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Tourist Places near Kolkata

Whenever visiting Kolkata do not miss visiting nearby popular tourist destinations.There are lots of tourist places near Kolkata to enchant you. From beaches to national park and historical sites, there are lot of options to explore. 

Popular ones like Digha beach, mangrove forests of Sunderbans, Serampore, Shantiniketan , witnesses influx of tourists throughout the year.

Digha Beach

Best Tourist Place near Kolkata

The most popular tourist place near Kolkata and perfect place for all those looking to enjoy the sea shores. Well connected with Kolkata, this place was referred in the letter of Warren Hastings as ‘The Brighton of the East’. 

Enjoy the picturesque scene of sunrise and the sunset in the company of your loved ones. Enjoy delicious sea food and other delicious Bengali and Continental dishes amidst soothing environment.


Take your time to visit Shantiniketan, the land of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Famous for Vishva-Bharati University, it is located amidst green lushy fields and forested land. It is an ideal destination to spend quality time away from the hustle-bustle of the city life.

The Sunderbans

Forest near Kolkata

Travel to Sunderbans and witness the richness of Mother Nature. A pioneering tourist destination near Kolkata, the park is home to Royal Bengal Tiger. Get the view of Mangrove Forest, and the marshy lands. Spot reptiles, monkeys, birds of various species. 

Today this national park near Kolkata is attracting tourists from every quarter of the world. Sunderban is certainly a place which you should visit at least once in a life time.


You can find the imprints of Portuguese in Bandel located near Kolkata. Portuguese church popularly known as ‘Bandel Church’ is famous world over for its rich architectural designs. 

The church entrance has a statue of Mother Mary and Jesus sitting on a boat. The balcony on the top floor has a scenic view of the Jubilee bridge which is one of the oldest operational rail bridges of the world. 

Apart from these, is a structure popularly known as ‘Imambara’ built in the memory of philanthropist Hazi Mohammad Mohsi which is also a must visit.


Tourist Places in Serampore near Kolkata

The place is famous for education activities during the British period and also Serampore college.  The first Bengali newspaper ‘Samachar Darpan has its origin here. 

The Rath Jatra of Mahesh is also a very famous festival here – the second oldest in the country after the one in Puri. 

Serampore Rajbari, Radhaballav Temple, Serampore College, Ganga ghat, B. P. Dey Street market area are some of the famous tourist spots in Serampore.

Chandan Nagar

Get the glimpses of French settlement at Chandan Nagar. Located around 30 kilometers away from Kolkata, this place has its own unique identity. 

The Chandannagore Museum and Institute with its collection of French antiques like cannons used in Anglo-French war, wooden furniture of 18th century, etc. 

Other popular places of interest includes Chuti park, Patal-Bari, Chandannagore Strand. Here you can find popular religious destinations including The Sacred Heart Church, Nandadulal Temple, Bishalakshmi temple and many others.

Thus, there are several tourist places near Kolkata where one can relax, pray, appreciate and experience the flavors of the entire country.

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