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Jambu Dwip, Bakkhali – 132 kms from Kolkata...

Jambu Dwip is a small island located at the seamouth of Ganga in South 24 Parganas. This island houses a great range of bird species, reptiles and fish life. Besides, it is also the home of a huge casuarinas grove. Places to see at Jambu Dwip: The main attraction of Jambu Dwip is the island itself which is the home for a wide range of species of bird and reptile. Besides, you will be amazed to find such a great range of marine life, mainly fishes.  BOOK A TRIP TO JAMBU DWIP Nearby attractions from Jambu Dwip: You can take a trip to witness the beach life of Bakkhali or visit Frasergunj which is often considered to be the twin town of Bakkhali. You may also find the Lothian Island located nearby. Things to do at Jambu Dwip: Take a stroll around this small island and enjoy the exquisite beauty of nature and wildlife, particularly birds and plant life. How to reach Jambu Dwip: You first have to reach Frazergunj from where you can take a motor boat for Jambu Dwip. Best time to visit at Jambu Dwip: You can visit Jambu Dwip throughout the year. Lodging and dining facilities at Jambu Dwip: You can put up at guest house for a stay. The guest house generally offers dining facilities as well. BOOK A TRIP TO JAMBU...
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Dangmol, Bhitarkanika – 300 kms from Kolkata...

A weekend trip to the Bhitarkanika forest can be really exciting. Starting the journey early morning, you can stop at some roadside eatery at Belda to have the breakfast and enjoy some great scenic beauty on the way. Dangmol offers excellent opportunities to take a look at the different aspects of nature at its best in Bhitarkanika National Park. BOOKING DETAILS OF DANGMOL Places to see at Dangmol: The main attraction of Dangmol is the breathtaking beauty of Bhitarkanika forest, which is the second largest mangrove forest in India and home of the estuarine crocodile. The coastal area of Gahirmatha is nearby, here the giant Pacific Ridley Sea Turtles visit. [AFG_gallery id=’47’] Things to do at Dangmol: You can hire a boat from Dangmol and take a trip of the Bhitarkanika National Park and enjoy the exquisite nature. Besides, you can also go for some trekking inside the forest. How to reach Dangmol: You can start your journey early morning by car and reach Bhadrak via Kharagpur-Belda-Balasore. This is some 5 hours journey from Kolkata. But those who want to travel by train can board the Dhauli Express to Bhadrak and then hire a car to reach Chandbali. Best time to visit Dangmol: Throughout the year but avoid going during the rainy season. Lodging & dining facilities at Dangmol: There are guest houses as well as forest rest house for tourists. Dining facilities are available at the places of stay. Photographs by Debkinkar Baidya. BOOKING DETAILS OF...
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Tajpur, Medinipur – 140 kms from Kolkata...

The convenient location of Tajpur is the major cause behind the emerging popularity of this sea beach holiday destination. Surrounded with patches of forests this sea shore destination truly offers great visual pleasure.  The sea beach of Tajpur has an unusual shape – unlike the most sorted crescent shape Tajpur has an inverted Crescent shape of the beach, which gives an unusual panoramic view of the sea. Tajpur is still the most unexploited virgin sea-beach around Kolkata.  BOOKING DETAILS OF TAJPUR Places to see at Tajpur: The virgin sea shores surrounded by Casuarina Groves and Keya flower shrubs, the river mohona and fishermen villages must be seen. The inverted-crescent beach of Tajpur is the main attraction here. For more photos of Tajpur click here Nearby attractions at Tajpur: You can travel to Mandarmoni from Tajpur, famous for beach attractions. You can also visit Sankarpur, Digha, Talsaree and Bankiput from here.   Things to do at Tajpur: Shrouded with tranquility, Tajpur is still unexplored, hence unexploited. Savor the natural beauty and the virgin beaches of the place, which will surely enrich your holiday experience of Tajpur. If you love adventure sports, then Tajpur is for you. Here, we can arrange Parasailing, Kayaking, Rafting, Zorbing, Rock Climbing and other types of adventure sports. If you just want to spend few days in peace in a beach destination near Kolkata, the Tajpur is an ideal choice. How to reach Tajpur: Drive along the route leading to Digha and after crossing the Kathi and Chaulkhola crossings, you will reach the Balisai crossing. Turn left and move forward to locate Tajpur. If you are travelling by train, then you can get down at Digha and hire a trekker to Tajpur. All buses to Digha from Kolkata would also drop you at Balusai More and from Balusai More you can catch a local van to take you to Tajpur Best time to visit Tajpur: Tourists can visit Tajpur all through the year. Lodging and dining facilities in Tajpur:   RESORT IN TAJPUR: You would find all facilities in this hotel to enjoy a dream holiday in Tajpur. Children’s park, lush gardens, boating facilities, parking lot and whole lot of facilities. There is also a huge natural lake with loungers and gazebos on its banks for you to spend your evening in tranquility. There are cottage type accommodation as well in this resort. Extra spacious AC rooms with side tables and Televisions, wardrobes, 24-hr power supply, bathrooms and all other luxuries make this newly-built spic and span hotel just the best resort for guests who want to spend a complete luxury holiday.     DELUXE HOTEL IN TAJPUR: If you have a moderate budget and love to spend your weekend in a hotel at Tajpur near the beach with lawns, childrens’ park, car parking and all modern room facilities like 24-hr power supply, AC and non AC rooms with televisions, then this comfort hotel is a great option for you. This hotel is quite near to the beach and the Casuarina groves and you can take a walk till late evenings around it.       COMFORT HOTEL IN TAJPUR: This budget-friendly hotel in Tajpur has cozy Double Bed AC and non AC cottages and is just a two-minute walk from the beach with a lawn for your kids to play around and a children’s park. Facilities like 24-hr power supply, dining hall, room service, parking area, televisions and attached western baths make this hotel a...
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Sagardwip, Sunderban – 135 kms from Kolkata...

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 attractions: Kapil Temple, Bharat Sevashram Sangha temple and Kachuberia on the other side of the river. Things to do at Sagardwip: Visit the temples or explore the calm and serene beach of Sagardwip, which experience a major footfall of tourists mainly during the famous Gangasagar mela but otherwise remain fairly isolated in the rest of the year. You will be truly amazed by savoring the sight of the flocks of different species of birds. You can just also relax on the beach, witnessing the silent passing of the ships. How to reach Sagardwip: Sagardwip is not very far from Kolkata and lies only 135 km away. Drive through the Diamond Harbor road to reach the Harwood point, no. 8 Lot Ghat. From there by crossing over a barge, reach Kochuberia on the other side. Then again drive for another 30 kms to reach Sagardwip. Best time to visit Sagardwip: You can visit Sagardwip at any time of the year. If you want to see the Sagar Mela then visit the place during the mid week of January. Lodging & dining facilities at Sagardwip: Off late, village tourism has been developed by a joint effort offering decent accommodation facilities. Moreover, you will also spot a number of guesthouses in the area. Fairly good dining facilities are available in most of the guest house. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO...
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Mandarmani, Digha – 140 kms from Kolkata...

Off late, in the map of West Bengal tourism, Mandarmani has emerged as a prominent weekend holiday destination, attracting tourists, who are seeking for an escape from the crowded cities. Serenity is the very essence of the beach of Mandarmani, offering ultimate seclusion that is very rare in other beaches around Kolkata. Moreover, the resorts of Mandermani are very well equipped to serve the guests and are decked with all modern amenities. The beach is clean and wide here and the sea is just idle for a dip. You can also visit nearby beach destinations like Tajpur, Digha, Shankarpur, Talsharee, Udaypore and Junput from Mandermuni. BOOKING DETAILS OF MANDARMUNI Places to see at Mandarmoni: You can always rent a car to take you to the sea mouth, driving all along the beach, which is truly an unforgettable experience. The golden beach and the gentle sea are the main attractions in Mandermuni but not to mention the beautiful resorts lining all along the beach and the millions of harmless red-crabs peeping out of their holes in the beach. Nearby attractions at Mandarmani: Tajpur is a nearby destination, which is visited by many tourists coming to Mandarmoni. The patches of lush green forest surrounding the sea shore is the main attraction of Tajpur. The other nearby attractions include the beautiful Udaipur beach and Talsharee where River Subarnarekha meets the sea. Photos of Mandarmani For more photos of Mandarmani click here You can also visit the busy beach town of Digha and the somewhat sleepy beach of Shankarpur. The much less-talked about destination is the Junput beach near Kanthi (Contai) which seems an endless stretch of clay beach and the sea is nearly a mile away. Things to do at Mandarmuni: Wake up early to savor the spectacular sunrise from the beach.  The sunset over Mandarmani sea beach is also a visual treat. The sea at Mandarmoni is clean and not very rough and it is great for a dip. However, the best part of staying at Mandarmuni are the luxurious resorts where you can soak all the sun and enjoy great food. Mandarmuni is a true family weekend spot. How to reach Mandarmoni: Drive along the route heading to Digha. After reaching the Kanthi (Contai) crossing, drive for another 11 kms to reach the Chaulkhola bus stop. Turn left and drive for another few kilometers to reach Mandarmoni. You can also opt for the train route from Howrah and reach the Kanthi station. Trekkers and rented cars are available from the station, heading to Mandarmoni. Best time to visit Mandarmoni: Mandarmoni attracts tourists all through the year. If you are not a rough sea lover avoid full-moon nights, as the sea beach is not available and goes under the water few times a day. Mandermuni is great during the monsoons when the sky is filled with rolling dark clouds  and the rain is visible from the distant horizon. Winters are also great at Mandarmani. Lodging & Dining facilities at Mandarmani: You can find the best beachfront resorts of Eastern India located in Mandarmoni. Presently, Mandermuni has hotels in all budgets. There are luxurious star-category type hotels with swimming pools, lush lawns, landscaped gardens, children’s park and a whole lot of facilities.  You would also find budget-friendly cozy cottage type accommodation on the beachfront with gazebos and gardens all along the beach. LUXURY HOTEL IN MANDARMANI: You would find all facilities in this hotel to enjoy a dream holiday in Mandarmani. Swimming...
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Henry’s Island, Bakkhali – 140 kms from Kolkata...

Imagine a weekend when you are on a beautiful beach looking at the sunset, away from the monotony of daily life. Your imagination will be real if you come to Henry’s Island, which has become one of the most popular beaches adjoining the Sunderban. Under the supervision of the Fisheries Department of the Government of West Bengal, some 100 hectare land is being used for pisiculture along with forest conservation. A place like this always appears enchanting. There is a watchtower which offers a complete panoramic view of the entire island from its top. The sea here is quite timid and as you walk on the slightly black colored beach, you will see many ships sailing in the distant sea. BOOKING DETAILS OF HENRY’S ISLAND Places to see at Henry Island: The main attraction of Henry Island is the beach adjacent to the Sunderbans. Besides, there is a watchtower where you can climb and get the complete view of the island. Then there are the Bheris – large shallow lakes, nearly 30 of them scattered throughout the island dedicated to pisiculture. [AFG_gallery id=’1′] Nearby attractions at Henry Island: Bakkhali, Frasergunj, Jambudwip are the nearby attractions of Henry’s Island Things to do at Henry’s Island: You can take a stroll on the beach and enjoy the sunset and watch the fishing boats sailing in far off sea. You can also get to the watchtower and get the complete panoramic view of the island. Every morning, the Govt. registered fishermen catch fish in one of the Bheris. It is a nice experience to see them catch fishes. You can also buy the fresh catch from them at Govt. prices. Henry’s Island has recently earned reputation as a bird watching site. Some of the birds sighted at Henry’s Island are Lesser Whistling Ducks, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Black-Rumped Flameback, Kingfisher, Common Snipe, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot and others How to reach Henry’s Island: You have to turn left from Jelighat stop which is some 4 kilometers before Bakkhali. On driving some 1.5 kilometers, you will come across the lodges one by one. Best time to visit Henry Island: Throughout the year. Lodging & Dining facilities at Henry Island: There is a tourist lodge available. You can dine at any of the restaurants in Bakkhali or avail the dining facilities at the lodge in Henry’s Island. Photographs by Anindya, Arpan Chowdhury. BOOKING DETAILS OF HENRY’S...