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News  /  Published 18.06.22

Thailand pass scheme to be lifted from July

The travel graph to Thailand, the most popular international destination for Kolkatans, is showing promise with the southeast Asian country deciding to withdraw Thailand pass registration scheme from ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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

West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.22

Bid to boost Dooars tourism

Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar district administrations, along with various government departments and stakeholders of tourism industry, have started parleys on how to keep the inflow of visitors steady in...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Places  /  Published 11.06.22

Exploring the built history of Purulia, one ruin at a time

Nearby, 480 steps lead to the top of Jaichandi Hill, and along the way one can see the ruins of a tower that was once part of a signalling system connecting Kolkata to Chunar.  Location: About 4...
By Rangan Datta


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Places  /  Published 08.06.22

The altar of Sunderban’s demon king at Dhapdhapi

At the altar, sits an approximately seven-foot-tall idol of Dakshin Rai. It is dressed in a dhoti with a bandhgala style jacket and pair of boots, and several smaller idols of Dakshin Rai are placed a...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 01.06.22

Bengal govt plans to meet international airlines for direct link to Europe from Kolkata

A task force, formed with representatives of the state government, airlines and tour operators, will meet regularly to discuss passenger grievances, operational issues of airlines and how to promote d...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 29.05.22

More to the west

Rabdenste, the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim, was destroyed and the walls that remain are the ruins of the palace and chortens. It’s a 20-minute steep uphill climb to reach the ...
By Sneha Dutta

News  /  Published 26.05.22

Bus with 77 tourists falls into Odisha gorge, six from Howrah dead

Six tourists from Bengal died and 15 were critically injured after a tourist bus fell into a gorge at Kalinga Ghat in Ganjam district in Odisha, about 230km from Bhubaneswar, around 12.15am on Wednesd...
By Kinsuk Basu, Subhashish Mohanty in Kolkata, Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 26.05.22

SUV fall into Uttarakhand gorge kills five trekkers from West Bengal

The special operation group of Siliguri Metropolitan Police in association with a team of Siliguri police station on Tuesday busted an online betting racket of ongoing Indian Premier League cricket to...
By Kinsuk Basu, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kolkata


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