Places to visit near Kolkata under 500kms

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

1. Chandannagar, West Bengal

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

Distance from Kolkata: 46 km

Best Time: October to February

6 Chandannagar Attractions

2. Santiniketan, West Bengal

Santiniketan, West Bengal
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Known For : Tagore's ashrama Poush Mela Amar Kutir

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 167 km

Best Time: Mid August to March

15 Santiniketan Attractions

3. Sagardwip, West Bengal

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 119 km

Best Time: October to March

7 Sagardwip Attractions

4. Haldia, West Bengal

Haldia, 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.

Distance from Kolkata: 124 km

Best Time: October to March

11 Haldia Attractions

5. Bardhaman, West Bengal

Bardhaman, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 102 km

Best Time: October to March

14 Bardhaman Attractions

6. Navadvipa, West Bengal

Navadvipa, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 124 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Navadvipa Attractions

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7. Digha, West Bengal

Digha, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 181 km

Best Time: July to March

9 Digha Attractions

8. Talasari Beach, Odisha

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 191 km

Best Time: October to December, February

1 Talasari Beach Attractions

9. Baripada, Odisha

Baripada, Odisha
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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).

Distance from Kolkata: 229 km

Best Time: October to June

6 Baripada Attractions

10. Bankura, West Bengal

Bankura, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 213 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Bankura Attractions

11. Shankarpur, West Bengal

Shankarpur, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 175 km

Best Time: October to Apr

3 Shankarpur Attractions

12. Murshidabad, West Bengal

Murshidabad, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 203 km

Best Time: October to March

15 Murshidabad Attractions

13. Bakkhali, West Bengal

Bakkhali, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 126 km

Best Time: October to March

6 Bakkhali Attractions

14. Raichak, West Bengal

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 54 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Raichak Attractions

15. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal

Mukutmanipur, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 263 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Mukutmanipur Attractions

16. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 282 km

Best Time: November to February

21 Jamshedpur Attractions

17. Chandipur, Odisha

Chandipur, Odisha
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 257 km

Best Time: November to March

7 Chandipur Attractions

18. Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 312 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Bokaro Attractions

19. Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Bhubaneswar, Orissa
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 441 km

Best Time: October to March

34 Bhubaneswar Attractions

20. Deoghar, Jharkhand

Deoghar, Jharkhand
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 324 km

Best Time: July to March

6 Deoghar Attractions

21. Sundarbans, West Bengal

Sundarbans, West Bengal
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Known For : Marichjhanpi Ghoramara Island New Moore Island

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

3 Sundarbans Attractions

22. Cuttack, Orissa

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

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

Distance from Kolkata: 421 km

Best Time: July to March

5 Cuttack Attractions

23. Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jharkhand
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Known For : Dasham Falls Jonha Falls Patratu Valley

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

Distance from Kolkata: 405 km

Best Time: July to March

30 Ranchi Attractions

24. Durgapur, West Bengal

Durgapur, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 172 km

Best Time: November to March

10 Durgapur Attractions

25. Puri, Orissa

Puri, Orissa
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Known For : Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Puri Beach Markandeswara Temple

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 497 km

Best Time: July to March

28 Puri Attractions

26. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

Bodh Gaya, Bihar
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 473 km

Best Time: October to March

26 Bodh Gaya Attractions

27. Nalanda, Bihar

Nalanda, Bihar
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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'.

Distance from Kolkata: 486 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Nalanda Attractions

28. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 716 km

Best Time: September to May

29. Midnapore, West Bengal

Midnapore, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 132 km

Best Time: October to February

11 Midnapore Attractions

30. Bishnupur, West Bengal

Bishnupur, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 137 km

Best Time: October to March

12 Bishnupur Attractions

31. Malda, West Bengal

Malda, West Bengal
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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

Distance from Kolkata: 330 km

Best Time: October to November, February to March

14 Malda Attractions

32. Mayapur, West Bengal

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 115 km

Best Time: July to March

5 Mayapur Attractions

33. Rajgir, Bihar

Rajgir, Bihar
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 480 km

Best Time: October to March

30 Rajgir Attractions

34. Konark, Orissa

Konark, Orissa
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 496 km

Best Time: September to March

5 Konark Attractions

35. Tarapith, West Bengal

Tarapith, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 219 km

Best Time: September to March

3 Tarapith Attractions

36. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 390 km

Best Time: October to March

5 Hazaribagh Attractions

37. Purulia, West Bengal

Purulia, West Bengal
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 291 km

Best Time: October to March

7 Purulia Attractions

38. Dhauli, Odisha

Dhauli, Odisha
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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.

Distance from Kolkata: 453 km

Best Time: July to February

3 Dhauli Attractions

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.

Distance from Kolkata: 480 km

40. Chilika Lake

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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