The Best Weekend Getaways From Kolkata

Chandipur Beach
Chandipur Beach | © Surjapolleywiki / WikiCommons
Sridevi Nambiar

Here are your best options if you are looking for a relaxing break from the chaos of Kolkata. From quiet beach towns to picturesque hill stations, there’s something for everyone on this list of weekend getaways from the City of Joy.


This peaceful seaside town is host to a peculiar phenomenon—where the sea recedes by as much as five kilometers (3.1 miles) every day, only to return to its original form. About four hours outside Kolkata, this beach is home to incredible marine biodiversity and is an excellent getaway if you are looking for a quieter beach than the popular Digha.

Chandipur, Odisha, India

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