Tired of every day’s monotonous life? Then head to these weekend destinations close to Kolkata. With forest, mountains and historical places to explore, what are you waiting for? Here are some of the places that you can visit:
The chirping of the birds, the rattling sound of the water and the smell of the dew covered mountains greets one with bewildered ecstasy. Just 647 kilometres from Kolkata, Jhalong is the mountain clad place you would definitely want on weekends. Located in the Kalimpong district of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, Jhalong is one of those places still untouched by the glares of the tourists.
Nestled in the Terai region at the foothills of the Himalayas, Murti will surely bewitch you with its lush green landscapes. The town of Murti is situated on the banks of the river Murti. It is very close to the Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary.
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Suntalekhola is a small village located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. If you are looking forward for some small trekking trip then this is the place to head for. The trek between Suntalekhola and Samsing is just 5 KM and offers stunning view enroute.
History never fails to amaze us with its grandeur. Being part of one of the great dynasty of Gupta dynasty, Bishnupur has terracotta temples dating back to those years. It is also the home for the world famous Baluchuri Saree which has been declared a GI product. As of 1997, Bishnupur has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There is no need of introduction when it comes to introducing the world’s largest delta. Just 110KM away from Kolkata, sunderbans offers the best treat for a relaxed weekend. It hosts a National Park, a Tiger Reserve and a Biosphere Reserve. If you are planning to visit it then make the arrangements beforehand as you need to get permission to visit to certain areas from West Bengal Government.
So what are you waiting for? Head to these weekend destination now.