15 Best Places to Visit in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Famous for its silk, on the banks of River Bhagirathi, visit Murshidabad for Hazarduari Palace Museum, Katra Masjid, Motijheel Park, and much more.

15. Murshidabad

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Visit Digha Beach for its alluring and charming beauty

14. Digha

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Visit Jhargram for Jhargram Palace, Chilkigarh Rajbari, Jungle Mahal Zoological Park, Kankrajhore Forest, and much more.

13. Jhargram

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A must-visit place where Rabindra Nath Tagore spent quite a chunk of his life.  Visit Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Tagore's Ashrama, Chattimtala, and Uttrayan Complex.

12. Santiniketan

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At a distance of 180 km from Kolkata Airport on the Digha route, one must visit this 13 km long drivable beach.

11. Mandarmani Beach

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The sand, the red crabs, and that crimson look of the beach, one must visit this underexplored and less trodden sea beach.  181 km from Kolkata Airport.

10. Tajpur Sea Beach

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Famous for pottery, terracotta made jewelry, and traditional handloom sarees. Must also visit - Twin shrines of Jorbangla and the Rasmancha and Shyam Ray Temple

9. Bishnupur

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131 km from Kolkata and situated near Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas, Henry’s Island is another under-explored gem.  Must visit for deep blue sea, quiet white sand, and beautiful mangrove forests.

8. Henry’s Island

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Visit this stunning breathtaking Bakkhali Beach for the most stunning view of the sea merging into the land.

7. Bakkhali Beach

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Visit this holy religious place for temples like ISKCON, Radha Rani Temple, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Shri Devananda Gaudiya Math.  Not to forget the long stretch of orchids & scattered forests.

6. Navadvipa

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A spiritual destination.  Upcoming largest temple – “Temple of Vedic Planetarium.”

5. Mayapur

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Famous for its long rice fields, visit Bardhaman.  Don’t forget to visit Junction Mall, Ghagar Buri Chandi Temple

4. Bardhaman

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This calm and tranquil village is a must-go-to place for Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa devotees where the famous saint was born.

3. Kamarpukur

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Ideal weekend getaway.  The mystic beauty of this island under moonlight and that breathtaking sunrise.

2. Piyali Island

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Visit to enjoy the beauty of this one of the oldest cantonments established by Britishers. Don’t miss the Mangal Pandey Park, Gandhi Museum, Tarakeswar Temple, and the Bartholomew Cathedral.

1. Barrackpore

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