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Indrita Ganguly


5 places in West Bengal that you should definitely visit!

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21 days ago
21 days ago
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Traveling is a way to de-stress and refreshen up our daily schedule on top of that who doesn't like to travel? These days off-beat locations are gaining their popularity amongst travelers and most people are unaware of the wonders present in West Bengal and often take trips outside, Listed below are some dreamy Weekend getaway off-beat locations in West Bengal that are cost-effective, equally mesmerizing and totally worth a visit:  

1. Ayodhya Hills, Purulia:

Situated in the Purulia District of West Bengal, 6 hours distance from Kolkata, Ayodhya Hills, also known as Ajodhya Pahar is a plateau surrounded by hilly locations. The pristine weather and mesmerizing landscapes of this location is breath-taking. It is a perfect getaway location for hill station lovers as well as off-beat destinations enthusiasts. 

2. Mukutmanipur, Bankura:

Mukutmanipur is a small town situated near the Jharkhand border of West Bengal. Also situated at a distance of 6 hours by road from Kolkata, this location has a huge diversity in its features which is mainly a confluence of two rivers namely Kangsabati and Kumari Rivers. Musafirana View Point overlooking the lake built by the three dams - Mukutmanipur, Kangsabati, and Kumari is a very popular tourist attraction. 

3. Mousuni Island:

Mousuni Island open-heartedly welcomes adventure lovers and if one ever expected to stay in tent-facilities by the beach - pack your bags and get to Mousuni Islands. Situated at a distance just over 120 km from Kolkata, The popular attractions in Mousuni Island are its enthralling sunsets over in the horizon. It is also a heavenly abode for bird watchers and "Kakramarir Chor" is a famous point. being one of the most pocket-friendly options for a getaway, Mousuni Island is a perfect spot for relaxation in the beach in a hammock while sipping coconut water. You can also enjoy water-sport activities such as paragliding, wind-surfing, and water-diving. Sea-food lovers can fish and enjoy local delicacies there. 

4. Udaypur, Digha:

Another beach over-looking the Bay of Bengal near the famous Digha Beach is Udaypur. Udaypur beach has a long coastline full of Casuarina Trees and is situated at a distance of 10 minutes from Digha. Food exuberant will find a great variety of seafood and various other delicacies. It's a great location and is worth spending a weekend.

5. Rishikhola, way to Sandakphu:

Both Rishikhola and Sandakphu are growing their popularities among travelers. While Sandakphu is a total hotspot for its trekking routes and several overviews to Mount Kanchenjungha, Rishikhola is situated in the Kalimpong sub-division of West Bengal by the banks of a River. People taking a tour to Old Silk Route can easily pay a visit to this destination. Rishikhola or Reshi Khola also welcomes trekkers and rock climbers. It is popular for its scenic beauty and one can also take a refreshing bath in the crystal clear water. One can enjoy a beautiful and romantic moonlit barbeque bonfire and live in tents by the banks of the river. 

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