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1. Shankarpur, West Bengal

3.5 /5

169 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Mandarmani Beach Shankarpur Beach Digha Beach

With more and more money being pumped into beaches all around the world to turn them into synthetic poolsides, Shankarpur gives you the luxury of experiencing the thrill of isolated beaches, calming winds and that typical old world charm.

Best Time: October to Apr

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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....

6. Digha, West Bengal

3.9 /5 View 24+ photos

181 kms from Kolkata

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 untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal.

Best Time: July to March

7. Sundarbans, West Bengal

4.0 /5 View 34+ photos

125 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Marichjhanpi Ghoramara Island New Moore Island

Known for hosting the biggest mangrove forests in the world, Sundarbans National Park is located in West Bengal, India. It is also a Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere reserve that provides a complete nature's circle to the tourist right from 'Royal Bengal tigers' to roaring rivers and beautiful estuaries. Sundarbans National Park is a part of Sundarban delta that is covered with Mangrove Forest and the largest population of the Bengal Tigers. It is a UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety of birds and reptiles including salt-water crocodile.

Best Time: September to March

8. Navadvipa, West Bengal

3.2 /5 View 6+ photos

148 kms from Kolkata

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

Blanketed away in the commotion of West Bengal, Nabadwip - Mayapur is a cluster of nine islands located on the banks of Ganges. This place is one of those few religious shrines whose spirit of devotion is palpable.

Best Time: October to March

9. Haldia, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 8+ photos

115 kms from Kolkata

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. With it's rich collection of heritage locations, temples and local markets, Haldia is geared upto be the next major tourist hub of West Bengal.

Best Time: October to March

10. Mayapur, West Bengal

3.8 /5 View 15+ photos

167 kms from Kolkata

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

11. Santiniketan, West Bengal

3.9 /5 View 10+ photos

164 kms from Kolkata

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. The town comprises mainly of Visva Bharati University.

Best Time: Mid August to March

12. 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 Mahabharat hills and is one of the biggest pilgrimage locations in Nepal. This low-lying hilly region is extremely clean, colourful and culturally diverse as well as a centre for football in Nepal, hence it being called 'mini-Brazil'. Located in the Sunsari District of Eastern Nepal, the city does not have extreme climates, making it a pleasant destination for tourists throughout the year.

13. Bakkhali, West Bengal

3.6 /5 View 9+ photos

139 kms from Kolkata

Known For : Bakkhali Beach Henry's Island Jambu Dweep

Wrapped in the commotion of West Bengal and yet a world in itself, Bakkhali is small beach town located on the West Bengal coast. 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. Talasari Beach, Odisha

4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

170 kms from Kolkata

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

View packages starting from $ 66

15. Chandannagar, West Bengal

3.8 /5 View 29+ photos

45 kms from Kolkata

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 which could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned, has the most unique and formidable history in perhaps all of India.

Best Time: October to February

16. Bardhaman, West Bengal

3.1 /5 View 24+ photos

102 kms from Kolkata

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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17. Bishnupur, West Bengal

3.5 /5 View 11+ photos

136 kms from Kolkata

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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18. Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal

3.7 /5 View 17+ photos

86 kms from Kolkata

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, spotted deers, barking deers, sambhar deers, bison, wild pig, hog deer and bison.

Best Time: September to May

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19. Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip), West Bengal

3.7 /5 View 30+ photos

86 kms from Kolkata

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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20. 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...

21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. 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...

26. 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. ...

27. 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,...

28. 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...

29. 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...

30. 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...

31. 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 ...

32. Baripada, Odisha

2.6 /5 View 13+ photos

235 kms from Kolkata

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, recognised by its beautiful culture and an essence of purity in nature. Its Rath Yatra is considered the biggest and oldest after Puri and thus Baripada is also known as Dwitiya Srikhetra (Second Puri)

Best Time: October to June

View hotels starting from $ 104

33. 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...

34. 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 ...

35. 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...

36. 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...

37. 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...

38. 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...

39. 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...

40. Chandipur, Odisha

3.0 /5 View 15+ photos

255 kms from Kolkata

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. If nature's wonder fascinates you, Chandipur Beach is an amazing place to be.

Best Time: November to March

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41. 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...

42. 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...

43. 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 sq.km. it sits prettily at the foothills of Great Himalayan mountains and has a large variety o...

44. Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

4.1 /5

485 kms from Kolkata

Located at a distance of about 20 km from the Gorumara National Park, this Wildlife Sanctuary is another spectacle of nature's magnificence. With Kanchanjungha and other Himalayan peaks painted across its backdrop, tourists can see a wide diversity of animals like elephants, gaur, leopards in their ...

45. Simlipal National Park

4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

201 kms from Kolkata

Reflecting the natural beauty of an era gone by, Simlipal National Park is in a beautiful and scenic town in Odisha. Situated in Mayurbhanj, it once used to be a hunting ground for the rulers of the province. Simlipal is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India and is also considered as one of the pr...

46. Betla National Park

4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

469 kms from Kolkata

Betla National Park is a beautiful national park which is spread over the hilly terrain of the attractive Palamau district, west of Ranchi In Jharkhand. Wild elephants wander without restraints in the thickets of the forest and the flora and fauna are enough to mesmerize any visitor. Though there ar...

47. Dawki

4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

472 kms from Kolkata

A small border town in the Jaintia Hills, Dawki and its famed river Umngot or the Dwaki River is a must-visit if in Meghalaya. Sandwiched between India and Bangladesh, Dawki is a major centre of trade between India and Bangladesh. The small city, besides being a trade hub is also famous for its tour...

48. Dampa Tiger Reserve

3.7 /5

430 kms from Kolkata

Dampa Tiger Reserve, a splendid Wildlife Sanctuary, is located amidst the deep and dense 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 ...

49. Hmuifang

3.7 /5 View 6+ photos

460 kms from Kolkata

One of the most beautiful destinations in Mizoram, Hmuifang or Hmuifang Tlang is an amazing hill station with a lot to offer to the discerning traveller. Located a distance of 50 km from the capital city of Aizawl, Hmuifang is hill town at the heart of the state of Mizoram. The hill station is known...

50. Tamdil (Tam Lake)

3.7 /5

487 kms from Kolkata

The largest lake in the state of Mizoram, Tamdil Lake is a human-made lake exclusively to serve as a natural attraction for the state's tourism. Tamdil Lake, which translates into 'Lake of Mustard ' in Mizo, is a beautiful lake with the magnificent landscape, clear, blue water and serene environment...

51. Double Decker Living Root Bridge

3.7 /5

466 kms from Kolkata

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.  Th...

52. Pawapuri

3.6 /5 View 6+ photos

405 kms from Kolkata

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...

53. Buxa Tiger Reserve

3.6 /5 View 18+ photos

468 kms from Kolkata

Adorning the northeastern corner of West Bengal, bordering Bhutan and Assam, Buxa Tiger Reserve was set up at on 16th February 1983 and was then, the 15th tiger reserve of the country. The forest constituting the Buxa Tiger Reserve is the largest in the Dooars - the Alluvial floodplains of Northeast...

54. Hajipur

3.6 /5 View 8+ photos

470 kms from Kolkata

Hajipur is one of those cities of India which has connected the past and the present in a smooth transition over the years. Though scarce and scattered, Hajipur keeps coming back in the pages of Indian history - be it the time of Lord Buddha or the rule of Islam or the British era, in some way or ot...

55. Balpakram National Park

3.5 /5

389 kms from Kolkata

Located in the southern Garo Hills in Meghalaya, about 167 Kms from Tura, Balpakram National Park lies at an elevation of about 3,000 feet above the sea level. The Park is a famous national park which is well known for its pristine beauty. The word Balpakram means the 'land of perpetual winds', and ...

56. Surulia

3.5 /5

218 kms from Kolkata

A popular picnic spot for travellers, Surulia has been developed by the forest department and is popular amongst eco tourists.

57. Falkawn Village

3.5 /5

461 kms from Kolkata

A model village depicting the lifestyle of the Mizo people, Falkawn village is a unique cultural extravaganza for first time visitors to Mizoram. Falkawn village depicts the livelihoods and cultures of the Mizo people, who form the biggest tribe of the state. Located 22 km away from the capital city...

58. Phawngpui Peak

3.5 /5 View 5+ photos

490 kms from Kolkata

The highest point in the state, Phawngpui Peak is a revered mountain among the tribes of the state. The beautiful blue mountain located some 300 km south of Aizawl is a wonderful place to be and to bring out the adventure enthusiast in you. The peak is located within the Phawngpui National Park and ...

59. Garo Hills

3.5 /5

471 kms from Kolkata

The Garo Hills form the west part of the state and are known for the famous Garo tribes whose belief in nature and folklore are as enchanting as the verdant hills they live in. The Hills are famous for being home to some great waterfalls too.

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.