Updated: Apr 8, 2021
When we think of our Annual Calender, Trips with Family and Friends often gets into the plan. While many a times, we often feel the need for a quick weekend getaway to relieve ourselves from stressed workload, or to enjoy the season, or may be celebrating moments.
But for whatever reason, the weekend getaway gives you moments of Fun, Adventure, Long Drives, Scenic Views and favorite cuisines which is very essential to get away from a Stressed Worklife and is essential for a Healthy Active Life . This blog brings you few of the Best Short weekend and holiday getaways nearby to Kolkata and other cities in Eastern India.
Right beside the name of the said weekend destination you will find what it’s famous for, so you quickly know which one to pick. Other than that, the list features important tourist information, including the destination from cities.
Sundarbans National Park: Nature and wildlife – 110 km From Kolkata
Sundarbans National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and being one of the most famous national parks in India. Bengal tiger, crocodile and leopard cat are just a new names among the many animals that call this place their home. The period between October to March is the best time to visit. The place has multiple options of hotels and resorts.
Kalimpong: Hill and Nature – 624 km from Kolkata
If you’re a mountain-child, Kalimpong is your own paradise. Surrounded by buildings of the Colonial era and situated on the ridge above Teesta River , this hill station brings peace and serenity. The famous Durpin Monastery is located here. You’ll have plenty of options for stay in that area. Kalimpong is well connected by road and takes about 15 hours to reach from Kolkata.
Nearest Airport – Siliguru (79 km from Kalimpong)
Darjeeling: Hill and Nature – 514 km from Guwahati
An ideal getaway for people in Kolkata, Darjeeling is a town in West Bengal which lies in the Himalayan foothills and scores with the wonderful backdrop of Mt. Kanchanjunga. The place offers some mesmerizing sunrises, the city is surrounded with lush green tea gardens on mountain slopes which is the reason the city is called as Queen of the Hills. The Toy train running through the hills is one of the oldest steam engine operated train which still pulls attraction to the visitors. How can one forget the beautiful tea plantations. The Nearest Airport is Baghdogra (95 km from Darjeeling)
Gangtok – 124 km from Baghdogra
Surrounded by an incredible pleasant weather - Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The town during its bright sunny days offers spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Situated at the height of 1650 m above sea level, Gangtok forms a ground base for adventure enthusiasts, trekkers and campers to the Himalayan ranges. Its name meaning hill-top, Gangtok can be safely said to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country.
During the months of March to Mid-May, With the blooming of wild Rhododendrons during the spring summer season, the region surrounding Gangtok transform in vast fields of colourful carpets. With a perfect blend of Culture and Urbanized population, Gangtok and its surrounding regions are abundant in natural beauty.
Kaziranga National Park – 193 km from Guwahati
Kaziranga National Park, located in the state of Assam in North-Eastern India, around 5 hrs from Guwahati by road is the home to largest population of one-horned rhino across the globe and is one of India’s national treasures in terms of flora and fauna. In 1985, it was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between Oct-Jun. Safaris can be undertaken both during the day and night during the open tourist season. Elephant rides are also very popular among tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.
Tawang – 480 km from Guwahati
Tawang is a mountain town located in Arunachal Pradesh which is connected to the rest of India via the Sela Pass. The place gains its importance as the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama – Tsangyang Gyatso. Located at an elevation of around 10000 ft, the place is famous for som beautiful monestries.
Shillong – 100 km from Guwahati
The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is also known as the Scotland of the East. The place is famous for its soothing weather all through the year and is a home to numerous waterfalls. Shillong has a very westernised culture and is famous for its music as well as Cafe’s that serve authentic dishes as well as other kind of Cuisines.
So pack your bags and visit the above destinations that will mesmerize you all through out and give you a relaxing feel. Create your Travel Diary by visiting the natural beauty of our country.
Well there will be many other destinations that we could not cover here but we shall appreciate your experiences visiting these places.
By - 360activeliving