Kolkata is surrounded by some magnificent spots worth visiting on a weekend. These destinations range from hill stations to marshlands and forests to pilgrim spots. No matter what kind of a traveler you are, there is someplace nice for you to visit from Kolkata. So, if you are looking for a beautiful getaway this monsoon, here are some of the most amazing places to visit near Kolkata. Also Read - West Bengal News: Week After Cyclone Amphan, Kolkata Hit by Gusty Winds, Downpour
The popular university associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is an excellent monsoon getaway from Kolkata. While it remains peaceful all year round, monsoon is a special time to visit Santiniketan as the premises turn lush green and offer a rejuvenating ambiance. Also Read - West Bengal: Cyclone Amphan Damages World's Largest Banyan Tree in Howrah Botanical Garden
This is a popular picnic spot in West Bengal. Located on the banks of the Hoogly River, Diamond Harbur is a port town that offers river cruises. The views and atmosphere here during monsoon can be quite pleasant. There are also some forts nearby if you would like to explore. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Bhumi Pednekar, Others Extend Prayers For Victims
Mandarmani is a popular beach town located around 172 km from Kolkata. It has some nice resorts for a pleasant stay from where you can enjoy beautiful monsoon views of the wonderful beach.
Located around 180 km from Kolkata, Tajpur is known for its clean and serene beaches. The beaches here are unspoilt and dotted with lovely tamarisk trees. It is a great place to relax in the midst of nature, away from all the crowd.
Darjeeling in West Bengal
And then there is Darjeeling – arguably one of Indias finest hill stations! Common notion is that Darjeeling should be avoided during the monsoon season due to heavy rains. However, it is during this season that the hill station is sans the heavy tourist crowds. You can enjoy the relaxing ambiance and misty views of this hill station if youre looking for some quiet time away from the urban hustle bustle.
So, take your pick from one of these beautiful weekend getaways from Kolkata and enjoy a lovely monsoon vacation.