A long weekend travel plan
As Durga Puja culminates this Friday with Dashami or Vijayadashami, there is an opportunity to get out of Kolkata and experience a good holiday. Here are some amazing destinations near Kolkata for this Dashami long weekend.
Darjeeling would probably be packed with tourists during this time, so we suggest that you go to Kalimpong instead. The beautiful little hill town is an amazing place for a quiet holiday, and it is especially amazing when you have a long weekend in hand. Apart from walking on its winding roads, you must also Deolo Hill, and its world-famous nurseries.
A taste of rural Bengal here at Bishnupur would be a great new experience this weekend. The terracotta temples built by the Mala kings are the main attraction here, and the overall charm of rural Bengal is quite arresting. It is about 4 hours away from the city of Kolkata, and can be covered over the Dashami weekend.
Located in the state of Sikkim, Utteray is one of the best destinations for a weekend getaway. Located in western Sikkim, Utteray is close to Pelling. It is home to the Singsor bridge, which is the second highest bridge in Asia. It is an amazing rural destination with staggering views of the mountains.
A paradise in the wild, Lolegaon is home to some amazing attractions. Travellers can experience jungle-walks, and stunning views all around. The canopy walk here cannot be missed out, it is a highlight of the area. One of the best things you can do here is to book a homestay, and get close to local life.
Located in the district of Bankura, this is beauty at its finest. Here you will find the second largest dam in India, and beautiful hillocks surrounding it. A hidden treasure with stunning natural splendour, Mukutmanipur can really be one your highlights in West Bengal. About 6 hours away from Kolkata, the destination is reputed as a picnic spot.
Source: Times of India