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    The beautifully lit Ffort Resort at night

    Working in Kolkata can be very tiring, thanks to the hustle-bustle of the second most densely populated city in India. But little time do we get to break free from this work culture to explore the areas around. So, do we really need to take a leave to visit the amazing places around? I say not!

    These 10 amazing places near Kolkata are so close by that you need not actually skip office to visit them.

    Picnic Resorts Near Kolkata: Resorts Within 50 km

    For short picnics with family or the loved one, there are a few resorts near Kolkata that can be easily reached within an hour or so.

    1. Palm Village, Bhasa

    Palm village at Bhasa is one of the closest resorts near Kolkata

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    Palm Village boasts of a quiet and salubrious atmosphere, and the sparkling waters enclosed in the picturesque greenery of the palms. All this, with fine service, makes for a perfect example of the region’s hospitality.

    Distance From Kolkata: 24 km

    Time: 1 hour


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    2. Vedic Village Resort, Rajarhat

    The lotus shaped swimming pool at Vedi Village Resort

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    Offering a fusion between five-star facilities and ethnic ambiance, the Vedic Village Resort has established itself a repute in luxury and holistic wellness. Outdoor facilities include horse riding, archery, and biking. Indoor facilities, such as gymnasium, library, air hockey, pool, and an array of other indoor sports, add to the fun experience.

    Distance From Kolkata: 26 km

    Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

    3. Ffort Resort, Raichak

    The beautifully lit Ffort Resort at night

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    A 15-minute ferry drive from the Raichak Ferry Ghat takes you to the majestic Ffort Resort. The fort resort stands as a piece of art with a picturesque greenery against the backdrop of Ganga River and a blue skyline.

    Distance From Kolkata: 52 km

    Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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    One Day Picnic Spots Near Kolkata: Within 150 km

    4. Kali Temple, Dakshineshwar

    Kali temple at Dakshineshwar near Kolkata

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    A Hindu temple on the eastern bank of Hooghly River, the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is located in Dakshineshwar near Kolkata. It was founded by Rani Rashmoni, a 19th century philanthropist. It is famous for its association with Ramakrishna.

    Distance from Kolkata: 12 km

    Time: 45 minutes

    Attractions: 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, temple of Radha-Krishna, bathing ghat on the river, Nahvat-Khana, and the shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni

    5. Bawali

    A night view of Rajbari Palace, Bawali

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    Bawali offers an overdose of serenity and surplus of greenery. Located very close to the ‘City of Joy’, Bawali offers joy, fun, and thrill.

    Distance from Kolkata: 35 km

    Time: 1 hour 40 minutes’ drive

    Attractions:  Nature walk through the village,fish farming, and the Rajbari Palace

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    6. Diamond Harbor

    A boat ride in the Ganga river delta at Diamond Harbor

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    Travel to Diamond harbor to view the broad and magnificent river, often confused as the sea. And yes, you will be close to the largest delta of the world. It is, after all, here that the river Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal.

    Distance from Kolkata: 57.5 km

    Time:  2 hours 30 minutes

    Attractions: The abundant fort, river bank, boat ride, and the mouth-watering Hilsa in nearby restaurants during monsoons

    7. Deulti

    The residence of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

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    The green coconut trees, winding clayey roads, thatch-roofed huts, and crystal clear fishing ponds make Deulti as a perfect place to explore within a day with its rural landscape.

    Distance from Kolkata: 63 km

    Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

    Attractions: Nirala resort, Subarnarekha River bank, and the age-old residence (now a heritage property) of the very famous Bengali writer – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

    8. Sunderbans

    A collage of the 4 resorts in Sunderbans in West Bengal

    Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site common to India and Bangladesh, is the world’s largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest. In this region, you will find mangrove forests, river delta, national park & tiger reserve, and lovely resorts.

    Distance From Kolkata: 98 km

    Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

    Attractions: Tigers, macaques, chital deers, and wild boars in Sunderbans National Park, and resorts including Solitary Nook, Sunderbans Tiger Camp, Sunderbans Gateway Resort, and United 21

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    9. Frasergunj

    Many views of the Frasergunj beach near Kolkata

    Frasergunj is a place very close to the ‘Mohana’ or delta and offers very soothing and comfortable ambiance for a day outing.

    Distance from Kolkata: 125 km

    Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Attractions:  Jammu Dwip – an isolated riverine island

    10. Bakkhali

    The many views of the Bakkhali beach near Kolkata

    Bakkhali, or the abode of the red-beaked seagull, is a white sand beach on the south-western tip of the Sunderbans. The beach at the edge of the forest delta provides a unique tropical experience. The 7 km long beach happens to be the closest beach to Kolkata.

    Distance from Kolkata: 125 km

    Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

    Attractions: Henry’ Island, Jambu Dwip, Bishalaxmi Temple inside the forest, and makeshift food-stalls selling coconut water and hot tea

    Visit these places near Kolkata without taking an off from your office and relax, away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Let us know your favorite spot near Kolkata for the short trip.

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