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West Bengal is indeed a state of Joy in our country. We all are aware of the old-world charm the state holds. And, if you are looking out for a refreshing change & escape from the chaotic life nothing is best then exploring the beautiful travel destinations in Kolkata and within the range of 50, 100, 200, 300 and 500 km of the city. So, here is a list of places you can explore for an unforgettable vacation:
Sunderban National Park
Sundarban is home to the largest mangrove forests in the world that gives you a glimpse of ‘Royal Bengal Tigers’, rivers and a variety of flora and fauna. Plan to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site to quench your cravings for seafood.
Ditch the hustle of city life and explore Haldia as it’s a perfect getaway for the weekend. Some popular places to explore here are Mahishadal Rajbari and Goplajew Temple, Marine Drive, Haldia Sataku and other heritage locations.
This famous tourist destination is a beach town in West Bengal that is known for scenic views and beaches. If you are planning to explore Digha, don’t forget to visit New Digha Beach and Udaipur Beach.
In these rural surroundings, there are around 200 temples, making it God’s own land. For an unforgettable trip, do visit here Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, ISKCON Temple, Nabadwip and Radha Rani Temple.
Your trip is incomplete if you didn’t explore Santiniketan – a small town in WB. Santiniketan is said to be home to one of India’s esteemed poet – Rabindranath Tagore. The place is famous for Tagore’s ashrama, Poush Mela, Amar Kutir and Rabindra Bhaban Museum.
If you’re looking for a place to explore West Bengal and its rich culture, then Bishnupur is a perfect spot for you. Majorly famous for terracotta temples, here you will also get to witness Bengal’s mesmerising architecture, music, and handicraft.
A small town in the Hooghly District of West Bengal is a beautiful amalgamation of nature and historic charm. Some must-visit places to explore here are the Chandan Nagar Museum, The Patal Bari and The Chandan Nagar Strand.
A perfect weekend getaway where you will see different shades of nature and man-made marvels. The old-world charm of 108 Shiv Mandir, Christ Church, and Golap Bagh will make you fall in love with this beautiful place.
A beautiful destination with greenery, lakes, and hills makes this place popular among travel enthusiasts. Murardi Lake, and Ajodhya Rakab Forest here is enough to mesmerize you.
Another paradise where you will see the scenic beauty and pristine surroundings is in Shankarpur. Spend some quality time here with your loved ones on Mandarmani Beach and Shankarpur Beach.
This quaint beach town is 200 km away from Kolkata, where you’ll see long stretches of clean beaches. The place is fuss-free and apt for enjoying a relaxing time away from the chaos of city life.
The riverside town is just 50 km away from Kolkata that lets visitors explore The Ffort, Diamond Harbour, and Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour. Its ultra-urban and commercialized surroundings will soothe and refresh your mind.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary which is located around 80 km from Kolkata is popular for one-horned rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal Tigers. So, if you are willing to spend some time in mid of animals this Wildlife Sanctuary is best for you.
Lover of history? Then, head on to Murshidabad and explore Hazarduari Palace, Nizmat Imbambara and if you are shopping lover, enjoy doing it here.
All the nature lovers do visit Jhargram – home to a variety of flora and fauna. Go for trekking in the Sal forests of Baradih, watch the sunset from the top of Baradih hill, and spend time bird-watching in the forest to make the best of your trip.