Stunning Master Guide to Kolkata’s Wonderful Weekend Picnic Spots

Are you looking for a one day picnic spot or weekends getaway to chill with your family or friends? What about some recreational activities or a lazy weekend into some resorts and amidst the nature’s lap?

Weekend getaways are becoming more in demand due to the hectic work schedule of the office goers during the week. Thus, for relaxation and family time, people are searching for several places in the outskirts of the city to get a relief from the stressful life.

Here is a list of few of the most famous picnic spots and resorts not far away from the ‘City of Joy’, one can head to in the weekend or even during the weekdays.

1. Falta:

Located on the banks of river Hooghly in the district of South 24 Paraganas, Falta is just 50 km away from Kolkata. It has a rich history which dates back to the time of the East India Company. It was a crucial port city during the British empire and now provides a fascinating sightseeing for the tourists who wants to have picnic for a day.

It was also a Buddhist centre a several decades back and is a beautiful place to visit. It is the place where river Damodar meets river Hooghly providing a breathtaking sight for the tourists. As the entire town is grown along the river, one can take leisure walks around the river and enjoy the serenity.

Ritz Riveria, Falta

There are also several parks where one can enjoy rides amidst nature. One of the famous attractions of the place is The Bose Bigyan Mandir, the farmhouse of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose who used to live in Falta.

One can also take a boat ride in the river and enjoy evening breeze. There are few resorts that provide Suites, Deluxe rooms and Standard rooms with several amenities like free parking, children park, lush lawns and can be booked for both family and corporate clients.

2. Palm Village Resort:

If someone is looking for a day outing in some resort, then Palm Village Resort is a great option for them. The resort surrounded by natural beauty is located in Bishnupur, Diamond Harbour Road in South 24 Paraganas. Palm Village is perfect for a weekend destination from the bustles of the city life amidst the nature and its scenic beauty.

Palm Village Resort

It provides a different perspective to urban life of Kolkata and is preferred by foreigners as well. The resort offers accommodation in six different categories consisting of Super Deluxe Rooms, AC cottages, Standard rooms both AC and non AC, Suites and executive rooms to various clients within a proper budget range.

There are several modern amenities like swimming pools, children’s park, indoor games, lush green lawns, conference hall and parking along with multi cuisine restaurants. The room rates starts from Rs 2,200 per night for a couple. 

3. Crossindia Cruises:

What about a breakfast and an evening snack with the view of setting sun by the Ganges or may be a lunch or dinner date in a cruise? Cruises are an all-time enthralling experience. Crossindia Cruises are an event based company which provides wonderful cruise experiences at very affordable rates starting from Rs 1000 plus taxes for breakfast and evening snack and Rs 1500 plus taxes for lunch and dinner.

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It operates in river Hooghly and also conducts corporate parties, weddings, engagements and birthday parties. They organize cruise events on a number of ships and can accommodate upto 250 people approx. They accept bookings before 24 hours for the daily cruises and 1 month before for the private parties.

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Celebrating the best events of life amidst the river Ganga in a cruise is nothing short of a fairy tale as one gets to enjoy the amazing scenic beauty with some lovely music playing in the background and the entire cruise decorated with lights and balloons.

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4. Resort Ibiza:

Ibiza Resort is a great option for a weekend gateway. It also acts as a corporate picnic spot. Located in the Diamond Harbour near Amtala, although a bit in the outskirts of the city, Ibiza Resort is surely one of the suggested go to place for spending quality time with family and relaxing after an entire week of hectic schedule.

ibiza

One can have fun with friends in the swimming pool and participate in the various indoor and outdoor games that they offer like basketball, football, chess, carom and recreational activities.

People can enjoy boating and dine in the Indo- Chinese buffets and relish in the bar with some drinks. The luxurious resort which is over a large acre of land provides modern conveniences like spa, gym, banquets and conference halls for corporate parties with exquisite interiors, library, nightclub and DJs and the prices start from Rs 5,500 per night with check in and check out at 1 PM and 11 AM respectively.

5. Gadiara:

Gadiara which is located in the Howrah District is 96 km away from Kolkata. The spot which is the confluence of Damodar, Hooghly and Roopnarayan rivers is one of the best tourist attractions for its scenic beauty and perfect for a day’s outing.

3.Country Roads, Gadiara

People can visit ruins of the Mornington Point Fort built by Lord Clive and enjoy the serenity of the place. The evening leisure walks by the river is also preferable or tourists can enjoy the boat ride and the calmness of environment.

6. Ganga Kutir:

Ganga Kutir is one of the few best resorts of Raichak for people who want to spend a weekend away from the city commotion. The price range is nearly Rs 9000 for 2 adults and it has a pool to chill along with spa services. The check in and check out is usually at 1 PM and 11 AM and they also offer free parking area.

ganga kutir

There is a health club, night club as well as a children club with a garden to enjoy the nature. The resort is four star rated and has a river view. One can enjoy lovely river sight and the cool breeze and cycle along the river bank.

The Sonar Tori which is a Bengali cuisine restaurant conserves the natural elements and offers a party terrace and pool cottages of two types.  However, the tourists with pets should be aware that no pets are allowed within the premises. It is just 50 kms away from the city of joy and hardly takes 90 minutes to reach.

7. Vedic Village:

Vedic Village is one of the most famous resorts one can visit for one day and can be a great place for weekend escapes from the city. Located in Rajarhat area of Kolkata, just 15 km away from the Dumdum Airport, Vedic Village has been the latest favorite day outing resort for the corporate people to spend some lovely relaxing holiday and have recreations.

The resort is spread across sprawling 150 acres of greenery and has loads of amenities to offer to its tourists and customers. The rooms are of several categories and start from a range near about Rs 4,800 for a day with its check in and check out timing at 2 PM and 11 AM respectively.

vedic village

The extensive premise is a true nature lover’s destination with spa facilities and swimming pool. There is an array of outdoor facilities one can indulge in like horse riding, archery, biking or indoor activities including carom, table tennis, board games or library to add to the fun experiences.

It is definitely a recommendable destination for corporate meetings, weekend getaways, weddings and anniversary celebrations.

8. Taki:

For people looking for a one day picnic spot in the outskirts of Kolkata to have some fun filled day along a river bank can visit to Taki which is just 80 km away from the city. Located on the bank of Ichamati river, Taki is the place with divine beauty. The river bank is a special attraction and separates India from Bangladesh.

Although the place is famous for its immersion of Durga idol in Dashami from both the countries and draw a lot of tourist for its scenic beauty, one can head to the river bank destination at any time of the year to spend an entire day along the banks and enjoy the boat rides. The small town of Taki is a yearlong get away escape and is an extremely serene place.

itachuna Rajbari, Taki

Apart from the mid river experiences, one can also visit the ruins of zamindar houses, 300 years old Jora Shib Mandir, Ramkrishna Missions, Kuleshwari Kali Temple, Golpatar jungle and General Shankar Roychowdhury’s adi bari. The river ride with golpatar jungle on both the sides is amazing but one needs to carry a government identity proof for Taki being a border area has a lot of security issues.

There are a lot of resorts and hotels one can accommodate into for a weekend or a day and have an entire day outing along the river bank.

9. Lake Land Country Club:

Situated just 13 km away from the Esplanade area, the residency of Lake Land Country Club offers a weekend escape for anyone who wants to get an experience of leisure and from the city commotion. The amenities offered by the resort is quite attractive at low price whose range starts as low at Rs 1,500.

9.Lake Land Country Club

People can enjoy the day outing with some outdoor facilities like golf and various sports and beat the summer heat and chill in the swimming pool with family and friends.

They also offer social and corporate event gatherings in the banquet hall with free parking. Medical emergencies can be well attained by the health club of the resort and fitness freaks can even avail the fitness club. Lake Land Country Club is nearby weekend destination to spend a lazy day out at an affordable rate.

10. Mandarmani:

Mandarmani is the latest weekend escapes for the people just next to Digha. Not a faraway place from Digha, Mandarmani beach has attracted a number of tourists in recent years. The beach located just 200 kms from Kolkata is not only a weekend getaway but a one day spot for picnic or trip as well.

mandarmani

The Purba Midnapur district of Bengal, Mandarmani offers an array of beach activities with 13 km motorable beach. The lovely time by the seaside listening to the waves crashing into the boulders or a lazy walk along the pristine sea beach during the sunsets can be the ultimate relaxation destination.

The visit to Mohona and activities like biking and ropeway are the other interests of the tourists. Being a recent tourist destination spot, Mandarmani is coming up with a number of new resorts and it starts from price as low as Rs 1000 per night. One can head towards Digha or Shankarpur which are not very far from Mandarmani after spending a day in the beach.

11. Raichak:

Raichak is one day spot destination for people who wants to flee within 50 km from Kolkata.

The small town of Diamond Harbour located by the river Ganges is a place to explore few interesting things like the Fort which was built several decades back to keep a check on the Hooghly River and the state of ruins was restored in the recent times and converted into a hotel now known as the Raichak fort is surely one of the enthralling tourist spot with its Anglo Indian architecture along with the traces of British and French styles.

10. Ffort Raichak

Being on the river bank, Raichak provides tourists with soothing river sails and a slothful time in enjoying the scenic beauty and the cool breeze in the evening. There is a lighthouse nearby to the fort which is now dysfunctional is a sightseeing spot. With a number of lavishing resorts, Raichak can be on the list of weekend ventures at affordable budget starting at around Rs 5000.

 

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