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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Kolkata
From a leisurely trek to a thrilling parasailing dive, there are various
adventure activities fit for those who desire a taste of extreme adventure in Kolkata. Here are some that you can try within and outside the city limits:
Parasailing: There are plenty of opportunities for parasailing and paragliding in Kolkata and the outskirts of the city. The city is surrounded by quaint beaches and hilltops alike, which makes it a favourite amidst those seeking for adventure.
Kayaking: If you’re someone who enjoys the excitement of kayaking, Kolkata is the right place to be at. Kolkata’s New Town Eco Park (located well within the city limits) is equipped to provide you the adrenaline rush you’re seeking.
White water rafting: The surrounding areas of West Bengal and Kolkata are wrapped within mesmerising river Teesta. Although calm, the river’s strong currents can be seen meandering in the lush jungles of West Bengal. If you’re seeking river rafting tours, this is the place to be.
Mountain biking: Several tourists enjoy pedalling about in the Purulia district of Kolkata. Situated 4 to 5 hours away from the city, be ready to experience stunning views and advanced routes around these areas.
Wind sailing: The Hooghly river in Kolkata provides an excellent opportunity to experience the thrill of wind sailing and yachting for those who are interested in the same.
Despite being a crowded metropolitan city, Kolkata is blessed with several hill stations not too far from the city. Tourists who visit the city often find themselves heading out of town to escape the bustle and experience the natural wonders of West Bengal. Although not within the city limits, there are a few trekking routes in the surrounding areas of Kolkata that you can add into your itinerary during your visit.
Goecha La trek from Sikkim
Sandakphu trek from Darjeeling district
Yuksom Dzongri trek from Sikkim
Cherrapunji Root bridge trek from Guwahati
Singalila Ridge trek from Sikkim
The fact that Kolkata is connected so well with North East India makes it popular with visitors. Its diversified neighbourhoods provide umpteen opportunities for those bitten by the travel bug. If what you’re looking for is to spend some time reacquainting yourself with nature, here are a few popular camping destinations where you can camp at:
Shantiniketan: Situated around 165 kilometres away from the city, this small town is an excellent choice if you seek serenity.
Purulia: A five hour drive (and 250 kilometres) away from Kolkata, Purulia is an untouched hill station surrounded by lakes, forests and hills.
Shankarpur: If you’re more of a beach person, Shankarpur’s soaring Casuarina trees and charming coastline will be your instant favourite. 168 kilometres away, you can arrive here within a short five hour drive from the city.
Ajodhya Hills: Situated 210 kilometres away, Ajodhya Hills boasts of unmatched beauty and landscaping hills. Many tourists are seen pitching tents near Beria dam to spend a night out in the wilderness.
The vibrant city of Kolkata is a melting pot of culture and ethnicity. Every nook and corner of the bustling metropolitan city tells a story of its heritage. Several mythological theories find their roots within Kolkata, and it is considered to be a home of a myriad of Hindu gods. Be sure to visit a few of these temples for their elegance, magnificence and decor:
Dakshineshwar Kali temple
Chinese Kali temple
Kolkata was once best known as the party capital of India, with its fun spirit and thriving nightlife. However, much recently the stringent laws have brought forth a curfew of 11 PM as a safety measure. But rest assured, you can let your hair down and hit some of these swanky places that define the nightlife in Kolkata:
Balwant Singh Dhaba
The Bridge: floatel
Being a fast-paced metropolitan city means Kolkata is upto date with various scoops of modern life. Apart from groovy nightlife, glitzy malls and movie theatres, there are several amusement parks in Kolkata that are draws a crowd of all ages. So, take some time out from the bustle of the city to rejuvenate at some of these amusement parks:
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