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Top 6 Off-Beat Destinations From Kolkata You Need To Take

The city of Kolkata is not only known for its delicious roshugullas and colorful Durga Pujo festivities, but the city of joy also offers some of the best and off-beat destinations that will give a boost to your hidden traveler. Therefore, in this article, we will talk about the top 6 off-beat destinations from Kolkata that you need to take in 2022.

Kolkata at night

From mountains to beaches and undiscovered villages, we will be touching upon every aspect of travel in this article that will make your trip to Kolkata memorable. So, get ready to delve into the world of off-beat destinations from Kolkata that should be at the top of your bucket list in 2022.

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Top 6 Off-Beat Destinations from Kolkata

1. Bagora- North Bengal

off-beat destinations from Kolkata

Mist, mountains, and peace! This is what Bagora in North Bengal is all about. A serene yet beautiful hamlet located at an altitude of 7, 150 ft above sea level. Bagora is the best place to relax, and unwind. The mountains and the lush greenery all around are something that lends this place a look of a gorgeous and captivating painting.
An ideal place for you to explore with your kids and see what a quiet village looks like. The best part about this place is that no one is in a hurry, so you can enjoy your travel to Bagora by soaking up the freshness and the vibes it has in store for you.

Distance from Kolkata- 600 km.

Best time to visit- Throughout the year.

Things to do- Visit the zoo, walk through the village, and bird watching.

2. Bhalukhop- North Bengal

Bhalukhop- North Bengal

Another off-beat destination from Kolkata you cannot miss is Bhalukhop nestled in North Bengal. It is a small and quiet village that is located near Kalimpong. It offers gorgeous views of the Kanchenjunga Ranges. Located at a height of 5,300 ft, the village is the ideal location for people seeking solace and peace.

You and your kids can start your morning with the chirping of the birds, breathe some fresh air, and roam around the village thereby admiring the beauty of your surroundings. The Delo Park and Viewpoint, Buddha statue, Hanuman temple, and Guru Padmasambhava statue can be easily reached within 10 km.

Distance from Kolkata- 624 km.

Best time to visit- Throughout the year.

Things to do- Visit Delo Hill, Buddha Statue, Hanuman Temple, and explore nature.

3. Borong-Sikkim

Borong-Sikkim

Borong is the heaven of peace and tranquility where you will get to witness the magic and the beauty of the Himalayan ranges. The best part about the stay in Borong is the well-constructed wooden cottages that will offer some picturesque views and a comforting stay.

You can easily see the Pandim, Narsing, and the Sinochlu mountain ranges that will make your trip to Borong memorable. Well, that’s not it! The serene paradise is also famous for its hot springs on the bank of the Rangit river. These hot water springs are also known as ‘Tsa-Chu’ and are said to possess medical and healing properties.

Distance from Kolkata- 680 km.

The best time to visit is- October to May.

Things to do- Visit the hot water springs, local monasteries, and bird watching.

4. Charkhole- North Bengal

Charkhole- North Bengal

Charkhole in North Bengal is not only a beautiful place but also an underrated off-beat destination from Kolkata. In literal terms, a nature’s paradise, and there is no doubt about the fact that Charkhole is like nature’s painting on the canvas.

The village is located at a distance of 34km away from Kalimpong and it is well-known for its untouched natural beauty.

It is advisable to visit Charkhole during the winter season as the skies are clear and trust us that you will get to witness the majestic views of the Kanchenjunga ranges. Exotic Himalayan birds, orchids, and colorful flowers are what will make your trip to Charkhole complete.

Distance from Kolkata– 625 km.

The best time to visit is- October to May.

Things to do- Village walk, bird-watching, and nature exploration.

5. Dawaipani- North Bengal

Dawaipani- North Bengal

Another hidden gem that you must explore from Kolkata is Dawapani. A quiet village located within the Himalayan ranges that offer peaceful views of the surroundings.

This off-beat yet serene village is located at a distance of only 15 km from Darjeeling. Dawaipani offers gorgeous yet stunning panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga ranges.

Well not only that, the village is surrounded by lush green forests that are well-completed with Himalayan flora and fauna. It is the perfect place for spending quality time with your kids and family.

Distance from Kolkata- 624 km.

The best time to visit is- September to May.

Things to do- Witness the majestic Himalayan views, hiking, and bird-watching.

6. Ravangla- Sikkim

Ravangla- Sikkim

Ravangla is a small village located at an altitude of 7,000 ft between the Maenam and Tendong hills. Well, Ravangla has now transformed into a nature hut that also offers a magical snow view and tranquility.

It was only recently that Ravangla was discovered as an off-beat destination based out in South Sikkim. It is a great place for the admirers of nature and we can assure you that your kids will love this little yet beautiful hamlet.

Distance from Kolkata- 125 km.

The best time to visit is- February to May.

Things to do- Perfect place for short treks, and bird-watching.

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Takeaway

So, there are the top 6 off-beat destinations from Kolkata that should be at the top of your bucket list in 2022. The best part about these off-beat destinations from Kolkata is that they are untouched and unfiltered. So, you will get to experience the real beauty of mother nature. Traveling is the best therapy and there is no doubt about the fact that your trip to these unique yet gorgeous off-beat locations from Kolkata will be the best therapy that you must undertake in 2022.
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WRITTEN BY:
Ridhi Dogra

Hi Friends! I am Ridhi Dogra.
I am working as a Content Writer with PiggyRide. I graduated from Delhi University with a bachelor's degree in Home Science and I did my post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University. I am an avid reader, a passionate traveler, and a movie buff.

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I must say a very well written article. Moreover, you have put in a good amount of research into it. Keep it up Ridhi.