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Best Weekend Getaways Destination  from Kolkata
The most popular beach of West Bengal, Digha sees huge influx of tourist during weekends and other holidays. With lot of nearby sight seeing and activities, thousand of accommodations of various budget Digha is getaway destination for population of Kolkata and all small cities and towns of South Bengal. The comfortable driving distance from Kolkata and high connectivity of public transport is also the reason for Digha popularity.

Road Distance from Kolkata: 193 kms.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

Activities: Beach, Seafood, water sports, shopping.

2. Sunderbans
The biggest Mangrove forest on Earth, the Sunderbans, Royal Bengal Tiger and proximity to Kolkata makes it a very attractive destination as a destination of weekend gateway. Sundarban can be accessed in multiple way depending upon your time and interest. Sundarbans are the most clubbed destination with Kolkata tour packages.

Road Distance from Kolkata: 100 kms
Best time to visit: October to March
Activity: Wildlife Sightings, Boat cruise through the backwaters, Stay in houseboat, Seafood.

3. Bakkhali & Henry’s Island
You can opt for Bakkhali or Henry Island if you want to go for some peace and tranquil. This is the southern most tip of Bengal and on the western most island of the Sunderban Detla so you can see mangrove forest in the Henry island. If you are visiting Gangasagar with Kolkata tour package you can easily one night and enjoy the sea beach.

Road Distance from Kolkata: 132 kms.
Best time to visit: August to March.

Activity: Windmill Farm, Beaches, Crocodile Park, Seafood.

4. Mayapur

Mayapur Is the headquarter of ISKON(International Society for Krishna Consciousness). The biggest temple on the earth is present here. If you are looking for a religious gateway then this is a perfect destination for you. From Mayapur you can explore the the ancient town of Nabadwip which is also the birth place of Guru Chaitanya Deb.

Road Distance from Kolkata: 155kms
Best time to visit: July- March
Things to do: Visit the ISKCON temple and Nabadwip.

5. Murshidabad
Talking of weekend retreats from Kolkata, the places guaranteeing peace and solitude are the most in demand. Among the destinations offering the same around Kolkata, Junput has made a name for itself. Blessed with the calm waters on the Bay of Bengal on one side and the thick forestation of casuarina trees on the other, Junput is a place priding itself in being unspoiled even in the widespread commercialization of today.
Distance from Kolkata: 145 kms
Best time to visit: October – March
Things to do: Explore the rare fish species; visit the temples and the lighthouse.
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata From 150 kms To 400 kms

6. Bankura & Bishnupur
Bankura and Bishnupur are also popular destination along with Kolkata tour packages. From terracotta temples to traditional saris, this little place is the haven for art lovers.  Also having a number of religious buildings, this town owes its establishment back to the 17th century.
Distance from Kolkata: 151 kms
Best time to visit: November – February
Things to do: Explore the arts and crafts of the place and visit the various temples.

7. Shantiniketan
If cultural surroundings give you a high, then Shantiniketan has to be your ideal destination for a weekend trips from Kolkata. This little hamlet of the town was set up in the year 1862 and since then has been nourished by the legends like Rabindranath Tagore to finally one of the most culturally developed destinations in the area.
Distance from Kolkata: 160 kms
Best time to visit: July- March
Things to do: Visit the Tagore Museum and the art galleries.

8. Tajpur
Another of the beaches along the Digha route from Kolkata that has attained anonymity from commercialization and tourism for quite a while now is Tajpur. This recent entry into the holiday circuit from Kolkata prides in having maintained its beauty and serenity.
Distance from Kolkata: 170 kms
Best time to visit: September- March
Things to do: Water sports, paragliding and visiting nearby beaches like Mandarmani, Shankarpur, and Junput.

9. Mandarmani
Emerging as the new tourist favorite destination around Kolkata, Mandarmani is the place most well-known for its pristine beaches and spectacular views.  The untamed and unspoiled beauty of the place is its main highlight and it is the paddy fields and the little ponds along the route from Kolkata to this place that makes, a trip here truly memorable.
Distance from Kolkata: 170 kms
Best time to visit: July- March
Things to do: Paragliding, watersports, and walk along the beach to Mohona.

10. Shankarpur
The offbeat destination of Shankarpur is the place that promises serenity and beauty.  This destination though only a little ahead of Digha is not as frequented and yet is majestic to the same degree. Further, the place has some distinguished sights to boast of too.
Distance from Kolkata: 185 kms
Best time to visit: September – March
Things to do: Visit the Mandarmani beach

11. Garhpancha kot
Nestled on the border of Odisha and West Bengal, Talasari or Talsharee is the place for people wishing to escape the cacophony of city life. A sight for sore eyes, this place has pristine beaches and fresh air to boast of.
Distance from Kolkata: 191 kms
Best time to visit: July- March
Things to do: Walk along the confluence of this beach and Udaipur beach, and visit the Chandaneshwar temple.

12. Raichak & Diamond Harbour
The seaside retreat for people looking for a break from the hustle bustle of Kolkata craziness, Chandipur is the destination that can be headed to for serenity and solitude. This one destination has to its credit the pristine waters and silvery sands of exquisite beaches.  Known for its Ebb tide, this place is quite a hit among the weekend getaways from Kolkata.
Distance from Kolkata: 265 kms
Best time to visit: July – March
Things to do: Witness the confluence of river Budhabalang with the sea, revel the solitude by the sea.
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata From 400 kms To 650 kms.

Kolkata Tour Packages

Kolkata Tour Package is undertaken by millions of Indians and International travelers every year. Kolkata being the oldest city in India has a lot of attractions of tourist interest of heritage and culture. Places like the Victoria Memorial, Kali Temple, Dakhineshwar Kali Temple, Ganges Riverside are hugely popular among locals and tourists alike. Science City, Nicco Park, Wax Museum, Eco Park are some of the recreational and fun places for kids. Indian Museum, Birla Planetarium, Calcutta Zoo & National Library are of places of knowledge and learning which you cannot miss in Kolkata Tour Packages. Sundarbans, Mayapur, Gangasagar, Shantiniketan and the beach towns of Digha & Mandarmani are also very popular among tourist visiting Kolkata. 


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Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. In the 17th century, three villages(Gobindapur, Kolikata & Sutanuti) that predated Calcutta were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal sultanate. The Nawab granted the East India Company a trading licence in 1690, the area was developed by the Company into an fortified trading post. Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah occupied Calcutta in 1756, and then East India Company retook it the following year. In 1793 the East India company got strong enough and assumed full sovereignty of the region. Under East India Company rule and later the British Raj, Calcutta was the capital of entire British ruled Indian Region till 1911, when with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi. Calcutta was the centre for the Indian independence movement. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, was based out of this city, is considered as the real reason for the British left India. Netaji with his Azad Hind Sena with Japanese assistance launched war against the British along the North Eastern side and gained major areas after defeating them. After independence in 1947, Kolkata, which was once the centre of modern Indian education, science, culture, and politics, suffered several decades of economic stagnation and slowly lost its importance in national context. Kolkata hosts several cultural institutions of national importance. Some are the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India. Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association. Though home to Sourav Ganguly one of the most successful captain in Indian cricket & major cricketing venue and IPL franchises, Kolkata differs from other Indian cities by focusing on association football and other sports. ​Kolkata has many attractions within short driving distance like Sundarban National Park, Digha & several other popular sea beaches, as well as some glorious mountain destinations just within overnight travelling distance.