49 Places to Visit Near Calcutta

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Raichak

25 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Raichak

Best Time: October-March

Raichak is a community arranged in the South 24 Parganas locale of West Bengal. Acclaimed for its Fort which stands as a declaration to the past time, the peaceful town of Raichak gives pleasant perspectives on the Ganges. Raichak is located on the edges of Kolkata, on the banks of the River Hooghly. Raichak lies near Diamond Harbor and goes about as a connection among Haldia and Kolkata. Raichak has turned into a well-known end of the week goal from Ko...

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Kolkata

39 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Kolkata

Best Time: October-February

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal state, is located within the lower Ganges Delta in the eastern part of Indian sub-continent at the bank of River Hooghly. Commonly known as the "City of Joy", Kolkata is undoubtedly a place of enjoyment for tourist. Kolkata offers a wide scope of choices for visitors, ranging from sightseeing, adventurous activities, food, and culture. Differed excellent architecture from the provincial period, which introduces a...

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Haldia

47 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Haldia

Best Time: October-December

Haldia is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It falls in the Purba Medinipur district. The place has a major river port and an industrial belt and is located at a distance of around 125 km from the capital city of Kolkata. The city is bordered by the Hooghly River, one of the distributaries of River Ganga. The city is not visited a large number of tourists as most of them are drawn towards the capital city of Kolkata, however, with a large numbe...

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Chandannagar

81 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Chandannagar

Best Time: October-February 

Chandan Nagar is a small district in the interiors of West Bengal. Chandan Nagar has been ruled by three prominent reigns. It was initially ruled by the Nawabs, however, history doesn't have records of the Nawabs ruling Chandan Nagar. French colonial rule is significantly prominent in history. It is said that the French created this town with the amalgamation of various small towns around the area. The British colonial era saw Chandan Nagar lose its thr...

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Sagardwip

94 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Sagardwip

Best Time: December-February.

Sagardwip, Sagar Island or more popularly known as Gangasagar, is a small island on the continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal. It lies 100 kilometres south of the city of Kolkata, on the Ganges delta. A very important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Sagardwip witnesses thousands of pilgrims every year on January 14 celebrating Makar Sankranti or Maghi, a festival on the Hindu calendar dedicated to deity Surya i.e. Sun. Although this small isle of the Sunder...

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Bakkhali

117 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Bakkhali

Best Time: October-March.

Enclosed by the bustle of West Bengal but then a world in itself, Bakkhali is a little shoreline town situated on the West Bengal coast. Bakkhali is located on one of the many deltaic islands spread across the southern part of Bengal. A large portion of the islands is a part of the Sundarbans, excepting a couple at the edges. A portion of these is combined with extensions over thin rivulets. This little island sticks out into the huge field of the Bay o...

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Midnapore

128 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Midnapore

Best Time: October- February

Midnapore, locally known as Medinipur, is a town in the state of West Bengal. The place is situated on the banks of Kangsabati River and falls in the Pashcim Medinipur district. During summers, the place experiences extremely high temperatures and winters more pleasurable months.  There are a number of popular institutions in the area like the Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore Law College etc. Water is ho...

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Shankarpur

139 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Shankarpur

Best Time: October-April.

Placed in the East Medinipur District of West Bengal, India, Shankarpur is a window to the olden times being totally secluded from the city life. It is a beach village located 14 kilometres east of the popular beach town Digha and 185 kilometres from the city of Kolkata, along the Digha-Contai Road. The fact that Shankarpur is visited by a very few number of people, makes it the perfect place for all those who want to escape the rush of city life and sp...

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Sundarbans

144 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Sundarbans

Best Time: September-March

The Sundarbans mangrove woodland forest is one of the biggest such timberlands on the planet that lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjoining the outskirt of India's Sundarbans World Heritage site engraved in 1987. The site is converged by an unpredictable system of tidal conduits, mudflats and little islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forest, and presents a magnificent case of progressing ecologic...

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Bardhaman

144 kilometres from Calcutta Directions from Calcutta to Bardhaman

Best Time: November to March 

Bardhaman is a city and a municipality located in the state of West Bengal, India.  It is the biggest agricultural hub in the state, placed in what has been traditionally termed the "granary of Bengal". It is an influential transportation focus with railway and highway connections all nearby. Since freedom, it has developed as a leading learning centre as well. It is the headquarters of the Purba Bardhaman district, having grown as a district capital th...

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