West Bengal is a unique state of India as
it stretches all the way from the high Himalayas on north to the deep Bay of Bengal in South.
Within this stretch of land, the state includes some extraordinary places which are less explored
till date. Here is a collection of tourist places that are ideal for a weekend trip in
and around West Bengal. Our list includes all places ranging from some beautiful hill
stations to the most happening sea beaches. Our 1st choice is Tajpur.
Tajpur is a comparatively less explored sea-beach of West Bengal. Till now, this sea beach is
not a crowd-puller like Digha or nearby Mandarmoni and Shankarpur. It is one of Bengal’s latest
addition to the list of beautiful sea beaches and is slowly gaining popularity as a weekend
escape from Kolkata. In order to reach Tajpur by train, first reach
Ramnagar Station and from there it will take around 20 mins to reach Tajpur by car. Cab
fare is around Rs 350. By road it’s a 4 hours journey from Kolkata
via Balisai. Cab fare from balisai will be around Rs 200.
Here you can visit other near-by beaches like Mandarmoni, Shankarpur and Junput, and of
course the famous Digha. Plenty of options available here for night
stay. We will provide the booking links in the description box below. Total package for
1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 4000-5000 for 2 people Mandarmani is pretty new to the tourist spot
in West Bengal near Digha. The main attraction of this place is its glittery white sand beach
which is clean and well-preserved. The place is popular for senic beauty. It is one of
the most relaxing weekend getaways near Kolkata. By road it will take around 4.5 hours to reach
Mandarmoni from Kolkata. Nearest railway station is Contai which is a 3 hours journey from
Howrah by train.You can visit the nearby beaches of Digha, Talsari, Udaipur and Sankarpur.
Total package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 4000-5000 for 2 people Udaipur is a quiet place that has a solitary
beach, calm waters of Bay of Bengal and a forest of casuarina trees. All these features
make it an ideal weekend retreat from Kolkata. It will take 4-5 hours to reach Udaipur by
Road from Kolkata You can walk around the sea beach and visit
nearby Digha. You can stay at Oceana Tourist complex here,
which is a property of The State Fisheries Dev Corpn, Govt of West Bengal. We will provide
the booking links in the description box below. Total Package for 1 night and 2 days will
cost around Rs 4000 per couple. Bishnupur was the capital of the Mallabhum
kingdom, once the most important Hindu dynasty in Bengal. The town is surrounded by old fortifications
and has dozens of temples renowned for notable terracotta work. It is one of the most popular
weekend getaways from Kolkata. By train it will take 3-4 hours to reach Bishnupur
from Kolkata.Visit the terracotta temples here which is a lost art of our country.
Total Package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 4000 per couple.
Mukutmanipur is a popular weekend getaway from Kolkata. It is located in the Bankura district
of West Bengal and is a serene town with lush green forests, beautiful river and green hills
in the backdrop. By road it will take around 5 hours to reach
Mukutmanipur from Kolkata. You can visit Parasnath Temple, Kangsabati Dam, and Deer Park here.
Total Package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 4000 per couple. Bakkhali beach is on the south-western tip
of the Sunderbans. The place derives its name from the word bak, or red-beaked seagull which
is found in large number here. For Kolkata residents, this is on the top of the list
of weekend destination. Bakkhali is 138 km from Kolkata and it will
take 4.5-5 hour by road and as well as by train to reach there.You can also visit Henry’s
Island & Jambu Dwip from here. Spend your day trolling on the white sand
beach or simply taking rest here. Total Package for 1 night and 2 days will
cost around Rs 4000 per couple. Located on the banks of Sumendu Lake, this
is a comparatively less-crowded hill town in North Bengal. Set amidst the Himalayan
Valley, Mirik has beautiful mountains, lush green tea gardens, lakes and a lot more to
offer offer. In order to reach Mirik first reach New Jalpaiguri
station or Bagdogra airport. From there take either a reserved car or a shared cab to reach
Mirik. It will take around 2 hours to reach Mirik from NJP or Bagdogra. A shared cab will
charge around Rs 300 per person and a reserved car will charge around Rs 2500 for this trip.
You can visit here Mirik Lake, Pashupati Nagar, Orange orchard, Bunkulung, Bokar monastery,
Mirik Tea gardens and Mirik Church. Total package for 1 night and 2 days will
cost around Rs 5500 per couple. Tabakoshi is an offbeat tourist spot just
8 km away from Mirik. Surrounded by Himalayan mountain ranges and world-famous Darjeeling
tea gardens, this place encounters much less visitors than nearby Darjeeling and Mirik.
If you want to spend your weekend in solitude then this is the place for you.
In order to reach Tabakoshi first reach New Jalpaiguri station or Bagdogra airport. From
there take either a reserved car or a shared cab to reach Tabakoshi. It will take around
2 and half hours to reach Tabakoshi from NJP or Bagdogra. A shared cab will charge around
Rs 450 per person and a reserved car will charge around Rs 2500 for this trip.
You can visit here Gopal dhara tea estate, Iron Bridge, Lord Shiva Temple, Mirik Lake,
Pashupati Nagar, Orange orchard, Bokar monastery, and Jorpokhri.
Total package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 5500 per couple. Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft Sillery
Gaon is a pristine village is an ideal place to escape from busy city life. The name is
derived from a plant which grows in abundant in this place.
How to reach: By train reach New Jalpaiguri railway station
first and from there it is 3-4 hours’ drive to reach Silerygaon.
You can visit Ramitey view point, Tinchuley view point, Damsang fort, Silent valley here.
Total package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 5500 per couple. Jaldhaka is a picturesque weekend getaway
in North Bengal. By train reach New Jalpaiguri railway station
first and from there it is 2-3 hours’ drive to reach Jaldhaka.You may visit Hydel project
here and can trek to Neora valley National Park.
Total package for 1 night and 2 days will cost around Rs 5500 per couple.