Top 11 Amazing Picnic Spots in Kolkata

Bongs and outings are inseparable. We need to travel from time to time to stay fit and fine. But, as we all know, time is a restraint, family outings and gatherings have become rare. Thanks to our busy schedule, we hardly get time for a family get-together. Only during long vacations like winter holidays, festivals, and new year we take holidays together. The only solution to this problem is – PICNIC! Picnic is the best way to spend quality time with your family and friends for a day.

For relaxation and family time, people are searching for several places in and around the outskirts of the city to get a relief from the stressful life. Kolkata has many beautiful picnic spots and here is the list of places you can go for your next family picnic or to chill with friends.

1. Crossindia Cruises:

What about breakfast and an evening snack with a view of the setting sun by the Ganges or maybe a lunch or dinner date on a cruise? Cruises are enthralling experiences especially with loved ones. Crossindia Cruises is a platform which provides wonderful cruise experiences at affordable rates starting from Rs 1000/- plus taxes for breakfast and evening snacks and Rs 1500/- plus taxes for lunch and dinner. It operates on river Hooghly and also conducts corporate parties, weddings, engagements and birthday parties. They organize cruise events on a number of ships and can accommodate 250 people approx. 

So whether you are celebrating special events or just want to spend some quality time with your family or friends, a cruise on river Ganges is the perfect getaway from the bustle of city life. Enjoy amazing scenic beauty with some lovely music playing in the background with the entire cruise to yourself.

  Couple Cruise

Paramhamsa

Book your seats now for a weekend dinner with your family or partner.

2. 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 East India Company. It was a crucial port city during the British empire and now provides a fascinating sightseeing for 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 with 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. There are also several parks where one can enjoy the rides. One of the famous attractions of the place apart from the river bank 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 the evening breeze. There are few resorts that provide suites, deluxe rooms and standard rooms with several amenities like free parking, children’s park, lush lawns and can be booked for both family and corporate clients.

Ritz Riveria, Falta

3. Gadiara:

Gadiara is a picnic spot which is located in Howrah District, 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. People can visit ruins of Mornington Point Fort built by Lord Clive to protect the entrance of the river from the pirates 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 the environment. 

3.Country Roads, Gadiara

4. Resort Ibiza:

One of the great weekend getaway options is Ibiza Resort. It also provides corporate picnic spot. Located in 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. One can have fun with friends in the swimming pool and participate in various indoor and outdoor games such as basketball, football, chess, carom and other recreational activities.

People can enjoy boating and dine in the Indo- Chinese restaurant and relish in the bar with 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 to its customers and the range start from Rs 5,500 per night with check in and check out at 1:00 pm and 11:00 am respectively.

5. 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 pool along with spa services. There is a health club, night club as well as a children’s club with a garden. The resort is four star rated and has a river view. One can enjoy the lovely river sight and the cool breeze and cycle along the river bank. 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 and hardly takes 90 minutes to reach.

Ganga Kutir

6. Vedic Village:

Vedic Village is one of the most famous resorts one can visit and can be a great place for weekend escapes from the city. Located in Rajarhat area of Kolkata, just 15 km away from Dumdum Airport, Vedic Village has been the latest favorite day outing resort mostly for corporate people to spend some lovely relaxing holiday and have recreations. The resort is spread across a sprawling 150 acres of greenery and has a number of amenities to offer to its tourists and customers. The rooms are of several categories and start at a price of Rs 4,800 for a day with its check in and check out timing at 2:00 pm and 11:00 am respectively.

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 into such as horse riding, archery, biking or indoor activities including carom, table tennis, board games or in the library to add to the fun experiences. It is definitely a recommended destination for corporate meetings, weekend getaways, weddings and anniversary celebrations.

Vedic Village

7. Taki:

For people looking for one day picnic spot in the outskirts of Kolkata to have some fun filled day can visit Taki which is just 80 kms away from the city. Located on the bank of Ichamati river, Taki is a place with natural beauty. The river bank is the one and the 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 getaway escape and is an extremely serene place. 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 along Golpatar jungle on both sides is amazing but one needs to carry a government identity proof as 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 day or weekend.

itachuna Rajbari, Taki

8. Lake Land Country Club:

Situated just 13 km away from Esplanade area, the residency of Lake Land Country Club offers a weekend escape from the city. The amenities offered by the resort is quite attractive and starts as low as Rs 1,500. People can enjoy the day outing with 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 banquet hall and free parking. Medical emergencies can be well attained by the health club of the resort and fitness freaks can avail fitness club services. 

9.Lake Land Country Club

9. Mandarmani:

Mandarmani is the perfect weekend escape for people just next to Digha. It’s beach has attracted a number of tourists in the recent years. The beach located just 200 kms from Kolkata is not only a weekend getaway but people go there for day trips as well. Located in Purba Midnapur district of Bengal, Mandarmani offers an array of beach activities with 13 kms motorable beach area.

Lovely time by the seaside listening to waves crashing into the boulders or a lazy walk along the pristine sea beach during the sunsets can be ideal relaxation in the weekend. The visit to the 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 the price range of as low as 1000 per night. One can head towards Digha or Shankarpur which are not very far from Mandarmani after spending a day in the beach. 

10. Raichak:

If you want to flee away from Kolkata for a weekend, Raichak is the ideal destination. Located 50 kms from Kolkata, it is situated in the small town of Diamond Harbor. It is a nice place to explore interesting things like F Fort which was built several decades back. In the recent times, the state of ruins was restored and converted into a hotel now known as the Raichak Fort. It surely is an enthralling spot with its Anglo-Indian architecture along with traces of British and French styles.

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

10. Ffort Raichak

11. Palm Village Resort:

If you are looking to spend a day at some resort, then Palm Village is a good option for you. The resort surrounded by natural beauty is located in Bishnupur, Diamond Harbour Road in South 24 Paraganas. Being a day outing resort, Palm Village is perfect for a weekend from the bustles of the city life amidst nature and scenic beauty. It provides a different perspective to the 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 within various 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 as low as Rs 2,200 for a night.

Palm Village Resort

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