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Purbasthali, Bardhaman – 120 kms f...

Purbasthali is a small town just 120 kms from Kolkata, located in the district of East Bardhaman, between Katwa and Nabadwip. It is situated on the banks of a beautiful Oxbow lake that is created by the River Ganga. This lake is 2 to 3 km long and attracts lots of migratory birds during the winter season. Bird-watchers will surely have a gala time here. The whole place of Purbosthali (also known as Chupir Chor) is generally covered by fruits and flower garden as well as vegetation. As of now, there are 04 fabulous cottages within the park area adjacent to the Oxbow lake...
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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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Lepchajagat, Darjeeling – 68 kms f...

Lepchajagat, situated at an altitude of 6956 feet, is a small village 19 kilometres from Darjeeling, in North Bengal. It takes its name from “Lepcha” meaning the indigenous inhabitants of the region, and “Jagat” symbolizing “world” or “domain”. As the name suggests, the village is a Lepcha stronghold, which has since been transformed into a forest reserve. Lepchajagat is ideal for those tourists visiting Darjeeling but planning to take a diversion from the hustle and bustle of the Darjeeling main town. Not only does it offer stunning greenery and mountain views, but...
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Rajabhatkhawa, Terai – 15 kms from...

Located just 15 kms from Alipurduar, Rajabhatkhawa is the gateway to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve. Surrounded by emerald green forest and hills this scenic hamlet is an idyllic spot for experiencing green darkness. Serving as an entry point to nearby forests, this little town is bounded by rivers like Raidak and Jayanti. Numerous nature trails originate from Rajabhatkhawa and pass through dense forested areas in and around Buxa Tiger reserve. Bird watching, jungle safari, trekking and wildlife watching are the main activities here. Rajabhatkhawa and its surrounding areas...
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Jayanti, Dooars – 30 kms from Alip...

Imagine staying in a cottage amidst a lush forest overlooking a meandering river and the distant mountains. Jayanti is one of the last destinations in Dooars still untouched by mass tourism. Often termed as the “Queen of Dooars,” this heavily forested area is close to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve known for its tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, peacocks and the historic Buxa Fort. Although the Jayanti River is mostly dry throughout the year, its shores of white pebbles add to the eternal beauty of the place. With the soothing sound of the Jayanti River blending with the...
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Mirik, Darjeeling – 55 kms from Si...

Mirik is famous for its scenic beauty, its beautiful Sumendu Lake, the monastery and other activities like horse riding and boating. This hill station serves as a great place for complete relaxation for those who want to escape from the city madness. Situated at an altitude of 1767 meters, Mirik is widely covered by cardamom and pine forests. Beside, there are many other plantations and orchards in Mirik that attracts a lot of nature lovers from all over the country. You can walk down the gardens of Mirik and enjoy the natural surrounding. Don’t miss the Sumendu Lake,...
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Netarhat, Jharkhand – 160 kms from...

Netarhat in Jharkhand is one of the most beautiful weekend getaways, nestled on Chhotanagpur plateau. Covered with thick emerald forest, lush hillocks and barren rocks, it is aptly called the “Queen of Chhotanagpur.” Located at an elevation of 3,700 feet above sea level, Netarhat is truly refreshing during summer with its cool bracing breeze. The breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset that one can savor from the hills and viewpoints of Netarhaat is truly adorable. Netarhat was one of the favorite getaways of the British and the pear orchards, manicured gardens,...
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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary – 140...

Enjoy an exciting elephant safari in the early morning and meet the Indian rhino “Up, Close and Personal.” Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of India’s best forests renowned for its growing population of Indian One-Horned Rhinos. This 216 square kilometers forest of grasslands, woods, sandy river banks, flowing streams and lines of tall trees was founded in 1941 to protect the Indian One-Horned Rhino. The sanctuary is located in Jalpaiguri district, in the Alipurduar sub-division. The Torsa River flows through this forest. Apart from Rhinos and elephants, Jaldapara is...
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Delo, Kalimpong – 68 kms from Sili...

Delo or Deolo is located at an altitude of 5556 ft on the edge of a reef connecting Delo Hills and Durpin Hills. This beautiful nature park offers one of the best views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and River Teesta. Delo has been converted into a nature park by the Government and there are Government accommodation options within the park as well as luxurious private accommodation options outside the park. The main town of Kalimpong is only 6 kms from Delo Hill. Spending a weekend savoring the majestic views of the Himalayas and lazing around the gardens is the usual activity you...
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Betla, Palamau – 170 kms from Ranc...

Almost 170 kms from Ranchi and surrounded by lush green forests, hills, valleys and waterfalls, Betla is a serene tribal village located in the Palamau District of Jharkhand bordering the jungle. You will fall under the spell of this mesmeric destination, famous for towering Sal trees, bamboo groves and Betla Tiger Reserve. Belta is one of the most ancient forest areas in India spanning 226 sq. km. stretching from Kechki till Neterhat. The forest boasts 970 species of plants, 174 species of birds and several other species of reptiles and animals including tigers. The...
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Temi, South Sikkim – 119 kms from Siligu...

If you are planning a trip to Ravangla you will pass through the Temi Tea Garden, the sole tea garden in Sikkim guarded by Mt. Kanchenjungha. It was established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim. This tea garden spans a total area of around 453 acres. It is known for producing some of the best quality teas across the globe. The garden also offers amazing visual splendor. The winding journey through the lush tea plantation and a night in the resort located within the tea garden is truly a lifetime experience. But, this is not all! Temi Tea Garden unfolds its true beauty...
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Giridih, Jharkhand – 326 kms from ...

Giridih, a very old and pristine small town nestled in the central part of Jharkhand attracts lots of visitors, particularly from West Bengal. In Giridi there are age-old temples, meandering rivers and quaint tribal villages. It is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimages and if you are an adventure seeker then Giridih offers opportunities like rock-climbing, kayaking, parasailing and boating. The beautiful lake of Khandoli is visited by migratory birds and the nearby Parasnath Hill – the highest hill in Jharkhand helps to savor the magnificent panoramic views of...
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Rishop, Darjeeling – 108 kms from ...

If your nature loving soul is seeking some delightful views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, then make a trip to this pristine hamlet of Rishop or Rishyap cradled in the lap of hidden hills of Neora Valley. The meaning of the very term Rishop is “mountain peak and tree.” This tourist village surrounded with thick forests and hills is nestled in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, located at an altitude of around 7000 feet above sea level. Just 7 kms away from the touristic town of Lava, Rishop has a number of well facilitated hotels and resorts with excellent views...
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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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Samsing, Dooars – 82 kms from Sili...

Admired with breathtaking landscape, hills, forests, Murti River and lush tea gardens – Samsing, located at an altitude of 3000 ft. has a lot to offer its visitors. If you want to savor the beauty of an exotic natural surrounding in an untouched rural corner of the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, the pristine hill village of Samsing amidst forests and tea gardens will be your ideal destination. Samsing is still not exploited by commercialization; hence, the pristine beauty of the place is still alive. Samsing is also the gateway to the Neora Valley National Park,...
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Kurseong, Darjeeling – 51 kms from...

Kurseong, a peaceful hilly abode attracts tourists yearning for serenity away from the din and bustle of the city. The place is located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal and you can locate it on your way to Darjeeling from Siliguri. If you are a nature lover, Kurseong is your ideal destination, admired with orchids adorning the hill slopes. Rightly described as a “Botanist Paradise,” Kurseong is also enriched with rich and exotic collection of flora. The region also experiences highest amount of rainfall after Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. BOOKING DETAILS OF KURSEONG...
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Kalimpong, Darjeeling – 62 kms fro...

Kalimpong, located at an average altitude of 1,250 meters is a pristine hill station in the Lesser Himalayas of West Bengal. It is located on a ridge, offering spectacular views of the Teesta River and Mt. Kanchenjungha. Tourists who love to experience the splendor of nature amid rolling hills, meandering rivers, quaint villages and tea gardens with a dash of the forgotten British Raj days should visit Kalimpong. Kalimpong is also known for its exotic array of orchids. BOOKING DETAILS OF KALIMPONG Places to see in Kalimpong: Kalimpong is admired with a number of...
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Rinchenpong, West Sikkim – 130 kms...

Rinchenpong is one of the newest additions in the list of attractions in Sikkim. The panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha is breathtaking from here. However, Rinchenpong has been famous in history for some other reason. When the British sent an expeditionary force to Sikkim in 1860, the Lepchas who were the natives of Sikkim poisoned the water of a pond which was the main source of water in the area by using herbs, thus killing almost half of the army. This act forced the army to retreat. Since then, the pond is named as Poison Pokhri. Located at an altitude of 5576 feet,...
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Uttarey, West Sikkim – 150 kms fro...

Bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, West Bengal and Nepal, Uttarey is a small village located on the northern slope of Singalila Range in West Sikkim. It is slowly emerging as a satellite township and is only 150 km from Siliguri and 140 km from Gangtok. This beautiful village with abundant nature lies amidst a valley of herbal plants surrounded by hills which bloom in a never-ending array of Rhododendrons. Uttarey is one of the gateways of Singalila trek. Nature has whole heartedly showered itself in this village and that is very much evident in the never-ending greenery of the...
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Varsey, West Sikkim – 124 kms from Silig...

Located in between Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in the north and Singalila National Park in the south is the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary of West Sikkim. This 104 square kilometer sanctuary is located between altitude ranges of 2,200 m to 4,100 m and is the home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary or the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary forms border with West Bengal and Nepal and can be reached from three points, Dentam, Hilley and Soreng. BOOKING DETAILS OF VARSEY Places to see at Varsey: The main attractions of this place are...
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Gangtok, East Sikkim – 124 kms fro...

The largest town as well as the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is located at an altitude of 4,715 ft in the Shivalik Hills of the Eastern Himalayan range. The hill station has a total population of 80,000 that belong to various ethnic groups like Lepchas, Nepalis and Bhutia. Gangtok offers fabulous views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, some exclusive day trips to nearby lakes and monasteries and all the facilities of a modern city. Gangtok experiences a mild-temperature almost throughout the year and that makes it a hotspot among tourists. Gangtok also acts as a base for trips to other...
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Rajgir, Bihar – 490 kms from Kolkata

Surrounded by hills and drenched in history and myth Rajgir is a 3000 year-old city still holding strong to its roots. Here, Lord Buddha stayed and preached and even initiated the mighty king Bimbisara whereas Lord Mahavira spent fourteen years of his life preaching in Rajgir. World travellers like Hiuen Tsang (650 BC) and Fa-Hein (400 BC) visited Rajgir and meticulously recorded its daily life and people. Rajgir is even older than history – still today believers visit a dilapidated wrestling ring where the Pandava prince Bheema, is said to have fought and killed...
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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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Darjeeling – 80 kms from Siliguri

Renowned internationally as a charming hill resort, the pristine Himalayan town of Darjeeling attracts tourists from all corners of the globe. Located at an average height of 6,710 ft, Darjeeling is situated in the Lesser Himalayas. Historically, Darjeeling was ruled over intermittently by both the Sikkimese and Nepalese empires. This continued till the arrival of the British in the 19th century, who were able to obtain a lease for Darjeeling from the Chogyal rulers of Sikkim. Owing to it’s extremely favourable and pleasant climate, the British annexed Darjeeling...
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Lava, Kalimpong – 103 kms from Siliguri...

Away from the din and bustle of the city, the pristine hilly resort of Lava, located at an altitude of 2350 meters attracts nature lovers from all over West Bengal. Flanked with lush green forest of Birch, Juniper and Pine trees, this serene destination also nurtures some rare species of orchids, dotting the valleys and the hillsides. You can also experience snowfall at Lava during winter and a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. BOOKING DETAILS OF LAVA Places to see in Lava: Lava is a gateway to the Neora Valley National Park, an unexplored Himalayan terrain. You can...
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Puri, Orissa – 540 kms from Kolkata

Puri is considered one of the major Char Dham pilgrimages, which if not visited, means your pilgrimage tour of India is not complete. Located on the eastern coast of Bay of Bengal in Orissa, Puri is home to the Lord of the Universe, Lord Jagannath. So spend this weekend amidst the splendor of the golden beaches and the religious sites in Puri. On your way to Puri, you can also see the appliqué handicraft work at Pipili village. Overall, to spend an exciting weekend, you should decide on going eastward. BOOKING DETAILS OF PURI Places to see in Puri: The major attraction...
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Gopalpur on Sea, Orissa – 565 kms from K...

If your soul is craving for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then just pack our bags and head to Gopalpur-on-sea. This serene beach nestled in the Ganjam district of Orissa will offer you the ultimate seclusion, to help you in gaining the peace of mind. The pristine beach of Gopalpur, the returning fishermen, the lighthouse and the ruins of a lighthouse gives Gopalpur a long lost charm. Nearby attractions like Taptapani hot spring, Lake Chilka and the fabulous weather of Gopalpur will rejuvenate your senses. BOOKING DETAILS OF GOPALPUR Places to see in...
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Chandipur, Orissa – 265 kms from Kolkata...

Chandipur is an exquisite, secluded seaside retreat featuring a unique beach. This quaint sea resort is located in the Baleswar District of Orissa. You can experience a great weekend at this seaside resort on Bay of Bengal. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHANDIPUR Places to see in Chandipur: The major attraction of Chandipur is the beach itself. The beach is one of it kind for at the time of the ebb tide, the seawater recedes from 1 km. to 5 km. and it again returns during the high tide. This phenomenon takes place twice a day, which forms wide stretch of silvery sandy beach. This...
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Chilka, Orissa – 496 kms from Kolkata

The Chilka lake is a brackish water lagoon, acknowledged as the largest coastal lagoon across India and the second largest lagoon around the globe. The lake extends over Puri, Ganjam and Khurda districts of Orissa. The lake is an abode to a number of migratory birds coming from Russia, Ladakh and many more far off places and offers shelter to an array of endangered species of flora and fauna. So you can well understand that a trip to such an exotic location will always surpass your expectation. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHILKA Places to see in Chilka: You will undoubtedly...