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Gumti Gaon, Darjeeling – 69 kms. f...

Just 09 kms. from the din of Darjeeling, is a quiet refuge called Gumti Gaon with sweeping views of the lush rolling hills, farmlands and Mt. Kanchenjungha. At Gumti Gaon, you can still enjoy the bird calls in the early mornings, take a village walk through tea gardens, enjoy gardening in the farms and get wet at the nearby waterfall. If you are one of those who want to stay close to Darjeeling yet shun its crazy traffic and tourist rush, then Gumtigaon could be your pick, this season. All the sightseeing spots of Darjeeling can be covered within an hour’s drive...
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Tashiding, West Sikkim – 132 kms from Si...

Nestled amidst the scenic Eastern Himalayas is the tranquil hamlet of Tashiding. The small idyllic village, which derives its name from the deity – Tashiding is most famous for its monastery founded in 1641 AD, which is held in high reverence by people of the Buddhist faith. Legend has it that even a casual glimpse of this monastery can cleanse a person of all his sins and shortcomings. The annual Bumchu festival is celebrated here with people coming from all parts of the world. Tashiding is a place where travellers longing for a spiritual connection would feel at...
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Krishnanagar, Nadia – 100 kms from...

Krishnanagar is a historical city located at the southern banks of Jalangi River in Nadia district of West Bengal. It is mostly renowned for its founder and ruler, Raja Krishna Chandra Rai who was a prominent zamindar of Bengal. During the reign of Raja Krishnachandra, Krishnanagar city flourished as a center of art and culture which the Raja propagated immensely due to his personal artistic and aesthetic bent of mind. The Rajbari thus, stands as a striking example of the Rajas exquisite artistic outlook. The Krishnanagar Rajbari (palace) is the main attraction of this...
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Nabadwip, Nadia – 116 kms from Kol...

Nabadwip is a holy town situated at the picturesque confluence of the Bhagirathi and Jalangi Rivers in the Nadia district of West Bengal. The ancient temple town is spread across an area of 11.66 Sq. Km. Nabadwip was historically the erstwhile capital of Bengal during 12th century B.C., which was under the sovereign-ship of Lakshman Sen, the last Hindu Sovereign of Bengal. The town is most legendarily noted for the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who started the famed Gaudiya Vaishnavism movement at this place. Presently, the ancient movement has culminated in the...
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Sribadam, West Sikkim – 82 kms fro...

Sribadam, the beautiful forest village is famous for the meditation center and the healing of sick people in the monastery. Sri Badam is considered by people as ultimate destination for inner peace and meditation. It is also well known for the Phurpa Thordo Puja and authentic Cham Dance at the monastery. Located at an altitude of 2100 meters above the sea level and 82 kilometers away from Gangtok lies in the valley this small remote village of Sribadam (Sreebadam). It is basically a small, but a well maintained forest village comprising of around 300 families, with...
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Konark Sun Temple – 35 kms from Pu...

At Konark, you can truly enjoy the roar of the waves and the splendid view of the 800 year old Sun Temple. Picturesquely situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Konark is admired with the exquisitely carved stone temple offering majestic charm.  Most tourists visit Konark from Puri or Bhubaneswhar in a daytrip without staying overnight and they miss all the charms of this little temple town and its glorious Sun temple. The sight of the Sun God glowing with the first rays of the rising sun and the ruins of the majestic temple with the roar of the sea is an experience of a...
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Deoghar, Jharkhand – 373 kms from ...

This weekend if you are looking ahead to some soul searching then make a trip to Deoghar, one of the most revered religious centers in India. It’s the best place for understanding religion and culture in its simplest forms. Deoghar literally means “the abode of gods” but it is not only temples, ashrams, gods and immortality here, Deoghar is one of the most naturally beautiful destinations endowed with hills, rivulets, serene lakes, forests and colonial buildings of Zamindars and Seths. Though a popular destination to tourists from Kolkata and nearby cities, Deoghar still...
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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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Martam, East Sikkim – 158 kms from Silig...

If you are a true nature lover and nurture an appetite for adventure, then this pristine village of Martam in East Sikkim is your ideal holiday destination. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Martam Village offers a calm and quite refuge to the tourists. Martam is known for its breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys and exotic array of flora and fauna. BOOKING DETAILS OF MARTAM Places to see in Martam: Martam is known for its lush vegetation, majestic views of the Mountains, quaint villages, nature walks and forests harbouring thousands of birds,...
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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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Namchi, South Sikkim – 88 kms from...

The capital of South Sikkim, Namchi is located at an altitude of 1675 m above sea level and is 78 km from Gangtok. Namchi means ‘sky high’ in Bhutia and this township is slowly emerging as a very important tourist destination. With its prime attraction of the 135 feet statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Samdruptse monastery, majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and upcoming Chaar Dhaam point, Namchi is soon to become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Sikkim.  According to historical records, Namchi was the place where the princess Pende Ongmoo poisoned one of the...
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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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Bodhgaya, Bihar – 470 kms from Kolkata

Very different from the rest of the temple towns in India, Bodh gaya is very clean, hassle free, safe and beautiful. Waking up to the early calls of the Buddhist prayers, visiting the 2200 year-old Mahabodi Temple beside the Bodhi tree and watching the thousands of Butter lamps flickering in the wind can be the best stress-buster of your life. Being one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Buddhists throughout the world, this little town buzzes with believers of peace and harmony. Bodhgaya is the site where supreme Enlightenment was attained by Gautama Buddha...
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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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Routpara, Hooghly – 82 kms from Kolkata...

It happens that a weekend tour to a less famed destination often turns out to be an extremely exciting trip, with loads of fun and frolic. The quaint village of Routpara located in the Arambagh subdivision of Hooghly district is such a destination, which can offer you with some interesting experience. BOOKING DETAILS OF ROUTPARA Places to see in Routpara: Rotupara, better to term as a temple city of Bengal, upholds the blend of the two architectural style of temples in Bengal – Ratna (pinnacle) and Chala (sloping roof). The region is famous for housing five temples, three...
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Hazaribagh, Jharkhand – 340 kms from Kol...

The term Hazaribagh literally means a place admired with thousands gardens. The district is situated on the Chota Nagpur plateau of Jharkhand. You will be amazed by viewing the scenic natural beauty of the destination, nestled amidst lush green dense forest, enriched with exotic flora and fauna. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO HAZARIBAGH Places to see in Hazaribag: Popularly known as a health resort, Hazaribag is dotted with a number of tourist attractions. The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled in the low hilly region is worth visiting. The site spans an area of over 184 sq. km....
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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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Guptipara, Hooghly – 80 kms from K...

A rural town in Chinsurah subdivision, Guptipara is famous for being the first place in West Bengal to start community Durga Puja. Located beside the Hooghly River, Guptipara is equally famous for gupo sandesh (variety of sandesh pieces) and makha sandesh (sandesh mixture) besides being the birth place of the famous singer Bhola Moira. But above all, it is the terracotta temples that are the biggest attractions of the place. The temples of Guptipara boasts of a completely different style of architecture like thatched hut-shaped structures with terracotta carvings, the...
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Panchalingeswar, Orissa – 280 kms from K...

If you want to live in seclusion, amidst the tranquil and scenic natural ambience, then this quaint village of Panchalingeswar, is your ideal weekend getaway. Panchalingeswar is located in the hilly areas of Balasore district in Orissa. The sheer serenity of the location is a great stress buster for the tourists. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO PANCHALINGESWAR Places to see in Panchalingeswar: Tourists are primarily attracted to the village of Panchalingeswar to visit the Panchalingeswar Temple, which is the shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on a hilltop near the Nilagiri...
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Banshberia, Hooghly – 48 kms from Kolkat...

Banshberia or Bansberia is small town that is situated between Tribeni and Bandel, in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. It is located at the Kalyani Bridge’s western end lies on the Bandel-Katwa branch rail line. Banshberia falls under Mogra and Chinsurah police stations in Chinsurah division. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO BANSBERIA Present Bansberia was one of the main villages of ancient Saptagram and was once the commercial complex and main port of that area. The existence of the place dates back to the period of Shah Jahan. An area including Bansberia was part of the Mughal...
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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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Deulti, Howrah – 48 kms from Kolkata

If you are looking for a rural escape, away from the bustling city life, then you can make a tour to this small village of Deulti, nestled amidst a serene ambience. This peaceful retreat is located about 6 kms towards the western part of Bagnan, in the district of Howrah in West Bengal. It is a perfect holiday destination, cradled on the bank of River Roopnarayan. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO DEULTI Places to see in Deulti: Deulti is rich with its heritage and culture. The neighboring village of Deulti called Samtaber is popular among the tourists for being the abode of the famous...
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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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Sukharia, Hooghly – 80 kms from Kolkata...

It can be said undeniably that a travel to the small and quaint village of Sukharia will offer you a unique experience. Located at a distance of 80 km from Kolkata, Sukharia, situated in the Hooghly district can better be termed as the abode of terracotta temples attracting history lovers to three medieval shrines of the 18th century. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO SUKHARIA Places to see in Sukharia: Sukharia is admired with three major gracefully designed temples, which are the prime spots of tourist interest. The most notable temple was built by the village zamindar Bireswar...
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Mayapur-Nabadwip, Nadia – 132 kms ...

Are you tired of the humdrum of daily life? Even the adventurous holidays seem uninteresting to you? In that case, you must take a break and spend a weekend at Mayapur. The religious ambience and the serene natural beauty of the place will bring peace to your troubled mind. The basic calm aura of the place will fill you up with happiness. Mayapur is situated in an area somewhere in the middle of the rivers Hoogly and Jalangi and is one of the nine islands of the Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadham Nabadwip. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO MAYAPUR & NABADWIP Places to see at Mayapur and...
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Tarapith, Birbhum – 294 kms from K...

Tarapith is a renowned temple town of West Bengal located some 10 kilometers from Rampurhat in Birbhum district. It is famous for the temple of Goddess Tara who is believed to be an avatar of Sati in Hinduism. This Tantric Hindu temple belonging to the Shakta sect of Hinduism is set across the banks of Dwarka River. The village of Tarapith is beautifully surrounded by thriving greenery of lush forest and green paddy fields. There are many legends associated with the origin of this temple. It is also considered to be one of the famed Siddhapeeths of Bengal. BOOKING DETAILS...
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Bakreswar, Birbhum – 230 kms from ...

Bakreswar is a romantic escape offering visual splendor with its exquisite natural beauty. It is the serene beauty of Bakreswar that appeals the tourists who keep on coming back time after time to this very place. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO BAKRESWAR   Places to see at Bakreswar: Shrouded with sheer serenity, the main attraction of this place is the famous hot spring, which is a must visit for all. You can find a number of hot springs in the region, the temperature of which varies from 42 degree to 65 degree. Each hot spring is bestowed with individual names. You will also...
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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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Hatibari, Jhargram – 260 kms from ...

Spend an unforgettable weekend in the isolated jungle of Hatibari, where you can forget about your worries of city life and become a part of nature. Jhargram Mahakumar Hatibari is located on the conjoint territory of the states of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand. It is the perfect destination to relax without being disturbed by anybody or anything. Though a secluded spot, it is very much safe for tourists. The serene ambience of the river and the forest will make you speechless and intoxicated. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO HATIBARI Places to see at Hatibari: The River Subarnarekha...
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Sagardwip, Sunderban – 135 kms fro...

Sagardwip is highly famed as a major Hindu holy site, where millions of pilgrims assemble from nook and corner of India every year for taking the holy dip in the Sagar (the large water body). However, apart from this, the place is still not much recognized as a tourist destination, though Sagardwip features an array of tourist resources and you will not be disappointed while visiting the site, to enjoy a weekend tour.  BOOK YOUR TRIP TO SAGARDWIP Places to see near Sagardwip: The remaining of the destroyed lighthouse is a major sight-seeing site in Sagardwip. Nearby...