Places to visit near Kolkata under 500kms

Here is the list of 50 Places to visit near Kolkata under 500kms

1. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

470 kms from city center

Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market

Believed to be the world's most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center, Bodh Gaya is believed to be the place where Gautam Buddha achieved Enlightenment.

Best Time: October to March

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2. Digha, West Bengal

3.9 /5 View 24+ photos

181 kms from city center

Known For : Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India New Digha Beach Udaipur Beach

Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its pristine beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.

Best Time: July to March

3. Nalanda, Bihar

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493 kms from city center

Known For : Nalanda University Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall The Great Stupa

Extensive ruins of center of higher learning in Bihar, Nalanda has various temples and monasteries, including the 'Great Stupa'.

Best Time: October to March

4. Puri, Orissa

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493 kms from city center

Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Chilika Lake Puri Beach

One of the four must-visit pilgrimage sites for Hindus (Char-Dham), Puri is a beach city with its most famous attraction as the Jagannath temple and other attractions such as Chilka Lake, Konark sun temple etc.

Best Time: July to March

5. Bhubaneswar, Orissa

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440 kms from city center

Known For : Lingaraj Temple ISKCON Temple, Bhubaneswar Hirakud Dam

Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India, once known for its architecture and grand temples, is presently a thriving centre for commerce and business.

Best Time: October to March

6. Konark, Orissa

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492 kms from city center

Known For : Sun Temple, Konark Chandrabhaga Beach ASI Museum

Host to the famous Konark dance festival and the Sun temple, Konark is a beach town with considerable cultural importance.

Best Time: September to March

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7. Sundarbans, West Bengal

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124 kms from city center

Known for hosting the biggest mangrove forests in the world, Sundarbans provides the best mix for ecological balance right from 'Royal Bengal tigers' to roaring rivers and beautiful estuaries.

Best Time: September to March

8. Ranchi, Jharkhand

2.9 /5 View 19+ photos

384 kms from city center

Known For : Panch Gagh Falls Birsa Zoological Park Ranchi Lake

Ranchi is blessed with majestic waterfalls, tall trees and lush greenery on expansive lands.

Best Time: July to March

9. Navadvipa, West Bengal

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147 kms from city center

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

With almost 200 temples concentrated in this small rural setting, on the banks of Ganges, Navadwipa is God's own land, in every sense of the term.

Best Time: October to March

10. Baripada, Odisha

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235 kms from city center

Known For : Simlipal National Park Jwala mukhi temple Jagannath Temple Baripada

At a distance of 248km from Kolkata and 256km from Bhubaneshwar, Baripada is a city known for it's Rath Yatra, considered to be the biggest and oldest after Puri and thus Baripada is also known as Dwitiya Srikhetra (Second Puri).

Best Time: October to June

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11. Murshidabad, West Bengal

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239 kms from city center

Known For : Hazarduari Palace Nizmat Imbambara Shopping in Murshidabad

From the Nawabs of the pre-British era to the Lords from England, Murshidabad has seen history from its core.

Best Time: October to March

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12. Deoghar, Jharkhand

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328 kms from city center

Known For : Baidyanath Dham Nandan Pahar Tapovan Caves and Hills

Deoghar, a popular religious destination is blessed with one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples known as temple Baidyanath.

Best Time: July to March

13. Haldia, West Bengal

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114 kms from city center

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.

Best Time: October to March

14. Santiniketan, West Bengal

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164 kms from city center

Known For : Tagore's ashrama Poush Mela Amar Kutir Rabindra Bhaban Museum

Known to few, mainly as Rabindranath Tagore's home and now a university, Santiniketan is a small town located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

Best Time: Mid August to March

15. Rajgir, Bihar

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477 kms from city center

Known For : Venuvana Japanese Stupa Vulture's Peak or Griddhakuta

Set in a green valley and surrounded by rocky hills, Rajgir is a spiritual town with natural serenity amongst the dense forests, mysterious caves and springs.

Best Time: October to March

16. Bakkhali, West Bengal

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139 kms from city center

Known For : Bakkhali Beach Henry's Island Jambu Dweep

If you wish to have the perfect beach getaway that doesn't include ear ripping music or just alcohol laden evenings, Bakkhali is the place to be.

Best Time: October to March

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17. Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

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288 kms from city center

Known For : Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park Parasnath Hills Bokaro Steel Plant

Bokaro is a city with lakes, greenery and beautiful parks which make it a place suited for relaxation and peace. Besides being the center of India's industrial revolution, Bokaro has been able to establish itself as one of the most well planned cities in the country.

Best Time: October to March

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18. Raichak, West Bengal

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53 kms from city center

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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19. Durgapur, West Bengal

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169 kms from city center

Known For : Bhabani Pathak's Tilla Durgapur Barrage Durgapur Steel Plant

Often touted as the Steel Capital of East India, Durgapur is the embodiment of the quintessential Bengali town.

Best Time: November to March

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20. Cuttack, Orissa

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416 kms from city center

Known For : Bhitarkanika National Park Barabati Fort Stone Revetment

Referred to as the cultural capital of Orissa, Cuttack is a commercial city with plenty of impressive tourist attractions.

Best Time: July to March

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21. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal

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86 kms from city center

Situated in the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary along with Gorumara National Park is famous for one horned rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal Tigers.

Best Time: September to May

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22. Midnapore, West Bengal

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127 kms from city center

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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23. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

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279 kms from city center

Known For : Dimna Lake Jubilee Park Tata Steel Zoological Park

The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an appealing destination with its aesthetically planned infrastructure and landscape.

Best Time: November to February

24. Bankura, West Bengal

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169 kms from city center

Known For : Susunia Hill Joyrambati Bishnupur

With much historical significance, Bankura is a town famous for its hills and temples and a treat for adventure sports enthusiasts such as trekkers and hikers.

Best Time: October to March

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25. Bishnupur, West Bengal

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135 kms from city center

Known For : Rasmancha Lalji Temple Susunia Hill

A small town in West Bengal famous for its terracota temples, Bishnupur is famous among tourists, especially for its rich culture including architecture, music and handicraft.

Best Time: October to March

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26. Bardhaman, West Bengal

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101 kms from city center

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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27. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal

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205 kms from city center

Known For : Parasnath Hills Kangsabati dam Ambikanagar

A popular weekend getaway for Kolkata locals, Mukutmanipur in the Bankhura 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

28. Chandipur, Odisha

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254 kms from city center

Known For : Chandipur beach Similipal forest reserve Nilagiri

Chandipur is a secluded seaside village of Baleshwar district stored safely on the coastline of Orissa. Chandipur is also locally known as Chandipur-on-sea.

Best Time: November to March

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29. Talasari Beach, Odisha

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170 kms from city center

Located in Baleswar district of Odisha and at a distance of 10 Km from Digha, the Talasari beach is pristine, serene and has been bestowed with spectacular panorama.

Best Time: October to December, February

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30. Malda, West Bengal

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326 kms from city center

Known For : Dakhil Darwaza Gour Firoz Minar

Malda, a city in Bengal, is famous for its archaeological sites and unique Mango varieties available in summer

Best Time: October to November, February to March

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31. Shankarpur, West Bengal

3.5 /5

168 kms from city center

Known For : Mandarmani Beach Shankarpur Beach Digha Beach

Known for its scenic beauty, the one thing that gives Shankarpur an edge over other beaches of India is it's pristine surroundings.

Best Time: October to Apr

32. Mayapur, West Bengal

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167 kms from city center

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

33. Tarapith, West Bengal

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221 kms from city center

Known For : Bamakhepa Temple Tarapith Temple Mahasmashana

Tarapith is a famous Hindu pilgrimage in the state of West Bengal and a Shakti Peetha, believed to be the place where eyes of Sati fell.

Best Time: September to March

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34. Chandannagar, West Bengal

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44 kms from city center

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 could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned.

Best Time: October to February

35. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

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388 kms from city center

Known For : Hazaribagh National Park Canary hills Hazaribagh Jheel

Located at Chhota Nagpur plateau, 93 Km away from Rachi, Hazaribagh is a beautiful place with dense forests and natural formations including rock formations and lakes.

Best Time: October to March

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36. Purulia, West Bengal

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247 kms from city center

Known For : Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake Ajodhya Rakab Forest

The western most district in the state of West Bengal, Purulia is a beautiful destination blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty with lakes, hills and greenery all around.

Best Time: October to March

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37. Sagardwip, West Bengal

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86 kms from city center

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

38. Dhauli, Odisha

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447 kms from city center

Known For : Dhauli Shanti Stupa Ashoka Rock Edicts Dhabaleswar and Bahirangeswar temple

Dhauli is a small town 8 Km away south of Bhubaneswar, located on the bank of river Daya and holds great significance for the followers of lord Buddha.

Best Time: July to February

39. Dampa Tiger Reserve

3.7 /5

430 kms from city center

Dampa Tiger Reserve, a splendid Wildlife Sanctuary, is located amidst the deep, dense tropical forests of Mizoram in India. The forests are located about 125 kilometres from Aizawl and are rich with a variety of flora and fauna that draw tourists and nature lovers to the North-eastern state of India from all parts of the world. People visit the Dampa Tiger Reserve to experience the excitement of watching Tigers in person and exploring the lush green valleys, freshwater lakes, creeks, streams, waterfalls and natural salt licks that are still retained within the reserve boundaries.

40. Hmuifang Tiang

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460 kms from city center

One of the most beautiful destinations in Mizoram, Hmuifang Tlang is an amazing hill station with a lot to offer to the discerning traveler. Located a distance of 50 km from the capital city of Aizawl, Hmuifang Tlang is hill town at the heart of the state of Mizoram. The hill station is known for its adventure and wildlife related activities which draws many enthusiasts to its hills.

41. Reiek

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450 kms from city center

At 1600 meters, Reiek Tlang is one of the highest hills of Mizoram. A place to find peace and serenity, Reiek Tlang calls out to the lovers of nature, adventure and romance. Located some 35 km away from the city of Aizawl, Reiek Tlang provides its visitors an opportunity for trekking with the backdrop of sceneries borrowed from the Mizo Hills.

42. Tamdil (Tam Lake)

3.7 /5

486 kms from city center

The largest lake in the state of Mizoram, Tamdil Lake is a man-made lake made exclusively to serve as a natural attraction for the state's tourism scene. Tamdil Lake which literally translates into 'Lake of Mustard ' in Mizo, is a wonderful lake with great landscape, clear, blue water and serene environment. Tucked between evergreen forests and hills, the lake is located in quiet wilderness of the hills of Mizoram, some 100 odd kilometers east of Aizawl.

43. Vantawang Falls

4.2 /5

457 kms from city center

The highest waterfall in the state and the 13th highest in the country, the Vantawng Waterfalls is one of he most mesmerizing waterfalls of the North East. Vantawng falls are the pride of Mizoram and one of its prime attractions. The waterfall which is located 137 km away from the capital city of Aizawl is a gem in its own right. Tucked in between the verdant valleys with thick greenery around the waterfall seems like a river of white milk from distance.

44. Hirakud Dam

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477 kms from city center

Constructed across the Mahanadi River in Orissa is the Hirakud Dam, which is hailed as one of the longest man-made dams in the world. This marvellous construction was built in the year 1956, and owing to its location has an ideal atmosphere for wildlife to flourish. The Hirakud Reservoir is also situated in the close vicinity of the dam and is a focal point of interest for tourists and large flocks of birds as well. A number of migratory birds fly towards this destination during the winter season, and some of the common ones that can be spotted here include Common Pochard, Red-crested Pochard and Great Crested Grebe.

45. Double Decker Living Root Bridge

3.7 /5

466 kms from city center

Hidden deep in the lush, green forests of the wettest place in India: Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya; one can find the magnificent Jingkieng Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge; more commonly known as the Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge or simply just the Double Decker Root Bridge.  This area is famous for root bridges made of Indian Rubber Tree, but the Double Decker Bridge is the most famous of all due to its large size. It is 3 kilometers long and placed at a height of 2400 feet!

46. Mawsmai Cave

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452 kms from city center

Meghalaya is home to some amazing and mysterious cave systems and Mawsmai Cave is by far the most popular of the lot. Located just 6 km away from the heart of Cherrapunjee Mawsmai cave is a breathtaking maze of caves in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The well lit caves are a view to behold when the glistening lights meet with the limestone to create countless hues and patterns of light.

47. Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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452 kms from city center

The fourth highest waterfalls in the world, Nohkalikai falls plunge some 335 meters from a verdant cliff to the ground giving the portrayal of immense and natural magnificence. The pride of the state of Meghalaya, the falls are one of the most beautiful and grand waterfalls in the country. Tucked in between evergreen rainforest of the Khasi Hill and flowing with all its majesty and might, the falls plunges into a lagoon which is as blue as the afternoon sky.

48. Pawapuri

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405 kms from city center

Pawapuri is a holy site for the Jains. It is situated in the Nalanda district of Bihar state in Eastern India. A long time ago, Pawapuri was the twin capital of Mall Mahajanpad. Mahajanpad later became a part of the kingdom of Magadha and Ajatshatru was a devotee of Lord Mahavira. During the rule of Ajatshatru, the king of Pawapuri was Hastipal. When in Pawapuri, Mahavira stayed in the Rajikshala of the king. It is considered as a sacred place because Lord Mahavira was buried here in 500 BC.

49. Chilika Lake

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446 kms from city center

The Chilika Lake, which is a paradise on Earth for bird watchers and nature lovers, is the largest internal salt water pond that can be found in Asia. The pear-shaped lake is dotted with a few small islands and has fisheries and salt pans around its shore. This island is nestled in the heart of coastal Odisha and extends from Puri district in the north to Ganjan district in the south, and is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a 60 kilometres long narrow strip of sand-flats and marshy islands.

50. Elephant Falls

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481 kms from city center

Named after an Elephant like stone at its foot, the Elephant Falls are amongst the most popular falls in the North-East, situated next to Shillong. It is a tourists' paradise with three layers of the falls accessible to the layman from different vantage points. The Britishers named this fall so owing to the presence of an elephant-shaped rock on one side of the fall. However, the stone disintegrated and was washed away due to an earthquake in 1897. At Elephant Falls one can get very close to the falls and enjoy its serenity and might. This is also a superb place for spending some time in the midst of nature while capturing the incredible moments for your keepsake.

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