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Top 5 Weekend Getaways near Kolkata for a Refreshing Escape

By magicpin

Updated - June 6, 2023 2 min read

Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, is known for its bustling streets, vibrant festivals, and rich history. However, amidst the city's charm, there are times when we yearn for a peaceful getaway. Fortunately, there are several offbeat weekend destinations near Kolkata that offer tranquility, scenic beauty, and unique experiences.


In this blog, we present a handpicked selection of hidden gems, away from the usual tourist spots. Get ready to embark on a rejuvenating journey of exploration and relaxation.




A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans is a breathtaking mangrove forest and home to the Royal Bengal Tigers. Explore the wildlife on thrilling boat safaris, experience village life, and witness the magical beauty of the delta.


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Known as the abode of peace, Shantiniketan is the hometown of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere, visit Visva-Bharati University, and witness the vibrant festivals and cultural events.


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Famous for its terracotta temples and exquisite crafts, Bishnupur offers a glimpse into Bengal's architectural heritage. Explore the intricately designed temples, witness the unique Baluchari silk weaving, and enjoy the local music and dance forms.


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A popular seaside destination, Digha offers a refreshing beach getaway. Relax on the sandy shores, indulge in water sports, and visit the nearby Marine Aquarium and Research Centre.


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Situated at the confluence of rivers Kumari and Kangsabati, Mukutmanipur is a serene destination with a picturesque dam and surrounding hills. Enjoy boating, witness breathtaking sunsets, and explore nearby attractions like Parashnath Hill.


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Whether you seek wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, or seaside relaxation, these offbeat destinations near Kolkata have it all. Plan your rejuvenating retreat today and experience the serenity that awaits you just a short distance from the City of Joy.



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