Road trips and Weekend Getaways from Kolkata

by Aparajita Mitra
Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Kolkata is a beautiful place to live in and is known as the City of Joy. You would still want a respite from the joyous city some time and what better way than to go on short road trips from Kolkata. These weekend getaways from Kolkata are a short drive away and hence, quite hassle free.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Raichak

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

River Ganga

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Approximate Distance: 53 km

Who said you have to drive far and wide to enjoy weekend road trips from Kolkata. Raichak on the banks of Ganges is a mere 2 hours away. Yet, you can actually feel yourself starting to unwind as you drive towards the majestic river.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Taki

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Ichamati River

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Approximate Distance: 70 km

This small town near the Bangladesh border is a quick drive from Kolkata to get away from the monotony of city life. Take a boat ride on the Ichamati river and you might run into people from Bangladesh on a nearby boat. Take your time on these weekend getaways from Kolkata and check out houses of zamindars and local temples.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Henry’s Island

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Henry’s Island

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Approximate Distance: 125 km

Henry’s Island and nearby Bakkhali are at the tip of the Sunderbans. The white beaches of Bakkhali and the mangrove forests on Henry’s Beach are both gaining popularity as weekend getaways from Kolkata. For now though, you can enjoy a beach holiday without the usual crowds and commercialization.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Mayapur

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

ISKCON Temple

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Approximate Distance: 130 km

The iconic ISKCON temple at Mayapur draws people in huge numbers to Mayapur. The tranquil surroundings of the small town is at the perfect distance for weekend road trips from Kolkata. Go for long walks along the Hooghly river and explore the nearby areas when you are there.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Shantiniketan

Approximate Distance: 162 km

Take a break and immerse yourself into Bengali history and culture in the quiet town of Shantiniketan. There is always something interesting happening in the hometown of the great Rabindranath Tagore. To truly experience the rich Bengali culture, you must visit it during Poush Mela in December.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Mandarmani

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Mandarmani Beach

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Approximate Distance: 170 km

The coast near Kolkata is peppered with fairly pristine beaches. Mandarmani, Tajpur, Talsari, Shankarpur are some fabulous destinations for road trips from Kolkata. The beauty of these weekend getaways from Kolkata lies in the scenic drive through paddy fields, green meadows and ponds as you head towards the sea.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Digha

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Digha Beach

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Approximate Distance: 182 km

Every true blue Kolkatan has gone to Digha at least once because it is the most popular destination for road trips from  Kolkata. If you have not been there, you must rectify it this winter and be fascinated by the sea as it plays hide and seek with you on the way.

Road Trip from Kolkata to Bankura

Road trips from Kolkata. Weekend getaways from Kolkata

Shyam Rai Temple

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Approximate Distance: 221 km

The beautiful rural Bengal is the perfect getaway from Kolkata and its city life. A drive to Bankura through the scenic routes also takes you to nearby popular tourist getaways like Mukutmanipur, Jayrambati and Bishnupur. Enjoy visits to historical buildings, terracotta temples. Also not forget to buy the famous Baluchari sarees from the local weavers in Bankura and the soft Bishnupuri silk sarees from Bishnupur.

These are a few recommendations for quick road trips from Kolkata.

You can plan your trip on ScoutMyTrip – The Ultimate Road Trip Planner to have a hassle free road trip experience. Stop by the Community forums and tell us your favorite road trip stories and get more suggestions for your next road trip.

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Hi Aparajita,

Just finished your beautifully-written about kolkata. And what stunning photos! . I also from kolkata and have a blog with several post about west bengal. Please check my post about Kurseong and darjeeling “Kurseong To Darjeeling? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart”. I went to the place last year Please check and share your views.

Thanks
Ruma Dey Baidya

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