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Escape the Monotony, Plan a Corporate Vacation in Kolkata


Escape the Monotony, Plan a Corporate Vacation in Kolkata

Kolkata is equal parts chaos and charming! From its busy corners to its ever-evolving markets, ‘the City of Joy’ holds plenty on offer to tourists who are ready to explore. The food, the culture, the festival, everything makes it a favourite destination for every traveller.

Working in Kolkata can be very tiring. Get a break free from this work culture to explore the areas around. Taking time off from work for vacation boosts productivity, you get some extra time to review your goals and decide where your career is going. Planning an office vacation is great it does not only bring refreshment among employees but helps in creating a strong bonding among them.

Here is the list of some stunning spots near Kolkata where you can plan your corporate vacation and get an unforgettable experience.

Diamond Harbour

Among the popular picnic spots of Kolkata, Diamond Harbour is an amazing place to spend some time. It is located at the mouth of the river Hooghly, presets a place from where you can witness the Bay of Bengal. Also, go for a boat ride, try the mouth-watering Hilsa at the nearby restaurants and also explore the abandoned Portuguese fort.


The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is one of the favourite choices of people to spend some quality time away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.  In this region, you will find river delta, national park, tiger reserve, mangrove forests and amazing resorts to stay.


An ideal weekend getaway, Bardhaman holds everything from religion, nature to man-made marvels that make it a perfect holiday vacation. This unique Bengali town has a flair that you cannot find anywhere else. Spend a day at Gopal Bagh, witness deer in the natural environment at Deer Park and experience the architectural prosperity at Rajbati.

Victoria Memorial

Built-in 1921, Victoria Memorial is a famous tourist spot in Kolkata. It is an imposing white building currently serving as a museum. The name was taken after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. This museum houses a collection from the British Colonial period, including the number of beautiful paintings, books, and sculptures.

Taki Golpata Forest

If you wish to spend some time in a peaceful environment, go to Taki Golpata Forest. Although it is among the least known places around Kolkata, this places flourishes with an abundance of Golpatar and Sudari trees. Lying on the fringes of the Bangladeshi border, the Ichhamati River separates it from India. You can enjoy a boat ride on the river and get as close to Bangladesh as you can or take some rest in a Bagan Bari near the banks. Don’t forget to visit the ruins of zamindar houses, Ramakrishnan Missions, Kuleshwari Kali temple, Jora Shiv Temple when you are going to this place. 


The quaint beach town, Bakkhali is widely famous for its long stretches of clean beaches. When city life gets too much to bear, it is one of the best places you can visit near Kolkata with your office employees. Don’t forget to indulge in the local cuisine of the area. The best part about this place is that it is fuss-free and you can enjoy the solitude here.


Located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, Tarapith is popular as the temple town, it has tantric Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Tara. This temple is built in red bricks and beautiful arches and minimally coloured arches and minimally coloured designs and patterns adorn it. People having an interest in learning about different cultural beliefs and practices, should visit this place.


Located at the confluence of river Ganga & Jalangi, Mayapur is a major place of pilgrimage in West Bengal, especially amongst the devotees of Lord Krishna. The famous ISKCON Temple has its headquarters in Mayapur attracting devotees from all over the world. Apart from its religious places, this spiritual center has also various picturesque locations and always provides tranquillity to its visitors.


Situated between two well-known towns of Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet weekend getaway. It is home to pristine beaches, peaceful sandy shores, placid waters, red crabs and many more. Spend a relaxing day enjoying delicious seafood, or taking long walks on the less-crowded beach or engaged in different water sports and fun water activities.


Recently emerged as a tourist destination of West Bengal, Bankura is famous for its cultural heritage and traditional wealth that you can see in the form of Bengali paintings, music and other forms of art. The subunit Hills are popular here for their natural spring, the rocky trails; it attracts adventure enthusiasts.

At first glance, it may look that there are limited choices for places to visit near Kolkata but West Bengal is a treasure trove of destinations for those who love to travel. So plan your tour to Kolkata and nearby places and enjoy the wonderful visits, delicious cuisine, nature’s treasures, etc.

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