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.
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