Weekend Getaways: Places to visit in and around Kolkata

Mainly known as the commercial and financial hub of Eastern India, Kolkata is home to some of the most famous poets, filmmakers, writers and Nobel Prize winners. With a long weekend approaching, here's a list of places you might want to check out before you make your plans!

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Weekend Getaways: Places to visit in and around Kolkata
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New Delhi: Mainly known as the commercial and financial hub of Eastern India, Kolkata is home to some of the most famous poets, filmmakers, writers and Nobel Prize winners. With a long weekend approaching, here's a list of places you might want to check out before you make your plans!

Santiniketan

Situated at a distance of just 160 km, the place is mainly known for the cultural and social events that take place here around the year. The three-day fair, Poush Mela is the major tourist attraction and also makes for the perfect place to enjoy with family and friends.

Mandarmani

Are you fond of beaches? Moreover, do you like witnessing red crabs? And last but not the least, are you looking for a beach with red crabs? If yes, then head to Mandarmani which is just 180 Kms away from Kolkata and marks for a great weekend getaway.

Digha

Head out to the popular tourist destination Digha if you are drained from working all week and just need a nice seaside resort to chill with family, friends, or even all by yourself!

Sundarbans

If you want to experience the wonders of nature as well as have a thrilling experience, head out to the huge forest - Sundarbans. The place is also the world's largest coastal mangrove forest. 

Shankarpur

If you are visiting Digha, push yourselves a bit further and visit Shankarpur as well. It is merely 14 km away from Digha and is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Kolkata. Immerse in the ultimate bliss of the sea-side, away from the hustle of city!