Located by the banks of river Hoogly, this city built by the British Empire is known to be the cultural capital of India. Blessed with beautiful natural marvels and tourist attraction places Kolkata is city with many mini picnic spots where you can have a wonderful time with friends and family. Being one of the most populated cities in the country with over 15 million inhabitants, the city is constantly abuzz with activities. Located in the Eastern part of the country, Kolkata is close to the Himalaya mountains as well as lies on the delta of river Ganges. Thus, providing its inhabitants with amazing opportunities to plan short trips and picnic times to beautiful natural sites. If you want to spend some joyful time with friends and family in picnics or parties, drink roadside tea or just want to add happy memories in your family album then Kerala is the perfect place to go to. For enhancing your experience,we have sorted the best among all of the picnic spots for you. Have a look!
Video OF Pocnic Spots In Kolkata
Located at a distance of just 35 km from Kolkata, one can easily reach the place in 1 hour and 40 minutes’ drive. With an overdose of greenery and serenity, Bawali is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kolkata. Being situated very close to the “City of Joy”, Bawali is one perfect place apart from Kerala, the City of Joy itself that guarantees joy, happiness, fun and thrill. Besides the greenery and the calm atmosphere, the place offers some exciting activities like fish farming and nature walks to its visitors to take part in. Tourists often indulge in taking nature walks around this place because of its mesmerising views and fresh air. Nearby you can also visit the Rajbari Palace too if you time and heart to leave this gorgeous place. One thing is for sure, once you visit this place you will definitely be left craving for more.
Are you a down to earth person who likes being connected with their roots and tradition? Does rural lifestyle intrigue you and makes you watch the rural life closely?
If your answer to above questions is yes, then Babur Haat is the place for you to go. This distinguished village is located 48 km away from Kolkata and it just takes a 2 hours’ drive to reach this place. The place is best for people who want to spend a rustic and traditional in a rural background. Placed at a comfortable distance from the city, the atmosphere is quiet, calm and soothing unlike the messy city life. The major attraction of the place being the fishing lakes maintained by the farmers to breed different species of Bengali fishes naturally. The place is a favourite among the tourists who like to see the Indian rural life.
By the banks of Bhagirathi – Hooghly river, the small town of Raichak is a well known one day picnic spot near Kolkata. At a distance of 50 km from the city, it takes a 2 and a half hour drive to reach the place. With Raichak Fort, a super luxurious hotel in its premises, the foot fall of visitors here have all the more increased. If you just want to spend a quite and comfortable time filled with glamour, elegance and convenience with friends, family or alone then this is the place you need to head to. The place makes sure that their visitors have a comfortable and memorable one. So, don’t think about the problems and pack your bags to visit this place and have that long deserved break that you have been longing for from a long time. Pamper yourself a bit and then jump back with a rejuvenated, motivated and an enthusiastic self.
50 kms away from Kolkata, Falta is located on the banks of river Hooghly in the South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal. Serving as a crucial port for the East India Company during the British Rule, today it is a beautiful picnic spot which can be easily reached within a drive or 2 hours and 15 mins or by the trains too. Also famous for being home to the incredible farmhouse of the great Indian scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, Falta is a true beauty. A rich historical site for Buddhism, people often come here to rejuvenate themselves. Exploring the nearby sites or taking leisurely walks along the river provide the drained visitors a breath of fresh air. The confluence of the rivers Damodar, Hooghly and Rupnarayan create an enthralling site which is a treat for the eyes and soul. Lying on the green grass of the astounding farmhouse is such a peaceful and calming experience that you can forever lie there admiring the beauty of the place. One can also take ferry rides in the river to add on the thrill. To have a day full of fun, enjoyment and rejuvenation head to this place as soon as possible.
Located at an approximate distance of 58 km from Kolkata, it takes just a 2 and a half hour drive to reach one of the most popular port towns of the state. Resting on the sandy shores of the Hooghly river, the place boasts of a mesmerising site with the confluence of the river Ganga with the sea Bay of Bengal. Providing enchanting views of the rising and setting sun, the place also houses two centuries old lighthouse and amazing antediluvian forts. The magnificence of the river blending into the inexplicable sea makes for a beautiful sight. Travelling to the largest delta in the world for a picnic has its own perks too. Going for a boat ride in the broad and magnificent river which is often confused to be a sea is an addition to the pile of fun. Expect a breath – taking side and lots of fun in your short trip here.
With such pretty one day getaways in such close vicinity is like a dream come true and now that you know the best of them which one are you going to visit the next weekend? We would love to know about your experience