Places around Kolkata – Picnic, Day trips, Drives, Weekend travel and more

There are number of places where we can have a day or 2 break away from our hectic work life. It all depends from person to person and varies with the interest of people. The list below does not contain an exhaustive list, yet I have tried to cover the places which I feel can suffice our ends for a pleasure\adventure trip.

Common Weekend Breaks

1. Digha
2. Bakhali-Frasergunj
3. Sankarpur
4. Puri
5. Mandarmani
6. Talsari
7. Gopalpur-on-Sea
8. Darjeeling
9. Kalimpong

Digha, Mandarmani and Sankarpur are the 3 beaches nearest to Kolkata. Bakhali is a popular bachlelors outing spot. Talsari was a uncommon destination not long ago, now growing in popularity though.

Picnic Spots

Picnic or commonly known as Charuibhati in bengalli is one such event which each and every bengalli performes at least once in a year during the winter's if not more. Below are some common/uncommon spots which you can definitely try out in the next winters.

1. Garchumuk
2. Gadiyara
3. Sashati
4. Kolaghat
5. Geokhali
6. In some farm house in Duttapukur
7. Baruipur

Adventure Travel

1. Sunderbans
2. Ayodha Hills
3. Joychandi Hills
4. Mukutmanipur
5. Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
6. Mython Barraige
7. Belpahari
8. Lava-Lolegaon
9. Masanjor

Historical Places

Want to know about the glorious past of Bengal. You can travel to the places below. These are some of the places though not all worth mentioning.

1. Bishnupur
2. Murshidabad
3. Shantiniketan
4. Antpur
5. Gour
6. Guptipara
7. Kalna
8. Dasghara
9. Karnasubarna
10.Bardhaman Rajbari
11.Maishadhal Rajbari

Temples or Pilgrims

1. Tarapith
2. Hansheswari Temple
3. Mayapur
4. Nabadwip
5. Tarakeswar
6. Rajballavi Temple, Rajbalhat
7. Mahesh Jaganath Temple
8. Jairambati-Kamarpukur
9. Bandel Church

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This is not all. Enjoy these while I add more to the list as and when I remember.

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