Weekend Getaways Around North Kolkata
A Holiday or even a weekend trip can do wonders to an overworked body and mind. The City of Joy itself may not have many charms to attract backpackers, but surprisingly there are many destinations in the vicinity to enthrall travellers with its natural beauty. Let us break the monotony of life and plan a great, enjoyable and budgeted getaway.
Darjeeling; the famous town at the foothills of Mt. Kunchenjunga is a hot spot for local and international travellers but is also not the only attraction that Bengal has to offer.
A sea lover’s haven – Medinipur
The district of Medinipur offers an array of beaches awaiting the sea-loving travellers; be it for adventure, solitude or just sunbathing. The northern end of the Bay of Bengal has been blessed with some of the most enchanting sea shores which offer blissful, tranquillity and lavish greenery. Digha, Mandarmani, Juneput, Shankarpur, Tajpur, Bakkhali, Taki have been attracting tourists for its expansive and unpolluted beaches for a long time now.
Digha, bragging of its state-of-art aquarium is the most exotic travel destination. The beautiful beach resorts and marine tajpur resort activities make it an ideal getaway. Experience the enchanting rhythm of the sea waves as they touch the shore and the gentle breeze that caresses you while you are taking bare-feet walks. The incredible scenic beaches, the exotic seafood and the unlimited activities give you the perfect opportunity to unwind, relax and experience one of the best weekends you can imagine.
Paradise of Peace- Nadia
If your heart desires for some peace and you yearn to devoid yourself of the fake and materialistic world then the Nadia District is ideal.
Situated within the district of Nadia, ISKON temple is the centre of attraction at the popular religious spot Mayapur. Located near the banks of river Ganga; you can take solace at the feet of the almighty, inhale the mesmerizing religious ambiance and be spellbound. Furthermore explore the Tomb of Chand Kazi and Ballal Mound.
Krishnanagar, 19 kms from Mayapur is a culturally embellished town famous for clay dolls. The architectural brilliance, its magnificent crafts and antiques are enthroned within the Rajbari (Palace) of Krishnanagar.
Hop, skip and jump to scrutinize the weavers of Tant sarees at the town of Shantipur in addition to the unique temples glorifying Aatchala architecture.