Top 7 Getaways From Kolkata
Top 7 Getaways From Kolkata
The moment a long weekend lands, our minds start craving for a long drive and spending some quality time far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, if you get an opportunity to spend a long weekend, you can plan accordingly to spend your leisure time. If you stay in Kolkata, you can start planning many trips, during the weekends. Check out the top five destinations from Kolkata to spend a long weekend.
`Your long weekend will be more enjoyable if you plan to visit Shantiniketan. It takes almost 4 hours to reach Shantiniketan from Kolkata. The distance from Kolkata is 152 Km. The place has a deep attachment with Kobiguru Rabindranath Tagore, and the focal point for this place is Visva Bharati. Apart from Viswa Bharti, other notable places are Prantik, Sriniketan, Kankalitala Kali Temple, etc.
Do you love to enjoy the flora and fauna of the mangrove forest? Well, then, plan today to visit Sunderbans. It is just 109 km away from Kolkata, and you will enjoy the greenery of the thick mangrove forest. The best time to visit is between October to March. Visitors here can enjoy the wildlife and spend the day & night in a boat or launch on the Malta River.
Henry Island, is located on the western edge of Sunderbans. The best part of the Island is the beach which contains a mangrove forestation. The presence of the mangrove forest has enhanced the charm of the Island. The Island got its name after the British resident who stayed here a century ago. The distance from Henry Island to Kolkata is 130 km. People can visit this Island from October to March.
The world’s largest temple, the Vedic Planetarium, is located in Mayapur. The distance between Mayapur from Kolkata is 132 km. ISKON provides services directly from Kolkata. You can book a seat and reach Mayapur within 4 hours from Kolkata. You can also reach Nabadwip directly from Mayapur.
Do you love historical places to visit? Bishnupur is one of the most popular weekend destinations that holds a glorious past. Bishnupur is just 151 km from Kolkata, and people can visit this place between November to February. The key locations to visit in Bishnupur are Jorebangla Mandir, Rashmancha, Shayamrai Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Dalmadal Caman, and Maa Chinnamasta Temple, etc.
Spending a long weekend in Mandarmani will always be a great idea. It takes nearly 4 hours to reach Mandarmani from Kolkata. The place is open for all seasons, however, the best time to visit is between July to March. Paragliding and watersports are some popular things to do in Mandarmai during your holidays.
Digha is one of the most popular weekend destinations where you can spend your days with your family and friends. The distance from Kolkata is 185 km and it takes nearly 4-5 hours to reach Digha. Plenty of hotels are available in both old Digha and New Digha. Besides enjoying the seaside and its beaches, you can also enjoy the Toy train at Amaravati Park, Marine Aquarium, Digha Ropeway, Wonderland, etc.
Get your bags ready for a short trip to any of the above destinations from Kolkata.