Durga Pujo is a time of festivities, but there are many who enjoy a quiet one, away from all the hustle bustle of the crowd in Kolkata. For them going on a short vacation is the perfect option!
This time, Durga Pujo falls on a weekend and many are packing their bags already to head out for those two days! Well if you want to take a break from the crowded city streets in the weekends, then here are some great options that you can explore, near the city:
This is a favourite weekend getaway for many Kolkatans. If you want to take a breather from the crowd, then you can definitely try this one out. Not more than two and a half hours by train away from the city, Shantiniketan promises to gift you a quiet pujo.
The Denmark Tavern, Serampore
Located right on the banks of the Ganges with a lovely view of the river, the Denmark Tavern is a recently renovated structure which not only has a lovely restaurant but also offers accommodations for the night. About an hour and a half car ride from the city and you will be away from the din!
If you want to move a bit closer to nature at its best, then pack your bags and head for Sunderban. Enjoy a launch ride on the river while you try to spot tigers. Fresh food and a quiet time in nature is what Sunderban has in hold for you.
In for some quiet beach time relaxation? Well then Bakkhali is the place to head out to for the Pujos. Do try out the sea food here!
Travel about 145kms away from the city and you will reach Junput – a weekend getaway relatively unknown and unexplored. The tranquil waters of the Bay of Bengal add a different measure to the beauty of the place, making it ideal for spending a quiet time.
You will be spoilt for choices when it comes to finding places to visit during the weekends. So, plan, pack and enjoy a Durga Pujo away from the city crowd!