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Wanderlust Kolkata: Places To Check Within 200 Kms Of Kolkata


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Kolkata: Go Breathe Out In The Open!

Kolkata has a spirit of its own.

The roads and the bylanes all seem to have a personality of their own. The same can be said about its people too. They are kind, gregarious and with a love to travel.

Khurki has found some really cool destinations for you to visit within 200 km of your city. Check them out and let us know what you think of them:

1. Digha 

Distance: 178 km

kolkata digha beach

This is the most popular beach near Kolkata, which you must visit with your friends and family. It is a rocky beach that will make you forget all your worries of the city.

2. Bakkhali Tourism

Distance:125 km

kolkata Bakkhali TourismA beautiful seaside located in the South 24 Parganas district. It is actually the delta of river Ganges. The beach is seven kilometers long. We bet you didn’t know that!!

3. Sunderbans

Distance: 100 km

kolkata sunderbans

If you haven’t seen the Sunderbans then you ain’t seen nothing. This stretch of mangrove forests on the edge of the Arabian Sea, will give you memories for life. The site is actually a UNESCO reserved area.

4. Santiniketan

Distance :163 km

kolkata Santiniketan

The best time to visit Santiniketan is in December, when the famous PoushMela is held. The town otherwise offer great opportunities to buy original handicrafts in leather, batik and dokra work.

5. Murshidabad

Distance: 236 km

kolkatta Murshidabad

This beautiful down is located on the bank of the River Bhagirathi. It has a long history of Nawabs and Mughals. A great place to visit for travellers, who are in love with our history.

6. Raichak

Distance: 54 km

kolkata RaichakThis small town will manage to invoke nostalgia in you. It is famous for its old fort and has the most beautiful picturesque views all around.

7. Tarapith

Distance: 222 km


The Tarapith temple will make the visit worthwhile. You might be from any background but the history of the place will surely appeal to you. Visit in spring to make the most of it.


Distance: 138 km

kolkata silpo mela

It is often nicknamed ‘Mandir Nagari’ due to the large number of temples here. The work on these beautiful temples is outstanding and will take your breath away for sure. If possible visit in the last week of December when the Silpo Mela is held.

Go ahead and explore!!!

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