Monsoon Drive-In West Bengal
There was a time when Kolkata looked most beautiful during the monsoon season. But in a few years, the city was transformed into a concrete jungle. Greenery gave way to waterlogging and traffic jams on the roads, making life difficult. This season, skip the hustle and bustle of the city for rural serenity with one of these five getaways. All you have to do is relax in a resort, stroll through the villages or just watch the sea for hours. Swallow the gloom of the monsoon with the sweetness of nature.
1. Jamuna Dighi
- Distance From Kharagpur Is Approx. 195Km Via NH-14.
- Distance From Kolkata Is Approx. 145km Via NH19
- Google Map: Jamunadighi
If you want to enjoy a quiet weekend, look no further than Jamuna Dighi in the Burdwan district. Arrive early to enjoy a day trip, in broad daylight, just two hours by train from Kolkata. The lush green fields are drenched in calm and remove all worries. The deciduous Bhalki forest is just an hour’s drive away and is famous for Bhalkimachan, a huge man-made lake in the middle of the forest. Enjoy migratory birdwatching.
2. Dhangikusum Waterfall
- Distance From IIT Kharagpur Is Approx. 99km Via SH-5.
- Distance From Kolkata Is Approx. 225km Via NH-16.
- Google Map: Dhangikusum Waterfall
If you want to enjoy trekking, look no further than Dhangikusum Waterfall in the Jhargram district. Arrive early to enjoy a day trip, in broad daylight. The hills and springs of the Dhangikusum near the Jharkhand border are like a canvas. In the afternoon, Dhangikusum became like the magic of the setting sun in the lap of the mountains. To reach the Dhangikusum waterfall in the Belpahari block, adventure tourists have to climb up and down the rocks in the jungle.
3. Tajpur Sea Beach
- Distance From IIT Kharagpur Is Approx. 105km Via SH-5.
- Distance From Kolkata Is Approx. 172km Via NH-16.
- Google Map: Tajpur Sea Beach
Tajpur, located in the East Midnapore district of West Bengal, is one of the hidden beach destinations in India. The main attraction of Tajpur is its beautiful beach which is covered with dense tamarind trees. During the day, you will see the sand covered with red crabs. The place has 1400 acres of land specially dedicated for fish farming and fish farming. A walk around the city will take you to one of the many fish farms here. You can use this opportunity to understand more about life, culture, and traditions here.
4. Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur
- Distance From IIT Kharagpur Is Approx. 95Km Via NH-14.
- Distance From Kolkata Is Approx. 145km Via Dankuni Rd and SH-2
- Google Map: Bishnupur
There are 12 Terracotta Temples Active right now. Bishnupur (Vishnupur) in Bankura district of West Bengal, gets its name from Lord Vishnu, the deity of the Vaishnavite Malla Kings who ruled it. Bishnupur’s glorious past is emulated in its traditional architecture and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving. The town prospered in the 17th and 18th centuries and was the capital of the Malla kingdom. Under the Malla kings, Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture involving the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work. Bishnupur is also known for its traditional handloom saris as well as terracotta pottery, artifacts and jewelry, and the Bishnupur school of painting.
5. Gangani – Grand Canyon of Bengal
- Distance From IIT Kharagpur Is Approx. 70Km Via NH-14.
- Distance From Kolkata Is Approx. 139 km Via Ahilyabai Holkar Rd/Bankura – Beliator – Sonamukhi – Khandaghosh – Nischintapur Rd/Champadanga-Dankuni Rd and Garhbeta – Kamarpukur Rd
- Google Map: Gangani
Gangani (Gongoni), which is popularly known as the “Grand Canyon of Bengal” is located near the small town “Garhbeta” of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal. The place is situated on the banks of river Shilabati which is locally known as “Shilai River”. Gangani is locally known as “Gangani Danga” or “Gangani Khola”. Just a few hours away from Kharagpur and Kolkata, Gangani is a destination that brings together a stunning combination of lush green forests, sandstone hills, and fertile river banks. When the monsoon arrives, the Silabati River can be seen flowing through the Gangani (Gongoni) Gorge, which is known to resemble the Grand Canyon of Arizona.
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