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Baradih Village, Jhargram – 213 km...

Baradih Village is not just any upcoming weekend destination near Kolkata. Here, River Kansabati merges from the distant hills cloaked in deep lush forests and meanders past you while you wait in the balcony of your cottage to catch a glimpse of the setting sun over the ancient jungles. Soon, the sky turns crimson and the birds start their homeward journey – everything here is surreal – seems like the work of a master painter. At Baradih Village, you can escape time and space and embark on your journey to self-realisation. BOOKING DETAILS OF BARADIH Places to...
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Joypool, North 24 Pgns – 36 kms fr...

A small village around 13 kms. from the district town of Barasat, Joypool is conveniently connected by roadways as well as railways. If you are yearning for some moments of peace and is longing to spend some valuable time with your family in a farmhouse where your children can play in the lawns and you can enjoy the village life, then our accommodation at Joypool would be the right pick for a day trip and picnic from Kolkata. While returning home, you can drive another 15 kms. to reach the Chakla Dham Temple Complex dedicated to the Saint Lokenath Baba to pay your...
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Burraghutu, Bankura – 220 kms from...

Burraghutu is a remote village on a hilltop with a spectacular view of the Kansabati River basin. Tucked within a forest in Bankura, this tribal village is straight from the pages of any adventure novel. The Kansabati River Basin is dotted with small islands and few of them are designated wildlife parks, where you can find deer roaming freely. While staying here, you can explore the nearby tribal villages famous for terracotta and Dokra artworks and visit the ruins of ancient Jain temples. Boating in Kansabati River and day trips to the deep dark forests of Kuilapal are...
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Agarhati, South 24 Pgs – 66 kms fr...

While you sit at the green island and look out to the endless water meeting the sky at the horizon, a freshly cooked maach bhaja (fried fish) arrives to break your thought process. You bite a piece off and let your thoughts float with the clouds and suddenly you feel a slight tension building on your fishing rod – that’s it! Your second catch of the day. Fishing or the professionals would call it angling, boating, basking in the sun and playing around with your children on the lush lawn are few things you can do at the resort in Agarhati, just 60 kms from...
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Chandpur, Midnapore – 170 kms from...

Chandpur is the newest beach destination near Kolkata. Still untouched by tourists, Chandpur has the cleanest stretch of beach anywhere near Kolkata. This beach is best for spending your weekend frolicking in the briny waters. But, Chandpur reveals its true mystery during full moon nights when the sea seems to turn into silver and the beach golden. In Chandpur, you enjoy the sunset, the early morning walks on the beach and the lonely evenings with your loved ones on the resort’s terrace watching the twinkling stars of the night sky meeting the endless sea. BOOKING...
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Rajendrapur, South 24 Pgs – 42 kms...

Rajendrapur is a beautiful village just 42 kms from the heart of Kolkata. It is one of the best places to visit and de-stress yourself after a week of hectic work in the office. You wake up to the chirping of birds and watch out from the window of your mud hut to the green horizon of paddy fields dotted with towering coconut trees. You stay in mud huts decked with modern facilities but no Televisions. There is a pond where you can wet your feet and enjoy angling with local fishing rods. The local village boy can also teach you how to cast fishing net. Few things, which...
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Bawali, Budge Budge – 35 kms from ...

Staying in three ethnic cottages located beside two large ponds surrounded by more than 180 species of plants and an overdose of greenery can be your next weekend destination near Kolkata. A cruising drive of 35 kms through the villages on the outskirts of Kolkata would take you to this plant nursery, a garden, a modern ethnic guesthouse, a fish farm and a knowledge centre for under-privileged children – all put together. You can spend your weekend angling some great catches, reading some great books, telling stories to the village children and visiting some local...
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Raypur, Budge Budge – 35 kms from ...

If you are searching for a nice riverside destination near Kolkata to de-stress yourself after a whole week of slogging in your workplace, then Raypur would be an ideal choice. An hour’s comfortable drive across the green paddy fields from the city’s heart would take you to this beautiful destination on the banks of the mighty Ganges. Here, you can just relax watching the vast endless skies meeting the river over the horizon, count the country boats and the ships crisscrossing the river, take a ferry ride across the Ganges, visit a local temple in the evening,...
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Babur Haat, North 24 Pgs – 48 kms ...

Babur Haat is a quaint rural village located about 51 kilometers from Kolkata. It is a perfect weekend destination for families and friends who want to spend some quality time enjoying the rustic village with the different shades of a traditional Bengal village life. The landscape of Babur Haat is filled with huge stretches of natural fishing lakes or bheris, which are used for the purpose of cultivating some of the tastiest fishes of Bengal. Other village attractions include the vast stretches of rice farmlands, vegetable orchards, mango groves, palm orchards, ponds,...
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Bankiput, Contai – 160 kms from Ko...

Bankiput is an unexplored beach bordered by a dense forest of Casuarina trees located very near to Kolkata. You would hardly find any mortal soul on the beach excepting the millions of red crabs popping their heads from their burrows. At Bankiput, it’s only the sea – the sand – and the silence for you. No speeding cars on the beach and no picnicking crowds would spoil your day at Bankiput. But, the “horizon-kissing” beach is not the only attraction in Bankiput – there is a fully operational Lighthouse in nearby Dariapur and an age-old...
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Choto Kolagachia, Sunderbans – 82 ...

This is a small riverside town at the confluence of Chota Kolagachia River and Rampur River on the fringe of Sunderban. A small busy Ferry Ghat ferries passengers and goods to different parts of Sunderban from here. Country boats pass through the river every minute carrying daily supplies of Sundarban and you can spend the whole day sitting in your guesthouse’s balcony watching the tides of the river, the passing boats and the setting sun. You can also take a walk in the nearby villages and witness the daily chores of the villagers, the fishermen bringing their...
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Dhuturdaha, South 24 Pgs – 51 kms ...

Just 51 kms from Kolkata, Dhuturdaha is a serene village with endless stretches of fishing lakes (bheri), vegetable gardens, ponds, palm trees, mango groves, local temples and different shades of village life. It’s a nice place to de-stress yourself after a whole week of slogging in your workplace. At Dhuturdaha, you can just relax watching the vast endless skies over the green horizon, get together with your family and friends beside the pond, do some fishing and dip your tired legs in the pond. But, Dhuturdaha is not only rustic life without daily facilities, here...
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Monchasa, Contai – 130 kms from Ko...

Whenever we plan for a vacation, most of the time we stay at some plush, contemporarily decorated hotel or resort, which oozes an artificial flavor. But sometimes, our heart yearns for something natural, devoid of any artificiality. So if you seek to savor original village culture and authentic earthen traditions come to Monchasa, brimming with a true sentiment of natural India. It is the first rural based sustainable eco-tourism initiative in India, which is promoted to support a very special social cause. Located on the banks of Bagda River in the remote village of...
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Geonkhali, East Medinipur – 130 km...

If you want to spend an idle weekend on a riverside watching the boats pass before you, people waiting for hours to catch the ferry and mesmerizing sunsets over Rupnarayan then drop at Geonkhali, where time slows down a bit. Located almost 130 km from Kolkata, Geonkhali is nestled at the confluence of River Rupnarayan, River Damodar and River Ganges. At Geonkhali, the rivers become extremely wide and appear like the sea – the view is truly breathtaking. The riverfront is flanked with a green wilderness of babala, sirish, akashmoni and mango trees. You can catch...
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Meen Dwip, Haldia – 72 kms from Ko...

If you are lusting to experience few days in a charming river island, then Meen Dwip at Nayachar off the coast of Haldia will not disappoint you. At first, you may find Nayachar to be a mere muddy island cradled on the Haldi riverbed, spanning an area of 40 sq. km but gradually after exploring this serene island, you will realize the potential of this wonderful place admired for its natural beauty. The exotic view of River Haldi bounding the island truly offers visual pleasure. However, the unavailability of mobile network may cause some inconvenience to the tourists but...
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Falta, South 24 Pgs – 51 kms from ...

Located just 51 kms from Kolkata on the banks of River Hooghly, Falta is a popular weekend destination repleted with history. The British took refuge here after Nawab Siraj Ud Daulah captured Kolkata and the Dutch had a factory here long before Indian Independence. But much before the British or the Dutch, nearly 1000 years ago Tamluk near Falta was a flourishing Buddhist centre. Falta is a true river town, few kilometers to the south of Falta, River Damodar meets River Hooghly (River Ganges is called by this name here) and few kilometers to the north River Rupnarayan...
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Diamond Harbour – 50 kms from Kolk...

Diamond Harbour located in the Southern suburbs of Kolkata is an exciting day out or a weekend tour. You will be amazed to locate this charming destination within such a short reach from Kolkata (50 km), ideal for a leisure trip. The site is located close to the deltaic region of the city. Formerly known as Hajipur, Diamond Harbour is actually located at a point where River Ganges takes a southward turn to converge with the sea. On the other side is the industrial town of Haldia and the road skirting its way keeping the mighty Ganges on its side is just awesome.   BOOKING...
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Machranga Dwip, Hasnabad – 75 kms ...

Machranga Dwip or Kingfisher Island is situated between Ichamati River and Bhasa River. This little known Island has Bangladesh on one of its side and India on the other. This desolate island is covered by trees and is considered an ideal for a fun-filled day trip. You can reach Machranga Dwip from Hasnabad or Taki by hiring a local boat. The island is nice for a nature walk over the green fields and in the distance you can the villages of Bangladesh. The setting sun over River Ichamati is a spectacular view from Machranga Dwip. BOOKING DETAILS OF MACHRANGA DWIP Places to...
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Raichak, Diamond Harbour – 50 kms ...

Lately, Raichak has emerged as a sought after weekend destination, a drive away from Kolkata, offering spectacular view of the river Ganges and the 18th century Radisson Fort or the Raichak Fort. The small and charming town of Raichak is located in the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. Nestled on the bank of River Hooghly, Raichak is 15 kms from Diamond Harbour and 50 kms from Kolkata and acts as a connecting link between Haldia and Kolkata. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO RAICHAK Places to see in Raichak: The prime tourist attraction of the region is the Raichak Fort, which...
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Mandal Pushkarini, Medinipur – 250...

Though Mandal Pushkarini is not a highly famed weekend destination, but a visit to the place is truly rewarding. Mandal Pushkarini is located in Garbeta, West Medinipur. It is a huge pond located in a forest of Sal and Teak. While, staying at Mondal Pushkarini you can visit the nearby destinations of Garbeta like Sarbamangala temple, Raikota fort, Mangala Lake, Radhaballav temple, Gongoni gorge and Silaboti River. The famous terracotta temple town of Bishnupur is only 20 kms from here. Your stay at Mandal Pushkarini amidst nature will surely rejuvenate you senses. BOOK...
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Digha, Midnapore – 185 kms from Kolkata...

Digha is the most sought after seaside weekend destination of West Bengal. Popular as a sea resort, it is located in the East Midnapur district at the border with Orissa. Digha has its own charm of being a seaside town for the last 50 or more years. It is dotted with hotels and resorts of every budget, restaurants and bars serving all sorts of cuisine and shacks along the beach selling everything that can be created from sea shells. BOOKING DETAILS OF DIGHA Places to see in Digha: The town of Digha is divided into Old Digha and New Digha. The beaches of Old Digha have all...
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Shankarpur, Midnapore – 185 kms fr...

Aptly known as the Miami of Bengal, Shankarpur, shrouded with sheer tranquility is an ideal romantic escape from the bustling city life. It is a prominent beach town of West Bengal, where you can savor the spectacular sight of the pristine sea beach. You just cannot take your eyes away from the captivating scenic surrounding of the place.  The beach of Shankarpur is also not very crowded and you can enjoy the view in seclusion. The beach is inhabited by a huge number of red crabs that run around the feet.  The view of the beach on a moon lit night is truly mesmerizing....
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Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Sonarpur ...

Located within a driving distance from the pulsating metropolis of Kolkata, the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary is the haven of huge varieties of butterflies, birds, ferns, epiphytes and orchids. The sanctuary is located to the west of the Netaji Subhas Road, which connects Garia with Baruipur in the Rajpur area. It lies in close to the Ramkrishna Mission Institute in Narendrapur. Formerly known as “Kayaler Bagan,” the site was recognized as a sanctuary in the year 1982 and bestowed with the name of Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary on September 8, 2004. However, since 2005,...
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Junput, Midnapore – 145 kms from Kolkata...

Shrouded with tranquility, Junput is an ideal holiday location for those who are looking for enjoying their holiday in isolation. The rhythmic sound of the sea waves along with the gentle blowing breeze will take away all your exhaustion within few seconds. The sea beach admired with casuarina groves offer a visual splendor to the tourists. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO JUNPUT Places to see in Junput: You will be amazed to see the converging point of Rasulpur and Ganga, where many tourist flock to savor the natural beauty of the place. The lighthouse is also worth watching. The place...
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Taki, Hasnabad – 80 kms from Kolka...

To escape from the humdrum of daily life, sneak out a weekend on the borders of India, on the banks of Ichamati River in the small town of Taki. In West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, Taki is a municipality under the Basirhat subdivision. An extremely peaceful place to rest in a bagan bari near the banks of Ichhamati as well a nice place to go sightseeing, Taki is the place to be this weekend. BOOKING DETAILS OF TAKI   Places to see in Taki: You can enjoy the mid-river experience of meeting the countrymen of Bangladesh, on the Ichamati River, where tourists...
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Chandraketugarh, Barasat – 50 kms ...

The archaeological site of Chandraketugarh is located beside the Bidyadhari River, in the district of North 24 Parganas, at a distance of about 35 kilometres north-east of Kolkata. It lies on the road to Haroa, at a distance of 1 kilometer from Berachampa. For many years, this place has been excavated and relics of several periods unearthed such as Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) relics, evidences belonging to the period of 400 BC to 100 BC and relics belonging to Maurya period, Gupta period, Kushanas period and late Gupta period. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO CHANDRAKETUGARH A...
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Achipur, Budge Budge – 33 kms from...

Achipur is a Chinese colony and the place derived its name from the Chinese businessman, Tong Achi who established a sugar mill on the banks of Hooghly River, south of Budge Budge, during the time of Warren Hastings. A sugarcane plantation was owned by him nearby that provided raw material to his mill. With the obliteration of the sugar plantation and mill, the place was deserted by the Chinese community. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO ACHIPUR Places to see at Achipur: The main attraction of the place is the Chinese temple that was built long ago, when the area was populated by...
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Bakkhali, Sunderban – 132 kms from...

Bakkhali has been a very popular place of attraction for a long time. Moreover, with the development of barge over the Hatania-Doania River, Bakkhali became all the more accessible. Bakkhali today is completely different from what it used to be some 10 years back. All this has become a reality with the development of transport and communication system. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO BAKKHALI Places to see at Bakkhali: Bakkhali offers quite a lot of attractions like the windmills of Frasergunj as well as the crocodile propagation centre at the place. The narrow path that enters into...
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Gopegarh, Medinipur – 260 kms from...

Gopegarh was once a fort of the Gope king, which is now transformed into an eco-park. This is a nice place to spend your weekend, where you can remain surrounded by natural beauty. This eco-park is situated on the banks of River Kasai or Kangsabati, and is basically an isolated place. The peaceful mood of Gopegarh is at times interrupted due to the sound of the railways crossing the bridge on the River Kasai. BOOK TOUR TRIP TO GOPE GARH Places to see at Gopegarh: The forest on top of the fort has been slashed and replaced by flowers like Duranda, Vacaranda, as well as...
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Kalash Island, Sunderban – 100+ km...

Located on the banks of the Bay of Bengal is the Kalash camp and lying beside it the Kalash beach. The forest conservation department has created the Kalash camp over an area of 4 acres. Although, it is well protected with a fence of 10 feet high and 20 feet trench, it is still believed to be not enough to prevent Royal Bengal Tigers from coming to the beach in search of the sweet water pond located there. Such is the adventure that defines an outing in Kalash Island. Tourists are restricted from touring the beach all alone and must be assisted by forest rangers as the...