Enjoy a Peaceful Retreat with these Weekend Getaways from Kolkata

Looking for some time away from the mundanes of life? Well, you might need a weekend treat. Head to these getaways from Kolkata and you might land on natural treasures!

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The city of joy never lets you rest for a little, does it? Well, that calls for a weekend getaway for some fun, relaxation and revival from the bustling daily lives! So, check these places out and make your travel plans for weekend getaways from Kolkata now for a rejuvenating time! 

1. Junput


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Looking for some serene coastal retreat near Kolkata? Well, wait no more! Go to Junput which lies in the same coastal stretch as the hugely popular Tajpur, Mandarmani and Digha. It is lined with various eucalyptus trees while you sit on the beaches for hours! There are various green farmlands as well that you can stroll to get your "me time".

Where: Junput, Purba Medinipur

2. Taki 


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Popular as one of the best picnic spots near Kolkata. Get ready for a short drive to this lush green space full of farmlands. Make sure you carry your stuff and take your friends along to set up the picnic on the banks of the Ichamati River. And, while being here, make sure you also visit Machranga Island and Golpata Forest for a quiet evening! 

Where: Taki, North 24 Parganas district

3. Gangani


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Gangani is called the Gandikota of the Andhra Pradesh. This grand canyon has the Silabati river flowing through a gorge, lined by hills. You must know that these hills have withstood thousands of years of erosion and weathering! But do you know the best part? The river here is not deep and you can easily cross it with your foot! You can also notice the sandstone hills that have grown shapes due to wind and river! 

Where: Gangani, Paschim Medinipur

4. Muruguma


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Located on the shores of the eponymous dam reservoir, Muruguma is a tribal village where you can take part in the tribal culture and spend some time in peace. Along with this, you might also want to sit on the lake shores and soak in the beauty of lush hills. The Kenkechi Hills and Ajodhya Hills which are part of the northernmost tip of the Eastern Ghats house many species of birds and animals! So, don't forget to go trekking and birdwatching here! 

Where: Muruguma, Begunkodar, Jhalda Block

5. Mousuni


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Want to spend your weekend on an island? Well, head to Mousuni which is located on an island! If you are a nature lover, you might want to stay here for birdwatching and see every sight of the beauty here! You can also laze around in the hammocks, go swimming and take a walk on the beaches. So, if you are confused about where to go, remember, that you can never go wrong with camping, boating and paragliding here, at Mousuni! 

Where: Mousuni, Namkhana,

6. Sonajhuri


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Are you one of those who find solace amidst the beauty of nature? Then, the coming weekend should be booked at Sonajhuri which is primarily a forest! You can find here tall trees all around while the roads remain human-free. The dirty tracks here instead of the paved ones prove how the place has remained free of tourists and hustle and bustle. The area is full of wild animals and birds so check your cameras and keep it in place! 

Where: Sonajhuri, Kabi, Mohanpur

7. Mukutmonipur


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Situated on the shores of Kangsabati Dam, Mukutmonipur offers a quaint escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The nearby hills provide opportunities for trekking and hiking, and you can also enjoy boating on the reservoir. So, if you are feeling overwhelmed, make sure to pack your bags and visit this place for a refreshing nature getaway!

Where: Mukutmonipur, Bankura 

8. Bara Mangwa 


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If you find peace in the hills, worry not, as there is an untouched hill station that offers a fine peek at beautiful scenery! Being a green village, you can observe various cultivation practices and a wide range of crops planted by the villagers. So, if you want a quick getaway to the hills near Kolkata, you know where to go!

Where: Kalimpong hills, Teesta Valley

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