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1. Digha, West Bengal

3.9 /5 View 24+ photos

181 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 19 - 25 ° C

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

2. Sundarbans, West Bengal

4.0 /5 View 34+ photos

125 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 21 - 25 ° C

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. Navadvipa, West Bengal

3.2 /5 View 6+ photos

148 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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

4. Mayapur, West Bengal

3.8 /5 View 15+ photos

167 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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

5. Santiniketan, West Bengal

3.9 /5 View 10+ photos

164 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 16 - 25 ° C

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.

Best Time: Mid August to March

6. Bakkhali, West Bengal

3.6 /5 View 9+ photos

139 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 21 - 25 ° C

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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7. Talasari Beach, Odisha

4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

170 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 19 - 24 ° C

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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8. Chandannagar, West Bengal

3.8 /5 View 29+ photos

45 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 18 - 26 ° C

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

9. Bardhaman, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 24+ photos

102 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 27 ° C

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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10. Bishnupur, West Bengal

3.5 /5 View 11+ photos

136 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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

11. Shankarpur, West Bengal

3.5 /5

169 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 19 - 24 ° C

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

12. Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip), West Bengal

3.7 /5 View 30+ photos

86 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 21 - 25 ° C

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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13. Belur Math

4.4 /5 View 14+ photos

7 kms from Kolkata

Sprawling over forty acres of land on the west bank of the Hooghly River, Belur; the Belur Math in Kolkata is a place of pilgrimage and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. People from all over the world, irrespective of the religion that they believe in, visit the temple to en...

14. Ganga Sagar Mela

4.1 /5 View 11+ photos

108 kms from Kolkata

A stunning island just off the Bengal coast, Ganga Sagar is a place of beauty as well as religious importance. Home to some of the most stunning beaches, it is famous for hosting the Sagar Mela, which is both a pilgrimage and a fair. The island is stunning in its greenery and one can trek around the...

15. Mandarmani Beach

4.1 /5 View 10+ photos

125 kms from Kolkata

Mandarmani is a small and upcoming beach resort town near Kolkata, West Bengal. Due to its top-notch facilities and luxuries, it has a tremendous potential of becoming a world-class destination. With great scenery, sandy beaches and an amazing aura of luxury about itself, Mandarmani is a great place...

16. Tajpur

3.5 /5 View 6+ photos

104 kms from Kolkata

Overview Tucked between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur is a small town set on the the tranquil shore of the Bay of Bengal, just 170 kms from Kolkata. Considered to be a serene secret of West Bengal, the virgin beach is hidden away from view and is still untouched by commercialization and tourism....

17. Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

3.1 /5 View 28+ photos

280 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 25 ° C

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

18. Bhubaneswar, Orissa

3.4 /5 View 49+ photos

441 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 18 - 22 ° C

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

19. Konark, Orissa

3.9 /5 View 36+ photos

493 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 20 - 24 ° C

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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20. Purulia, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 22+ photos

247 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 16 - 24 ° C

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

21. Bodh Gaya, Bihar

4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

470 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 15 - 24 ° C

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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22. Puri, Orissa

4.0 /5 View 38+ photos

494 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 20 - 25 ° C

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

23. Cuttack, Orissa

3.3 /5 View 34+ photos

417 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 18 - 22 ° C

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.

Best Time: July to March

24. Haldia, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 8+ photos

115 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 25 ° C

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

25. Dhauli, Odisha

3.3 /5 View 27+ photos

447 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 19 - 23 ° C

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

26. Nalanda, Bihar

3.7 /5 View 14+ photos

493 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 16 - 23 ° C

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

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27. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

3.2 /5 View 11+ photos

389 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 13 - 22 ° C

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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28. Dharan

3.8 /5

482 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Budha Subba Temple Namaste Falls Pindeshwor Temple

Dharan is a city located near the Southeastern border of India and is a replica of Indian culture and tradition. Dharan is the gateway to the Mahabharata hills. This low-lying hilly region is super clean, colourful and culturally diverse.

29. Raichak, West Bengal

2.9 /5 View 5+ photos

53 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 25 ° C

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

30. Rajgir, Bihar

3.9 /5 View 36+ photos

477 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 16 - 23 ° C

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

31. Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal

3.7 /5 View 17+ photos

86 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 14 - 27 ° C

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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32. Jayrambati

86 kms from Kolkata

Jayrambati is a quaint village in the Bankura district, popularised as an important pilgrimage point among followers of Sri Ramakrishna for being the place of residence of the Holy Mother Sri Sharada Devi. The village has a certain old-world charm to it and has several small temples all across the v...

33. Bakreswar

177 kms from Kolkata

If you have been fascinated by delightful and thrilling stories about religious deities tussling with one another, or find yourself intrigued by learning about ancient temples, or even have an all-around interest in mythology, and you would like to cultivate this interest further by visiting attract...

34. Ghatshila

194 kms from Kolkata

If you’ve visited Ranchi and Kolkata -- and having fallen in love with both the cities, you now crave to experience their magic in unison, then do not worry. Your craving is not in vain for there is a place matching exactly that description! Situated in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, the town...

35. Sonajhuri Forest

143 kms from Kolkata

Away from the mell pell of the city lies a hidden gem in the state of West Bengal. Considered to be one of the most clean forests in India, Sonajhuri Forest is a great retreat to be close to nature. The Sonajhuri Forest is replete with lush green trees that has blooming flowers. This place is pictur...

36. Jhargram

141 kms from Kolkata

Jhargram is small city located in the state of West Bengal with a rich historical and cultural background. Surrounded by dense forests this place is mystical. A perfect place to spend few days in the lap of nature surrounded by friendly tribal population, you are bound to be mesmerized not only by i...

37. Barrackpore

22 kms from Kolkata

Barrackpore was the first place where Britishers set up their cantonment and later spread their rules in India. This place is of great historical significance as it was also the first place where the spark to attain I from Britishers was lit. Not to stop at that, this place is also home to some of t...

38. Kamarpukur

81 kms from Kolkata

A cluster of small villages, Kamarpukur is nestled between Vishnupur and Tarakeshwar. Birthplace of a pious and sagacious saint, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa, this village is perfect getaway from the pell-mell of the cities. In this village you will be able to enjoy the pleasures of simple rural life. ...

39. Baabur Haat

8 kms from Kolkata

Babur haat is the perfect weekend destination for you and your loved ones if you do wish to take a break from the hectic city life and spend some time close to rustic Bengali rural life. Dominated by natural fishing lakes or bheris, responsible for producing some of the tastiest fish in West Bengal,...

40. Deulti

48 kms from Kolkata

Situated on the bank of river Roopnarayan, Deulti provides for an ideal picnic spot. This small village picnic destination is also accompanied by a handful of tourist attractions, like Samtaber, the hometown of renowned Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and the temples of Madangopal and Rad...

41. Machranga Dwip

59 kms from Kolkata

Also known as Kingfisher island, this little known day trip destination is situated in the middle of river Ichamati, with India on one side and Bangladesh on the other. Covered by trees, this little island is perfect for nature lovers, as they can walk through the green fields and observe distant Ba...

42. Falta

39 kms from Kolkata

The river town of Falta is what constitutes your ideal picnic destination or weekend gateway. Marked by the confluence of river Hoogly and Damodar on the south and river Rupnarayan and Hoogly on the north, this place has developed entirely on the banks of river Hoogly. Known for the beautiful farmho...

43. Piyali Island

55 kms from Kolkata

Situated at a distance of 72 kms from Kolkata, Piyali is a pristine island in West Bengal. Covered in lush greenery and boasting of surreal natural beauty, the island is an ideal weekend getaway and is a haven for birdwatchers. Nestled at the confluence of the rivers Matla and Piyali, the mangroves ...

44. Murshidabad, West Bengal

2.8 /5 View 20+ photos

239 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 25 ° C

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

45. Baripada, Odisha

2.6 /5 View 13+ photos

235 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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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46. Elephant Falls

4.3 /5 View 8+ photos

482 kms from Kolkata

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...

47. Mawsmai Cave

4.3 /5 View 6+ photos

453 kms from Kolkata

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 ...

48. Nohkalikai Waterfalls

4.3 /5 View 8+ photos

452 kms from Kolkata

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...

49. Mawlynnong

4.3 /5

464 kms from Kolkata

Mawlynnong is a small village situated around 90 km from Shillong in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya and is also known as God's own Garden. It was declared as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 by Discovery India which certainly which makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the In...

50. Umiam Lake

4.3 /5 View 9+ photos

496 kms from Kolkata

Umiam Lake, a mesmerizing man-made reservoir, is located at a distance of 15 kilometres north of Shillong which is the capital of the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power. The scenic Umiam Lake is encircled by lush g...

51. Bankura, West Bengal

2.9 /5 View 12+ photos

170 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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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52. Reiek

4.2 /5 View 5+ photos

451 kms from Kolkata

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 at a distance of 29 km away from the city of Aizawl, Reiek Tlang provides its visitors with an opportunity for trekkin...

53. Vantawng Falls

4.2 /5

457 kms from Kolkata

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 Ai...

54. Chandipur, Odisha

3.0 /5 View 15+ photos

255 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 18 - 25 ° C

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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55. Chilika Lake

4.2 /5 View 8+ photos

446 kms from Kolkata

Chilika Lake is the largest internal salt water lake in Asia, it is a paradise on earth for bird watchers and nature lovers. The pear-shaped lake is dotted with a few small islands and has fisheries and salt pans around its shore. The Chilika Lake also houses the most accommodating ecosystems in the...

56. Hirakud Dam

4.2 /5 View 17+ photos

477 kms from Kolkata

Constructed across the Mahanadi River in Sambalpur, Odisha the Hirakud Dam is hailed as the longest human-made dams in India. Astonishingly, it is over 56km long and is the top pick among the locals as well as tourists to enjoy a refreshing day out. This marvellous piece of architecture construction...

57. Mukutmanipur, West Bengal

2.5 /5 View 5+ photos

206 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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

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58. Midnapore, West Bengal

2.3 /5 View 8+ photos

127 kms from Kolkata Current Weather: 17 - 26 ° C

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

59. Gorumara National Park

4.1 /5

465 kms from Kolkata

Situated on the banks of rivers Murti and Raidak in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, the Gorumara National Park is a site that you cannot miss to afford on your next trip. Spread over an area of 80 it sits prettily at the foothills of Great Himalayan mountains and has a large variety o...

Weekend Getaways From Kolkata

Kolkata is perfectly located for a traveler looking for weekend getaways in Eastern and North-Eastern India. This is why it attracts a lot of tourists, who visit Kolkata as well as places around Kolkata. Thanks to its rich history, the destinations near Kolkata are attractive and variegated - ranging from Heritage Museums to Resorts to Beaches.

Among the places within 200 - 300 km from Kolkata, the popular ones include Digha, Mukutmonipur, Shantiniketan, Mirik, Bakkhali, Malda, Sundarbans, Puri, Mayapur, etc. They are quick go to destinations for families and friends. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Kolkata. Places in the North East are connected via Kolkata so places like Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and even parts of Sikkim including Gangtok are perfect extended weekend options for most the tourists visiting Kolkata. The Sundarban National Park near Kolkata is one of the most amazing wildlife sanctuaries in India.

Tourist Places near Kolkata like Dimapur and Guwahati for wildlife and scenic beauty, and other parts of North-Easters states for the calm mountains, parts of Odisha including Udaipur beach, Bhubaneshwar, Chilika Lake, Hirakud Dam, Konark Temple and Puri, could also be covered on a weekend from Kolkata.

Families who prefer visiting the tourist destinations near Kolkata are bound to visit Ganga Sagar, Bodh Gaya, Deoghar and Mayapur. Some heritage destinations near Kolkata with brilliant architectural monuments are in Malda, Nalanda and Rajgir whereas offbeat places near Kolkata include Behar, Dooars, Lataguri, Bardhaman and Midnapore.