A part of Indiaonline network empowering local businesses
Home city guide one day trip from kolkata

One Day Trip From Kolkata

Kolkata is metro city and capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, also known as City of Palaces or City of Joy. Port of Kolkata is one of the oldest operating port is country and city is also the hub of cultural, commercial and educational center in east India. 

If you are planning for enjoyable and memorable trip, Kolkata is the right place with unbelievable sightseeing attractions including renowned and famous heritage sites. There are several places to plan one day trip from Kolkata.

Kolkata to Sunderbans

One Tour near Kolkata

Whenever traveling to Kolkata do not miss to visit largest mangrove forest, Sunderban. Lying at the mouth of the Ganges river Sunderban covers part of India and Bangladesh. The most famous animal of Sunderbans is the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is certainly a place which you should visit at least once in a life time.

How to Reach ?

Located 140 KM far from Kolkata Airport Sundarban National Park is well connected with Kolkata. Basanti High way connects Sunderbans to Kolkata. Canning Railway station is the nearest Railway station of Sundarban National Park and is located 29 KM far from the Gate way of Sundarban (i.e. Godhkhali).

Kolkata to Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan not too far from Kolkata is a must visit destination. Get to know about the works of Gurudev by visiting the world famous Vishva-Bharati University founded by him. Famous for Vishva-Bharati University it has produced famous personalities as Indira Gandhi, Satyajit Ray Amartya Sen, R. Siva Kumar to name just a few.

It has been home to great artists and musicians. Shantiniketan is located amidst lush green fields and forested land. 

How to Reach ?

Located approximately 212 km by road from Kolkata, Santiniketan is well connected by buses. From Dharmatala/Esplanade you can take a bus to reach this famous destination. It takes around 3 hours to reach Santiniketan. Numrous trains depart From Howrah and Sealdha station that connects Bolpur to Kolkata. From here you can hire a taxi to reach Santiniketan.;

Kolkata to Chandan Nagar

At a distance of 30 kilometers from Kolkata is located Chandan Nagar where one can find the remains of earlier French settlement. It has a museums which boasts of very ancient antiques which are very difficult to find anywhere in the world. 

Apart from this is the Patal-Bari which has an underground floor submerged in the Ganges. There are various places of interest in Chandernagore. You can plan your trip to Chandannagore Strand or Chandannagore Museum and Institute, Chuti park and New Digha. There are famous temples like Nritya Gopal Smriti Mandir Bishalakshmi temple to visit in this small yet beautiful city.

How to Reach ?

Ditance from Kolkata to Chandannagore is 37 km . G.T.Road or Delhi road connects it to Kolkata. You can hire a taxi from Kolkata to reach Chandannagore. Local trains from Howrah through Howrah Burdwan Eastern Railway main line connects the city to Kolkata. 

Kolkata to Digha Beach

One trip around Kolkata

Well connected with Kolkata, Digha Beach is perfect place for all those looking to enjoy the sea shores. There are Casunaria plantations on the coast which enhance the beauty of the beach. Enjoy delicious sea food and other delicious Bengali and Continental dishes amidst soothing environment. 

There are lots of things to do in Digha beach. Just like others you can also travel from Kolkata to Digha beach to witness the beauty of the nature at its fullest.

How to Reach ?

Digha is situated approximately 187 km away from Kolkata. You can board a bus from Dharmatala bus stand of Kolkata to reach Digha. It is almost a 5 hour journey from Kolkata. You can also catch Digha Kandari Express from Howrah to reach Digha station. It takes almost 4 hours to reach Digha via train.

Kolkata to Mandarmani

Popular destinations near Kolkata

Travel to Mandarmani, a small virgin beach on Bay of Bengal. Located near to Digha beach it is a small fishing harbour with tourist resorts. Enjoy the sound of sea shores amidst friendly and safe environment.

How to Reach?

From Esplanade bus stand you can board a bus to Mndarmani. The total trip from Kolkata is around 3.5 hours. State Transport Buses are popular mode of transportation to reach this famous beach. Volvo bus operated from Gariahat via Esplaned are very popular amongst all those concerned much about peace and comfort.


Kumortuli famous for artistic production of potters is a major point of attraction in the city. Here you will find the beautiful idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. Potters of Kumortuli are exported to foreign countries like; Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Russia, and USA. Nearest metro station to Kumortuli is Shobhabazar-Sutanuti.

Botanical Garden

Take our some time to visit historical Calcutta Botanical Garden where you can find some of excellent species of plants.Colonel Robert Kyd, an army officer of the British East India Company laid the foundation of Botanical Garden in 1787. 

It is also home to largest Banyan trees in world. This garden is spread on area of over 109 hectares and contains a total collection of over 12,000 plant specimens. The park is situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata and can be reached easily.

Also Read: 10-Most-Popular-Durga-Puja-Pandals-of-Kolkata, 5-Must-Buy-Items-in-Kolkata, About-Kolkata, Adventure-Sports-in-Kolkata, Arts-and-Crafts-in-Kolkata, Avani-Riverside-Mall, Bars-in-Kolkata, Auditoriums-in-Kolkata, Bars-in-Kolkata, Belur-Math-in-Kolkata, City-Center-Kolkata, Festivals-and-Fairs-in-Kolkata, Doctors-in-Kolkata, Durga-Puja-in-Kolkata, Geography-of-Kolkata, Bengali-Restaurants-in-Kolkata, Haunted-Places-in-Kolkata

Explore more about Kolkata Tourism

Major Cities You Must Know

Are you a Business Owner?

Add the products or services you offer

Promote your business on your local city site and get instant enquiries