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Planning a Trip to Kolkata? You Must Visit These Places

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Nov 26, 2022 8:00 AM

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There are many places to visit in Kolkata. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, there are plenty of places to visit near the 'City of Joy.' So, keep reading to know about some amazing weekend getaways just a few hours away from Kolkata.

Here are 5 places that you must visit near Kolkata


Kalimpong is a charming hill station in West Bengal known for its beautiful valleys, Buddhist monasteries, and handicrafts. It used to be the gateway for trade between Britain and India during the British era. It is also famous owing to the several avenues for adventure in the region. The hill station is located approximately 600 kilometres from Kolkata.


Tajpur is well-known for its beautiful beaches. The distance between Kolkata and Tajpur is only 172 kilometres. This location is located between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, both of which are popular tourist destinations.


Shantiniketan, popularly known today as a university town, is a small town in West Bengal's Birbhum district. It is approximately 161 kilometres from Kolkata. This town's main attractions are Rabindranath Tagore's house and the Visva Bharati University. This location is also known for its pleasant weather, red soil, and peaceful lifestyle. Shantiniketan region is famous for its beautifully handcrafted leather handbags and other accessories available in unique colours and patterns with traditional motifs.


Sundarbans is the place to go if you want to see wildlife closely. You can also enjoy the surrounding greenery and peaceful atmosphere. Sundarbans is well-known for having the world's largest tiger reserve and national park. It also has the largest deltaic mangrove forests in the world and is home to many iconic wildlife species such as the Royal Bengal Tiger.


Bishnupur is approximately 180 kilometres from Kolkata. This location is well-known for its terracotta temples built by Malla rulers, Radha Krishna temples built between 1600 and 1800 CE, architecture, Baluchari sarees, and handicrafts, to name a few.

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