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5 Best Places to Visit near Kolkata during Monsoon

To really appreciate the beauty of the monsoon in West Bengal, you can travel and spend a relaxing holiday amidst nature bathed in drizzles.

Due to the soothing weather during the monsoon, you will have the best time of the year.

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There are several places near Kolkata that you can visit during the monsoon.

In this article, you will get to know about some of the ideal places to visit during the monsoon near Kolkata,

  1. Banalata resort
  2. Mukutmanipur
  3. Shantiniketan
  4. Garpanchkot
  5. Tajpur

Let’s see each of these places in detail…

1. Banalata resort

Banalata Resort

Banalata resort is one of the best places to visit near Kolkata during monsoons.

This resort, situated near Joypur Forest, is filled with all the rustic charm.

The peaceful ambiance is ideal to spend time with your family and friends.

Monsoon is an ideal time to visit this place as the forests flourish with more greenery.

You can also relax in the resort itself and enjoy a short walk along the well-maintained gardens.

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You can also witness a number of flora and fauna including chital deer, rabbits, ostrich, ducks, and many more.

There are facilities for fishing in the resort pond.

The resort also has all the luxurious amenities with jungle view rooms, village ambiance, car parking, children’s park, etc.

You can enjoy delicious food in the in-house restaurants.

2. Mukutmanipur

Mukutmanipur Dam, Khatra subdivision, Bankura

Mukutmanipur is the second-largest earthen dam in India.

It is surrounded by rolling hills that resemble a crown, making it the perfect retreat location during the monsoon.

This dam is located at the confluence of two rivers Kangsabati and Kumari.

Mukutmanipur is nicknamed the “Queen of Bankura”.

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The place looks no less than a haven when the black clouds cover the sky, winds blow and showers pour on the extensive water body.

Mukutmanipur is a hidden gem encircled by lush forests and hilltops.

It is blessed with a tranquil environment and a stunning view of the azure water.

You must surely include it in the “must-see” destination during the monsoon.

3. Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan, Bolpur

For those looking for a weekend retreat during monsoon, Bolpur Shantiniketan is an ideal place.

Shantiniketan, which is referred to as Tagore’s Land, is the ideal blend of natural splendor, peacefulness, beauty, and history.

Many visitors from India and outside are drawn to the Lal Mati (red soil), the lush forests of Sal, the calm atmosphere, and the allure of the neighboring Kopai River.

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By planning a trip here in monsoons, you can witness a more enchanting view of the surroundings adorned with bougainvilleas, and enjoy the aroma of fresh Lal Mati and Chhatim trees.

Many tourists come to this picturesque location to capture pictures of the entire Shantiniketan complex, which includes the buildings of Chhatimtala, Rabindra Bhavan, Kala Bhavan, Cheena Bhavan, etc.

Therefore monsoons in Shantiniketan are a symbol of beauty and serenity.

4. Garpanchkot

Biswajit Majumdar, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Garpanchkot is a historical treasure in Purulia and a beautiful location to visit during monsoons.

The beauty of the place is mesmerizing and it is sure to captivate all travelers.

The place is blessed with dense forests of tropical trees like Palash and sal that look more vibrant during monsoons.

During this time, you can experience freshness in the air.

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The emerald green beauty of the rain-shrouded valleys and the aroma of the flowers will refresh your soul and mind with peacefulness.

You can also see many ancient ruins of terracotta-style forts and Pancha Ratna temples around Garpanchkot.

Joy Chandi Pahar is also a beautiful temple of Chandi Mata in Garpanchkot.

These beautiful woods and the ancient place will really impress you during the showers.

5. Tajpur

Red crabs in Tajpur Beach

The stunning beach at Tajpur in Midnapore, which is bordered by tamarisk trees, is one of the secluded beaches in WestBengal.

If you are fond of experiencing rain on the beaches, this beach is the ideal one.

Not only can you enjoy the monsoons here, but also you can spend a wonderful time with your friends and family on this uninterrupted beach.

If you are lucky, you can also witness sunrises on the horizon.

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You can observe red crabs crawling on the sand during the day.

You can also stroll along the beach, enjoy the cool drops of rain and feel the waves touching at your feet.

You may listen to the seagulls’ franticness here at the beach at the crack of dawn.

In recent years, there are a lot of tourists visiting the beach from both India and other countries.

These are some of the popular and beautiful places to visit in West Bengal during the monsoon.

So escape from the hustles and bustles of city life and travel to these tourist spots to get filled with all the essence of nature!


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