Weekend getaways from Bhubaneswar
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The history of the city stretches back over 2000 years. The area first appears as the ancient capital of Kalinga. Bhubaneshwar India, the ‘city of temples’, named after Tribhuvaneswar, ‘Lord of Three Worlds’, still preserves over 500 of India’s finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves.
Konark is one of the most famous heritage sites of India. Konark means Kona Arka – “Sun at an angle”. The entire structure faces east. There are three series of gaps in between the ornate pillars of the natamandir. The temple is built such that only on the two equinox days (March 20/21, September 22/23) the rising sun’s rays pass through the center gap and fall on the deity in the temple.
Kolkata, the second biggest metropolis is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic and cultural capital. Kolkata ( formerly called as Calcutta) holds an important part in the economy as well as politics of India. The land of Kolkata has produced some of the greatest thinkers, artists, film makers, writers and politicians. There is a plethora of sightseeing in Kolkata. Located on the eastern bank of Hooghly River, the city is famous for its people, food, music, literature and the movies. The Durga Puja celebration in Kolkata is famous worldwide and draws many people to the city. Walk the chaotic back alleys, ride the Hooghly ferries. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals.
The Sundarbans is a natural region comprising southern Bangladesh and a small part in Eastern India. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is the largest reserves for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Digha is a seaside town resort in West Bengal about 4 hour drive from Kolkata. Digha is renowned for its beaches and some fun- filled activities that you can do here. This beach town is situated in the shores of Bay of Bengal. It is a perfect place for people of all age groups from adventure lovers to kids to honeymooners . You will find variety and diverse attractions in this place. Apart from sightseeing or lazing around the beach there are number of things to do in Digha which include variety of water sports like scuba diving and surfing. You can also enjoy some cuisines in any of the restaurant there. You can visit the place all round the year with your loved ones to have some great weekend trip. You can enjoy the toy train ride, Dipak Mitra’s snake farm, Mohana Fish Market in Digha. Digha is also known as birdwatchers paradise.
Ranchi packs in a handful of variety in itself. Along with the temples it has to offer, it also has the excitement of visiting a deer park, a wildlife sanctuary and the Muta Crocodile Breeding Farm which is a unique exposure. To top it off, Ranchi city provides all modern luxuries for a vacation that is full of leisure. Most waterfalls run here all year long, and watching silvery sheets of water cascading down mountains, in Hundru Falls, Jonha Falls, Panchghagh Falls and Dassam Falls is an unforgettable sight. There is also the Ranchi Lake, providing the perfect station for relaxation after a day of sightseeing. At the Birsa Zoological Park located near Ormanjhi, one can view animals like Bears, Nilgai, Sambar and Chital in their natural environs. All in all it is a destination for a family vacation, packing in something for everyone.
Puri is a coastal district of the Odisha state of India, famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, sea-scape beauty, and its moderate climate. It holds a wealth of attractions for visitors. It boasts a continuous history from the 3rd century B.C. to the present, and unique monuments such as those of Lord Jagannath at Puri. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India, that holds a picturesque sea-scape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds who migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of its geographical location, the climate of Puri is equable throughout the year.
Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India. The Araku Valley is a must visit for anyone visiting Andhra Pradesh. Beauty is packed at the Kailasa Giri, where we can find green meadows, beautiful and well spread parks to fill your mind with peace. The Borra Caves show the magnificence of colors in the natural cave formations. Visakhapatnam is a city of cultural & religious diversity. One should not miss seeing the Cultural constructions built during the age of kings who rules this region.
Netarhat is a pleasantly intriguing hill station. One of the best-kept secrets of the state, the place provides awe-inspiring view of the landscape that will give you a sense of ethereal desolation. Dense forests, serpentine roads, cool bracing breeze, moonlit nights must have persuaded the English to call this place the ‘Queen of Chhotanagpur’ which possibly sums up “nature” and heart of Netarhat. The sunset and sunrise place at Netarhatare an out of world experience.
Located on the eastern ghats , it has valley, waterfalls and streams flowing by the side of the train track and roads. The journey to Araku Valley is the most enjoying as the rail passes through tunnels, hill sides and streams. Araku is a place to relax and enjoy nature with your family or friends.
Owning to its thick green foliage, rugged hilly tracts, riverine systems, valleys, grasslands and rich biodiversity, Similipal is ideal Bioshpeher Reserve. The peaks covered with greenery welcome the travellers with warm. While walking along the forest area, you will find the mesmerizing unspoilt beauty of nature. The adventure, excitement and thrill at Similipal rarely have any match. The ecological reserve will unfold the mysteries with each step. The diverse wildlife such as Elephants, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Hornbills, Leopards and Royal Bengal Tiger enriches the bio-diversity of Similipal
The auburn sand beneath the clear sky, limitless blue sea, glistening with bright sunlight, clusters of coconut and palm trees, dense stretches of casuarina plantations account for a picturesque setting in Gopalpur. Gopalpur is a mute testimony to Odisha’s ancient maritime glory. Sunrise and sunset at the Gopalpur beach are simply magical. The evening sun descends down the sky spreading a crimson colour all over the sky and slowly disappears behind the horizon only to rise with a renewed vigour next morning. A weekend holiday at Gopalpur promises a calm and enduring experience with enchanting beauty and admirable hospitality.
Mandarmani(Mandarmoni) is a newly discovered beach in Purba Medinipur of South Bengal. The beach is 4 hours drive from Kolkata and is ideal hotspot among the young crowd in search of a weekend getaway. The sand, sun and surf at the pristine sea beach with few water sports activities, this is the upcoming travel destination. It is considered to have the longest motorable beach road in India, as Mandarmani boasts of a 13 km long motorable beach. You will get a chance to feel the divinity and tranquillity at the beach. Pack your bag for this special beach destination to roll on the sand and listen to the waves, coming from the Bay of Bengal, crashing upon the shore. You can do water skiing, ATV Bike Rides, Parasailing, Bungee Trampoline, Banana boat ride. Red crabs on the shore are one of the highlights of the beach.
The best seaside destination in West Bengal. Bakkhali is a Ganges delta island on the fringes of Bay of Bengal, forming a part of Sunderbans. This small beach town located on the West Bengal coast is a perfect beach getaway that doesn’t include ear ripping music or just alcohol laden evenings, only peaceful time for yourself. Frasergunj and Bakkhali are the twin towns forming a single locality. They are wrapped in the commotion of West Bengal and yet a world in itself, Bakkhali A seven kilometre long beach joins Frasergunj with Bakkhali. The Bakkhali beach is great to spend some time with friends or family. You can choose to drive or cycle the coastal road to feel the freshness of the sea.
Bishnupur is a weekend getaway from Kolkata, knows for its architectural marvel and historical monuments. The ruins and monuments will tell you about the rich culture including architecture, music and handicraft. This small town in West Bengal is famous among the culture lovers and ideal for family trips. Its heritage and an ornamented culture transcends into multiple attractions for the tourists, which can be witnessed in the area’s soft corner for classical music, paintings or while you take home a Baluchari sari. The temples that the area is known for include Jorbangla temple, Rasmancha temple, Shyamrai Temple and many more. These find immense grandeur in their identity as carriers of significant histories as well as architectural marvels.
Places to visit near Bhubaneswar
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