North 24 Parganas
VIP Enclvae – III,, BAGANBARI, VIP Rd, Raghunathpur, Baguiati, Rajarhat, West Bengal 700059.
R S Garden
Address: Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas.
Address: Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas.
Banabithi Picnic Garden
Address: Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas.
Shyamnagar Rahuta is located near Barrackpore express way.
Shyamoli Picnic Spot is situated near Barasat railway station with an area of 2.5 bigha.
Vigneshwara Farm picnic spot is situated at Gustia Main Road near Madhyamgram station with an area of 1.5 bigha.
Unique Picnic Garden
Unique Picnic Garden is situated near Madhyamgram Chowmatha in North 24 Parganas.
Taaki: Taaki is a famous picnic spot in North 24 Parganas of west Bengal. Situated on the bank of Ichamati River, it is a naturally beautiful place to spend some happy hours with family and friends. In fact, you will be able to see Bangladesh on the opposite bank. By spending between INR 200-500 you can enjoy the facilities for food, drink and bathroom. The nature park maintained by Kolkata Municipal Corporation also offers picnic facilities to the people inside the park along with a boat ride on the Ichamati.
Icchamati Picnic Garden and Sahid Dinesh Mazumdar Sishu Park
The ”Icchamati Picnic Garden and Sahid Dinesh Mazumdar Sishu Park” is located at Ward No. 16 of Basirhat Municipality.
BPD Picnic Spot
Taki to Taki Ghat Road, Taki, West Bengal 743429.
Machranga Dwip (Island): An ideal picnic spot, Machranga Dwip or Island is located on the Ichamati River. It is a famous tourist spot in Hashnabaad in West Bengal where big groups can visit and have fun in a natural environment. It’s quite a thrilling experience to be on the island because of its position. There is a guest house on the island amidst the green trees and river maintained by the Gram Panchayat Samiti of Hashnabaad. Their contact number is- 03217-233276.
Piyali Island picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata.
Parmadaan: Parmadaan is a dense forest located near Bongaon in West Bengal. It takes only 1 hour to reach Parmadaan forest from Bongaon. The picnic spot is located within the forest and you can book the forest development lodge before visiting the area. The River Ichamati sustains the flora and fauna of the forest which you can explore by paying a fee of INR 10. You can visit Neelkuthi and the Indo-Bangladesh border at Petrapole from here. The eminent Bengali writer Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay lived about 18 kilometers from here. You can visit his native village and also the ‘ghat’ where he used to take bath. The contact number for lodge is 033 255-20968
Dhamakhali: One of the most popular picnic spots of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal is Dhamakhali. It is also one of the gateways to the famous mangrove forest on the Ganges delta of Sunderbans. Located in the Sandeshkhali block II of 24 Parganas (N) on the banks of the confluence of Rampur and Choto Kalagachia Rivers it offers a beautiful natural resort to the visitors. The lodge maintained by West Bengal Tourist Development Corporation is a lovely two storied building with lodging and dining facilities. You can explore the jungles with permission and also Netidhopani– the Tiger Reserve. Also don’t miss the boat ride along the rivers.
Nandi Baganbari (resort): Another lovely picnic spot which you can enjoy with a large group during winters is Nandi Baganbari or resort. Situated in Devpukur of Barrackpore subdivision in 24 Parganas (N) it is a peaceful place with facilities for dining and playground for children. A great place to enjoy with family and friends, it can be reserved by contacting at: 9831356008.
Baadu, Makorshapukur and Sharpodyan (Snake Garden): Extremely attractive and unique spots located on the Madhyangram-Barasat route, Baadu, Makorshapukur and Sharpodyan are open for picnickers throughout the year. Have a nice time with your friends and family at these spots. You can have to travel around 2 kilometers in the interior from Madhaymgram Chowmatha or the crossroads to arrive at the picnic spots. People generally visit the 3 of them together.
Panchamukhi Baganbari is located near Badu of Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas.
Sanhati Park: Sanhati Park is located in Ashokenagar in 24 Parganas (N) in West Bengal. Quite a popular picnic spot in the district, Sanhati Park is just off the main road connecting Ashokenagar through Kachua. It is basically an amusement park offering toy train, boating facilities, museum, rope way and restaurants for a bite. Car parking space is aplenty and kids and adults like visiting this place equally. The park remains closed on Mondays and on other days opens from 8am and closes at 9pm. It is one of the best places to visit with your family during winters. Contact info: +(91)-9609287421, 9635346605
Gandhi Ghat: Gandhi Ghat is a heritage spot in Barrackpore subdivision of 24 Parganas (N) of West Bengal. It is dedicated to the father of the nation and is a lovely place to be with your family or friends. It is a well maintained park located on the eastern banks of River Hoogly. It is a beautiful garden with fragrant flowers and various specious of trees. The magnificent curved gateway will welcome you to the Gandhi Ghat where an imposing mausoleum also stands tall. The Malancha tourist lodge maintained by WBTDC can be booked for a sojourn. Contact info: 033 2592-0058.
Shanti Sarovar (Lake): Shanti Sarovaar or lake is located in Mohanpur Panchayat of Barrackpore subdivision of 24 Parganas (N) in West Bengal. The lake is the main attraction here amidst the beautiful garden. Beautiful place filled with natural abundance, it is an amazing picnic spot. Apart from spending time taking a stroll along the lake and playing, you can also opt for a boat ride on the lake. Savor the warmth of the winter sun and enjoy with your loved ones. Contact info: 033 2592-1008.
Kalyani Lake: Kalyani Lake Garden is located in Halisahar, in the city of Kalyani in West Bengal. This beautiful lake is surrounded by a well maintained garden which can be reached in 10-15 minutes from Ghoshpara station in Kalyani. Since the lake is flanked by different types of trees forming shades, you can spot different species of birds resting here. Some of them can be even migratory birds. Some of the birds are Tree Pie, Purple Heron, Kingfisher, and Indian Pond Heron. There is no fixed rent for the place; it depends on the season and the spot you choose.
Gayeshpur Jubilee Park: Gayeshpur Jubilee Park is one among the best theme amusement parks in the state of West Bengal. It can reached by car or from the Kalyani railway station within 15 minutes. Opened for people in 2007 this park offers wholesome recreation facilities to the entire family. It offers thrilling rides, indoor game facilities, eateries and beautiful playgrounds for children in an eco-friendly manner. Even adults can try a hand at pool, bowling and air hockey. If you choose to stay for a while, then book rooms by contacting at +91 9830259188, 8013245104, +91 033 25898083.
Millennium Science Park: Millennium Science Park is a popular picnic spot situated in North 24 Parganas district. There is a large lake in the park. Lush green lawn, numerous trees, shrubs and seasonal flower garden add to the beauty of the park. On one side of the park, there are various things for amusement like swings, fountains, ropeway, swimming boat, metrobus and science museum. There are cottages and guest houses for picnic parties.
Entry Fee : Rs. 15/- for adults, Rs. 10/- for children of age 6-12 years.
The park remains open from 2:30 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Other Charges (optional) : Boating Rs. 10/-, Ropeway Rs. 15/-, Swimming Boat Rs. 5/-, Science Museum Rs. 5/-
Charges for picnic spot : Rs. 1500-3000/-
Guest House Tariff : Rs. 1500/-
For booking call 9126143892 or (03216) 231888.
How to Reach:
You can reach Ashoknagar or Habra station from Sealdah North by local train. From there auto and van rickshaws are available to reach Radha Chemical More. By car you can reach Millennium Science Park via Jessore Road, Ashoknagar Building More.
You can visit Chakladham, the birthplace of Baba Lokenath which is just 10-12 km from the park.
Babur Haat in North 24 Parganas is a great one day picnic spot near Kolkata that must be visited for a different yet quite exotic taste.
Shila Villa Resort: While starting to go from ITC Sonar Bangla take left lane beside bridge,taking path towards Basanti Road,and after reaching Minakha More take right turn and keep going straight towards Babur Hat.After crossing Babur Hat take left turn and reach the Final Location Shilla Villa.
Village and P.O – Dhuturdaha, North 24 Parganas, Pin Code- 743425
Booking: +91-9836229187, 9830163896
The Pacific Resort: All the rooms at The Pacific are triple bed airconditioned. Maximum members allowed per room is 3. Check-In to Check- Out time is 9am to 9am. There is a 24hours airconditioner supported power backup facility available incase of power failure, however this facility will be charged at Rs 500 per room if availed.
- Outdoor games (Table Tennis, Cricket and Football)
- Swimming Pool
- Hookah (Subject to availability)
- Lawn Music System
- Loud Amplifier Music System (chargeable)
- Access to Gardens/Lawns
South 24 Parganas
If you are looking for a Picnic spot in Kolkata to enjoy with your family, friends or office colleagues then you must visit beautiful landscaped – Neeldeep Garden in Baruipur, Kolkata. (near- Baruipur, paddapukur More towards amtala road gas godown)
Neeldeep Garden is also – available for social events like – Marriage, Reception, Birthday Parties, Conference and any other social & corporate occasions. This is where you can find out total enjoyment . Be prepared to be blown away by an amazing collection of Exotic Colourful Seasonal flower’s & Fruit tree’s. Our garden is sprawled on an area of 32 Katha. Contact: 098303 81827.
- Car & Minibus Parking – in side the Neeldeep Garden Campus.
- Building, Hall, Kitchen, 2 Laxury Bathroom, a pair of swing, an open lawn etc.
- Play Ground,
- Exotic plant & agricultural,
- Safety & security
Avkaash: Avkaash, the name means Leisure thus evoking an image of a leisurely time spent with loved ones. Avkaash is a beautiful resort located in south Garia in 24 Parganas (S) in West Bengal. If you are traveling by train, then disembark at Champahati and you can arrive at the resort. However, if you are traveling by car, then take the route of Harinavi-Harihartala to Champahati from Garia. Peaceful and beautifully maintained, the rent of the spot is INR 1000. Contact Avkaash at 9831711301.
Palm Village Resort: 1, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, kolkata 700020. Phone: 30581029/26; Fax: +91 33 3058 1029
Image courtesy: palmvillage.in
- Swimming Pool / Health Club: The resort’s 3500 sq ft swimming pool is among the largest swimming pools in the resorts industry of Kolkata. It’s serene, cool – blue water is a retreat to one’s eyes. Moreover, the resort has fully functional multi-gym which is open to all the visitors.
- Conference Facilities: President I / II / III of capacity 25 / 50 / 120 people are the three conference halls on offer. Each of which are equipped with state of the art modern business tools.
- Recreation: The resort has around 40000 sq ft of open lawn, which is again one of the highest in the industry. It is an ideal playground to play games with close friends and family alike.
- Secured Car Parking
- Internet / Fax Facilities
- Travel desk
- Intercom Facilities
- In-room dining among others are also available
Ingi Garden: Ingi Garden; this garden with a unique name is located only 2 kilometers from Baruipur, a municipality in 24 Parganas (S) in West Bengal. The precise location of the picnic garden is located in Yogibattala and is a wonderful place to spend time with your loved ones. The venue is also quite popular because of the presence of television and film shooting units. If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of your favorite star. The venue is also available for conferences. The accommodation facility comes at INR 2000 while the entire garden if booked will cost INR 8000. Contact: 9051135221.
Bancharamer Bagan Picnic Spot: Bancharamer Bagan is a nice picnic spot located in Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
K D Mallick Garden: K.D. Mallick Garden is a excellent picnic spot situated in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
Dhuturdaha: Just 51 kms from Kolkata in south 24 parganas, Dhuturdaha is a serene village with endless stretches of fishing lakes (bheri), vegetable gardens, malancha is a nearby destination just 15km from dhuturdaha.
Nature Park: Nature Park is located in Base Bridge enroute to Bajbaj from Sealdah in 24 Parganas (S) in West Bengal. It’s only a few minutes from base bridge in auto. The park is a beautiful one with a sprawling lake which is the main attraction here. It’s a nice, cozy place for family, and couples. The rent for the picnic spot is INR 500-2000 depending on the number of picnickers visiting. Contact: 2469-5555.
Hanshkhali: Hanshkhali is a small village which contains quite a few picnic spots now. It is a part of the eco-tourism initiative and the spots are well maintained and lovely. You can reach Hanshkhali by driving through the Diamond Harbor road via Thakurpukur Bazaar and Bakrahaat. From Bakrahaat the spot is around 3 kilometers. No booking is required.
Diamond Harbor: Diamond Harbor is a very popular tourist destination doubling up as a picnic spot for local tourists. On the banks of the Ganges, this serene place has the remnants of Chingrikhali Fort built by the British. Located in the southern outskirts of Kolkata, Diamond Harbor is only 50 kilometers from the capital city. Considered as an ideal picnic spot, you can either hire hotel rooms or just have fun with your family on the banks. There is also a guesthouse maintained by the Zilla Parishad which can be rented. The Diamond Harbor is one of the most exciting one day trips from Kolkata. You can contact at 03174255346 for certain picnic spots.
Achipur: Achipur picnic spot is located in close vicinity of Kolkata in the 24 Parganas (S). It is a popular picnic spot on the bank of Hoogly River. This ideal destination is surrounded by green trees and colorful flowers which will help you forget the stress of work life. The spot can be reached by bus from Taratala; by train from Sealdah station and also on your car via Taratala and Maheshtala. Various hotels and a guesthouse maintained by Pujali Municipality exist for the sojourn of tourists. The rent of the entire picnic spot is INR 7500 while the rent for AC rooms is 1250 and non AC is INR 950. The cottages are available at INR 800.
Falta: Falta is an extremely popular picnic spot in the suburbs of Kolkata in 24 Parganas (S) at a distance of only 51 kilometers. Various picnic spots are available on the bank of the mighty river offering canopies of tall trees. There are parks along the way and also the farmhouse of the famous scientist Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose. Apart from taking a stroll along the river or playing with your family and friends, you can opt for boating and a visit to the relics of an ancient fort will make your day. Buses are available from Nurpur to reach Falta. Get down at Diamond Harbor station and take a rickshaw or auto from there to visit the spot if you are traveling by train.
Raychowk: Raychowk has risen in importance over the past few years. On the banks of the mighty Ganges, the picnic spot is around 52 kilometers from Kolkata. Famous among the local visitors, Raychowk offers a completely mind blowing atmosphere for picnickers. You can book the resorts located at Raychowk or have a gala time with friends and family in open air on the banks. During winter season especially, this is one of the best places for picnic close to the city. Just a few kilometers away is another such beautiful place known as Nurpur which is a fantastic picnic spot.
Bakkhali: Bakkhali is a picnic spot as well as a weekend getaway for the city people. Located in 24 Parganas (S) towards the border with our neighboring country Bakkhali is a popular venue. To reach Bahkhali you have to take the Diamond Harbor-Kakdwip-Namkhana route wherein Namkhana is 105 kilometers from Kakdwip. From Kakdwip you have to cross Hattaniya Dowaniya River on large vessel and travel around 28 kilometers on the bank to Bakkhali. The place is mesmerizing with the blue rolling water and the pine forest. If you are visiting for a day’s picnic, then occupy a position on the banks otherwise book the WBTDC holiday home/tourist lodge by calling at 30210-225260, 9732510150, 0332321-4241, 9932592606. Find out more about Bakkhali →
New Bakkhali: The virgin beach in West Bengal. White sands and jhau jungle are waiting for you. Take motor boat from Pathar Pratima/Ramganga for Sitarampur ghat then take a motor van for 15 mins. Otherwise take motor boat from Pathar Pratima/Ramganga for Chandmari ghat then take a motor van for 45 mins. Another new shortest road is in under constriction for this spot. The beach is full of red crabs. A half circle long beach wrapped with dense Jhau jungle is a fantastic picnic spot. No booking is required.
Sunderbans: The Sunderbans is not only famous for the Tiger Reserve but is also a popular tourist picnic spot and weekend getaway. However, picnicking at Sunderbans is a unique experience in many ways. The thrill and excitement is absolutely unparalleled. The vessel carrying you generally arranges package tours of visiting Sudhanyakhali, Dabu, Goshaba, Pakhiraloy, Netidhopani, Sajnekhali etc. Whether you wish to spend days on nights on the vessel or wish to stay the eco resorts is your choice. Square meal is served by the tour operators.
The best way is to book package tours offered by the WBDTC. You can contact them at 0334401-2659/2660/61/62/65, 22437260. The tourists lodge at Sajnekhali can be contacted at 03218-214960, 9732509925. The Sunderban Tiger Safari offers tourist accommodation at Sonagaon which can be contacted at 9874459647/48/49. Glacier is another lodge whose contact number is 9433305726 while White Orchid can be reached at 9830914280, 9830460322. Find out more about Sundarbans →
Bowali is a census town under Nadakhali police station of Alipore Sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal. Distance from Kolkata is just 35 km.
Ram Mandir Garden
If you are looking to have a great time on a Picnic spot around kolkata with family, friends or Office colleagues then you should definately visit Beautifully landscaped Ram Mandir Garden. Its just 1 and half hours or 40 Kms from Kolkata in Jagatballavpur in Howrah.
Facilities: Rooms, Gazebo, Water front seating, Tree top retreat, Cricket Field, Exotic plant Nursery, Food and Entertainment.
Phone – 033-2455-8026, 9830346682
Email – email@example.com
Gaadiyara: Beautiful, easily accessible and on the bank of Hoogly River, Gaadiyara is quite a popular choice among picnickers. Only 90 kilometers from the capital city of Kolkata, Gaadiyara is located in Howrah district and can be reached by government and private buses from Dharamtala or by private cars in around 2.5-3hours. The picnic spots are basically open air on the banks of the river. However, if you wish to stay then WBDTC tourists lodge known as Roopnarayan Lodge offers rooms. Reach them at 03214-263125, 9732510076. The picnic sheds are available at INR 3000 & 1000 while picnic space is available at INR 800.
Gorchumuk/Atanno Gate: Gorchumuk/Atanno Gate or 58 gates is situated in Shyampur police station area in Howrah district of West Bengal. It is a well-liked picnic spot among the local people. The venue is famous for another reason as well. One of Asia’s largest gates known as the Atanno Gate can be found in this region too. The picnic space is on the bank of the mighty Damodar River. If you wish to rent rooms for your group, contact the Zilla Parishad at 033 2638-4633/34 for the holiday home.
Paanitrash: Paanitrash is another famous picnic spot in the Howrah district of West Bengal. The prolific Bengali writer Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay had lived here and hence the venue holds a special place in the hearts of Bengali tourists. It is a place full of scenic beauty with the Roopnarayan River flowing on through the land on the bank of which happy groups spend their entire day having fun with family and friends. Reaching Paanitrash is quite easy. Get down at Deulti station and hire a rickshaw to arrive at the spot.
Gaadiyara Lodge: The name of course suggests the location of the lodge. The Gaadiyara Lodge is situated in Howrah district of West Bengal. You can either take a bus from Dharamtala or drive in your own car to arrive at the last stop for Gaadiyara bound bus. The lodge is a pretty one with well maintained garden of fragrant flowers, a lovely lake and a picnic spot inside the premises. There is also a children’s park within the lodge premises. The best part is that the room rent is quite cheap at INR 400 for 10 people who are allotted a single room. For the picnic spot they charge INR 25 per head. Contact: 03214263106/105 and 9433161839.
Nirala Resort: Nirala Resort is a famous resort in Deulti in the Howrah district of West Bengal. The place is easily accessible by train. Once you get down at Deulti station it is only a matter of few minutes from there to the resort. Well facilitated with spacious rooms, swimming pools for adults and children separately, beautiful garden, lawn area, the resort is a marvelous place. They have a small lake with boating facilities as well. The cost with room and dining facility per head is INR 300-550. You can visit Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay’s residential home and also take a walk on the bank of Roopnarayan River. Reach them at 0321-4275043.
Bakshi: Bakshi is a lesser known picnic spot in the Howrah district of West Bengal. However, it is a spot with ample space for picnic along the bank of a river. It is mostly open air picnic in here with free space without any charge. You can bring a huge group and enjoy along the banks of the river playing, cooking and chatting endlessly. If you are taking the train, get down at Bagnan station and board a bus to arrive at Bakshi.
Nandi Bagan (Garden): Nandi Bagan or Garden is a beautiful picnic spot in Konnagar area of the Howrah district in West Bengal. Boarding a Konnagar bound train will take you to Konnagar station from where you can hire a rickshaw to reach the garden. It is stone’s throw away from here. As suggested by the name, it is a lovely garden with colorful blossoms and various picnic spots within the premises divided according to sizes. The medium sized picnic spot can be rented at INR 6500 while the small space is available at INR 2500. The entire resort can be booked at INR 16500. The rooms are well furnished. To book rooms contact 9830129503.
Matri Nibash Picnic Garden, Rajhat, Bangel: Matri Nibash, a beautiful picnic spot around kolkata is just 50 Kms away from kolkata built on an area of 7 bigha of land rich with mango plantation. Here you’ll find tents to camp in and picnicking here is adifferent experience altogether.
By Road, you can come via BT Road/Donlop/Dakshineswar and then take Delhi Road. You have to go straight and hit the road with a 633 milepost after crossing Amar PC Factory on left side of the road.After that there is a walking distance of 67 feet approximately from the main road on right. For those who will board a train. Take the Bandel local from Howrah Station and get down at the Bandel station. Take a rickshaw or auto rickshaw from here, the distance is only 3Kms. Devanandapur, nearby is the birth place of litterateur Sarat Chandra Chatterjee. There is a library in his name as well which you can visit. Contact: 033 2694 0509, 98301 27925
Mayur Mahal: Mayur Mahal is a beautiful picnic spot situated in Hooghly district of West Bengal. It is located at Rajeswaripur, 4 km from Rajhaat.
Amrakunja Picnic Garden, Mankundu: 57 Khan Road, Mankundu, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712139.
Phone: 094337 60749
K M D A Park
Guchaitpara, Chandannagar, West Bengal 712136.
Aqua Marina Water Theme Park: A Sparkling Water Theme Park which presents you a memorable outdoor experience mixed with fun-filled aquatic games. Contact: +91 9831222880, +91 9831189191, 033 6502 3366/77, 033 3256 5887
Image courtesy: aquamarinapark.com
- Serene location tailored for comfort and pleasure
- Uniquely built aquatic environment added with lots of exciting
- Water rides and games
- Well maintained space for conferencing and lodging
- Beautiful picnic spot, a nice restaurant and a discotheque
- Complementing the choices of all age groups
- Attractive discount packages for students and physically handicapped persons.
- Suitable place for Marriage and Birthday Party
Bandel: Bandel is a famous holiday picnic spot in Howrah district of West Bengal. It enjoys a lovely location on the bank of the Hoogly River and experiences high footfall with local people and well as outsiders visiting the place often. It is a chosen spot for school excursions as well. Apart from the picnic, there is also a Roman Catholic Church known as the Bandel Church located in the area. It’s an old church and has a huge list of worshippers. Also 2 kilometers from the church is the famed Imambada which has lot of historical significance. Picnickers generally pay a visit to the Imambada during the trip. Find out more about Bandel →
Ullas Picnic Spot, Bandel
Sobuj Dwip (Green Island): The Sobuj Dwip or Green Island is an island on the Ganges. It is maintained and looked after by the Hoogly Zilla Parishad which also took the initiative to promote the place as a tourist destination. Reaching the island is an adventure in itself. You have to disembark at the Shomrabazar station on the Howah-Katwa route and then take a ferry from the Ganges ghat to the island. It is a serene spot with trees and picnic shades. Bathrooms and lavatories are also available for each spot. There is another reason behind the fame of the place; an eponymous film was made on this island. The spots are open from 8am to 1pm with Picnic fee INR 50 for a group of 25 people. Contact: 03213-260236.
Gawr Mandaron: Gawr Mandaron is located in the Howrah district in West Bengal. This popular picnic spot is only 3 kilometers from Kamarpukur, which is the birth place of Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa. It offers a wide space for picnic lined with trees hence providing lovely shade to the picnickers. To know more about the spot and for reservation call: 03211-244570.
Radhanagar: Radhanagar located in Howrah district of West Bengal is not just a popular picnic spot, rather it is famous for being the birthplace of the great enlightened Bengal Renaissance pioneer Raja Rammohan Roy. Situated on the Arambagh-Ramnagar route, Radhanagar will offer a perfect rustic ambiance to the urban people. Enjoy the day under tree shades cooking, playing and chatting with your friends and family. The place is steeped in history so you will definitely feel a thrill to have visited the native place of such an immensely powerful personality.
New Digha: New Digha is an extremely popular picnic spot on the Howrah-Chandan Nagar route. Get down at Chandan Nagar and it is only a few minutes from the station. The New Digha picnic spot was developed under the initiative of Hoogly Zilla Parishad and is also maintained by them. There are 225 picnic spots with each of them accommodating 20 people. There is an amusement park inside which offers toy train ride, boating, planetarium and various other rides perfect for a holiday. Bungalows are available inside the premises with all the facilities. The price is INR 300 for each bungalow. You have to pay a nominal charge of INR 15 per head as entry fee and spot can be booked for INR 75. Contact: 03326802139/2681.
Chandur Forest, Arambagh: Located on the banks of the Dwarakeswar River, in Arambagh, thick forest surrounds the place from all sides. Visitors may spot wild animals as the place has a wild life preservation center. It covers an area of 153 acres and has the thick growth of the Sal, the Teak, the Silk Cotton and the Sandalwood trees. Buses are available for Arambagh from the Kolkata. After reaching Arambagh, one has to board a bus to reach the Chandur Bhatar More (Crossing). It takes few minutes to reach the picnic spot from the crossing.
Banabithi Park & Picnic spot: Banabithi provide Cooking utensiles and Catering service & also have facility of Shauchalaya and Car Parking space.
Address: Natun Para, Khurigachi, Bhadreswar, Dist:- Hooghly
Contact us: 9331912100, 8272929273
- Gardens of fruit & flower
- Children Park
- Paddle Boat
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Agradoot Sangha Park – Shankari Pukur
Chotto Sona Park – Deshbandhu Nagar
Eco Park -Krishnasayar, Bardhaman. Ph.- 2530303
Hasi Khushi – Laltu Smriti Sangha, Baronilpur More
Kalpataru Park – Alamganj, Bardhaman. Ph.- 2565702
Laskardighi Park – Behind Head Post Office
Mandella Park – Curjon Gate
Parbati – G.T. Road, Murad MahalLane
Shyamsayar Park – Shyamsayar
Spandan – G.T. Road
Shreepalli Park – Officers Colony, Shreepalli
Science Park – Science Center, Ramanar Mat
Town School – Court Compound, J.N. Road
Town Hall Maidan – G.T. Road
Picnic Spot. Distance From Bardhaman Town:
Durgapur Barrage – 70 Km.
Haldi (Via Suri Road) – 15 Km.
Katwa Charki Setu (Katwa Road) – 65 Km.
Machan (Via Galsi) – 45 Km.
Orgram (Via Suri Road) – 25 Km.
Palla Road (Shaktigarh) – 30 Km.
Randiha (Via Panagarh) – 60 Km.
Sabuj Deep (Via Kalna Road) 70 Km.
Samsar (Khandoghosh) – 30 Km.
Mython: Mython is a popular picnic as well as weekend holiday destination. It is an ideal place as a picnic spot being located on the banks of Damodar River. One of the popular destinations Mython is situated in Bardhaman district of West Bengal and is easily accessible to people. If you are traveling from Barakar, then Mython is only 8 kilometers. If you wish to stay here, then the Mython Tourist Lodge maintained by WBTDC will be a good option. Contact 0341-2523894, 9732100940. There is a P.W.D. guest house as well. Apart from picnicking you can also visit the Kalyaneshwari temple.
Durgapur Barrage: Durgapur Barrage is a special picnic spot. A popular one; this is a dam on the river Damodar. The Damodar is a mighty river sustaining life in the region. The picnic spot is not on the barrage but on the area surrounding it. It is a beautiful spot with tall trees and free open space where you can have fun with your family and friends. Picnickers often pay a visit to the barrage along with indulging in fun activities throughout the day. There is a Pathik Motel maintained by WBTDC for visitors. Reach them at 0343-2546399 and 9732100930.
Chupir Bil: Chupir Bil is a small pond located in Purbasthali in Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Chupir Bil or Chupir Char as it is known by many local people is a bird watcher’s paradise. It is a fantastic place for a day’s visit and indulging in picnic. The best time is of course the winter season when you will be able to spot many birds local as well as migratory in the area. The Great Crested Grebe was spotted at Chupir Bil a few days back. Boating facility is also provided there.
Malancha: Located in Rasulpur in Bardhaman, Malancha has become a famous holiday picnic spot for the local residents as well as for people traveling from other parts of Bengal. It is a nature park which offers blissful ambiance to the picnickers amidst lush greenery. The park covers an area of 45 acres and can be reached easily from Kolkata through the highway with a 1.5 hours drive. It is only 96 kilometers from the city and 5 minutes walk from Rasulpur railway station. The park offers loads of facilities like picnic zones, cottages, lakes, multi cuisine restaurant, AC banquet, children zone, animal zone, fishing and boating. The park remains open from 8 Am-6pm from March through October and 7am-5pm from November through February.
Palla Road: Palla is a serene and less crowded picnic spot in Bardhaman, West Bengal. On the bank of Damodar River, Palla is natural beauty at its best. Car owners can take the Durgapur Express way via Palsit to Palla. There is a P.W.D. holiday home which must be reserved before you arrive at Palla if you wish to stay there for a short while. Otherwise there is a wide open space for picnickers with a view of the mighty Damodar. You can also trek down to the river for a bath.
Damodar River: Burdwan locates at the banks of Damodar river. Before meeting the river Bhagirathi, it passes through Burdwan, Howrah and Hooghly district. A great picnic spot in the district and people flock here to enjoy the vast natural beauty spreading over the place. The yellow sand, gentle breeze and the affectionate sunshine adds to the charm of the place. People enjoy kite flying as an important activity here during the special occasion of Poila Magh. Boat rowing in another great activity people enjoy here.
Sadarghat: It is another great picnic spot near the Damodar river. From the Burdwan station, autos and buses are available for this place. An important bridge, known as the “Krishok Setu” stands over the river. Some of the nearest regions from this place are Becharhat, Hatsimul, Chitrapur, Idulpur etc.
Randiha: It is an ideal place for a picnic in Burdwan district. This region comes within the Bud Bud police station. This place has a canopy of greenery and Damodar river flows from the middle of it. To reach this place you need to get down at Panagarh station and hire a car. A goddess Kali temple also locates close to it.
Haldi: It locates beside the river Kodi. It flows along Sonajhuri forest. A beautiful park constructed here by the Burdwan Zilla Parishad keeping in mind the best interests of the people coming here regularly for picnic.
108 Shiva Temple: These temples were built by the wife of king Tilak Chand in 1789. It is said that these got instruction from God to build these temples. It locates in Nawabhat and during Shivaratri a week longs fair takes place. The place gets overcrowded during this time of the year. However, if you want to avoid the crowd and arrange a picnic in peace you may travel there any other time of the year.
Bishnupur: One of the most historically significant towns of Bankura district in West Bengal is Bishnupur. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Bankura city, Bishnupur is fondly known as the Temple Town. The place is famous for the terracotta temples built by various rulers of West Bengal in ancient times. It is extremely popular among local, national as well as international tourists. One of the ideal picnic as well as weekend tour destinations Bishnupur offers several accommodation facilities to the visitors. There are numerous picnic spots scattered in the town. The WBTDC Tourist Lodge can be booked at 03244-252013. Find out more about Bishnupur →
Susunia: Susunia hill is another popular tourist destination in Bankura, West Bengal. An ideal place to spend your weekend on a short trip or even for a day and a half’s picnic can rejuvenate your senses. Rolling hills with dense forest and rivulets along the way make a paradise for nature lovers. The scenic beauty of Susunia looks like a postcard. Apart from savoring the beauty of nature, you can also visit the Biharinath temple close by. Only 24 kilometers from Bankura town, it takes only 6 hours to reach Susunia from Kolkata. There are WBTDC cottages for visitors which must be reserved prior to arrival. Find out more about Susunia →
Mukutmanipur: Mukutmanipur is one of the major picnic spots and tourist destinations in Bankura, West Bengal. With an idyllic location on the banks of Kansai and Kumari rivers, Mukutmanipur is only 55 kilometers from Bankura town and 82 kilometers from Bishnupur. It is a blend of natural abundances; hills, dense vegetation and rivers and wild animal parks. The diverse flora and fauna of the region will mesmerize you along with the climate of the region. The place is dotted with resorts and hotels for visitors. The WBTDC lodge known as Sonajhuri can be booked at 03322370060/61, 22258549. There are private hotels like Amrapali offering modern facilities. Find out more about Mukutmanipur →
Sutan: Sutan is a forest region in Bankura, West Bengal which is an equally famous picnic spot and weekend holiday destination. Only 60 kilometers from Bankura town, the forest of Sutan is covered with Mahua, Palash, Piyal and Sal trees. Sutan Lake amidst the forest is the major attraction for tourists. The area is inhabited by the Munda, Bhumijra and Santhal tribes and it is quite interesting to know their lifestyle. An added advantage of visiting this area is the facility of boat ride on the lake while admiring nature’s beauty. There is a watchtower in the area to witness the activities of wild animals inhabiting the Dalma Pahar. Rimli Tourist Lodge and Trekker’s Hut are the accommodation facilities for visitors. Find out more about Sutan →
Koro Hills: Bankura is surrounded by hills making it a popular tourist destination during winter season. Koro Hill is also one such spot which is fit for a day’s picnic. People also visit Koro Hills are part of the sightseeing package on their Bankura trip. Located only 22 kilometers away from Bankura town, Koro Hill offers breathtaking view of the hilly terrain with sparse vegetation. The spot is also famous for the temple situated on the top of the hill. In springtime the hills are covered with fragrant and colorful Palash flowers making it a picturesque picnic spot. Picnickers mainly gather at the foothills to enjoy their day. Find out more about Koro Hills →
Gangdua Dam: Gangdua Dam is located at about 24 kilometers from Bankura town. The dam has been constructed on Shaali River flowing through Bankura district of West Bengal. The area around the dam offers wide open space for picnic. You can choose any spot and set up your camp amidst the jungle. It is an amazing place in the open under the sky to indulge in leisurely activities.
Shantiniketan: Shantiniketan in Bolpur is a peace haven created by the legend Rabindranath Tagore. Humanitarian, Nobel laureate and iconic literati, Tagore chose this place to impart education to his students, followers and disciples. One of the major attractions of Birbhum, Shantiniketan is replete with memories of the enlightened human. Not just a picnic spot, Shantiniketan is a craze among Bengalis as well international tourists because it provides a peek into the life, times, thoughts, literary works of Rabindranath Tagore. Udayan, Shyamali, Konark, Udichi, Punascha are the houses which you will see in the premises along with the Kalabhavan and famous mango tree under which Tagore used to teach his students. In the garden picnic sheds are available at INR 200-500 depending on the group.
WBTDC Tourists Lodge is available for tourists on a sojourn. Contact- 03463-252398, 9732100920. Rangamati and Bolpur Lodge are other accommodation options recommended by Holiday Hotspot. Shantiniketan is only 4 kilometers from Bolpur station.
Mama-Bhagne Pahar (Hill)/Dubrajpur: The Mama-Bhagne Pahar or hill is a favorite among the local people. We at Holiday Hotspot believe that visitors from outside will really marvel at the position of the rocks located in Dubrajpur. The picnic spot is on the foothills which is a wide open space free of charge surrounded by hills. You can have a wonderful time with a large group of picnickers under the sky. After you have taken lunch trek to the temple atop the hill and the Hetompur Palace is only 1.5 kilometers from here. Reaching Dubrajpur is easy. You can either take the Shiuri route by bus/car or the Ondal route by train.
Bakreshwar: Bakreshwar is a famous picnic spot/weekend getaway for the people of West Bengal. Holiday Hotspot brings all the necessary information regarding picnic in Bakreshwar. It is situated at a distance of 59 kilometers from Shantiniketan, 19 kilometers from Shiuri and in Birbhum and is only 2 hours drive from Tarapeeth, a divine destination for the Hindus. The major attraction of Bakreshwar is the hot spring and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The hot spring is a rare occurrence in Bengal and hence is quite popular among tourists. The picnic spots have developed around the hot spring where you can rent a shed at a nominal charge.
Massenjore: Massenjore is a beautiful venue abounding in natural beauty. Hills, forest and river co-exist here to render the place with a rare charm according to Holiday Hotspot. Mayurakshi River flows through the region on which a dam has been constructed making the beautiful place called Massenjore. The scenic beauty of Massenjore is breathtaking. Bring your group and spend a nice day indulging in fun activities in the open space. There is an accommodation facility for the youth maintained by the West Bengal Youth Development department. Board a Dumka bound bus from Shiuri to arrive at Massenjore which is around 40 kilometers in distance. If you have your own conveyance, then follow the same route.
Tarapeeth: Tarapeeth is an extremely popular religious destination in Birbhum, West Bengal. The temple and the entire region are dedicated to Tara Maa, a powerful Goddess worshipped by the Hindus. Bamakyapa, a devotee of Tara in the ancient times had attained enlightenment in Tarapeeth and since that time it came to be known as one of the most sought after destination for devotees to be bestowed with divine powers and attain enlightenment. Besides being a popular religious destination, it is a favorite picnic spot as well. Some hotels arrange for dining facilities for the picnickers. Holiday Hotspot has found out that Tarapeeth is only 9 kilometers from Rampurhat.
Ayodhya Pahar (Mountain): Ayodhya Pahar (mountain) is a major tourist attraction and picnic spot in Purulia, West Bengal. It is located at a distance of 55 kilometers from Purulia bus terminus which takes around 2 hours drive. Alternatively, you can take the Bagmundi route to Ayodhya Pahar covering a distance of 16 kilometers. From Bangmundi you can either trek or hire a car/jeep to reach Ayodhya Pahar or mountain. The mountain is at an elevation of 2000 feet and the highest peak is Gorgabru. The best part of climbing the mountain is to arrive at the dense mountainous forest which is inhabited by bear, deer, leopard and many such wild animals. It is also a popular spot for bird watchers because local and migratory birds can be spotted in the jungle.
Another minor attraction is the Pakhi Pahar or hill close by. Pakhi hill is one of the best specimens of stone art in modern times. Sculptor Chitta Dey has been credited for this masterpiece created by sculpting a flying bird with wings spread out from a hill. Holiday Hotspot has also found out another small hamlet known as Charida only 3 kilometers from Ayodhya Pahar. This place is famous for creation of various types of masks. For those who wish to stay at Ayodhya Pahar, contact 03252-225726 for booking the CSDC Bungalow. Find out more about Ayodhya Hills and Forests around Ayodhya Hill →
Gawrjoypur: Gawrjoypur is a lesser known picnic spot in Purulia, West Bengal popular only among the locals till date. At a distance of 24 kilometers from Purulia town, Gawrjoypur is a place full of ancient temples. Along with picnicking you can also explore the ancient temples in the region. There is a bungalow maintained by the Agriculture and Irrigation department of West Bengal. You can book rooms by contacting at 03252-222720. Holiday Hotspot recommends this spot to people who like to take the less treaded path.
Duarsini: Duarsini in Purulia, West Bengal is a small tribal village tucked away in the virgin forests of Dalma Hills. It is not just a lovely picnic spot, but also a wonderful weekend destination. Scenic beauty is its acme in Duarsini where the mountain, forest and the gushing Saatgurung River make a pretty picture resembling the brush strokes of an ace painter. There is a guest house maintained by the WBFDC which can be booked by calling at 22370060/61, 2225-8549. Duarsini is in the interiors of Purulia so you have to travel for 70 kilometers before arriving at this pristine spot. People traveling from Ghaatshila can reach it easily traveling a distance of 24 kilometers. Find out more about Duarsini →
Garh Panchkot: Garh Pachkot is a popular picnic spot and weekend getaway for tourists around the country. Garh Panchkot is blessed with natural abundance and a fantastic climate. It allures tourists of all ages, cultures and sex. 34 kilometers from Ayodhya Pahar, Garh Panchkot is historically quite significant because it used to be the seat of Panchakot Raj of Kashipur in 18th century. The ruins of their palace can be seen after you have completed lunch at the foothills of Panchet. The Panchet Hill is located at an elevation of 2200 feet from where the surrounding area looks beautiful. There are 2 temples and at the western side of the palace you can still see the motifs of creepers, ducks, dancing lady on terracotta.
Kolaghat: Kolaghat situated on the banks of Roopnarayan River is an attractive spot for picnic. One of the most crowded spots of East Midnapore in West Bengal, Kolaghat is full to the brim during winter season with large groups of picnickers. Since it is located in the bank of the river, the spot has lots of trees and a scenic location for picnickers. Huge place for large groups where you can cook, play, chat and have a gala time. Kolaghat’s distance from Kolkata is 74 kilometers.
Geonkhali: Geonkhali is a lesser known picnic spot in East Midnapore which is lined by trees making a lovely venue for picnickers. Free open space where you do not have to worry about reserving a spot or spending large sum of money. You can easily take your group of friends and family to this place and enjoy your time indulging in fun activities. Moreover, the scenic beauty of the place will mesmerize you because it is located near the confluence of the Hooghly and Roopnarayan Rivers.
Balughata: Large open spaces with huge groups of people involved in fun activities is a common sight at Balughata during winter season which is considered as the picnic season for any tropical country. Under the shed of tall trees and amidst the lush greenery, Balurghata welcomes you with open arms. There are no specific picnic spots; you can occupy a place anywhere on the bank of the Haldi River. Balughata can be reached by road, train or car via Brajalalchowk enroute Haldia.
Digha: Digha is an immensely popular tourist destination for the people of West Bengal. You can either visit the place for a short picnic or an extended stay depending on your choice. It offers all the modern facilities to a discerning traveler. Digha is basically a beachfront resort offering splendid view of the Bay of Bengal. Both Old and New Digha have extensive pine forests which are considered to be the best spots for picnic. In this way people can be a part of the picnic as well as the beach activities. Short trips to Shankarpur and Talshaari can also be arranged from here.
There are well developed accommodation facilities in Digha. The WBTDC Tourist Lodge can be booked at 03220-266255; the State Fisheries Development Corporation Tourist Lodge can be booked at 033-2358-6838; the Ben Fish Hotel and Minakshi can be reserved at 03210-266016. Find out more about Digha →
Tajpur: With a beautiful name and an equally beautiful ambiance Tajpur is one of the more recent favorites of the tourists of Bengal. It is an amazing coastal region fit for a day’s picnic and also for a weekend stay at any of the resorts or cottages. Large areas of pine forest cover a huge part of the beach of Bay of Bengal. The pine forest is the chosen area for picnic while the sea serves as a visual treat. Tajpur is easily accessible from the state capital. Board any Digha bound bus and reach at Balishai stop from where Tajpur beach is only 4 kilometers. Digha is around 8 kilometers from Tajpur. Participate in the adventurous beach activities which include rafting, kayaking, parasailing etc. If you wish to stay for an entire weekend, then reserving rooms with be helpful. Some of the hotels with their contact numbers are: Green Earth-9830456112; Nature Camp-9831167537; Nature View-9830956111; Retreat Resort-9830271064.
Mandarmoni: Mandarmoni is also one of the relatively recent finds of the WBTDC. It is rapidly gaining in popularity due to the scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere it provides for family and friends. Extensive beach, rolling sea water accompanied by an enchanting sunrise and sunset are the main attractions of this beach resort. Taking a stroll along the beach or soaking the sun on the shacks it’s full of interesting and rejuvenating activities. There are resorts and hotels at Mandarmoni which are well facilitated. To reach Mandarmoni you have to reach at Chaukhola and take the first left turn to arrive at Mandarmoni around 15 kilometers from there. If you are traveling in your own car, then follow the same route. Find out more about Mandarmoni →
Bankiput: Bankiput is another blissful beach getaway in East Midnapore, West Bengal. Relatively less popular than its competitors, Bankiput also offers breathtaking scenic beauty. Bankiput is found on the way to Digha from Kolkata via Junput. It is located in the interior and you have to travel around 4 kilometers from Junput. This place offers the very best of nature with sea beach and dense forest. The famous temple which formed the context of Kapalkundala, an eminent work of the prolific writer Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay is situated inside the forest. There is also an old lighthouse in the region which adds thrill and mystery to the ambiance. To enjoy this mysterious place you can call at 9831631630 for room booking.
Nayachar: Nayachar also known as Meen Dwip is a small island amidst the confluence of Hooghly and Haldi Rivers. It offers a perfect getaway to the urban people with its rustic atmosphere with a dash of adventure in it. The island is covered with mangrove forest and happens to be a pisciculture venue for West Bengal Fisheries department with stress on breeding jumbo prawns. Picnickers will not only enjoy the ambiance but also take a look at the initiative taken by the fisheries department. To reach Nayachar you have to arrive at Ranichowk and from here via Patikhola board on a vessel which will take you to Nayachar. The accommodation facility along with dining is taken care of by the fisheries department. For more information call 03224-275836.
Gopgarh: Gopegarh Heritage Park is around 4 kms. from Midnapore town and is located on the Midnapore – Dherua road. Auto rickshaws and Buses regularly ply between Midnapore town and Gopegarh eco tourism park. This is a good picnic spot for families and youth and was opened in 2001. Booking for sheds and boating facilities can be arranged.
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The entry charges and rates as follows:
1. Picnic per shed – Rs. 300
2. Picnic per open shed – Rs. 200
(Extra charge per man as entry fee )
1. Cottage 24 hour A/C per room – Rs. 750
2. Cottage 24 hour non A/C per room – Rs. 600
3. Dormitory -per room (8 bed) – Rs. 640
Contact no. for booking: 03222 -275869 , 03222 – 275876
Fax: 03222 – 275869
Kalyani Lake: Kalyani Lake is a selected picnic spot for the local people. It is close to the Kalyani station in Nadia district and be reached by an autorickshaw in no time. It is a beautiful spot with a lovely lake amidst tall trees. A brilliant site for the sore eyes especially accustomed to see huge buildings all over. In this rustic atmosphere under the shade of trees along the lake you can spend some happy time with your friends or family. To enter the picnic spot you have to pay a nominal charge of INR 10 per head and separate charges for car parking and picnic spot have to be paid. Kalyani Municipality is in charge of this lake and you can contact them at: 033 2582-8455.
Parmajdia is a wonderful picnic spot located near Kalyani in Nadia district of West Bengal.
Kashphool Baganbari (Resort): With such a beautiful name, the Kashphool Baganbari or resort offers modern facilities for the picnickers in Nadia district of West Bengal. It is precisely located at Anandapur of Bhoumikpara in Borojagulia, Nadia district. Kashphool, the flower has lot of significance for the Bengalis due to its association with the Durga puja thus making the resort even more special. It is a plush resort with 2 spacious rooms, attached bathroom; an extended lawn, dining room along with a television. This is an ideal place to spend some time with your loved one away from the madding crowds. Contact: 9231919780.
Gayeshpur Park: Gayeshpur Park is one of the finest theme amusement parks in the state of West Bengal. Located in Nadia district it can be reached by car or from the Kalyani railway station within 15 minutes. Opened for people in 2007 this park offers recreation facilities for the entire family. It offers thrilling rides, indoor game facilities, eateries and beautiful playgrounds for children in an eco-friendly manner. Even adults can try a hand at pool, bowling and air hockey. If you choose to stay for a while, then book rooms by contacting at +91 9830259188, 8013245104, +91 033 25898083.
Ananda Kanan (Garden): Ananda Kanan or garden as the name suggests is an extremely beautiful picnic spot maintained by Nabadwip Municipal Corporation of Nadia district in West Bengal. As the name suggests, this is a place of happiness and you will love to enjoy your time with your family and friends. Since the picnic spot is maintained by the Nabadwip Municipal Corporation, you have to contact them at 03472-240008 to book the spot.
Bethuadahari: Bethuadahari is a forest reserve quite famous among the people of West Bengal. The forest also serves as a picnic spot for the adventurous souls. Bethuadahari located in the Nadia district of West Bengal offers a unique ambiance to the picnickers. The picnic spot is inside the jungle where you will spot several deer; stag and doe along with some other wild animals. All in all it is a wonderful place to go for picnic amidst nature which will give you thrill for a lifetime.
Mayapur: Mayapur is an extremely famous place in the Nadia district of West Bengal. Though it is primarily famous as a sacred place for Lord Krishna followers, it doubles up as a picnic spot because it is a beautifully maintained region. Mayapur is owned and administered by the ISKCON authorities who have built an amazing temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is a community of Krishna followers and is located between the rivers Ganga and Jalangi. Picnickers can find a spot along the river bank or hire small cottages which come with cooking and dining facilities at minimal prices. The temple also offers ‘Prasad,’ food to the visitors. Mayapur is easily accessible from Kolkata where you can board a bus from Dharamtala and arrive at the spot. Alternatively, you can also get down at Krishnanagar station and avail ferry service to reach Mayapur.
Haringhata Farm Picnic Spot
Haringhata Farm Road, Haringhata Farm, West Bengal 741252.
Laalbagh/Hazarduari: Hazarduari is an extremely famous tourist destination with lot of historical significance. Murshidabad in West Bengal is a place full of historical landmarks which is visited by local people and tourists from other states. Hazarduari is a palace near which large number of local people gather for picnic in winter season. Since it is located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, the charm of the place is unmatched. Laalbagh is a garden of the royal dynasty ruling Murshidabad during the British reign in India. It is a well maintained place where you can take a leisurely stroll during your visit to the grand Hazarduari. If you desire an extended stay then contact 033 22480626 for the West Bengal Youth Development holiday home at Laalbagh. Find out more about Hazarduari →
Motijheel Park: Motijheel Park is a park situated on the bank of the Moti Lake. This place also holds lot of historical significance and hence is a popular tourist destination doubling up as a picnic spot for the local crowd. There are picnic spots inside the park the charge of which is INR 150 for a group of 20 people while the entry fee to the park is INR 10 per person. The park is an amusement park with entertainment facilities all around while you can also feel proud to be enjoying the site of Motijheel. If you inform the authorities about picnic, they will arrange everything for you. Reach them at 9775093781.
Hisorical Murshidabad Park: The Historical Murshidabad Park is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from Hazarduari in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. If you wish to arrive at the spot directly then disembark at the Murshidabad station and take any local conveyance travelling 7 kilometers to reach the historical park. The park provides all sorts of picnic facilities to large groups of people. You will have to pay a charge of INR 200 for booking a particular spot for picnic. The entry fee for park is INR 10 per person. Contact: 9732921453.
Special Note: If you wish to extend your vacation and stay in Murshidabad near Hazarduari, Hotel Anwesha, Hotel Friend and Hotel Manjusha are good options. In fact, the garden developed and maintained by Hotel Manjusha is an amazing one which is considered to be a mini botanical garden. It is home to wide variety of trees like orange, Camelia, apple and many more. It is a visual treat for the eyes.
Jaldapara: Jaldapara one of the most famous forest reserves of the Eastern Himalayan foothills is a major picnic spot in West Bengal. Jalpaiguri is proud to have this reserve which is famed for one horned rhinoceros and other wild animals like elephant, bison, deer and also our national bird, the peacock. There are various watchtowers inside the forest which offer panoramic view of the forest of the herd of wild animals. Torsha River flows right through the forest sustaining its flora and fauna. It is the bank of the river that picnickers love to occupy.
Jaldapara is 65 kilometers from Alipurduar, 119 kilometers from Siliguri and can be reached by car and train. The nearest railway station is Madarihat but if you are traveling by express trains then get down at Hasimara and hire a car to arrive at Jaldapara situated 20 kilometers away. If you are on a weekend tour, booking the WBFDC lodge by calling at 03563-262230, 9733008795 is recommended by Holiday Hotspot.
Raimatang: Raimatang is a beautiful landscape amidst forests, hills and rivers of the Eastern Himalayas in Dooars/Jalpaiguri region of West Bengal. 220 kilometers from Siliguri and 45 kilometers from Alipurduar, Raimatang is a favorite picnic spot for the locals and also for tourists visiting from outside the state. Have fun in the lap of nature with your friends or family making the trip memorable. Raimatang can be accessed easily by road. In Holiday Hotspot’s opinion the route is quite rewarding in terms of natural beauty. If you are traveling by train, get down at Alipurduar station and hire a car to reach the venue.
Bhutanghat: Located at a distance of only 45 kilometers from Alipurduar is Bhutanghat, a place of mesmerizing scenic beauty in northern part of West Bengal. Bhutanghat is actually situated on the border of Bengal and Bhutan on the bank of Raidak River. It is an ideal picnic spot with all the natural beauties and a fantastic weather. Though there are no resorts or hotels, you can enjoy in the open lands along the banks with your group of picnickers according to Holiday Hotspot.
Rajabhatkhawa: A pleasant spot amidst dark green forest leading to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve is how Rajabhatkhawa can be described. Only 15 kilometers from Alipurduar, it is the gateway to Buxa and also the source of various trekking trails leading to different points in the mountainous jungle. Wildlife safari and bird watching are two of the most popular activities in this region. Picnickers can enjoy the safari and also visit The Nature Interpretation Center located here. The Buxa Fort is also nearby. It can be easily reached by car from Alipurduar. There are quite a few tourist lodges and hotels in Rajabhatkhawa catering to the tourists.
Chamurchi: Chamurchi is a small settlement sustained by the tea gardens. Located on the bank of Khanakool River of Bhutan surrounded by the great Himalayas, Chamurchi offers the very best of nature to the picnickers. You can picnic with your group amidst the sprawling tea garden and enjoy a fantastic cool climate even during summertime. Also do not miss the Mahakaal temple settled atop Mahakaal hill. The only accommodation facility in the region is the Chamurchi Eco Resort which can be booked by calling at 9903492018. Find out more about Chamurchi →
Apart from the above mentioned ones, Holiday Hotspot found out about a number of tourist and picnic spots in Dooars, West Bengal. Most of them have the same combination of forest, river and hill displaying ethereal beauty. The places are Hatipota, Chilapata, Gorumara, Medla, Chapramari, Murti, Jhalong, Bindu and Chalsa. All these places offer trekking trails for the adventure loving souls.
Rasik Bil: One of the most popular picnic spots in Kooch Behar, Rasik Bil is also one of the most well-known bird watching zones in India. Rasik Bil as found out by Holiday Hotspot is easily accessible by bus from Kooch Behar via Tufanganj and Kamakhyaguri. You may have to change the bus from Kamakhyaguri to arrive at Rasik Bil. Since it is a bird watcher’s paradise, the most conducive time for bird watching is during the winter season. Apart from birds, their mini zoo also has wild animals on display. There is a watchtower to watch animals and birds and boating facility is also available. WBFDC has cottages for accommodation and separate picnic zones which can be booked at 03582-227727.
Rasamoti: Rasamoti picnic spot is located 20 kilometers away from Kooch Behar town within the premises of Patlakhawa forest in West Bengal. An ideal place for picnic, Rasamoti offers beautiful scenery and modern accommodation facilities for tourists on a weekend trip. Picnickers can opt for jungle safari during which they will be taken to a watchtower to enjoy the panoramic view of the forest. Wild animals like wild boar, bison, leopard, deer can be spotted from the height of the watchtower. All in all a highly recommended picnic spot by Holiday Hotspot. For booking the WBFDC bungalow call at 03582-227727.
Teen Bigha: Teen Bigha is located on Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. Bigha is unit of land measurement in Bengali and on this Teen Bigha land is situated an amusement park for the picnickers/tourists. 5 kilometers from Kooch Behar, Teen Bigha is quite famous as a border area from where people can see some parts of Bengladesh and the natives. The picnic spot is close to the park. It is double fun for picnickers because they can indulge in fun filled picnic activities, roam around the park and also watch some parts of our neighboring country. The road on Teen Bigha leads to Bangladesh from India.
Dumduma Jheel(Lake): Dumduma Jheel is an ideal picnic spot with wide stretches of land on the bank of the vast lake. Along with picnic you can also indulge in boating on the lake. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful environment along the lake and spend some enjoyable moments with your friends and family at Dumduma Jheel. The lake is enroute Jamalpur from Mathabhanga.
Goshaimari Spot: Goshaimari is a popular picnic spot in Dinhata region of West Bengal. It is a favorite among the locals because of the vast stretches of Shal forest where you can choose any spot to start picnic. There are 2 bungalows maintained by WBFDC which can be reserved by calling at 03582227726. The best time for picnic according to Holiday Hotspot is during winter.
The most famous picnic as well as weekend tour destination in North Dinajpur, West Bengal is Kulik Pakhiraloy. It is a bird watching zone where local and migratory birds can be spotted. The Rayganj Wildlife Sanctuary is also situated on the bank of Kulik River where you can stay on your short trip. The WBDTC Tourist Lodge can be booked at 03523-225915. The picnic spot is along the bank only where you can occupy any spot you like. Very close to this picnic spot is another one at Shapnikola. Here you can gather inside the jungle with your friends and family and have fun. It is a popular one among the locals. Huptiyagach is another picnic spot on the Chopra-Hoptia route which is often flocked by picnickers during winter. Cook, play, and you can also take bath in the river.
There are numerous picnic spots in South Dianjpur, West Bengal. During winter the local people gather in the picnic zones to enjoy some free time with their friends and family. One of the most favorite picnic spots for the locals is Sarenbari located on the border of Hili. Sarenbari is 20 kilometers away from Balurghat town. It is basically an Adivasi (native) settlement with natural abundance. A number of distributaries of major rivers flow through this region creating small inland space for picnic. It is indeed a unique spot to picnic with a large group.
Holiday Hotspot also recommends Dogachi, a small jungle area 6 kilometers from Balurghat as a nice picnic spot. Picnicking amidst the tall green trees is a thrilling experience. Tapandighi is also a popular picnic spot among the local people. Occupy any place on the banks in the open.
Rajdighi (Lake): As the name suggests the lake looks like a royal one because of its sheer size. A vast lake which is also home to a large number of birds both local and migratory Rajdighi is located in Malda, West Bengal. It is a favorite of the local people. During winter the area surrounding Rajdighi is crowded with people for picnic and also bird watching. You can also go boating with your group on the lake.
Pandua: Pandua in Malda, West Bengal is basically famous for its mosque. The land adjacent to the mosque is open for picnic and is usually crowded with picnic enthusiasts during winter season. Along with indulging in fun filled activities, you can explore the Pandua mosque and also the historical Adina Mosque built by Sikander Shah in 1369. The tomb of Sikander Shah is also found within the mosque premises.
Gour: Gour as Holiday Hotspot has found out is one of the historically significant places in Malda, West Bengal. During the 14th-15th centuries the land of Gour had witnessed one of the most powerful religious reformation movements of history. Gour is dotted with historical landmarks some of which are extremely popular till date. The Baroduari or Bade Sona Mosque built by Sultan Nasrat Shah in 1526, the Chika Mosque and Firoz Minar built by Sultan Saifuddin Firoz Shah in 1475 and the Daakhil Darwaza erected in 1425 are some of the famous tourist sites. There is ample space for picnic around these famous tourist spots. Gour is located on the southern side of Malda around 12 kilometers away from Malda Town.
Adina Forest: Adina Forest is close to Adina Mosque. A popular picnic spot in Malda, West Bengal the forest offers a thrilling atmosphere for the picnickers gathered here during winter season. The picnic is outside the jungle premises but picnickers are allowed to get inside the forest to explore it and also avail the boating facility. There is ample space for picnickers to occupy without reservation.