fed up with weekends? let’s check some places near Kolkata.
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 kilometers 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.
Suntalekhola is a small village located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. If you are looking forward to 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 en route.
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 for 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 certain areas from West Bengal Government.