Top 5 Soulful Getaways from Kolkata

by Rudrajit Chakraborty Digital Marketing Expert

West Bengal, situated in the eastern part of India is filled with some magnificent locations. From the ravishing beaches of Bay of Bengal to the picturesque mountain ranges of the Lesser Himalayas, West Bengal has its unique charm.

West Bengal have been one of the most sought after destinations on the bucket list of many wanderlusts.

Here are some of the top getaways from the City of Joy:

1)    Darjeeling: Nestled on the Lesser Himalaya, the land of toy-train is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. Lush greenery, snow-clad mountains, and rich collection of rare flora and fauna make this place a paradise.

Tea tourism is one of the biggest highlights of Darjeeling. And if you want to relish the best of tea tourism, stay in the tea estate and luxury resorts in Darjeeling which are located in the middle of tea fields.   

Darjeeling’s pleasant climate makes it a nice place to visit in any time of the year. Mirik, Rock Garden, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Zoo, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and Buddhist Monasteries  are some of the best places around Darjeeling. 

Darjeeling has praiseworthy connectivity. Bagdogra (Siliguri) is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri Junction is the closest railway station.

2)    Bakkhali: Located on the south-western tip of Sunderbans, Bakkhali has a pleasant mix of white sandy beach and tropical forest which makes it a cozy holiday option for Bengalis.

This is an ideal place for a short trip. Bakkhali is just 138 km from Kolkata. It takes close to 4 hours from Kolkata by rod to this place. Also, there are numerous trains from Kolkata to Bakkhali.

Besides, sipping fresh coconut water and playing with the sea water, you can visit nearby places like Henry’s Island and Jambu Dwip.

3)    Tajpur: Tajpur is a recently discovered getaway from Kolkata. The sandy beaches of Tajpur do not draw an exasperating crowd like Digha or Mandarmoni. So, if looking to avoid the maddening rush, Tajpur is the best option.

Tajpur is a place full off adventure and fun. One can take part in water sports and paragliding. Winter is the perfect time to visit this place as the weather remains comfortable.

Tajpur is located in the Kolkata-Digha route. By road, it takes approximately 4 hours from Kolkata to reach this place.

4)    Shantiniketan: Located in the Birbhum district, this place is ideal for all the history buffs. The university town of Shantiniketan is the heartbeat of Bengal’s art and culture. This is the place where Rabindranath Tagore opened a school which became India’s first university.

Art galleries and Tagore Museum is some of the best places to visit in Shantiniketan. The best time to visit Shantiniketan is during Poush Mela which is a very popular festival. Shantiniketan is well-connected by roads and railways. It takes around 5 hours from Kolkata by road.


5)    Kurseong: Commonly known as the land of white orchid, Kurseong is a perfect hill station for a rejuvenating weekend retreat. The breathtaking hilly landscapes along a forested ridge are surely going to leave a lasting impression on your soul.

The weather remains very comfortable throughout the year. It is advisable to avoid the monsoons for a smooth experience. By road, it takes around eleven hours from Kolkata.

Apart from bird watching and splendid hilly landscapes, you can also visit nearby places such as Sitong and Castle Tea Estate.

West Bengal is filled with amazing tourist destinations. Pack the bags and gear up for an incredible ride.

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