Hill Stations Near Kolkata For A Quick Summer Getaway

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Hill Stations Near Kolkata

With numerous hill stations near Kolkata, it is not difficult to make plans for a getaway. With the Himalayan range in the backdrop, the hills and valleys of West Bengal produce some truly beautiful hill stations like Darjeeling and Siliguri, famous for their gorgeous surroundings and delightful tea gardens.

Here is the list of 12 Hill Stations Near Kolkata For A Quick Summer Getaway

1. Dooars, West Bengal - District of hill stations in West Bengal

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Known For : Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary Sumsing and Suntalekhola Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. Dooars comprises of several towns and districts in this region including Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Siliguri, etc. Geographically, Dooars is one such hill station near Kolkata that is blessed with such brilliance in its relief, imagine, the mighty range of mountains of the Eastern Himalayas in the backdrop, a band of thick forests, rich in flora and fauna species and continued tea gardens.

Distance From Kolkata: 6.8 km via Jawaharlal Nehru Road

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Darjeeling - Queen of the Himalayan hill stations in West Bengal

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

Household name because of its varieties of teas, Darjeeling is a hill station near Kolkata with vast expanses of tea estates and Tibetan influence in their craft, culture and cuisine. Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling stands at the height of 2,050 meters above sea level, thus boasting of cool climes all year round. This scenic hill station is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometres away from Kolkata.

Distance From Kolkata: 614 km

Best Time: February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

3. Siliguri, West Bengal - Gateway to the North-East

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Known For : Salugara Monastery ISKCON Temple, Siliguri Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated on the banks of the river Mahananda, Siliguri is a tiny hill station near Kolkata nestled in between the Himalayan foothills and the Doar region of West Bengal. Also known as the Gateway to North East India, Siliguri serves mainly as a base for tourists to camp in before moving out to explore nearby tourist attractions such as Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok. However, Siliguri itself is a perfectly good holiday destination, with sufficient things to see and do.

Distance From Kolkata: 557.6 km via NH12

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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Known For : Durpin Dara hill Cactus Nursery Morgan House

Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

Distance From Kolkata: 623.6 km via NH12

Best Time: March to June, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

5. Kurseong, West Bengal - The Land of White Orchids

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Known For : Tea Gardens in Kurseong Ambotia Shiva Mandir Eagle's Craig

Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station near Kolkata located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Distance From Kolkata: 587.3 km via NH12

Best Time: April to May, August to October

6. Mirik, West Bengal - The Valley of the Sun

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Known For : The Mirik Lake Pashupati Nagar Orange Orchards

Located on the banks of a huge lake, the hill station near Kolkata of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.

Distance From Kolkata: 1119.2 km

Best Time: March to July

7. Lolegaon - Nature's quaint hill station in West Bengal

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Known For : Rishyap Canopy Walk lo Lolegaon Viewpoint

Located about 120 Kms from Siliguri, Lava and Lolegaon are merely 25 kms apart. These two pristine villages offer beautiful snow-capped mountains and ancient Buddhist monasteries, among other enthralling sights. If you want to experience nature as nature intended, this hill station near Kolkata is your perfect getaway.

Distance From Kolkata:  651.1 km

Best Time: October to June

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8. Singalila National Park

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Singalila National Park, located on the Singalila Ridge is a hill station near Kolkata. This national park of India in Darjeeling is set at a height of 7000 feet above sea level. The park is well known for the trekking and other adventure sports. The national park is similar to a paradise for the trekkers and adventure lovers.

Distance From Kolkata: 629.8 km

9. Gangtok, Sikkim - The Gateway to Sikkim

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Known For : Nathula Pass MG Road, Gangtok Rumtek Monastery

Extremely alluring, pleasantly boisterous and wreathed in clouds - Gangtok, the capital city of the Sikkim can also give you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at a distant skyline. The pristine hill station near Kolkata nestled in mountains and clouds is also a base for a whole lot of trekkers to the Himalayan mountain ranges. The mesmerising prismatic beauty and the beautiful winding hill roads are even more breathtaking if seen from a bird’s eye view in a cable car.

Distance From Kolkata: 671.1 km via NH12

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 11,934

10. Ajodhya - Offbeat hill station in West Bengal

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42km away from Purulia via Sirkabad, Ajodhya is a famous tourist destination. This hill station near Kolkata is a woody mountain with table land on top. Many small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to meet Subarnarekha on the west and Kangsabati and Kumari from the northern slope.

Distance From Kolkata: 333.9 km via NH19

11. Sandakphu

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Sandakphu Peak (11,941 Feet) is the highest peak in West Bengal. The highest peak of Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district and one of the most scenic hill stations near Kolkata, almost near the border of Nepal, it is located very close to Singalila National Park.

Distance From Kolkata: 632.5 km via NH19

12. Netarhat, Jharkhand - Queen of Chotanagpur Plateau

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Known For : Betla National Park Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls Lower Ghaghri Waterfalls

Falling in the Latehar district of Jharkhand, Netarhat is popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur. This gorgeous hill station near Kolkata is best known for the sunrise and sunset views it offers. Netarhat comes under the tag of lesser-known tourist places. 

Distance From Kolkata: 578.1 km via NH19

Best Time: Throughout the year

Which of these hill stations near Kolkata do you plan to visit next?

This post was published by Surbhi Parashar

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