#Kolkata: Not even 15 days left. At the end of the old year, the whole world will rejoice to welcome the new year. Bengalis are also ready for the New Year. But not only food and fireworks. During the festive season, Bengalis want to ‘mustard under their feet’. Be it Puja or New Year holidays. When you get free time, take Lotakambal and run.
New Year’s Eve will be no different. The reckoning has already begun. Where to go, how much, everything is thoroughly researched. To ease the Bengali’s effort, here are the addresses of some mercantile destinations for traveling from Kolkata. Take a look, you won’t like it.
Width:Digha is the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of traveling to Bengali. The ebb and flow of the sea never gets old. And now the beach town has been redecorated to attract tourists. Digha is one of the most popular weekend getaways because of the sea, delicious seafood and just a few hours away from Kolkata. Two or four days of resting hands and feet, the waves of the sea. What could be better for a short break! Digha has the sea, the Marine Aquarium Research Center is also the center of attraction. And if you have faith in religion, you can visit Lord Shiva’s temple in Chandaneshwar. In the afternoon, stroll along Digha’s boardwalk and watch the sunset. Unique experience. All sadness will fly away in the sea breeze. There are countless ‘rice hotels’ across Digha. Good quality food is available cheaply. There are also large hotels. If you want, you can have lunch or dinner there as a family.
way to go— Tamralipta Express at 06.40 AM, Durant Express at 11.15 AM and Kandari Express at 14.40 PM leave Howrah station daily. Will reach Digha within few hours. Digha can be reached by road from Kolkata in just 4-5 hours by car. Buses also leave from Garia, Dharmatala and Howrah.
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beach shelter There are many hotels and guest houses to stay in Digha. It doesn’t have to cost much either. But if you plan to visit during this time, it is better to book in advance.
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Mandarmani:Waves of the Bay of Bengal and wide beaches. Characteristics of Mandarmani. Mandarmani has the longest beach in India. The car can be driven. But commercialization has not yet touched here. As a result, the crowd does not overflow like Digha. Mandarmani is ideal if you want to spend a few days in silence. Jet skiing, banana boat ride, bungee tramp lining and riding ATV bikes can be enjoyed on the beach.
way to go— Get down at Kanthi station and hire a car to reach Mandarmani. Car is the only option to get around here. It takes only 3 and a half hours from Kolkata. You can also come by state transport bus. 130 rupees rent. Several deluxe coaches also ply daily, fares from Tk 100 to Tk 150.
beach shelter There are several hotels and resorts in Mandarmani. Accommodation is cheap, food is available. Service is also good. However, if you plan to travel during this time, you will have to post if you do not book in advance.
Bolpur:Santiniketan of Bengali life. Kabiguru’s Bolpur. Calm, quiet. The heart of education and culture – the confluence of Visva Bharati. Santiniketan founded by Rabindranath Tagore attracts tourists, art enthusiasts, students and curious people from all over the world to Bolpur. Visit places of worship, Shyamoli houses, Kalabhavan. The bougainvillea-covered buildings are reminiscent of ‘the old days’. Mainly, people flock here because of the places and houses with Visva Bharati and Rabindra memorials. There is a skeleton satipeeth. Many people also come to worship.
way to go— Bolpur is 2 to 3 hours by train from Kolkata. Santiniketan Express departs at 10.05 am. Straight from Howrah to Bolpur. You can also go by road. If you take NH 2 from Calcutta, you will be in Kabiguru’s own country in 3 hours.
nest of peace— There are plenty of hotels and lodges to stay in Santiniketan. Rent is also low. But at the end of the year or during Poush Mela, there is a huge crowd. If you plan to visit during this time, it is better to book in advance.
Darjeeling:The British built this city on the hill to escape from the scorching summer in Calcutta. At present it is the most favorite vacation spot of Bengalis. Darjeeling is famous for tea. There are many tea gardens. Can be seen around. Another interesting place in this small hill town is the Mall. All the tourists gather here in the afternoon. Poa Baro if you are interested in adventure sports. Trekking, mountain climbing and mountain biking can be enjoyed to the fullest. And there are toy trains. Unique experience. From Aradhana to Parineeta, many popular Bollywood movies like Barfi have been shot here. When you come to Darjeeling, you have to visit ‘Himalayan Zoo’. The activities of the Red Pandas will impress. And yes, there are tons of Buddhist monasteries here. They are ideal for spending time in peace.
way to go— Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri by train. From there to Darjeeling. That’s the route. New Jalpaiguri is well connected to all major cities including Kolkata. Can also be dropped off at Bagdogra Airport. So you don’t have to rush to come here. There are regular bus services from Siliguri to Darjeeling. Steep, winding path. Thrilling experience. Taxis or jeeps can also be hired on a shared basis. Fare depends on bargaining skills.
hill shelter— There are many hotels, guest houses, lodges in Darjeeling. well equipped But it is better to book in advance.
Sundarbans:Crocodiles in water, tigers in a frenzy – this is the image of the Sundarbans. If you are lucky, a Royal Bengal Tiger may appear in front of your eyes. The Sundarbans are mainly mangrove forests. All around is green and green. with the river There is no footpath. Travel along the river. Creek and Tasya Creek. This delta is a wildlife sanctuary. However, many species have already become extinct due to climate change. But the tour should be accompanied by a guide. Don’t even dream of getting out of the car alone.
way to go— Canning is the nearest railway station to Sundarban Tiger Reserve. Distance from Kolkata to Canning is 45 km. 29 km from Godkhali port. It takes 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Canning from Sealdah station. This is the most convenient and effective way to visit Sundarbans.
Jungle Astana – There are several hotels and resorts in the Sundarbans. Those who want to do jungle safari should book in advance.
Gangtok: Gangtok in the hills. Vin State has pleasant climate and wonderful scenery. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries. But the most popular is Enche Monastery. Tourists call Gangtok ‘Hill Paradise’. Pahari momos, thukpa are there, if you want to enjoy delicious Chinese food, there is no comparison to Gangtok.
way to go— Work on a broad gauge link directly connecting West Bengal to Gangtok has started. At present one has to get down at New Jalpaiguri station and go to Gangtok by road. The distance is 124 km. However, you can also go by road from Kolkata.
Sikkim Astana— Gangot has several well-equipped hotels and resorts to accommodate tourists. This time of year is very crowded. So it is better to book in advance.
Puri:Puri is one of the pilgrimage places in India. It is famous for the temple of Jagannathdev. But there is no shortage of ancient temples. Located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Puri attracts thousands of tourists for its delicious seafood and Odisha’s unique indigenous handicrafts. Rath Yatra is celebrated in the month of June-July. At that time, there is no place to hold sesame seeds in Puri.
way to go— Puri can be reached by direct train from Kolkata. Puri station is also close to the city center and all hotels. Train is better if you want to come to Puri. Cheap and convenient. But if you want, you can also come by car.
Astana of Nilachal— Puri is a popular tourist destination. So there are many small and big hotels, lodges, guest houses. Can be rented according to budget. But at the end of the year or at the beginning of the new year it gets very crowded. So it is better to book in advance.
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