Weekend getaways from Kolkata
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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 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.
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.
For the north eastern region, after Guwahati, if there is one important city it is Agartala, the capital of Tripura. It is the second largest city of the region on the basis on of the municipal area and population. Located just 2 kilometres from Bangladesh, Agartala is also a cultural hub. It is located in western Tripura, and the Haroa River crosses the city. In this city, recreation, adventure and culture all come together. Also the rich flora and fauna adds to the flavour of the city making Agartala tourism interesting. There are several tourist places of interest in and around Agartala. It is one of the few cities in the Northeast which has effortlessly accommodated modernity while retaining the old, glorious heritage. While the city is filled with palaces and other princely estates, it has also gracefully allowed the modern building to mushroom adding new colours and fabric to the place.
An ideal holiday destination for nature and adventure lovers in the West Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Tura holds the spellbound scenes with its serene hills against a backdrop of lower plains and the mighty Brahamputra rushing downstream. You will see the finest views at the top of Tura Peak at 1400m. Tura is home to the photogenic wildlife, Nokrek National Park is a popular attraction, where you can spot leopard, golden cat and other animals in their natural habitat. Your itinerary must have Siju caves and Rongbang Dar Falls to end your trip with blissful memories. Apart from Nature, there are many annual festivals too, which the tourists come to witness, like the Wangala which is a traditional Garo dance, and Christmas, which is celebrated here in a magnificent way.
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
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.
Shantiniketan is a perfect weekend getaway near Kolkata. An ideal destination to travel with friends or family. Shantiniketan is mostly preferred by the couple because of it beautiful architecture and adorable hangout places. You will love to see the heritage architectures from the times of Rabindranath Tagore. The town has few cafes to have coffee or snacks. This small town near Bolpur is very famous for the Holi celebration, you cannot miss out the festival of colours here with the traditional Bengali culture.
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 Kolkata
Find the best weekend getaway from Kolkata for picnic and short holiday destinations. Explore the best places to travel near Kolkata that are with 500km reach and are easy to travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
These are perfect weekend escape for budget travellers to get away from city life and its hustle. At traveldglobe, you can know what to do in these places, best time to visit, know the best route and get the curated itinerary from us. These searched and listed destinations will match your preferences and will serve a perfect getaway for your rejuvenation. Whether you look for silence & peace, adventure hot spot or just cool places to hangout with friends, you will find every spot that is reachable within 2 to 3 days time.
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