Top Places near rivers & lakes in West Bengal


Here is the list of 13 Top Places near rivers & lakes in West Bengal

1. Haldia, West Bengal - The Heritage Capital of West Bengal


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Known For : Mahishadal Rajbari and Goplajew Temple | Marine Drive, Haldia | Sataku

Often considered as a mere river port assisting Kolkata, Haldia has more to offer to India than just foreign trade. With it's rich collection of heritage locations, temples and local markets, Haldia is geared upto be the next major tourist hub of West Bengal.

Best Time : October to March

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2. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal


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Known For : Parasnath Hills | Kangsabati dam | Ambikanagar

A popular weekend getaway for Kolkata locals, Mukutmanipur in the Bankura district of Kolkata is a serene town with lush green forests, clear blue water and green hills in the backdrop.

Best Time : October to March

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3. 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 town of Mirik adds to North Bengal's bounty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.

Best Time : March to July

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4. Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy


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Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William Kolkata | Belur Math

Kolkata, India's second biggest city, is a perpetually ongoing festival of human existence, concurrently luxurious and squalid, refined and frantic, pointedly futuristic, while beautifully in decay. A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India's Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Kolkata's streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic, and yet, brimming with life and creativity. Driven by the indomitable spirit of the self-made middle class, the city has created a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the nascent upcoming hipster culture that thrives amongst the city's millennial residents.

Best Time : October to March

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5. Sundarbans, West Bengal - Home of the Bengal Tigers


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Known for hosting the biggest mangrove forests in the world, Sundarbans National Park is located in West Bengal, India. It is also a Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere reserve that provides a complete nature's circle to the tourist right from 'Royal Bengal tigers' to roaring rivers and beautiful estuaries. Sundarbans National Park is a part of Sundarban delta that is covered with Mangrove Forest and the largest population of the Bengal Tigers. It is a UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety of birds and reptiles including salt-water crocodile.

Best Time : September to March

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6. Raichak, West Bengal


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Known For : The F fort | Diamond Harbour | Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour

Located only 50 kms away from Kolkata and yet a world apart, Raichak, is a riverside town and is nothing short of a breathe of fresh air in its ultra urban and commercialized surrounding.

Best Time : October to March

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7. Mayapur, West Bengal


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Known For : ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple | Yoga Peeth | Sri Chaitanya Math

Standing at the junction of river Ganga and Jalangi, Mayapur is a laidback city with lovely views and plenty of temples, making it ideal for multitudes of team.

Best Time : July to March

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8. Navadvipa, West Bengal - The Land of Krishna Devotion


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Known For : Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math | ISKCON Temple, Nabadwip | Radha Rani Temple

Blanketed away in the commotion of West Bengal, Navadwipa - Mayapur is a cluster of nine islands located on the banks of Ganges. This place is one of those few religious shrines whose spirit of devotion is palpable.

Best Time : October to March

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9. Chandannagar, West Bengal - The Land of the Nawabs and The Lords- the French and the British


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Known For : Chandan Nagar Museum | The Patal Bari | The Chandan Nagar Strand

Wrapped in the interiors of West Bengal, in the Hooghly District, is the small yet significant town of Chandan Nagar. This small town which could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned, has the most unique and formidable history in perhaps all of India.

Best Time : October to February

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10. Midnapore, West Bengal - Heritage


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Known For : Tamluk | Chandrakona | Jora Masjid

In the interiors of West Bengal is yet another treasure- Midnapore town or Medinipur, as it is locally known. Midnapore combines the beauty of India's multi religion culture with the exuberance of ancient history.

Best Time : October to February

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11. Sagardwip, West Bengal


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Known For : The Sagar Beach | Ganga Sagar Mela | Kamil Muni Temple

Sagardwip is a small island, a part of the Sunderbans group of islands. Sagardwip is at the confluence of the holy river Ganga (Ganges) and the Bay of Bengal, making it one of the most popular religious havens of the country.

Best Time : October to March

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12. Bardhaman, West Bengal - For the believer and the skeptic and the historian and the nature lover


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Known For : 108 Shiv Mandir | Christ Church | Golap Bagh

With a convergence of religion, nature, man-made marvels and the proverbial old world charm, Bardhaman is the ideal fit for a weekend getaway.

Best Time : October to March

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13. Jaldhaka, West Bengal - Nature's Call


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Known For : Jaldhaka River Valley | Coronation Bridge | Gorumara

Jaldhaka is a valley town hidden in the hills of Darjeeling. It takes you back in time when nature was, all that man cared about. The place is one of those that will combine the beauty of a relaxation trip with the thrill of an adventure getaway.

Best Time : October to March

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