11 Places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta) , Tourist Places sightseeing

Places to visit near Kolkata – List of Best Tourist Places near Kolkata Tourist Places Attractions, Sightseeing,  Things to Do – Sunderban, Sajnekhali, Shanti Niketan, Mirik, Murshidabad, Mayapur, Kalimpong, Jaldapara, Darjeeling, Digha, Chandernagore.

Tourist Places to Visit near Kolkata (Calcutta) :-

Chandernagore

39 km.A former French colony, it is a beautiful laid out town on the banks of hooghly with the churches, convents and cemeteries of the bygone French regime. Merged with India in 1954.The Bhubaneshwari and Nandadulal temples here are also worth a visit.

Digha

185 km. One of the finest beaches of India is at Digha. Very popular with Bengalis. Known for its flat hard golden beach, one of the world’s safest for bathing. Surrounded by a host of beautiful fishing hamlets by the sea. About 200 years are Lorg Warren Hastings, the Givernor General complemented Digha as a ‘Sanatorium-the Brighton of the East’.

Darjeeling

Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta) DarjeelingInternationally acclaimed as one of the most beautiful stand perched on the roof of the world facing the towering Himalayas and surrounded by high green hills covered with coniferous forests. Connected by air to Bagdodra (103 km) from Calcutta and New Delhi, by rail to New Jalpaiguri(NJP-97 km) or by road to Siliguri(90 km). The toy train ride from new Jalpaiguri is the best way to experience this journey. Places of interest include observatory hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tiger Hill, Lobong. Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta).

 

 

 

Jaldapara National Park

Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta) Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara wild life sanctuary spread in an area of 100 sq.km. (approx) at an attitude of 61 metres is situated in North Bengal.Jalpaiguri district was constituted in 1941 for the protection of wild life,especially one horned Rhinoceros. Their wild life includes Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephants, deers, hogdeers, wild pigs, bison and numberof birds, pea-fowls etc. Birpara/Hasimara (Rly. Stn.), 20 km away from the sanctuary are connected with almost all major railway stations on the main line. Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta).
Best Season-October-May (specially March & April)

 

 

Kurseong

35 km south of Darjeeling known as the land of white orchid, Kurseong is famous for its educational institutions.

Kalimpong

A famous hill resort and international acclaimed tourist spot. Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta).

Mayapur

134 km. Headquarter of Iskcon. Near Nabadwip (Nadia) an old capital of Bengal. Temples dedicated to Sri Gouranga are found here. A few, Dharamsala offer accommodation. Luxury bus service on Sunday and holidays from ISKCON,3A ,Albert Road,Calcutta-700017.

Murshidabad

221 km. The historic town of Murshidabad can be reached by rail or road. When Robert Clive defeated Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula, Murshidabad was the capital of Bengal. Places of interest include Hazarduari, Khosbagh, Katra Mosque, Moti Jheel, Jafargunj palace, the palace of Mir Jafar.the temple of Jagat Seth and the arsenal.

Mirik

A new hill resort is an excellent scenic spot near Darjeeling from where one can witness Kanchenjunga.

Shantiniketan

Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta) Shanti Niketan

Shanti Niketan

Shantiniketan,the adobe of peace wan initially an Ashram or hermitage founded in 1863 by Maharashi Devendra Nath tagore.In 1901 ,Rabindra Nath Tagore converted it into an experimental open-air school. It proved a success and has became a seat of learning where culture of the east and the west meet in common fellowship and thereby strengthen world peace.

 

 

 

Sajnekhali

Sajnekhali is the Sunderbans is a famous bird sanctuary. Tourists can approach Sajnekhali form Canning or Basanti by Launch.WBTDC organises conducted tours during winter.

Sunderbans

Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta). Sundarban National Park

Sundarban National Park

131 km. Unique belta forests spread over 2,606 sq.km, the Sunderbans are known for the royal Bengal Tigers. This biosphere reserve preserve the largest number of tigers. Specially in the Lothian Island and Chamta block are interesting: spotted dear, wild boar, monkeys, snakes and large crocodiles. The real distinguishing feature of Sunderbans is however its vast stretches of mangrove forests. Sunderbans is the world’s largest estuarine forest. Top on the list of tourist places to visit near Kolkata (calcutta).

 

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