a trader in the time of East India Company, established this Dock.

Kolkata dock is a very scary place amongst the local people and staff. According to history Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was betrayed and dumped by the British in the trading time with East India Company.

 

kolkata dock

 

Why Haunted?

Traders and sailors have reportedly noticed a roaming shadow in this dock area. Staffs believe that patchy shadow is of the bereaved soul of the Nawab. He is desperately looking for the Britishers who ditched him. Also, they add that the Nawab wants to take revenge for his betrayal to the British people.

Sadly as British rule is over now there is no British available to peace out his desperate soul. Only dock staffs are there to be the victims of this spooky occurrences and eventually has to chill their blood!

 

# 7Ghats of The Ganges

People of Kolkata worship the Mighty river Ganges as the divine one. But it has, of course, witnessed a lot of spooky happenings in her lap.

There is a ghat under the Howrah Bridge, near the Mullick Ghat flower market, which has a lot of eerie stories of paranormal activities. This is one of the most haunted ghats of Kolkata riverbank area and people dare to spend much time here.

The morning walkers, wrestlers, and other passers-by people, who come and practice at this place on a daily basis, claim to see the flailing hands in the river.

 

 

Why Haunted?

It’s so frightening that they can’t say it surely, whether those hands are of alive human beings or of some spirits. These people believe that the souls of the people who lost their lives either by committing suicide or drowned in the river, maybe playing tricks with them.

Some people say that they have seen a lady in white saree, sobbing and calling their name in a nasal tone. This incident was scary enough to traumatize them. These people recall the situation when they thought they won’t be alive.

Here the situation is like if you try to save the apparitions, you might end up losing your own life in the lap of Ganges.

These spooky, blood-chilling events and folklores made the place scary enough to explore. Though if you want to know the truth, you can visit the place with a strong and brave heart.

 

# 8 Nimtala Burning Ghat

This ghat is one of the oldest burning ghats in Kolkata, used by Hindus to burn the corpses after death. This became a scary place mostly due to the uncanny appearance of a lot of Aghoris.

As people misunderstand Aghori activities and get frightened very easily so this place became a haunted one. Mainly at the Kali Puja night, Aghoris perform their skeptic rites and rituals to awaken and invoke their reigning Devi, named Shamshaan Kali.

 

 

Why Haunted?

According to the locals believe, the name should not be said out loud. Aghori is the strangest category of priests who feed on the leftover flesh of the burnt bodies.

They are so different from the social people, that people sometimes feel unhealthy to even stay around them. These people use those rituals to invoke and generate the occult powers in themselves.

 

# 9 Writer’s Building At BBD Bag

The current Secretariat of West Bengal, the Writer’s Building is one of the scariest places in Kolkata.

Writer’s Building was used as the office of clerks and junior staff in the period of the British raj. Lots of huge halls are kept vacant here which makes the place scarier. People generally refuse to work here late in the evening. The lift sometimes run by itself here in the night.

 

 

Why Haunted?

Nightguard and the owners of food centers besides the building reported about the scary cry of persons inside the man less building at night. Also late in the night a roaring voice of someone can be heard from the closed doors of this haunted building.

You can explore the reality of this place by having some interviews with the local people and staff. Please don’t dare to stay there at night to explore the truth.

 

# 10 House Of Dolls

House of dolls or Putul bari, is a century-old house. Though some people stay here on the ground floor, the upper stairs are kept vacant and locked for its scary happenings in the night time.

 

 

Why Haunted?

In the ancient time and British era, this house witnessed a lot of violence and torture on the innocent girls who were abducted, raped and killed by the cruel ‘Babus and landlords of Bengal. It is believed that those bereaved souls roam here and there in this house for justice.

Folklore says about the spooky, bone-chilling stories of a crying woman on the second floor of the building. Footsteps and sound of ornaments and bangles of unseen people also make the place the scariest one.

 

# 11 Wipro Office Salt Lake Sector 5

This is again one of the very unlikely haunted places in Kolkata.

Newly-built haunted house in the city of joy is the Wipro Office, in Salt Lake. Young people rather than the older ones narrate the scary stories of this haunted building. Though now salt lake became the IT hub, once it was a part of the wetlands of Kolkata.

According to the rumors, this office has been built over a graveyard. The workers and residents of this place claim about witnessing a lot of spooky visions in the darkest hours during the night.

 

 

Why Haunted?

The third floor of tower 3 remains locked almost all the time. No one is allowed to roam over there in the corridor unnecessarily.

Night shift workers complained about hearing and seeing scary happenings and things at night when they step outside or use the lift. These spooky things made this great IT office building a haunted one in the city.

 

# 12 South Park Street Cemetery

Some spooky events have taken place at this place, which made the place a haunted one like the lower circular road cemetery.

Why Haunted?

Rumors say that a group of young friends visited this place with a great enthusiast. They also have done some photography there. Though they were healthy enough before reaching the place, all of them suddenly fell I’ll. Also one of them got an asthma attack too, which make them feel frightened about this cemetery.

 

 

This place is the oldest one among all the burial grounds in Kolkata, built-in 1767.

Being spookiest one among all other cemeteries in Kolkata, people report a lot of Paranormal activities in this place. Those include shadows moving, cameras dysfunction or capturing eerie images and health deteriorating, etc. Local people staying nearby, they feel something unearthly about this place. They keep their windows shut all the time.

 

Some Undocumented Haunted Places in Kolkata

The city of joy, Kolkata hides a lot of dark secrets and mysteries in its every wall, streets, and corridors. Not only the above places but there are a lot more haunted places in Kolkata that are not so widely documented about.  The names include the big building of the

13. General Post Office (GPO)

14. The National Museum,

15. Clive House

and many other ancient houses and buildings established mainly in the British era.

Local people and passers-by have reported a lot of paranormal activities in these old historical buildings. We don’t have any investigated proofs of the truth behind these stories.

Better we can suggest you explore these places personally and reveal the truth yourself if you are interested and off course, not a faint-hearted one. To know more about the stories of these undocumented haunted places in Kolkata you got to talk to the nearby shop keepers. Preferably those street-side shops, where the shopkeepers sleep at that place only at night.

 

Do not forget to check our blog on Tourist places in Kolkata with a difference

Shantiniketan, The Abode of Peace; Complete Tour Guide

Shantiniketan, The Abode of Peace; Complete Tour Guide

A quaint town near Bolpur, around 212 km from Kolkata, is popularly known as Shantiniketan. The assets of this place are Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, Visva Bharati University. Bhubandanga was the earlier name of this place, which comes from the name of popular dacoit named Bhuban. The literal meaning of Shantiniketan is the abode of peace.

In this article, we will talk about various aspects of the place that make it so charming and evergreen for the tourists. We must start with…

Visva Bharati University

Debendranath Tagore, the father of the Nobel laureate. He laid the foundation stone of the ashram or school. After that took the shape of Visva Bharati University.

The name Visva Bharati was not always the same. This educational institution was once started as an ashram. The model of it was more like the ancient Gurukul system.

 

Then the ashram was known as the Brahmacharya Ashram. After receiving the Nobel prize, the ashram was converted into a university. this place is renamed as Visva Bharati.

The site is a notable heritage ground for literature enthusiasts and artists. Because one can find splendid sculptures, murals, and paintings of Rabindra Nath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Ramkinkar, Binodbihari Mukherjee in the entire campus. Kala Bhavana offers courses in Painting, Mural, sculptures, graphic art, etc.

 

The festive glory of Shantiniketan is noticeable. The festivals celebrated here like Poush Mela in December. Joydev Mela held in January. Above all,  Basanta Utsav is mostly famous.

Visva Bharati was formed to impart students with the conventional style of teaching with creative techniques. This place is a cultural hot spot for all art-loving people. So, music, language, art, and various dance forms are taught.

In this regard, special mention should go to Cheena Bhavana, Hindi Bhavana, Kala Bhavana, Sangit Bhavana, Bhasa Bhavana, Nippon Bhavana, Bangladesh Bhavana- the different fields of an institution. The school-level structures are known as Patha Bhavana and Siksha Satra.

Sangeet Bhavana offers courses in Rabindra sangeet, Hindustani classical, Vocal, Tabla, and various Dance forms. Bhasa Bhavana offers courses in Persian, Tibetan, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Odia, Santhali, etc.

15 Key Tourist Attractions in Shantiniketan

This place has been a major tourist attraction for years now mainly due to the myriad options that it has to offer to the tourists. From festivals to historical places, from culture to shopping this place has developed everything that a tourist might look for in his or her trip. Let us start with the key festivals

Festivals in Shantiniketan that Pulls Tourists

# 1 Rabindra Jayanti

Rabindra Jayanti that is on 25th Baisakh is also a part of a huge celebration on this campus. Since Tagore was a nature lover person. Varshamangal is another festival observed during the rainy season in the months of August and September.

You can visit several places from Shantiniketan like Nalhati, Nanoor, Surul, Tarapith, Labhpur, Bakreshwar, and Durgapur, etc. Relish the flavor of special kind of Morabba found here.

# 2 Basant Utsav:

The celebration of spring or the Basant Utsav is one of the biggest cultural events here.

Held in the month of March. Teachers and students both participate very enthusiastically at this festival. Colors. dance, music and other cultural acts are the main parts of the festival.

# 3 Poush Mela:

Poush Mela is another massive celebration in Shantiniketan happening in winters.

For instance, folk dance, music, food, and culture are an integral part of this festival. Also one can buy local paintings, earthenware and handicraft items from the gathering of local artists in the fair.

# 4 Ashram

Tagore’s ashram can be visited here as well. This place has reserved the literary works, awards, daily items once used by him.

This museum takes INR 40 as an entry fee.

# 5 Amar Kutir

If you are a fan of handicraft items, then Amar Kutir showcases a number of handmade items, clothes, etc.

This place is situated in the vicinity of the university campus.

# 6 Rabindra Bhavan Museum

 

Rabindra Bhavan Museum is another museum. Here conserving the Nobel laureate’s letters, documents, certificates, and photographs.

# 7 Chattimtala

Chattimtala is another fascinating spot on the university campus.

 

This place holds spiritual significance. Became popular since Maharshi Debendranath Tagore started meditating here. The great scholar of the Tagore family found salvation at this spot.

# 8 Upasana Griha

One of the integral parts of this Visva Bharati University is the prayer hall or Upasana Griha. The medium of worship of God is here Music.

The hall is an architectural visualization, made from Belgian glass. Alternatively known as Kanch mandir.

# 9 Deer Park

Deer Park is the forest area near the campus, about 3 km far away and it is famously called Ballavpur forest.

The forest sees the occupancy of naturally bred deer.

# 10 Kankalitala

Kankalitala is a rural landscape located about 7 km from Shantiniketan.

It is also known as the temple town. Here you can relish the village paths, houses, and greenery and also communicate with the locals.

# 11 China Bhavan

Shantiniketan is culturally rich. So you can see separate wings for different subject fields.

One such is China Bhavan. It specializes in studying Chinese culture, traditions and also language.

# 12 Sangeet Bhavan

Another popular academic block is the Sangeet Bhavan.

It nestles great artists under one roof. Students are engaged the whole day either in singing or dancing.

# 13 Labhpur

Labhpur is another serene location near to Bolpur city.

the river Kanuri river flows through making it a desirable spot for spending quality time.

# 14 Srijani Shilpagram

Srijani Shilpagram is the perfect spot for artists, photographers, and artisans.

This area covered with various art galleries, exhibitions, and cultural programs. It also consists of huts that resemble that of the tribal. Which are representing various tribes of India.

# 15 Shanibarer Haat

You can have the pleasure of visiting the famous Saturday Market. As well as it is known as Shanibarer Haat. Which continues for three hours from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.

A lot of handicraft items get displayed here. You will love to purchase your preferred things. The best part of here is the arrangement of Baul programs, which pacify the soul.

 

How to Reach Shantiniketan

You can reach here in all probable transport options including Air, Rail and by Road.

By Air:

Nearest Airport is Durgapur Airport, but not many flights are available. In such a case, it is convenient to go through Kolkata airport or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

The distance from Kolkata to this place is approx 169 km. Due to the availability of plenty of cabs; the journey is hectic free. Otherwise, local trains are also present from Sealdah and Howrah stations.

By trains:

Bolpur is the nearest railhead of Shantiniketan. It takes two to three hours to reach Bolpur.

Some popular trains are Gana Devta Express, Shantiniketan Express, Sahid Rampurhat Express, Saraighat Express, Visva Bharati fast passenger, Jamalpur expresses, Darbhanga passenger train and Malda Intercity-Express from Howrah station.

Kanchenjunga Express from Sealdah station.

By bus:

The town is well connected by buses as well. Kolkata-Asansol bus or Kolkata-Suri bus are the best options.

If you are on Asansol bound bus, then Panagarh should be your stoppage. If it is a Suri bound bus then Ilambazar should be the stoppage. After that, from both the places you have to avail of buses for Shantiniketan.

By car:

Distanced at 212 km, this place is well connected to Kolkata via roads and a 4-lane freeway makes the job easier. From Kolkata, one has to take the Durgapur expressway of NH 19 to reach Dankuni via Saktigarh, Bradhaman, and Panagarh.

After the highway crosses the Ajay river, take the road to the right of Ilambazar and move towards Bolpur. At the Surul point or the Shantiniketan and Sriniketan junction, take the road to left. Apart from this one can also avail NH 2B route.

Best Places to Stay in Shantiniketan

 

#1 Bolpur Eco Hut :

A rural place is an impact on all modern facilities, fresh farms, and cottages. The special feature of this place is Baul music. There are only 2 cottages, making it not chaotic like the other commercial stays.

 

The costing includes INR 1950+ 5 % GST per day per head including all the meals.

the age limit of little ones between 1-5 years is complimentary, 6-9 years will be charged half price and 10 years onward will be charged fully.

Check-in – 12:00 p.m

Check out – 11:00 a.m.

 

#2 Shantiniketan Luxury Resort :

The property is situated near Prantik railway station. It is the best option if you want your holiday to be spent in luxury.

Comfort in the decorated garden or swimming pool and relish the authentic Bengali cuisines. There are above 50 deluxe rooms and suites, having the capacity to fit almost 100 adults.

 

The property is away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is a perfect spot for stargazing.

The surrounding forests and nearby water bodies are the perfect spots for bird watching. Therefore, nature enthusiasts will enjoy to see it. One can spot purple swamp, basket robins and kingfishers, etc.

There is an arrangement for Baul song and folk dances as well.

The costing includes INR 2450+ 5% GST per person per day including breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Kids between 1-5 years are complimentary, 6-9 years will be charged half price and 10 years onward will be charged fully.

Check-in: 11:00 am

Check out: 10:00 am

 

#3 Banavilla Farmhouse :

This lovely Eco resort in Bolpur is 180 km from Kolkata. Visitor comes here to seek solitude, peace and share tranquil moments with family and friends.

The accommodation is beautiful, big, spacious and consists of clean rooms.

 

The sophisticated interiors and use of natural cane furniture signify Bengal’s handcrafts beautifully. There are 11 rooms and it can be consist of 25 adults.

Check-in: 12:00 pm

Check out: 11:00 am

To reach here follow the following steps-

27 direct trains from Kolkata to Bolpur are available and it takes 1 hour 48 min.

No direct bus is there; one can take a Royal cruiser from Kolkata to Panagarh and then take a taxi to Bolpur.

By car, it takes 4 hours to reach the property. Fantastic roads, smooth drive, and beautiful greenery will welcome you.

The pocket pinch for the rooms is INR 4000 per day per room plus GST.

Child under 6 years stays free of cost. Above 6 years INR 800 per night for an extra bed.

 

#4 Shantiniketan Maati Baari:

Living in a rustic environment with a touch of modern amenities. This place can soothe your soul.

 

Check-in: 12:00 pm

Check out: 11:00 am

cost:

The cost is INR 3500 plus 5 % GST per room including breakfast for a couple.

Little visitors between 1-5 years are complimentary, 6-9 years will be charged half price and 10 years onwards will be charged fully.

 

#5 Shwet Mahal :

In the middle of the red soil stands a grandeur white palace.  you will find the perfect feeling of royalty here.

 

This property is located in boner pukur. Four suites are available in this property, which is named as the poet’s recluse, the painter’s retreat, the king’s chambers, and the Bahaar hall.

Check in: 1:00 p.m

Check out: 12:00p.m

Cost:

Deluxe room – INR 7000 + 5% GST

Semi deluxe room – INR 6500 + 5% GST

Super deluxe room- INR 9000 + 5% GST

Driver accommodation is INR 500 per head.

 

#6 Debanandapur village resort :

Rural simplicity, fresh organic awesome foods, fresh air with all urban comforts are ready to welcome you to this property nestled amidst nature.

 

The pocket pinch for the stay is INR 3500 + 5 % GST including breakfast for a couple.

Extra-person charges INR 500 per head.

The age limit of kids between 1-5 years will be complementary, 6-9 years will be charged half price and 10 years onward will be charged fully.

 

Best Time to Visit Shantiniketan

The ethnicity of this place can be best in its attribute during mid-august-march. It is better to avoid this place in peak summers, because of the scorching sun.

This place is the ideal spot for different festivals starting from Poush Mela in winters. Dol Utsav in the spring.

These two time periods are apt to visit there. People are willing to see the crowd in a festive mood. They can enjoy the local fair, where artisans display the handicraft items.

Surely you won’t be tired of shopping after heavy bargaining. Most importantly visitors of these periods are advised to pre-book the hotels 1-2 months earlier to avoid unnecessary rush. Winters is no doubt one of the best time to visit this place for a trip.

It is also suggested to avoid the rainy season and summer. Because of the muddy slippery roads and the roughness of hot sun. If you want to feel nature from indoors. Then there is no reason to stop yourself to be the witness of the magical transformation of the greenery.

 

Concluding Thoughts

As you can see the place has lots to offer to the tourists that are looking to explore new places as well as to tourists who want to spend a few days in quiet and unwind. The unique bond between nature and culture is what woos tourists for decades now.

If you are reading this blog and are yet to visit the places, we believe you must have this as your next tour plan. Only when you go, you will know how well the name ‘Shantiniketan’ resonates with the meaning of the name. That is the abode of peace.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 13 Un Tourist Places In Kolkata For The Discerning Tourist

Top 13 Un Tourist Places In Kolkata For The Discerning Tourist

Kolkata, the capital city of the state of West Bengal, warrants no special introduction to tourists from across the globe. As a destination, there are a lot of tourist places in Kolkata that are especially talked about, famous and obviously commercialized.

In this piece, we decided not to chew the same gum and talk about great tourist places in Kolkata that are less talked about. For any tourist who wants to know and understand Kolkata at depth, these are a must in the bucket list.

Understanding The Common Tourist Places in Kolkata

The city has its own fair share of history and heritage. At the same time, the city has developed a lot like a modern-day metropolis. Architectural marvels, art galleries, and a very special, very warm cultural ambiance welcome you in the city.

If you plan to go on a shopping spree, you have more than enough options here. There are the lavish outlets and malls in South City, City Center, Forum or Quest area. For the budget options, the street markets in Gariahat or Hatibagan give you ample opportunities.

kolkata

 

When you walk the roads in Kolkata, the hidden gems by the road can surprise you. From old buildings with ornate gate to theme parks- Kolkata offers a plethora of tourist spots.

West Bengal claims herself as “The Sweetest Part of India”. As a result, the sweetmeat shops spread across the capital will tempt you to come and relish the items. The festivals of the city have their own appeal too. Irrespective of religion, all the citizens take part and have a great time across the year. The nicknames- “The city of palaces” and “The city of Joy” describes the beauty and the spirit of the city perfectly.

The issue of too common, too seen, too hackneyed!

However, typical to the really famous travel destinations in the world, there comes a slight problem. When you come to Kolkata or search for tourist places in Kolkata, there are certain destinations that pop up.

The places like Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge or Maidan are quite symbolic with Kolkata and its visual representation in movies or tv shows set in the city backdrop. All of these destinations are quite well-known and tourist magnets.

While these points make up a vibrant side of the city, Kolkata is far more beyond the popular destinations. The city is the third-most populous metropolitan area in India, and the soul of the city lies with its residents.

If you wish to look into the heart of the city, you will need to go beyond the common points from tourist handbooks. A city of religious and cultural harmony, Kolkata can amaze you in every turn and twist of the road.

 

The Un Tourist Places in Kolkata, Holds the Key to Know the Real City of Joy

The city thrives not in the common destinations but in the untouched, un tourist places in Kolkata. Make no mistake, these parts are well-known to the inhabitants of the city. They flock here for years, even for generations in some places. When you want to feel the real vibe of the city, you will need to go to these places.

 

See for yourself how the city laughs and lives with the native flock full of joy and vitality.

If you love to know cities by its nerve, if you love to travel like locals, if you love to click pics of less clicked these are the places for you. So, if you have some time in the city and obviously the serious intent to know the city do not miss to visit these so-called un tourist places in Kolkata.

These are the places, where history unfolds, these are places where Kolkata lives and breathes. In short, these are places that make Kolkata what you know it for.

Here is our list of some un-tourist places which will make your Kolkata memory unforgettable.

# 1 khalasitola; The Heady cocktail 

A small watering hole that withstood the test of time, Khalasitola is a part of Kolkata and its heritage. It is associated with a long history of intellectuals, artists and literary legends of Bengal, even the world. The place dates back to the early nineteenth century.

At that time, the “Khalasi” or dockyard workers used to frequently visit the bar. In 1918, it was re-initiated by an engineer, Mohito Saha. The place is still run by his family, keeping true to the tradition. The popular poison here was country liquor, and the place still serves them.

Why is this Place Famous?

Artists and legends like Ritwik Ghatak, Sunil Ganguly, Kamal Majumdar, and other Bengali artists used to hang in this place often. During the sixties, there was a rise in the Hungryalists movement in literature. The poets arranged reading sessions and distributed bulletin here.

Khalasitola has a history and legacy, which transcends the brand of a wine shop. When you reach the place, the unique ambiance will strike you.

After your eye gets adjusted with the squeaking chair and caged counters, you can see the efficiency and discipline of the place. Queues at the counters, neat and distinct service of food items to try, management and removal of chaos-makers, the place offers it all with a touch of legacy.

The place is at an old and central part of Kolkata, by the Maidan. The exact location is the intersection of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai-S.N. Bannerjee Road opposite the Lotus cinema bus stop. Take a bus or tram from the Esplanade area through the Maidan, and walk the rest of the way.

#2 Territy Bazar; Mini China in Kolkata 

The city welcomes and hosts people from all across the world. Irrespective of country of origin and language, they have settled here and were integrated into urban life. Still, they retained their own culture without any trouble. Territy Bazar is a prime example of that inclusivity.

Why Special?

Kolkata’s very own little “China Town” is a hidden gem in terms of cultural assimilation and a heaven for those who crave oriental breakfast. The Chinese had settled here from the late eighteenth century.

Since then, they have played a significant role in  Kolkata’s culinary journey. When you walk in the area for the first time, you have to walk through a busy market area, just like other parts of Kolkata. Then the slow transformation begins, with a change in building styles and the assortment of breakfast options.

The place runs 7 days a week, from 6:00 a.m to 7:30 a.m. But on Sundays, you will find more food varieties and more stock.

Through the bustle of the market, walk in here and find the Chinese people ready with their breakfast choices of fishball, soup, momo and Maggi. Here, you can find soups with both pork and fish, with sauce and other condiments.

The peeping hot preparations do not burn a hole in your pocket also. To reach the place, walk towards Poddar court from the central metro station.

On your left, you will find a small mosque. The wide lane by it organizes this magnificent breakfast fest.

This is surely one of the must-visit tourist places in Kolkata for the discerning traveler.

# 3 Chor Bazaar

If you wake up with a small tug in your belly to trade lightly on the other side of the law, or yearn for some value-for-money shopping, Chor Bazaar can be a unique experience. It can also pull you in with an array of antiques and other rare/unique commodities.

Why Special?

As the name suggests, the place primarily started as a market for stolen goods.

Since the old days, it has expanded and you can now find A to Z items here, at a throwaway price. Here lies the catch though, some of the items can really be stolen, where some are second-hand.

Unless you are really aware, you can end up with duplicate or defective items. Still, shopping at chor bazaar could be quite an enthralling experience. The Chandni market region in Kolkata is the most famous Chor Bazaar in Kolkata, which has flourished like a paradise of electrical and electronic gadgets.

What you get here?

The maze of lanes are lined with shops, and they offer various electronic goods and gadgets, from headphones to the latest smartphones.

For a first-timer, it can be quite mind-boggling with the calling from the shops, the price, and the items spread without much care.

You will find CCTV cameras, phones, phone covers, speakers, the latest LED TVs, all being sold in shops on pavements, or in big malls at a price that competes with the largest e-commerce platforms.

Another attraction here is the junkyard sale section, which is the ultimate example of recycling. Here the discarded electronics are dismantled, and the extracted parts are sold at a throwaway price.

If you wish to revive some ancient model of TV or PC you are attached with, and can not find the parts anywhere, come here before giving up hope. If you are lucky, when you are roaming the streets, you can stumble upon a jail-broken iPhone set at one-tenth of the price.

However, do not blame us if you find it to be an android running on Apple hardware.

Also, barring the big shops and malls, forget about anything called a warranty in here for the cheap goods. To reach the place, take any bus that goes to Chandni region, or take a metro to Chandni. You will have to walk the rest of the way for the shopping experience.

# 4 Dacres Lane; The  ‘Delicious’ Walk

The ultimate and oldest food street of Kolkata, Dacres Lane or James Hickey Sarani serves history with its excellent food. The tale of the lane goes back to the colonial days. The dishes in the old food joints, like the unique chicken stew and loaves, still keep to that trend and quality without changing a bit.

What is Special Here?

Take a walk through the lane to see shops overflowing with office-going loyal customers. The small shops offer a quick service of fresh tasty food with a smile. The lane is located in the heart of the city and office-para of BBD Bagh region. As a result, the dainty tables are never empty and no food is wasted.

Bengali, Chinese, Tandoor, Toast, Khichdi-papad or Lassi- you can find all types of food and cuisine here throughout the day. The legendary shops like Chitto Babur Dokan, Apanjan, Hindu Hotel etc stay full to the brim during the lunch hours.

When the lights start to dim in the evening hours, the lights are lit in the local classic bars, for another set of frequent customers.

The famous chef Gordon Ramsey was wonderstruck when he visited the place for an episode of ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’. The place is exactly at the Esplanade more near the KC Das crossing, opposite Tipu Sultan Mosque.

From the KC DAS shop, walk towards Babughat. Take a right turn after a few meters, as your nose will guide you to this heaven for foodies.

# 5 Maidan Tent

Maidan, Or “Garer Math” which actually means a large open field, is a vast urban outdoor park in Kolkata, and its largest too. From Raj Bhawan in the north to the National Library in the south, this stretch of greenery acts as the lungs of the city.

Why Special?

The Maidan is a popular area for outdoor sports like Hockey, horse race,  football, and cricket. International stadium like the Eden Gardens, various football club tents, Victoria Memorials, Kolkata racecourse, and Royal Kolkata Golf club, there are numerous landmarks spread across here.

Brett Cole Photography

 

The whole maidan area is under the direct control of the Indian Army. It has strategic importance too with the mighty Fort Williams. With the various clubs and sports associations, the need is there for delicious and healthy food.

The century-old club canteens serve the need perfectly, and the common people can try those out too. If you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of the local sports stars too, after their practice session.

The Calcutta Referee Association Club Canteen’s vegetable stew with soya chunks, carrots, papayas, onions and a piece of potato is to die for. In Central Excise Tent, the delicious, tender mutton stew small mutton pieces can offer you the ultimate foodgasm at a pocket pinch. Deepak Ghosh’s Stall is famous for the vegetable stew to the officegoers and maidan people.

If you visit Maidan on a cold winter morning, the breakfast in the Maidan tents is a must.

# 6 Sonagachi; Largest and Oldest Red Light Area in India 

For the adult explorer, the Kolkata visit is incomplete without a glimpse of Sonagachi. The place is Kolkata’s biggest and one of the largest red-light areas of India. Sonagachi is located in North Kolkata near the intersection of Chittaranjan Avenue and Shobhabazar with Beadon Street.

To reach the place, Sovabazar Metro is the easiest option.

Why So Special?

The history of this place goes back to the colonial days. It was started by the British East India Company, to fulfill the needs of British soldiers who left their partners back home. The company used to bring local women, widows and sex workers from across the state here.

According to the legends and lore, the place was owned by Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, one of the earliest and wealthiest merchants in India.

The brothel business that started back in the day is still in full motion. The lanes stretch in every direction with houses, shops catering to the needs of sex workers and their customers.

In present times, the social and economic condition of the region has improved a lot with unionization and proper medication drives like the Gates Foundation’s HIV/AIDS prevention program Avahan.

Still, those who wish to partake in the pleasures of the place, are advised to use proper protection and settle the fees beforehand to avoid any trouble.

# 7 College Street and Coffee House; ‘The Great Indian’ Coffee House 

Literature, education, culture, and books are deeply intertwined in the history of Kolkata. The college street area is the ultimate proof of this, with the special and unique charm of the city. The place is famous as ‘Boi-para’ or Book-zone locally.

Why Special?

It is one of the most important gathering centers of the literary crowd with colleges and universities scattered across the whole street. College street is the largest second-hand book market in the world and the largest book market in India.

Even at the age of digital books and shopping in e-commerce sites, book shopping in college street is the best it can get.

The big and small bookstores, selling points of the publishing houses that make up the street houses many rare books which can be found nowhere else in the world. The sellers can offer a hefty amount of discount on popular books too, throughout the year.

 

The University of Calcutta, Presidency University, and Calcutta Medical College are the jewels in here. While the alumni gather to their institutions for reminiscing memories, the most popular place of gathering is the coffee house.

Coffee House

The Indian Coffee house is deeply rooted in contemporary Bengal culture, music and lore. The Coffee Board started a coffee joint in 1942 in the heart of College Street. Since the inception, students and intellectuals alike gathered in here.

Cheap and unique infusion coffee, good side dishes were always the major attraction.

Besides, you can spend long hours here debating with your friends or the unknown individual from the next table over political or philosophical ideologies, without being asked to leave. The place has been immortalized in a song by the famous singer Manna Dey.

The India Coffee house is a part of the cultural nostalgia of Bengal. The place has a huge rush throughout the day.

 

If you are visiting the place in the evening, it will be hard for you to get a seat. The place is quite easy to find though. You may take any bus from the Sealdah station or Esplanade to reach the place.

The nearest metro station is Central. Walk along College Street and bargain over books. When you reach the heart of the street, look across the road from the well-lit Presidency University. Cross the road, and follow a narrow stair to feast your eyes and also the stomach in the ambiance of Indian Coffee House.

# 8 Mallick Ghat Flower Market; Largest Flower Market in Asia 

There are numerous temples and houses across Kolkata where daily worship of the Gods takes place. A huge part of the flowers needed for this is sold and shipped from Mallick Ghat Flower Market. The place is located under the famous Howrah Bridge.

 

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Why Special?

The markets wake up at the crack of the dawn, and fully functional from 5 a.m. The place is known as the biggest flower market in not only India but the whole of Asia. It was built by Ram Mohun Mallick in 1855. To see a large spread of various bright colored flowers with the first ray of sun is a visual treat itself.

To reach the place, take a bus from Sealdah station to here. You can walk in the market if you are coming from Howrah station. The nearest metro station in M G road.

 

# 9 Barabazar; The Real ‘Bada’ Bazaar of Colonial India 

Back when Kolkata used to be the financial capital of the country, the Barabazar market flourished. Foreign goods and wholesale markets, these two were the primary selling points of the place, whose name literally means a big market.

What Sets it Apart?

Even in its diminished state, Barabazar is the ultimate paradise for a shopaholic. It is still the largest wholesale market in the country. In the British era, the place started as a yarn and textile market.

The merchants who did business here with the British East India company became millionaires overnight.

 

 

Everything under the sun was sold here, from English broadcloth, cashmere silk or ivory from Srilanka. Even after suffering a number of calamities and fires, the market in Barabazar is still going strong.

When you visit Barabazar, you will find that the place is divided into specialized areas like Dhotipatti, Fancypatti, Tulapatti, Chinipatti etc, and further divided into Katras.

The specified divisions deal with specific goods. From clothes to ornaments, everything is sold here in wholesale and retail. There is a huge crowd throughout the year.

During the festival times, the costumes and dress for idols, Puja items, designer earthen lamps, ladoos, and other items, gift items and other novelties are also sold.

For festival dress shopping in a budget, the whole city flocks to the streets of Barabazar at that time. The place lies in between two major stations, Howrah and Sealdah. You can take a bus from either of the places to reach here. The nearest metro station is Central.

Do try the street food here, when you take a break from your shopping spree.

# 10 Rabindra Sarovar Lake

An oasis of greenery in the southern part of Kolkata, Rabindra Sarobar is an artificial lake. The place was previously known as Dhakuria Lake. It was renamed to honor the son of the city, the great Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagor.

Why Special Tourist Place in Kolkata?

The only Japanese Buddhist temple in Kolkata is located on the southern fringe of the Rabindra Sarovar. The place acts as a pollution remover and carbon sink for the whole south Kolkata. It is a famous morning and evening walk spot throughout the year.

In winter, many migratory birds come and spend for a few weeks to a month in the pristine lake water as a pit stop. You can take a gander in the lake and the surrounding area at any time of the year.

There is no entry fee, and thus family and friends often gather here for a short recess or picnic. Enjoy the scenic beauty in the well-maintained garden, or visit the only Japanese Buddhist temple of Kolkata on the southern fringe of the Rabindra Sarovar.

You can get down in the Tollygunge rail station or Rabindra Sarovar Metro Station to reach the place. Early morning or late evening is the best time to see the place. You can see the rowing boats or flock of a goose floating lazily in the calm water of the lake.

# 11 Princep Ghat

One of the classic Kolkata structure, which is well-known to the locals and often ignored by the tourists, Princep Ghat is one of the major points in our list. It is a beautiful ghat, that stands tall and proud, from the surrounding dull neighbors.

It is situated between the Water Gate and St. George’s Gate of Fort William beside the Hooghly River.

 

Why So Special?

The white monument is one of the finest pieces of British Architecture in Kolkata. With the turn of the river, it is now a bit away from it. Still, the sweet river breeze touches your cheek softly when you reach the place. The best time to see it is in the late afternoon.

After the sun sets, the mellow and subtle lights turn on which transforms the whole place in a fairyland.

The place was built in memory of James Princep, in 1843. He was an English scholar who founded the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. He also deciphered the Kharosthi and Brahmi scripts of ancient India.

The Palladian style monument was designed by W. Fitzgerald. It is a favorite place for city couples and poets. A number of social and cultural events also take place across the popular monument from time to time.

The Metro station for Princep Ghat is Esplanade. From the opposite of Oberoi Grand, you can board a minibus to reach the place in five minutes. The landmark is Netaji Indoor Stadium. You could also walk down from Oberoi Grand to All India Radio, then take a left turn by the stadium to reach here.

# 12 Indian Botanical Garden

Even with all its glory, the roads and rush of a metropolitan city like Kolkata can feel a bit tiring from time to time. Your ears deserve a rest from all the cacophony, and the lungs can soak in the fresh river breeze in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden near the city.

Botanical Garden is actually across the river from Kolkata, located in Shibpur in the twin city of Kolkata, i.e. Howrah. The verdure paradise is spread over 109 hectares and it has a collection of over 12,000 species of plants and trees from across the world. The origin of the garden dates back to 1787, by Robert Kyd, an officer of the East India Company.

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Why a must-go tourist place in Kolkata?

Botanical Garden place housed commercial plants, spices, etc. back then. It also played a very important part of introducing tea plantation in India from China.  Even after facing a few years of negligence, the place now is well-maintained and boasts an amazing collection. The most famous one attraction this garden is the Banyan tree, which is known as the biggest one and the second largest canopy in the world.

The prop roots are so thick that you cannot find the main trunk and it looks like a mini-forest.  Among other exotic collections, there is a rare water lily, Victoria Amazonica. The leaves are so big that it can hold a child easily while floating on the water. It is also a home of a number of resident and migratory birds, as well as butterflies.

Visit the place in the early morning for a morning stroll, or take your time and spend the whole day in here.  The sculptures here even are blended with green, and they can remind you of the Goddess of Life, Te Fiti from Moana. In recent times, there was another unique development with the changing climate.

The river salinity rose, and Mangrove returned to Kolkata naturally after centuries in the Hooghly River in here, with a Mangrove project for more than one-kilometer stretch. The place is open from sunrise to sunset and closed on public holidays. To go to the place, reach Howrah station from your location. You can find a number of buses starting from there to Indian Botanical Garden easily.

# 13 Behala Flying Club

Kolkata has a very good aerial connectivity with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, but it has a lesser-known civil counterpart in the Behala region. The Behala Flying Club or BFC has a very bright future ahead as the Airports Authority of India is planning to convert to a fully functional airport soon.

The place, located at the southern fringe of Kolkata, also has a functional flying training institute.  If you wish to experience the bird’s-eye view of the city, take an early morning ride to the place in the cab, or come from the nearest metro stations i.e. Kalighat/ Rabindra Sarovar. Under private operators, Behala Flying Club offers helicopter ride over the city.

The joyride takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at a cost of INR 1700 per person. There are other special rides organized from this place also, like Malda and Gangasagar. Also, if you wish to see the Bay of Bengal from the city within an hour, there is the most popular ride to Digha.

The romantic joyride costs INR 2000 per person one way, and the flights are on Saturday generally. To see the sea as well as the aerial city view, you may have to plan and book in advance.

Concluding Thoughts; Tourist and Un Tourist Places in Kolkata

Here we tried to present not so common tourist places in Kolkata, which never got the celebrity value from the tourist. However, these are the places make the city of joy what it is today. So, if you feel you want to see kolkata and touch the soul to understand in its totality, these are the places you should never miss.

We hope with time and with increasing interest to travel like locals, these unknown, uncelebrated places of Kolkata will gain its due importance among the travelers across the world.

If you feel we are missing out on something, or if you feel like contributing to making it much bigger and detailed work on such un tourist places in Kolkata, feel free to let us know. We would love to integrate your piece with due credit in this very article.

 

You may like to know about the short distance tours from Kolkata too.

Tajpur: Know Everything and Find Best Places to Stay

Tajpur: Know Everything and Find Best Places to Stay

Why is suddenly a lot of people talking about Tajpur?

“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.”

This quote by the famous American sailor, Robin Lee Graham perfectly describes how the sea can help us find the important things in life. Furthermore, it helps us to take a break from the humdrum of routine life and the crowds that suffocate our thought and creative side. There are several famous sea beaches in West Bengal, but with fame comes the crowd. The sellers and shops cramp natural marine beauty in places like Digha or Mandarmani. Therefore, if you prefer to relax and rejuvenate your tired soul, Tajpur is the perfect place for this need. It is a well-connected but relatively less explored beach in the East Medinipur district, not very far from Digha even.

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Tajpur Sea Beach

Knowing Tajpur in Details

The serene beach in this place lies across a stretch of bay water from Mandarmani, visible from here. Bereft of the cacophony and chaos, the place is unspoilt and free from the pollution common in the nearby beaches. The road that takes you to this place passes through marshy land, large fishing lakes or “Bheris” on one side and the sandbanks by the sea on the other side. The patches of forest comprise dense tamarisk and other species of trees which is another major attraction to this place. The coconut-tree clad beach is a favourite habitat of sea-gulls who spread their wings to the wind at the break of dawn.

The properties here are small but full of all the necessary amenities and luxuries. Thus, if you wish to avoid the rush of the mass and enjoy tranquillity with the song of the sea, Tajpur is the perfect place for you to take the much-needed weekend trip.

Tajpur-Location

Tajpur Location

From the map given here, you can see the nearby beaches and the position of Tajpur. As it is tucked in a secluded position, it is free from the crowd but not from the beauty of the sea.

How to Reach Tajpur From Nearby cities

Tajpur is well connected through road and rail network with the nearby cities. Here we will briefly describe being there from Kolkata and Jamshedpur.

Kolkata to Tajpur: Different Ways To Go

Tajpur, one of the secluded and serene beaches in West Bengal is becoming popular in recent times. The place is well-connected to Kolkata by both rail and road. If you wish to spend a leisurely weekend in close proximity to the sea-waves, the major ways that lead to this place are:

Kolkata to Tajpur: Through Train:

There is no rail-station at Tajpur itself.

The nearest two major rail-stations are Kanthi P H and Digha Flag Station. From Kanthi P H, auto-rickshaw can be hired to reach the place. From Digha, the distance is 18 km and it takes around 1 hour to reach by a hired car.

Major Train leaving from Kolkata to Tajpur:

Kolkata-to-Tajpur-Trains

Kolkata to Tajpur: Through Road:

If you wish to enjoy a long drive on the weekend, you can take the car and drive to Tajpur easily via NH16 and NH116B, as the road condition is mostly great.

The 1st Route covers 173 km and it passes through Kolaghat. Total time taken in this route is around 4 hours and 15 minutes, depending on the traffic.

Kolkata-To-Tajpur-Road-Map

Kolkata To Tajpur Road Map

The 2nd route is 152 km but it takes around 5 hour and 30 minutes as this route passes by Falta, Gadiara and joins the 1st route near Nandakumar, after Mahishadal. If you are planning for a leisurely trip, you can opt for route 2 as it covers a number of important spots. On the other hand, if you cannot wait to reach the place and see the sea, try route 1 as it is faster and has less traffic, with good food options on the way.

Jamshedpur to Tajpur: Different Ways To Go

Tajpur, the most famous hill station of West Bengal is approximately 250 km away from Jamshedpur, the most populous urban setup in the state of Jharkhand. There are several ways to reach from the banks of Subarnarekha to the sea beach, which are as follows:

Jamshedpur to Tajpur: Through Train:

There is no major rail-station in Tajpur with direct rail connectivity with Jamshedpur.

You can take a train from the nearby major rail station Tata Nagar to Kharagpur, from there, take another train to Panskura Jn. From Panskura, you will have a number of trains reaching to Kanthi P H and Digha Flag Station, the nearest rail stations of Tajpur.

Jamshedpur to Tajpur: Through Road:

If you want a personalised experience, or, have your own car and want to enjoy the thrill of the road trip, you may drive to Tajpur which takes around 7 hours to reach on a good traffic day. The roads comprise of NH18 and State highway 5.

Jamshedpur to Tajpur: Different Ways to go Tajpur, the most famous hill station of West Bengal is approximately 250 km away from Jamshedpur, the most populous urban setup in the state of Jharkhand.There are several ways to reach from the banks of Subarnarekha to the sea beach, which are as follows: Jamshedpur to Tajpur: Through Road: If you want a personalised experience, or, have your own car and want to enjoy the thrill of the road trip, you may drive to Tajpur which takes around 7 hour to reach on a good traffic day. The roads comprise of NH18 and State highway 5. Route 1 passes through Kumardubi and Gopiballabhpur and takes around 6 and a half hour to cover 245 km. Route 2 branches out from Route 1 after Dhalbhumgarh, and passes by Kharagpur and Jhargram, which is 258 km and takes 6 hour 41 minutes. Route 3 connects route 1 and 2. It goes out from Route 1 at Kharikamathani, crosses Subarnarekha and joins with Route 2 before Belda to reach Tajpur at 6 hour 38 minutes (252 Km).

Jamshedpur to Tajpur Road Map

1st Route passes through Kumardubi and Gopiballabhpur and takes around 6 and a half hour to cover 245 km. 2nd Route branches out from Route 1 after Dhalbhumgarh and passes by Kharagpur and Jhargram, which is 258 km and takes 6 hours 41 minutes. 3rd Route connects route 1 and 2. It goes out from Route 1 at Kharikamathani, crosses Subarnarekha and joins with Route 2 before Belda to reach Tajpur at 6 hours 38 minutes (252 Km).

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Tajpur Beach:

The beach in Tajpur is famous as one of the virgin beaches near Kolkata. It is a yellow-sand beach, which is not affected by the pollution that comes with a heavy tourist rush. Tajpur beach is well-known for its red crab population. Even in the daytime and late afternoon, you can see thousands of red crabs coming out of their hidey-hole and running across the sandy beach. It looks like a red curtain is moving across the beach, leaving an intrinsic design created by the tiny feet, soon to be erased by the constant sea-waves.

Sea-Beach-Tajpur

Sea Beach Tajpur

When you are not taking a dip in the sea, simply sit on the beach in a chair and enjoy the marvel of Mother Nature, along with the magnificent sunrise. You can enjoy beach games and bathe in the sea with friends and family without any interruption on this secluded beach.

Beach food

Moreover, when you are tired from all the running around and famished, you can enjoy the scrumptious beach food. There are a number of small shops and shacks on the beach who provide delicious and fresh seafood dishes, generally made from the early morning fishing. You have to pay in advance and select the dishes though, as they do not store the food.

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Fishing Boat on Tajpur Sea Beach

Relax on the beach in noon or the late afternoon with a chilled can of beer in your hand, which is available in the small shops. However, this is a small place and upon heavy tourist arrival, the stocks tend to run out soon. So, it would be good if you can bring your own supply in an icebox. When the sun sets down, it creates a romantic ambience on the beach. Sit in the hammock or benches by the shacks on the beach and sip the hot tea with fries and snacks, coconut water or a can of beer in your hand. Under the star-studded sky, the long shadows of the trees come creeping on the beach, while you enjoy the endless crushing sea-waves and the amicable sea-breeze removes all the tension and worry from your mind and heart.

Tajpur Hotels: How We Choose the Best

The properties in Tajpur are not very huge or with five-star ranking. However, they are placed in great locations, close to nature. With all the modern amenities, the hotels and resorts selected by Nomadic Weekends are perfect to relax here. Most of the properties are couple-friendly and good to spend time with friends and families.

Our team has visited the place several times and from that experience, we have selected the best properties in here at different price ranges and in different locations, so, with us, you can find the perfect place to stay as it suits you. We have our own 16 pointer scale of scoring the hotels and resorts that covers a broad range of important amenities and facilities provided by the place. Here we bring you the top 5 only. These cover a wide range of budgets and facilities, but all of them are special for sure. So, you can travel with no worry with us and there will be no complaints too.

5 Best Hotel Options: 

There is a retreat on the sea-shore that provides an excellent view of the sea-beach and sunrise. You can rush to the beach anytime you wish or relax in the swimming pool inside the property when you are tired of the waves. Relax in the garden chairs placed in the well-curated garden while sipping a cup of tea, enjoy the great food and stay for the night in the air-conditioned rooms and cottages. If you crave for luxury, one of our resort properties is perfect for you.

The place is at a walking distance from the pristine beach by the Marine Drive road. The major features include air-conditioned rooms with personal balconies and infinity swimming pool with a sunken bar. The amazing culinary experience of the in-house restaurant makes the stay more memorable. You can also organise conferences, parties or, shoot films using the sea and the sun as the blue backdrop. Ecotourism is the major point of focus in another resort in Tajpur.

The beautifully secluded cottages with all modern amenities offer a perfect way to escape from the grinds of daily life. The vast greenery, water body and overall natural appeal is the major attraction of this place. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and lawns, varieties of flowers and a lake with boating facility within the resort. If you prefer a rustic sojourn by the sea, we can offer you that too.  Our village hut in Tajpur is surrounded by lots of free space and greenery. The premium rooms are located around the central lake, bordered by tamarisk trees. The fresh food offered here is delicious and makes it the perfect place to stay for the weekend.

Tajpur Village Hut

A fantastic stay near the lakes. Great food, great hospitality. Good for families and awesome for groups.

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Tajpur Village Hut 

Tajpur Eco Resort

Great option for people who like more open space and a secluded stay in a stash of Luxury.

Purni Hotel Tajpur

Great facilities, good hospitality. Best budget hotel in Tajpur.

Tajpur Sea View Retreat

Fun place, a lot of activity, Shiny new. Great Pool.

Tajpur Luxury Resort

For luxury seekers. Most luxurious resort Tajpur can offer.

 

 

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25 Less Known Hill Stations Near Kolkata and Best Places to Stay

25 Less Known Hill Stations Near Kolkata and Best Places to Stay

Is hill stations near Kolkata is what you are looking for? Then you are in the right place.

Kolkata is blessed with a great geographic location that allows close access to the Himalayan hill stations. With easy access from North Bengal to Sikkim, from Meghalaya to Assam Kolkata is ‘the’ spot to be in if you are a hill lover. Most of the common destinations like Darjeeling, Gangtok etc. has lost its sheen due to rampant tourist activities and fast commercialization.

However, these places are so beautiful that every nook can become a destination. In Nomadic we champion the cause of offbeat tourism. We love to take you to places that will surprise you with its simplicity and charm. We love it even more when the simple, earthy people of these places get enough money to send their kids to school.

So, here we go. This is a carefully chosen list of 25 such awesome hill stations near Kolkata that you will absolutely love to go once in a while. These places are mostly offbeat locations in North Bengal. We have not picked locations that are a little challenging for kids or elderly travellers. Our team has been to all these places and we can certify about the quality of holiday that it will offer.

01.  Darjeeling Offbeat

Darjeeling the ‘Queen of Hills’, is, without doubt, the most popular hill station near Kolkata. The recorded history of Darjeeling starts from the early 19th century until then Darjeeling was controlled by Sikkim. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Gorkhas had overrun Sikkim and made ambitious attempts to capture the entire region, which was thwarted by the Brits.

In 1828 it was decided that this hilly town would be used as a sanatorium for British soldier’s and subsequently tea plantations made it famous. Located in the lesser Himalayas at a height of 6700 ft,(2042.2 m) Darjeeling world’s heart for its Tea. Also famous is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which has been named as a World  Heritage site by UNESCO.

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Mt. Kanchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling

And yes, the mighty Kanchenjunga with its mesmerizing views, the third highest mountain in the world has captivated both tourists and mountaineers.

As you look up and catch a glimpse of the mighty Kanchenjunga, which might not be clear from the town, fret not, visit the Sunrise point at Tiger Hill, and you will once again realize why life is worth living. Turley a humbling experience.

Though Darjeeling is the major tourist puller, the outskirts or what we like to call offbeat Darjeeling is a completely different experience. After the 10 Sq. Km area of the Darjeeling city. Nature remains the same but takes a much upper hand. The same weather, the same flora, and fauna, the same Kanchenjunga just less crowded, less polluted and less celebrated. 

Small farm houses and their smiling owners will be all decked up and ready there to greet you. That’s offbeat Darjeeling for you.

How to Reach:

Air:  The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 67 KM and it will take about 2.5 – 3 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 73 KM and it will take around 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Darjeeling is 614 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Darjeeling.

Best time to Visit:

March-May

September- November, is a lovely time.

Do avoid the Monsoons

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool Places to Stay in Darjeeling Offbeat:

Darjeeling offbeat has some great places for short trips or weekend getaways. They all the close to nature, secluded and scenic. They all have modern amenities to make your stay comfortable yet not compromising on the serenity of the place. If you are looking for a relaxing trip to offbeat areas of Darjeeling you can pick from the following options.

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Dawaipani Retreat

 

02. Kalimpong

A quaint hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. In the early days, it was used as a gateway for trade between Tibet and India, before China annexed Tibet and the subsequent Sino Indian War. As the Brits came, the temperate climate prompted them to develop this tiny hamlet as alternate to Darjeeling, as to escape the scorching summer of the plains.
Slowly trade too brought more people into this hamlet, and with the coming of the Scottish Missionaries, education followed. One of its examples is Dr. Graham’s Home.

Located at an average elevation of 1250 m (4101ft). The official language is Nepali. The town centre is on a ridge connecting two hills, Deolo Hill and Durpin Hill. River Teesta flows in the valley below and separated Kalimpong from the state of Sikkim. Mt Kanchenjunga at 8586m (28,169ft)is the world’s third tallest peak and is clearly visible from Kalimpong.

Kalimpong has earned its glory as tourist destination owing to its temperate climate, magnificent Himalayan views, lovely locals, delicious food and proximity to popular tourist destinations.

Horticulture had added to its fame, beautiful orchids bring in a riot of colours and strengthen the economy with its export. The Tibetan monastery, Zang Dhok Pairi Phodang, consecrated by the visiting Dalai Lama in 1976, housing many Buddhist scriptures is a must visit. Kalimpong Science Center, Lepcha Museum and yes delicious food, such as Momo, Churpee a type of hard cheese, Thupka are some of the must-try dishes. A cool temperate climate with five distinct seasons makes it comfortable and enjoyable.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 77 KM and it will take about 2.5 – 3 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 71 KM and it will take around 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Kalimpong is 623 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Kalimpong.

Best time to Visit:

March-May

October – February.

Avoid the monsoons, brings in heavy rain and landslides are common.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool Places to Stay in Kalimpong

Kalimpong has some great places for short trips and weekend gateways. Most of them are friendly and comfortable homestays. They all have modern amenities to make your stay comfortable yet not compromising on the serenity of the place. If you are looking for a relaxing trip to offbeat areas of Darjeeling you can pick from the following options.

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Lolay Khasmahal Nature Home Stay

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03. Kurseong

A pretty hill station near Kolkata in the subdivision town of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The original people of Kurseong were Lepchas, who named it so because every spring it came alive and bright with Kurseong -Rip orchids. This town was once part of the Kingdom of Sikkim before the British came to India.

It’s cool and dry climate made it a favourite of the sahibs, escaping the scorching heat of the plains during summer. Located at an altitude of 1458 mt(4783 ft) Kurseong is 32 km from Darjeeling with a pleasant climate throughout the year.

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Kurseong City View

It’s beautiful vistas, picturesque scenery and tracks of the Darjeeling Toy Train running the length of the town give it a romantic setup and adds to its fame.
Kurseong is the seat of several temples such as Ambootia Shiva Temple, Buddhist Gompa, Grotto and Catholic Church in St Mary Hill. Several tea gardens naming Castleton, Makaibari, Ambootia to name a few, can be visited. There are natural sights too, Eagle Craig, Rock garden, Deer Park, Kholas (waterfall) comes alive during monsoons, to name a few.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 41 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 44 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Kurseong is 586 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Kurseong.

Best Time to Visit:

Kurseong had a lovely climate all through the year.

March – May

October – December

Avoid the monsoons, chances of landslides.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Kurseong

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04. Lava

A small hamlet, situated 34 km east of the town of Kalimpong. It sits at an altitude of 7016ft (2138m).One of the few places to receive snow in winter. Lava is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. Tropical deciduous vegetation to alpine trees of fir, prune, birch give it a picturesque setting. Himalayan black bear and barking deer roam its forests. Proximity to Neora Valley is its claim to fame, and also adding to its grandeur are beautiful views of Jelep La and Reche La passes and yes, found in abundance during Monsoons.

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Lava Monastery as seen from uphill

Nature at its best is what you see. Changey Waterfalls, Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery, Walks, Treks in Neora Valley for which prior permission and permit is required. Lava is a bird watchers paradise, and Neora Valley is home to a large variety of them. Verdant forests give ample opportunity to walk around or even a small picnic! Certainly, Lava is one of the best hill stations near Kolkata for a quiet holiday

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 35 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 30 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Rohini is 575 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Rohini.

Best time to Visit

March/ April/May

Winters bring in the snow.

December – February temperature drops to 0 degree centigrade.

Monsoons to be avoided.

Lava is pleasant throughout the year, with snowfall during Winters. Summers here are very mild.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Lava

 

05. Lolegaon

This is a quite popular hill station near Kolkata. Lolegaon is a small Lepcha village, with a population of only 5000 inhabitants. Situated in the extreme end of a Himalayan Range. Located at a distance of 24 km from Lava, at an altitude of 1675mt. Lolaygaon comes under Kalimpong, district of West Bengal. Famous for its breathtaking view of entire Kanchenjunga range, a full 300 degree Vista.

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Way to Lolegaon through the Misty Pine Trees

This tiny hamlet is covered with visits to other locations such as Kalimpong, Lava, Rishop and so on. Beautiful orchids, birds, clouds, is what you see here. Trekking through forests is a different experience as the calm and quiet brings inner peace. Nature at its best. Kaffer another tiny hamlet at a distance of 1 km from Lava with panoramic views of Kanchenjunga is a must visit. Sunrise from Jhandi Dara. Canopy walk, where the call of the birds in the park and endless forests is sure to steal your heart.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 103 KM and it will take about 4 hr– 4.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 99 KM and it will take around 4 hr – 4.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Lolaygaon is 651 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best time to Visit:

March to May

September to February

Avoid Monsoons due to heavy landslides and leeches!!

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay in Lolegaon

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Lolegaon Valley Retreat

 

06. Upper and Lower Fagu

Fagu is a newfound, offbeat destination in Dooars region. Located 9 km from Lava on the way to Gorubathan. Perched at an altitude of 6200 ft. This is a beautiful place, serene and surreal. This picturesque valley is famous for panoramic views of the Mahananda River valley and mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Away from all chaos and hustle bustle, it has its own scenic charm and tranquil ambience. One needs to see the evergreen forests of Sal and Pine trees to gauge their beauty.

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View of Kanchenjunga as seen from Upper Fagu

Fagu is also famous for its exquisite flora and fauna, Sunrise and sunset point are known as Jhandi Dara with Mt. Kanchenjunga glittering in the background. Lush tea gardens tours, a must Visit. Sip a cuppa of Samabeong brew, an unusual and distinct taste, which has made it famous both in India and an abroad.

One can travel to Gorumara, Chapramari forests, known for its one-horned Asiatic Rhinos and wild elephants. Ruins of Salem Fort, located at the hills of Gorubathan amidst thickly wooded forests, once a Bhutanese Fortress, is not to be missed at all. Also, do Visit the Changey waterfalls.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 96 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Mal Junction, which is about 35 KM and it will take around 30 Minutes – 45 Minutes to reach.

Car Distance:  Fagu is about 744 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time surely will be winters, witness the panoramic view of mountains and River valley. Monsoon brings New leaves to the sal trees.

October- February

March – May

General Weather:

General weather stays pleasant. It comes down to freezing point in winters. Monsoon brings out the pure greenery in this region.

Summer: 1-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay near Upper and Lower Fagu

 

07. Sittong

Home to the Lepcha tribes split by a stream named Khola. A small dreamlike village in the Kurseong division of Darjeeling district. It is not one village but a cluster of villages in one large area locally known as Sittong Khasmahal. Located at a height of 4000 feet above sea level. It is the epitome of beauty and peace.

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Way to Sittong

Sittong is famous among tourists as it is the heart of the orange growing countryside of Darjeeling. Sittong Church, Jogighat in lower Sittong, a bridge over Riyang River. A lovely spot for a picnic, with a small stream nearby. Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is nearby, and all its visiting birds, visit Sittong too.

Another birding hotspot is Latpanchar. Trekking, Camping is also popular. Visit Mungpoo, the cinchona village made famous by Rabindranath Tagore is just 8 km from Sittong.

Sittong is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

How To Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 35 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 32 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Rohini is 582 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Sittong.

Best time to Visit:

Winters, Late December to Early January, to witness orange harvesting.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay at Sittong

 

08. Takdah

A small settlement located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Takdah means always covered in fog or as the colloquial name Tukdah, in Lepcha means Mist or Fog. This was a British military cantonment, the era of the Raj can be witnessed in the old buildings. Takdah is located at an altitude of about 4000 ft and close to Darjeeling.

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Mystic Pine Forest Takdah

This hamlet is famous for its orchids. Orchid Center, is a favourite among tourists, it is being revived to bring fame to Takdah.

Tea Estates, such as Rangli Rangliot, Giele, Teesta Valley are some tea Estates worth a visit. The main junction is Dara dokan, a weekly market on Thursday’s is a worthy visit. Marvel the old abandoned Club House just a km away from town. Takdah Monastery, a peaceful visit. Visit Tinchuley 3 km away from Takdah, Lamahatta village 12 km away from Takdah.

By car, you can visit Triveni, a confluence of River Teesta and Rangeet. Darjeeling is 30 km away.

If you want to relive the British era in hill stations near Kolkata, you must consider Takdah as an option.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 80 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 76 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Takdah is 627 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Takdah.

Best time to Visit:

Best time is October- March when the sky is clear and feel the chill of winter.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay at Takdah

 

09. Tinchuley

A small Hamlet in Darjeeling district. Tinchuley means Three Ovens or teen chullah. The name came by because of the three permanent hilltops that surround the place which from far looks like an oven or chullah. Located at an altitude of 5800 ft,3 km from Takdah and faces the Kalimpong hills.

Tinchuley is now famous for WWF(World Wide Federation) initiative of assisting 17 families to develop a model organic village. The village practices modern farming and floriculture methods.Vermiculture and other organic projects.

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Kanchenjunga as seen from Tinchuley

Lovely views, meandering Teesta, visits to Tea Estates and yummy organic food had made it popular among tourists. Must visit is Nirmal’s Orange Orchards, 8 km drive from Tinchuley, visit it for fresh juice, Marmalade, pickles, Tinchuley Monastery. About six tea gardens, closest being Rungli Rungliot and Peshok Tea Estate.

Sunrise from Tinchuley viewpoint. Walk through forests to reach Gumbadara viewpoint. Numerous Treks and walks will keep you busy if you wish.

Tinchule is certainly coming up one of the most preferred offbeat hill stations near Kolkata.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 74 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 69 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Tinchuley is 624 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Rohini.

Best time to Visit:

October- April.

When the sky is clear and great views.

November – February is quite cold.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay in Tinchuley

 

10. Charkhole

Charkhole is an offbeat destination. It is where Nature and man becomes one. It’s a very small village, in Kalimpong Sub Division and is popularly known as Charkhol Loleygaon. Located at an altitude of 5500 ft above sea level and surrounded by dense forests.
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View from Charkhole Kanchen Resort

Neora Valley National Park covers this place with lush Green forests of Pine, Sal, Cypress and so on. Famous for bird watching, and due to Neora Valley Wild animals too. On a clear day, My Everest is clearly visible. A serene place, leave your worries behind take a stroll, enjoy the natural beauty and the village life. One can also travel to Lava, Loleygaon, Jhandi. Charkhol is also the highest point for the Motor Car Rally, a must experience!

Charkhol is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 80 KM and it will take about 4 hr– 4.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 73 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Charkhol is 625 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

October to November

April To May

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay at Charkhol

 

11. Delo

Delo hill is one of the two hills that the town of Kalimpong stands between and is located to the North East of the town. The hill is the highest point of Kalimpong town with a height reaching up to 1,704 mt above sea level.

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View from Delo Park

Famous for its gorgeous views of surrounding villages of Relli Valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. There is also a park located at the summit of the hill, with exotic flowers. Also famous as a picnic spot among tourists. Delo provides a 360-degree view of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 87 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 81 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Delo is 632 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time is winters when the sky is clear. Summers are soothing,  Monsoons to be avoided.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay in Delo

 

12. Rishop

A small hill station in Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal. In the year 1998, Rishop started developing as a tourist destination. Several myths and legends are associated with the name of Rishop, Ri stands for mountain peaks and Shop means age-old trees in Tibetan Rishop is located at 27.03N & 88.18E. The average elevation is 2591mt (8500 ft). It is very close to Lava, about 4 KM uphill.

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Cloud View from Rishop

Famous for its majestic views of Kanchenjunga range. Local Sherpas and Lepchas have built small cottages as accommodation for tourists, which are beautiful. Besides the beautiful sights and views, one can see Tiffindara, a Sunrise viewing spot which is 1km from Neora Valley.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 116 KM and it will take about 4 hr– 4.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 104 KM and it will take around 4 hr – 4.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Rishop is about 658 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

November to February, March to May, visit during the full moon, this tiny hamlet looks magical.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Rishop

 

13. Mirik

Mirik is a tourist spot in the hills of Darjeeling. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir Yok, meaning” place burnt by fire” Mirik bazaar began as a community centre of the region where people from surrounding village and tea gardens came to trade. The present lake area was marshland, until 1974 when work began to develop it as a tourist spot.

Average elevation is 1,495m (4,905ft). The highest peak is the Biker Monastery 1,768m (5,801ft).

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Tea Gardens in Mirik

The centre of attraction here is the beautiful Sumendu Lake, surrounded by a garden named Savitri Pushpaudan on one side and Pine trees on the other linked together is an arching footbridge called Indreni Phool. A 3.5 km long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kanchenjunga on the far horizon.

Sumendu River is the heart of Mirik, with boating options on lovely Shikaras. Rameetay Dara viewpoint, Bokar Monastery, Rai Dhap a picnic spot, Tea Gardens such as Thurbo, Soureni, are worth a visit.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 47 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 56 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Mirik is 593 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

Summer is the ideal time to visit hill stations the place being situated on foothills of Himalaya at a much lower altitude, attract tourists all around the year.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

Cool places to stay in Mirik

 

14. Bungkulung a new hill station near Kolkata identified by us 🙂

Bungkulung is a beautiful village on the banks of River Balasun. The newly constructed road to Mirik- Kurseong passes through this village. It can be reached from Dudhia. As one starts climbing the hills after crossing Balasun  River from Dudhia, about a km away.

A small picturesque village, with several beautiful homestays, promoting Ecotourism. Around 15-20 km from Mirik, an unspoiled, untouched rural life.

Bungkulung is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

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View of Kurseong from Bungkulung

The village community pursues farming, fishing, and sericulture. Visit the Balasun Riverside, walk through Forest patches. Visit Murmah tea gardens.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 35 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 40 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Bungkulung is 581 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best time to Visit:

Best time is Winters for clear, beautiful weather. Monsoons are Green but road conditions can be challenging.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Bungkulung

 

15. Mangwa

Surrounded with green hills of Kalimpong, Sikkim and Darjeeling under the clear blue sky, 35 KM from Darjeeling on the hilltop of Mangwa hill is a picturesque hamlet called Chota Mangwa hill.

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Mangwa Mountain View Point

The newest addition to tourist map under the offbeat Destination of Darjeeling, Chota Mangwa with its surreal beauty and serene ambience has gained the attention of many travellers making Chota Mangwa a favoured tourist destination.
Mangwa village is a one among the newly identified hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 66 KM and it will take about 2.5 – 3 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 62 KM and it will take around 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Mangwa Village is 615 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Mangwa.

Best Time to Visit:

Specifically, there is no best time to Mangwa village or any Hill Stations at Bengal. If you want to experience the rain in the hills you can definitely visit the Mangwa villages in monsoons. Otherwise, March – April or October – November will be good for seasonal flowers and natural scenic beauties.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Cool places to stay in Mangwa

 

16. Rohini

Rohini is a tourist spot located closely to New Jalpaiguri. At a distance of about 67 Km from Darjeeling. Rohini is located on the new road constructed to connect Siliguri with Kurseong.

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Rohini Tea Estate

In the past, Rohini was famous for its Tea Garden situated at Lower Rohini. Enriched with splendid beauty Rohini is one of the most popular upcoming tourist attractions of this area.
Rohini is a one among the very less talked about hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 35 KM and it will take about 1 hr– 1.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 30 KM and it will take around 1 hr – 1.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Rohini is 575 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Rohini.

Best Time to Visit:

Rohini can be visited throughout the year. Hills are always welcoming in summer. The monsoon may not be a suitable time if one tries for adventure else it is a superb time to enjoy the Himalayan flora and fauna. The autumn with its holidays and pleasant weather is a nice time to visit this place. Winter requires heavy woollen garment to welcome the cool wind whispering amidst the tall pine trees. Spring is an excellent time to see blossom.

General Weather:

General weather stays cool within 15 – 18 Degrees Celsius. It goes near freezing point in winters. It is advisable to avoid the period of monsoons as the region is prone to landslides.

The place to stay in Rohini

 

17. Chongtong a hill station near Kolkata, popularized by us 🙂

Chong Tong means the ‘arrowhead’, the space created by the confluence of two streams running through this picturesque tea estate. Out of the many beautiful day trips from Darjeeling, Chongtong will rate as one of the best.

Chongtong Tea Estate

Chongtong is a small town located at a valley and at an altitude of about 2,500ft. There is a winding scenic road that goes down from the Ghoom area all the way down to this sleepy town over a stretch of 22 kilometres. On the way, you will pass by some lovely mountain streams, waterfalls, prize-winning tea gardens, and unspoiled forests.

Over this stretch, the road drops by about 4800 ft. Some 13km along this road you will see the great Hima Falls which is also a popular picnic spot. There is a beautiful bridge that crosses over the falls stream.

Chiongtong is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata, identified by our team, that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air:  The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 84 KM and it will take about 2.5 – 3 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 91 KM and it will take around 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Chongtong is 639 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach Chongtong.

Best Time to Visit:

Summer brings the best out of the weather here, along with the tourist. In winter it goes down near freezing point, but when the sun comes out, the mountains smile with the snow-covered peaks. Monsoon offers heavy downpour and road blockades occur sometimes owing to landslides.

General Weather:

General weather stays cool within 10 – 20 degrees Celsius in the Summertime. In winters it goes down like 5 – 10 degrees Celsius. Monsoons are beautiful but there is a chance of landslides on the way to Chongtong.

The place to stay in Chongtong

 

18. Tarkhola

Tarkhola, the name itself has a musical string to it. A serene getaway from the other touristy places. Located on the highway to Gangtok and an hours drive from Kalimpong. Tarkhola can be reached by a half day trekking, originating from the quaint Kalimpong town and via the remote village of Sangsey. Memories for a lifetime is what you get here.

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View from Tarkhola, Kalimpong

Picnic, Rafting, Hangliding are some of the experiences one can gather. Other places to visit are Delo Nature Park, Thapa Choling Monastery, Zong Dogpalri Fo Brang Monastery, Tongsa Gompa. Also, Lava, Loleygaon, Sillery Gaon, Neora Valley all can be covered within the day.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 85 KM and it will take about 3.5 hr– 4 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 79 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Tarkhola is 575 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

March – May for mild summers

September – January for pleasant winters.

Avoid Monsoons.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Tarkhola

 

19. RONGBULL

Located 57 km towards South from the district headquarters of Namchi. Just before Ghoom, on the way to Darjeeling, there is a nondescript village market place called, Rongbull this small place will leave you mesmerized with its natural beauty.

Trek to Indrani Waterfalls. Indulge in bird watching. Try your hand at Angling Balasun river. A day trip to Darjeeling can be made which is 15 km away. Do visit Tiger Hill 10 km from Rongbull. Witness the golden Mt. Kanchenjunga during sunrise. Tea Estates provide picture-perfect scenery for long walks through the rows of manicured tea bushes, visit some tea factories to savour some authentic Darjeeling tea.

Rongbull is a one among the less travelled hill stations near Kolkata that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 76 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 72 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Rongbull is 613 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit is surely winter for clear views and crisp mountain air.

October to February. March to May, summers are cool and pleasant.

The place to stay in Rongbull

 

20. Dawaipani a newly developed hill station near Kolkata 

Dawaipani means medicated water. It is an off-track destination 15 km from Darjeeling. Located at an altitude of 6500 feet, Dawaipani is a remote village in the middle of dense forest. It is surrounded by long stretches of pine trees and tea estates.

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Kanchenjunga as seen from Dawaipani

One can take part in various activities such as trekking, hiking, and bird watching in the forest. Be a part of the farm and village life. Darjeeling can be visited as a day trip so cans Tiger Hill. Do try to ride the Toy Train as an experience of a lifetime. Dwaipani is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata, identified by our team, that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 78 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 76 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Dawaipani is 623 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

October to November and February to March.

Avoid July to August due to heavy rains.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in.

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Dawaipani

 

21. Nimbong

A little hamlet situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. A truly unexplored, virgin destination. Located at an altitude of 5000 ft in North Bengal, overlooking the Tarai Rivers of Dooars and Bhutan Hills.

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Farms and Hills near Nimbong

A lush, calm, pollution free destination, with only the sound of chirping birds. Indulge in leisure walks in this picturesque hamlet. Treks for adventure lovers is a must. Nimbong is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata, identified by our team, that you should certainly explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 90 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 81 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance:  Nimbong is 635KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit is Winter

October – November

February- March

Avoid the morning Monsoons.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Nimbong

 

22. Peshok

Peshok is a picturesque mountain village situated at an altitude of nearly 5400 ft.  But it is fast coming up as one of the most wanted hill stations near Kolkata.

It is surrounded on all sides by pine forests and gardens with panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga. Peshok is an ideal holiday destination for tourists who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and stay in solitude. It is made beautiful by the ideal location.

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Peshok Tea Garden

Namchi is visible from here, with its rare and beautiful species of flowers carpeting the landscape and surrounding gardens. The place is well-connected to all major tourist hubs like Darjeeling, Pelling, Namchi, and Kalimpong.

The park / Garden are one of the major attractions. The garden spread over a wide expanse, surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids.  The Watchtower also helps visitors to enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as the Sikkim Hills, the River Teesta and the River Rangeet.

If you are looking for hill stations near Kolkata with a very comfortable stay, you should certainly consider this as an option.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 76 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 72 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Peshok is 621 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

October to November

February to March.

Avoid July to August due to heavy rains.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Peshok

 

23. Maldiram a new hill station near Kolkata

Maldiram, located at 4800 ft is a small Hilltop village with a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, surrounded by Tea Garden. The hilly roads bordered by oak, birch and pine trees welcome you to the location. This Maldiram property has lush green tea gardens as their neighbour and nearby orange orchards are full of juicy fruits in the month of December-January.

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Maldiram Tea Garden

Clouds and mists are frequent visitors here, which adds to the mysterious beauty of the place. When the sky is clear, the travellers are rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga from the rooms, over the emerald green tea garden and blue sky.

Maldiram is located inside the Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary. Maldiram is a one among the new hill stations near Kolkata, identified by our team, that you must explore.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 51 KM and it will take about 2.5 hr– 3 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 60 KM and it will take around 2.5 hr – 3 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Maldiram is 596 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

October to November

February to March.

Avoid July to August due to heavy rains.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter : 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Maldiram

 

24. Burmik

Surrounded by the dense emerald forest of pine trees is a new found offbeat destination in North Bengal. Ramdhura is a serene hamlet located at a distance of 15 KM from Kalimpong. Perched at an altitude of 5000ft. Ramdhura offers an amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

The untainted beauty of Ramdhura has captivated the mind of many travellers as one of the new hill stations near kolkata. The scenically blessed hamlet derived its name from the native language where the word “Ram” stands for the name of the Hindu god and “Dhura” for the village. Far from the hectic city life the serene ambience and pictorial view have made Ramdhura a place to find solace.

If you are looking for hill stations near Kolkata that is really offbeat, you must consider Burmik as one of the choices.

How to Reach:

Air: The nearest Airport is Bagdogra International Airport, which is about 90 KM and it will take about 3 hr– 3.5 hrs to reach.

Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is about 84 KM and it will take around 3 hr – 3.5 hrs to reach.

Car Distance: Ramdhura is 637 KM away from Kolkata. You can take a long drive to Malda for one night halt. Then on the second day, you can reach.

Best Time to Visit:

October to November

February to March.

Avoid July to August due to heavy rains.

General Weather:

General weather is cool, comfortable, windy at times, with ample sunshine, and misty when the fog comes in. It was chosen as a sanatorium after all!

Summer: 5-15 degree centigrade
Winter: 1-10 degree centigrade

The place to stay in Burmik

With Govt and private efforts, interesting hill stations near Kolkata are getting developed every day. Our team is travelling all the time to bring out these awesome hill stations near Kolkata. This list the best 25 of all the places we have visited. But this will be in work in progress mode for us all the time. We are committed to bringing in new hill stations near Kolkata and nearby cities as and when we find them. So, if you love hills you may want to bookmark this page.

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25 Best Weekend Destinations near Kolkata and One Night Stay In 2020

25 Best Weekend Destinations near Kolkata and One Night Stay In 2020

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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