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Places  /  Published 25.07.22

Terracotta tales, a Vivekananda connection and more at Antpur

Travel details: Antpur is 64km from Kolkata by road. From Kolkata, take the route to Dankuni via Baranagar, Dunlop and Dakhineswar. At Dankuni, take a left to Haripal via Mosat and left again from ...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 16.06.22

Day trip: Village and temple-hopping in Amta, Howrah

Travel details: Amta is about 50km/2hr from Kolkata by road. You can also take the train to Amta from Howrah, and then hire a car or a toto from the station to tour the villages. Driving from Kolka...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 17.05.22

Day trip: The Bridgerton-esque estates of North 24 Parganas' Dhanyakuria village

Buses going from Ultadanga to Basirhat via Barasat and Berachampa can take you to Dhanyakuria The nearest railhead is Kankra Mirzanagar on the Sealdah – Hasnabad line. Local conveyances are a...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 05.04.22

Touring the terracotta temples near Santiniketan, Part II

For lovers of history and art, these heritage routes from Bolpur make for an enriching experience and add something new to a favourite getaway. ...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 04.04.22

Touring the terracotta temples near Santiniketan

The exquisite terracotta panels of the temples are works of art that paint a picture of life, events and art of the 19th century. In one of the base panels, a naval gunfight plays out between two ship...
By Amitabha Gupta

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Places  /  Published 14.03.22

Forests, ferries and a natural paradise at Kaikhali

Kaikhali is about 80km from Kolkata by road. The nearest railway station is Joynagar-Majilpur.  When driving, it is advisable to start early to avoid traffic. Head towards Baruipur and take th...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 24.02.22

Set off on a musical journey to Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Bannabagram is in Ausgram of East Burdwan district, about four hours from Kolkata by road. Email toureast@banglanatak.com or call them on +91 8420106396 for bookings. A visit to Bannabagram  ...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 21.02.22

Natungram: The village of the wooden owl

How to go: Natungram is about 150 km by road from Kolkata, perfect for a day trip. The nearest railway stations are Katwa and Aghradwip. Stay: One can explore the newly set up Resource Centre by th...
By Chaiti Mitra

Places  /  Published 16.02.22

Bear-hunting platform or British survey tower? The mystery behind Bhalki Machan

By train: Bhalki Machan can be reached by most trains on the Howrah-Asansol route of Eastern Railway. Mankar (11 km away) is the closest station. A rickshaw can be hired from here to reach Bhalki...
By Rangan Datta



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