15 Amazing Destinations To Visit Near Kolkata That Will Give You A Real Feel Of Its History And Culture

Read Time:3 Minute, 20 Second
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

via

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.  

Haldia

via

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.

Digha

via

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.  

Navadvipa

via

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.

Santiniketan

via

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.

Bishnupur

via

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.

Chandan Nagar

via

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.

Bardhaman

via

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.

Purulia

via

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.

Shankarpur

via

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.

Bakkhali

via

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.  

Raichak

via

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

via

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.

Murshidabad

via

Lover of history? Then, head on to Murshidabad and explore Hazarduari Palace, Nizmat Imbambara and if you are shopping lover, enjoy doing it here.  

Jhargram

via

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.  
Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleppy
Sleppy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *