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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.