79 Places to Visit Near Kolkata

Sightseeing and shopping may go hand in hand in tourist hotspots, the perfect scenario can be seen in Kolkata with high end jute handicrafts which will lit the enthusiasm in you and your loved ones. Rickshaw ride along the city centers,  romantic dine in continental cuisines having a great time with your loved one,the mesmerizing street food,the literature events,iconic forts and colonial structures have made Kolkata as cultural,intellectual and artistic capital of India.

The tourist friendly atmosphere and loving people will always help you to have the pleasure of a lifetime.If you think you have completed your Kolkata bucket list, we can prove you all wrong by bringing in a treat for you in the neighbourhood of Kolkata city. It's high time that you enjoy your time outside Kolkata with your hearts out with a splendid experience .Here we have the best ones for you.

Here's our top picks for you to explore with in 1000 kms of distance from Kolkata.

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Chandannagar

44 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Raichak

63 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Haldia

86 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Bardhaman

121 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Navadvipa

125 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Navadvipa

Best Time: November-February  

Nabadwip literally means nine islands and is an eastern town in the province of West Bengal and is near Bangladesh. Nabadwip, more than being celebrated as a traveler’s destination, is known for its various religious campaigns. The islands are fixated on Antardvipa and resemble an eight-petal lotus blossom. It is additionally acclaimed as a temple town with around 185 temples in the region. It is where Shaiva, Vaishnava and Buddhist religions combine to...

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Sagardwip

132 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Midnapore

146 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Sundarbans

147 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Bakkhali

152 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Bishnupur

163 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Bishnupur

Best Time: November-February

Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal and is situated at around 132 km from Kolkata. It is popular for its terracotta temples and Baluchari sarees. The town has a superb past that is reflected in its rich heritage, music, and crafted works, for example, stoneware and weaving. Confronting a lack of stones to fabricate temples, the Malla rulers manufactured terrific terracotta places of worship to praise their adoration for Lord Krish...

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Shankarpur

177 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata 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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Digha

185 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Digha

Best Time: July to March

Digha, one of the best coastal towns along the Bay of Bengal is famous for its beachside resorts, exquisite seafood cuisine and numerous beaches that are either calm and quiet or busy and bustling. The palm-lined sandy beaches here are vast with shallow waters, allowing visitors to enjoy swimming or other marine adventures. The street food, local handicrafts, and kiosks are all set for attracting tourists to the beaches here. The extensive aquatic diver...

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Santiniketan

191 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Santiniketan

Best Time: Between August to March

A small town near Bolpur in Birbhun district of West Bengal, Santiniketan is home to the brilliant Indian poet and writer, Rabindra Nath Tagore. Known to few, the town is located at a distance of 80 kms from Kolkata. Today, the town is home to Visva Bharati University established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore and later expanded by his son Rabindranath Tagore radically changed the concept of education of India. The gracefully laid out campus is an exc...

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Bankura

201 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Bankura

Best Time: October-March

With much authentic noteworthiness, Bankura is a town well known for its slopes and temples and a treat for adventure sports lovers, for example, trekkers and climbers. The locale can genuinely invest heavily in having a wide scope of spots drawing in sightseers for an assortment of reasons extending from arts and architecture, terracotta temples, thick virgin backwoods, slopes and the grand spots at Mukutmonipur and so forth. Since antiquated occasions...

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Durgapur

203 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Durgapur

Best Time: October-January

A metropolitan city and a municipal corporation in West Bengal,  Durgapur happens to be the second planned city in India and also the only city to have operational dry dock in Eastern India. NH 19 passes through the city and SH 9 originates from the city. It is the most chosen gateway while travelling to other districts like Bolpur, Bankura, Birbhum and many more. It is an industrially advance city compared to the others in Eastern India. A small popula...

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Mukutmanipur

225 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Mukutmanipur

Best Time: October-March

A mainstream end of the week escape for Kolkata local people, Mukutmanipur in the Bankura region of Kolkata is a peaceful town with rich green woods, clear blue water and green slopes in the background. Renowned for the Mukutmanipur Dam which is the biggest earth water supply in India having been worked in the mid-50s to serve water for the irrigation system to ranchers, it is spread in more than 8000 sq km. Bangopalpur Reserve Forest is home to numerou...

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Murshidabad

241 kilometres from Kolkata Directions from Kolkata to Murshidabad

Best Time: October-March

Murshidabad, which was at first known as Maksudabad, is one of the greatest places of interest in West Bengal known for its chronicled significance that has seen a portion of the renowned Nawabs as the rulers of the spot. Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, who was the Diwan of Bengal under the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, moved the capital to Maksudabad from Dhaka and renamed the spot as Murshidabad. Located on the banks of the Bhagirathi, it is a city of w...

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