Places to visit near Kolkata under 500kms

Here is the list of 40 Places to visit near Kolkata under 500kms

1. Chandannagar, West Bengal

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

234 active cases 156 in last 7 days

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

2. Santiniketan, West Bengal

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Known For : Tagore's ashrama Poush Mela Amar Kutir

19 active cases 16 in last 7 days

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

3. Sagardwip, West Bengal

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

484 active cases 324 in last 7 days

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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4. Haldia, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 8+ photos

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

82 active cases 65 in last 7 days

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

5. Bardhaman, West Bengal

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Known For : 108 Shiv Mandir Christ Church Golap Bagh

21 active cases 15 in last 7 days

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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6. Navadvipa, West Bengal

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

91 active cases 36 in last 7 days

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

7. Digha, West Bengal

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

99 active cases 72 in last 7 days

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

8. Talasari Beach, Odisha

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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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9. Baripada, Odisha

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

71 active cases 51 in last 7 days

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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10. Bankura, West Bengal

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Known For : Susunia Hill Joyrambati Bishnupur

52 active cases 44 in last 7 days

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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11. Shankarpur, West Bengal

3.5 /5

Known For : Mandarmani Beach Shankarpur Beach Digha Beach

82 active cases 65 in last 7 days

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

12. Murshidabad, West Bengal

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Known For : Hazarduari Palace Nizmat Imbambara Shopping in Murshidabad

46 active cases 32 in last 7 days

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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13. Bakkhali, West Bengal

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Known For : Bakkhali Beach Henry's Island Jambu Dweep

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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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14. Raichak, West Bengal

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

484 active cases 324 in last 7 days

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

15. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal

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Known For : Parasnath Hills Kangsabati dam Ambikanagar

52 active cases 44 in last 7 days

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

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16. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

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Known For : Dimna Lake Jubilee Park Tata Steel Zoological Park

354 active cases 114 in last 7 days

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

Best Time: November to February

17. Chandipur, Odisha

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Known For : Chandipur beach Similipal forest reserve Nilagiri

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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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18. Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

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

16 active cases 9 in last 7 days

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

19. Bhubaneswar, Orissa

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Known For : Lingaraj Temple ISKCON Temple, Bhubaneswar Hirakud Dam

184 active cases 142 in last 7 days

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

20. Deoghar, Jharkhand

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Known For : Baidyanath Dham Nandan Pahar Tapovan Caves and Hills

192 active cases 176 in last 7 days

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

Best Time: July to March

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21. Sundarbans, West Bengal

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Known For : Marichjhanpi Ghoramara Island New Moore Island

484 active cases 324 in last 7 days

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

22. Cuttack, Orissa

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Known For : Bhitarkanika National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary Barabati Fort Stone Revetment

1,912 active cases 1,584 in last 7 days

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

Best Time: July to March

23. Ranchi, Jharkhand

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Known For : Patratu Valley Panch Gagh Falls Birsa Zoological Park

112 active cases 46 in last 7 days

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

Best Time: July to March

24. Durgapur, West Bengal

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

60 active cases 54 in last 7 days

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

Best Time: November to March

25. Puri, Orissa

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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Chilika Lake Puri Beach

114 active cases 80 in last 7 days

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

26. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

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Known For : Mahabodhi Temple Great Buddha Statue Tibetan Refugee Market

57 active cases 27 in last 7 days

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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27. Nalanda, Bihar

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

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

Best Time: October to March

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28. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal

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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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29. Midnapore, West Bengal

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Known For : Tamluk Chandrakona Jora Masjid

35 active cases 23 in last 7 days

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

30. Bishnupur, West Bengal

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Known For : Rasmancha Lalji Temple Susunia Hill

22 active cases 5 in last 7 days

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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31. Malda, West Bengal

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Known For : Dakhil Darwaza Gour Firoz Minar

246 active cases 195 in last 7 days

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

32. Mayapur, West Bengal

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Known For : ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple Yoga Peeth Sri Chaitanya Math

91 active cases 36 in last 7 days

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. Rajgir, Bihar

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

49 active cases 49 in last 7 days

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

34. Konark, Orissa

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Known For : Sun Temple, Konark Chandrabhaga Beach ASI Museum

114 active cases 80 in last 7 days

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

35. Tarapith, West Bengal

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Known For : Bamakhepa Temple Tarapith Temple Mahasmashana

19 active cases 16 in last 7 days

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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36. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

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Known For : Hazaribagh National Park Canary hills Hazaribagh Jheel

54 active cases 24 in last 7 days

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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37. Purulia, West Bengal

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Known For : Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake Ajodhya Rakab Forest

2 active cases 1 in last 7 days

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

38. Dhauli, Odisha

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

43 active cases 41 in last 7 days

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. Pawapuri

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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.

40. Chilika Lake

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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.

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