Kolkata Weekend Gateaways

Kolkata weekend getaways are really exciting. There are a large number of places where you can find yourself totally out of hustles and bustles of the city life and freshen up in the cool atmosphere.

For a weekend getaway, Kolkata offers places like Darjeeling hill station, Sunderban jungle, Raichak, Digha and many more. These places give a break to the dullness of everyday life.

Darjeeling is famous for its serene beauty. This hill station is an ideal place for a weekend getaway. The cool climate and the view of the lush green tea garden are simply awesome.

Places of interest: Tiger Hill, Mall Road, Batasia Loop and War Memorial, Zoological garden, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the Ropeway.

Also, one can take the enjoyment of viewing the rolling hills while riding in a Toy Train.

This mangrove forest famous for Royal Bengal tigers is located at the southern end of West Bengal and is known for the tiger sanctuary.

Digha has always been everybody's favorite so far as short trips are concerned. It is really an amazing choice for a weekend getaway, which takes about five hours from Kolkata.

This place is located at Diamond Harbour. Raichak is situated on the banks of Hooghly River and has a very pleasurable climate. The place has its own beauty with the famous Raichak fort being situated over there. The fort is now being used as a resort for the tourists called the Radisson Resort.

Chandipur is located at a distance of 240 Kms from Kolkata. It is a wonderful place and the walk on the beach during the evening hours is a matter of great rejuvenation.

This place is known for terracotta works, metalwares and beautiful temples made of mud.

Places of interests: Ras Mancha, Dalmadal Cannon, Jor Bangla Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Malleswar Temple, Lalji Temple, Mrinmoyee Mandir, Shyam Rai Temple, Malla King's Fort, Jogesh Chandra Pura Kirti Bhavan Museum

The place is famous for Shantiniketan University built by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The best time to visit Shantiniketan is during November to March because the Holi festival takes place in the month of March.

Last Updated on : 17/07/2013