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Raidighi, Sunderbans – 110 kms fro...

If you are yearning for a break from your bustling city life, plan for a weekend holiday at Raidighi, which is truly an enchanting weekend destination. The small town of Raidighi is located on the way to Sunderban. The location is one of its kind, offering something for each kind of traveler – be a nature lover or religious or adventure minded tourist.  The nearby Jatar Deul, located seven kilometers from Raidighi and a boat ride along the fringes of Sunderbans would be an experience of a lifetime. The most memorable part is to watch the sun going down over the...
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Supur, Birbhum – 191 kms from Kolkata

Supur, located at a distance of 14 km from Bolpur, is an ideal weekend getaway, which upholds the perfect blend of history and art. Nestled on the riverbank of Ajay River, this small age-old village of Birbhum shot to fame in the 18th century, when the French traders established their base at the site. Supur is known for its terracotta temples built in the Rekh Deul style. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO SUPUR Places to see in Supur: Supur can well be termed as a temple town, as you can savor some impressive temple sites. The twin temple of Lalbazar area in Supur is truly noteworthy....
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Gahunbari, Dooars – 98 kms from Siliguri...

If you truly want to savor virgin scenic beauty, Gahunbari with its picturesque natural backdrop, will offer you that immense scope. Nestled in the Dooars region of North Bengal, Gahunbari locally known as Gaobari is located close to the border of Bhutan and Sikkim near the Bindu – Jhalong area. You can catch a majestic glimpse of the splendid Mt Kanchenjunga, while making your trip to the destination by car from Siliguri. The view of the foothills of the Himalaya found in the horizon is amazing. While driving along the winding roadway, the emerald green tea garden on...
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Maharajpur, Jharkhand – 457 kms from Kol...

Maharajpur is a less popular small village nestled at the Bengal – Jharkhand border, is an ideal destination for a weekend trip. This is where time has stopped – you can still board a tanga here and visit the erstwhile palaces of the Maharajas to see a few Mughal era paintings and you can take a dip in a non perennial pool fed by and underground stream. Boasting of an unspoiled natural beauty, a waterfall and the River Ganges nearby – the place truly offers visual and sensual pleasure to the tourists. It is located around 9 km. east of Sahibganj district...
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Dasghara, Hooghly – 70 kms from Ko...

Dasghara is an ideal destination for the tourists having true interest in history because this small village near Tarakeshwar treasures some remarkable terracotta temples and architectures. This quaint village is situated 12 km north of Tarakeswar, famously known as the temple town. The history of Dasghara can be traced back to the early phase of the 18th century. The place will definitely offer you a rare experience. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO DASGHARA Places to see in Dasghara: Though most of the sites in Dasghara only house the ruins of the historical structures, still nothing...
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Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Oriss...

Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary, popularly known as Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Orissa’s famous wildlife sanctuaries. The Gharial Breeding Project, the latest venture of the wildlife reserve has attracted a lot of attention and contributed to its popularity.  The idyllic green sanctuary spans an area of 1330 square kilometers and was established in 1976. The entire area is divided into two parts by the River Mahanadi and is situated between the districts of Budh, Angul, Nayagarh and Cuttack. The sanctuary is valued by wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers,...
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Piyali Island, Sunderbans – 75 kms from ...

If you want to experience the tranquility of nature along with a touch of the Sunderban, then you can make a trip to the Piyali Island. You can drive to the Piyali Island after crossing a small bridge over River Piyali. The two rivers Matla and Piyali surround this island.  The Piyali River actually flows through the Island and mixes with Matla River at a later stage. There is only one tourist lodge in this island but it has well-supported infrastructure for tourists. There are ample things to do in Piyali Island – you can take a nature walk, enjoy a boat ride, do some...
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Dhupjhora, Dooars – 75 kms from Si...

If you plan to watch Rhinos, wild elephants and Bisons face to face this weekend then a trip to Dhupjhora Elephant Camp in South Gorumara this weekend could be your choice. Dhupjhora Elephant Camp is a unique concept of eco tourism where the tourists get a chance to feed the Forest Department’s elephants, give a bath to them in Murti River and ride on them to the deepest parts of the Gorumara jungle to catch a glimpse of the wildlife. Tourists can also enjoy tribal cultural programs in the evenings, roam around in the tea gardens, visit a carpet factory and laze all...
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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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Vetnai, Orissa – 515 kms from Kolkata

Save a weekend from your busy schedule and head towards a small, lesser known village in Orissa’s Ganjam district – Vetnai or Bhetnai. The specialty of this place is that you will cease to believe yourself to be touring in a part of India. With around innumerable male and female Black Bucks roaming freely at the slopes of the mountain range of Eastern Ghats, you feel you are on an African safari. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO VETNAI Places to see in Vetnai: Vetnai is known for its 1600 Black Bucks, which roam freely on an area of 40 sq. km. Near the sanctuary is the undulated...
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Monglajori, Orissa – 496 kms from Kolkat...

The village of Monglajori or Monglajodi is located about 60 km. southwest of the city of Bhubaneshwar off NH5 and 4 km. southeast of the Tangi town. It is located in the Khurda district of Orissa. The region is primarily a freshwater swamp, spotted at the northeastern fringe of the Chilka Lake. This wetland of Monglajori is fed by a number of channels that cross through the reed beds along the brackish water of the Chilka Lake. The area is covered with sprawling vegetation and reed beds, comprised mostly of Phragmites karka and Typha angustata. The prime channel flows...
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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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Dwarhatta, Hooghly – 41 kms from K...

The terracotta temples guarded by lush green thickets makes Dwarhatta peaceful and serene. Located 41 km from Kolkata, Darhatta is one of the villages in Haripal, in the West Bengal’s Hoogly district. With its terracotta temples, simple and neat tribal huts, Dwarhatta welcomes you to spend some hours in the calm ambience of its village. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO DWARHATTA Places to see in Dwarhatta: The major attractions of this place are its terracotta temples. The Vishnu and three Shiv temples constructed by Singha Rai family, the zamindars of this place, are the most popular...
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Rasikbill, Cooch Behar – 468 kms f...

Rashikbill or Rasikbill is a huge lake located in the town of Tufangang in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. It is a very popular bird watching spot famous for local and migratory birds. It falls on the way to Kamakshyaguri from Alipurduar by train. Rasikbeel is 74 kilometers from Alipurduar by high road. Rashikbill boasts about a jumble of wild flora and fauna. Located around a large lake spreading over 175 hectares area, Rashikbill Lake is surrounded by three dark and dense forests – Nagurhaat, Atasmochar and Bochamari. They are separated by Batikata a small...
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Sikip, South Sikkim – 132 kms from...

Sikip, located in South District of Sikkim is a very famous destination for its beautiful atmosphere. Situated on the banks of Rangeet River, the place boasts splendid natural surroundings and excellent opportunities for camping and angling. Besides, the turbulent waters of Rangeet River offer perfect opportunities for rafting. With lot of angling, camping and rafting, Sikip is the paradise for adventure lovers. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO SIKIP   Places to see at Sikip: Sikip is famous for its wonderful natural surrounding. So, you will definitely have a good time savoring...
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Kaluk, Sikkim – 99 kms from Siliguri

The village of Kaluk is located amidst the mountains of West Sikkim, at an altitude of 5600 feet. It is basically the buffer zone area of the renowned Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. The area abounds in natural resources. Kaluk is surrounded by the villages of Lepchas who are successful in preserving their tradition, culture and life-style. The other communities also live peacefully in the area such as Rais, Gurungs and more. The Government of Sikkim has considered this place as an Eco-Tourism thrust area of Sikkim. The village of Kaluk is considered important culturally,...
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Zuluk, Sikkim – 150 kms from Silig...

Zuluk or Jhuluk is a hamlet located in the lower Himalayas, at an altitude of 3000 meters. It is located in East Sikkim, near the Indo-China border. It is comparatively a new and offbeat tourist destination. In fact, special permits are required to tour Jhuluk. The place has a population of around 700 people and the army base located there is used as a transit camp for army movement to the Chinese border, located a few kilometers away. Previously, it was a part of the popular silk route connecting Kalimpong to Tibet and was mainly used by traders traveling to Tibet. In...
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Munsong, Darjeeling – 127 kms from Silig...

Munsong or Mungsong has the longest view of River Teesta and one of the majestic views of the entire Mt. Kanchenjungha range. It has also been a popular location for films like “Chalo -Let’s Go” but has been left out from the tourist map. Located at an elevation of 5000 ft. near the Kalimpong – Sikkim border on top of a hill, Munsong is a peaceful village with limited staying options but some of the best views of the Eastern Himalayas. So this weekend, unite with nature and enjoy the blissful environment of Mungsong, in Rangpo. BOOKING DETAILS OF...
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Takdah, Darjeeling – 90 kms from Siligur...

You must have been to Darjeeling quite a lot of times, but have you ever been to Takdah? No! Then this weekend visit this incredible place in the heart of the mountains and tea gardens. It is in Darjeeling District’s Runglee Rungliot area, which is 27 km from the main city of Darjeeling. Situated at an altitude of 5100 feet, here you can take a walk in the cedar and pine forests, stopover at a local orchid garden, drop at some of the famous heritage British bungalows and watch the local women pick tea leaves from the endless stretches of tea gardens. Takdah, also...
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Paren, Jaldhaka – 112 kms from Siliguri...

Paren in Dooars, admired with lush green forest areas, hilly terrain, meandering rivers and agricultural fields and clusters of picturesque village is an ideal destination for a weekend tour. You can spot the location on your way to Bindu, at the verge of the Indian border with Bhutan and is 10 km drive from Jaldhaka. The road leading to Bindu offers a visual splendor with its exotic natural surrounding. The Dooars region commence immediately after crossing the Tista River at the Coronation Bridge. The entire region is covered with emerald green vegetation. BOOKING...
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Okhrey, West Sikkim – 130 kms from Silig...

Okhrey is one of the new destinations in Sikkim. You can spot this small cozy and less famed village of Okhrey on your way to Varsey, one of the most sought – after trekking trails of Sikkim. It is the most popular base for the Varsey Rhododendron trek. At Okhrey, you can stay overnight and start your journey to Hilley around 10 kms away by car the next morning. You have to park your car at Hilley and start your 4 km long trek to Varsey from Hilley. After starting your journey from Okhrey towards Hilley, you will pass through a small natural lake, some breathtaking views...
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Muruguma, Purulia – 335 kms from K...

Muruguma is a tribal village located in Purulia district of West Bengal. It is situated on the border of Purulia and Jharkhand. This place can be reached by car from both Jhalda in Purulia or Muri in Jharkhand. A visit to the Kenkechi Hill, Muruguma Lake and the attractions of Ajodhya Pahar will make your trip worthwhile. You can take long village walks through tribal villages across the lake or go for early morning bird watching trips here. BOOKING DETAILS OF MURUGUMA Places to see at Muruguma: Apart from spending your time beside the tranquil Muruguma Lake and dam, you...
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Jhilli, Jhargram – 189 kms from Ko...

Are you looking forward to a place where you can have a day out picnicking? Well, then how does spending some quality time with friends on the shores of some water body sound to you? If good, then Jhilli with its dam beckons you to come and enjoy its pleasure. Jhilli is located 10 kms on concrete and village road from Kharagpur via Gopiballavpur. Supposedly, Jhilli is full of fun till daylight is there, as after the sun sets, the area gets completely deserted. However, people in search for some real adventure, can stay here. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO JHILLI Jhilli takes up a new...
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Garhpanchakot, Purulia – 256 kms f...

Located amidst landscaped gardens with the stunning backdrop of Panchet Hill, these new resorts at Garpanchkot are just what the weekend travellers of Kolkata were waiting for. The place, Garpanchkot is a part of nearly 1500 year-old history of the Singh Deo dynasty. The only remains of this kingdom are the temple ruins on the southern Panchet foothills. The temples belong to different architectural styles like ‘Pancharatna, Jor-Bangla and Pirha. The lush greenery, temple ruins, perennial springs, forests, towering Panchet Hill and the expansive Panchet Lake would...
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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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Duarsini, Purulia – 393 kms from K...

Grab the opportunity to blend with nature in Duarsini, where you will find small hilltops covered with forests. Here you see a variety of trees like Shal, Teak, Mahua, Pial, Kusum, and Bahera. The beauty of the mountain river Satgudum leading to the tribal villages will enchant you. The adventure waiting for you in the forest will definitely make your weekend worth spending in Duarsini. The abruptness with which darkness descends in these jungle areas is interesting to see. The moonlit night amidst the rhythmic beats of drums coming from the tribals and being surrounded...
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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...
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Mongpong, Darjeeling – 29 kms from...

Mongpong is often considered to be the first step to Dooars. It is located on the banks of River Teesta and is very popular for being a great tourist attraction offering exquisite views of the Mahananda Sanctuary and Teesta basin. A very small place, Mongpong has very few shops, a forest check post and some huts, but it is not far behind when it comes to display of natural beauty. There is a Sal forest that overlooks the Teesta River and offers excellent setting for a relaxed outing. Some 29 kilometers from Siliguri, Mongpong offers the complete peace of mind that you...
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Sabuj Bon, Birbhum – 220 kms from Kolkat...

If you are truly looking for a downtown escape from the pulsating city life, Sabuj Bon will be your ideal weekend tour destination. You will be truly amazed to discover this plantation museum, so close from Kolkata, in a small village called Rasulpur in Birbhum. Spanning an area of around 100 acres, this site features lush green vegetation for about 80 acres and large water body covers the rest of 20 acres. In the monsoon, the smell of the wet red soil and the sound of the pitter-patter raindrops truly create an enchanting atmosphere in Sabuj Bon, which will surely make...
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Lulung, Simlipal – 260 kms from Kolkata...

Rolling hills covered in thick forests, distant calls of wild elephants, the sky-kissing Sal trees and the talkative Palpala River would greet you at Lulung. Located 300 m above sea level in the eastern fringes of Simlipal Tiger Reserve, the small village of Lulung is only 20 kilometres from Baripada in Orissa. Spending a few nights in the cottages of Lulung amidst sparkling waterfalls, snaking rivers, frolicking deer and dancing peacocks would rejuvenate you with a renewed life-force.  BOOKING DETAILS OF LULUNG Places to see in Lulung: Besides exploring the surrounding...