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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Picnic spots in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal


Looking for picnic spots in North 24 Parganas district, near Kolkata? Want to spend the weekend in the lap of nature? Read this article to know about the famous picnic spots in North 24 Parganas district, how to reach the picnic spots from Kolkata and main attractions of the picnic spots.

North 24 Parganas has the all resources to attract visitors with its’ natural beauty. River, dense forest, greenery, scenic beauty attracts tourists here. During winter, people from Kolkata and different corners of West Bengal come here for weekday relaxation, picnic. Here are some famous picnic spots in North 24 Parganas district with detain information are given.


 Machranga Dweep  – picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata

Machranga Dweep

Machranga Dweep or Machranga Island of North 24 Parganas district is a small islet on the River Ichamati.  Taki and Hasnabad are near to Machranga Dweep It is a famous picnic spot in North 24 Paraganas and during winter people from different locations including Kolkata come here for picnic.

Machhranga Deep is situated near the confluence of the Rivers Ichhamati and Vasa. Hasnabad Panchayat Samity maintains a number of picnic spots and a two-storeyed bungalow on the island. Machranga Dweep is located near Kolkata and that is one of the main reasons behind the popularity of Machranga Dweep as a weekend picnic spot.

For booking a picnic spot, contact Hasnabad Panchayat Samity, PO Hasnabad, District: North  24 Parganas.

 How to reach Machranga Dweep


 One has to reach first Hasanabad. Hasanabad is 75 km from Sealdah and Sealdah to Hasanabad trains are available in frequent intervals from Sealdah rail station.

Private buses are available from Esplanade to reach Hasanabad.

From Hasanabad rail station or bus terminus, go to Hasanabad Ferry Ghat. From the Ferry Ghat, ferry service for Machranga Dweep is available. Machranga Dweep has a nominal entry fee.

One can reach Machranga Dweep via Taki also. By train or by bus, reach Taki and from there Jetty Ghat of Taki. From the Taki Jetty Ghat, one can reach Machranga Dweep by river.

 Night stay at Machranga Dweep – hotels and lodges


There are many lodges and guest houses at and near Machranga Dweep. Some of them are listed below:

Nripendra Atithisala, under the Taki Municipality. Location of the atithisala is: Taki Uttar Bari, PO Taki, North 24 Parganas.

There are many other guest houses like Suhasini Guest House, Taki Tourist Bungalow, Public Health Guest House, Mitra Rest House.

 Piyali Island – picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata


Distance of Piyali is just 48 kms away from Sunderbans, Piyali is known as the gateway to Sunderbans.  Piyali island is located at a distance of 72 kms from Kolkata and close to Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and Netidhopani.  There is a small river named Piyali and name of the location is Piyali due to the river. Actually two rivers, Matla and Piyali surround this Piyali Island. River Piyali flows through this island.

Far away from city life, Piyali Island brings tranquility of nature with a flavour of Sunderban. To feel the essence of nature, Piyali Island is the best location for weekend picnics. There is only one tourist lodge at Piyali Island.

By road Piyali Island can be reached from Kolkata and the road route is Kolkata – Garia – Baruipur – Dakshin Barasat – Joynagar – Piyali Island. Distance between Piyali and Joynagar is 30 km.

 R S Garden – picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata

Address of R S Garden

Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas

Phone Number: 9830826022

Room and Catering facilities is available in this garden. In side R S Garden, there is a pond.

 Kamala Garden – picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata

Address of Kamala Garden

Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas

Phone Number: 9831789014 / 9239640418

Room and catering facilities is available in Kamala garden. Children play ground, pond etc are in Kamala Garden.


 Banabithi Picnic Garden – picnic spot in North 24 Parganas district and near to Kolkata


Address of Kamala Garden

Shibalay, Duttapukur, North 24 Parganas

Phone Number: 9830189264

Room and catering facilities is available in Kamala garden. Children play ground, pond etc are in Banabithi Picnic Garden . 

How to reach Banabithi Picnic Garden north 24 parganas 


One has to reach Duttapukur first and reach there by train from Sealdah station.  From Duttapukur, van rickshaws are available to reach Banabithi Picnic Garden. By road one can reach Duttapukur via Barasat.


Picnic spot Badu in North 24 Parganas


Badu is a picnic spot near Barasat in North 24 Parganas. Badu is located at 15 kms away from Ultadanga and 2 kms from Madhyamgram crossing. Badu is a famous picnic spot of North 24 Parganas.  Green mango gardens and different species of birds are the main features of Badu. Main attraction of Badu is snake garden.

Picnic spot Taki in North 24 Parganas


Taki is the gateway of Sunderban. Taki is famous for Nalen Gur. Taki is situated at the bank of Ichamati river and Bangladesh is on the other side of the river. The bank of Ichamati river at Taki is a famous picnic spot. Both Municipality and private organizers manage picnic spots at Taki. At the bank of Ichamati river, Banabithi is a good picnic spot which is managed by Taki Municipality. Taki Guest house is near Banabithi. Garden of former Taki Zaminder is the private place where picnics are arranged. Boating facility on Ichamati river is another attraction. Cooking utensils and cooks are available at Taki for picnic.

Parmadan Forest in North 24 Parganas 


Parmadan forest is nearly 36 kms away from Bongaon. This forest is a popular picnic spot in North 24 Parganas. A particular area of the forest is used for picnic and there are tourist lodges in the Parmadan forest. Entry fee of the Parmadan forest is Rs. 10.00 and boating facility is available here.

Barrackpore picnic spot in North 24 Parganas 


Barrackpore is a historical area. River Ganga is flowing through the town and there are many picnic spots at the bank of river Ganga in Barrackpore.

Gandhi Ghat picnic spot in North 24 Parganas


Gandhi ghat is located at Barrackpore and this is also a historical spot. Gandhi ghat is on river Ganga and there are many picnic spots at Gandhi ghat. There is a government lodge at Gandhi ghat and for booking contact at (033) 25920058

Shanti Sorovar picnic spot in North 24 Parganas


Shanti Sorovar is a picnic spot of Mohanpur Panchayet of Barrackpore. Beautiful garden and ponds are the main attraction of Shanti Sorovar. Boating facility is also available at Shanti Sorovar. Contact number of Shanti Sorovar is (033) 25921008.

How to Reach Shanti Sarovar Picnic Spot

Shanti Sarovar picnic spot can be reached from Sealdah main railway station via local train. Get down at Barrackpore or Palta and from there you can take auto to reach Mohanpur Shanti Sarovar picnic spot.

Shyamnagar Rahuta picnic spot in North 24 Parganas 


Shyamnagar Rahuta is located near Barrackpore express way. There are many gardens at Shyamnagar Rahuta and these gardens are popular picnic spots. Garden of Jaydev Ghosh is the famous picnic spot at Shyamnagar Rahuta.

Panchamukhi Baganbari picnic spot in North 24 Parganas


Panchamukhi Baganbari is located near Badu of Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas. This is a farm house with an area of 2 bigha and inside the farm houise there a temple of Lord Shiva.

Only one group of picnic party is allowed daily and the charge is little bit high – nearly Rs. 3500-4000/-. For advance booking, dial on: 9432503580.

Nearby attractions are the famous snake garden of snake specialist Deepak Mitra and a Buddhist Temple.

How to reach Panchamukhi Baganbari picnic spot

Madhyamgram station can be reached by local train from Sealdah and from there move towards Badu. By car one can reach Madhyamgram Chowmatha via VIP Road, Jessore Road.

Millennium Science Park picnic spot in North 24 parganas

Millennium Science Park is a popular picnic spot of North 24 Parganas.  Main attractions of Millennium Science Park  picnic spot are a large lake, lush green lawn, various trees, shrubs and seasonal flower garden.

There is a children park inside Millennium Science Park with swings, fountains, ropeway, swimming boat, metrobus and science museum. Cottages and guest houses are available here. Charge for picnic is nearly Rs. 1500-3000/-.

For booking call 9126143892 or (03216) 231888.

Nearby attractions of Millennium Science Park is Chakladham, the birthplace of Baba Lokenath.

How to reach Millennium Science Park


You have to reach Ashoknagar or Habra station by train from Sealdah North and from there go to Radha Chemical more by auto or van rickshaws. By road one can reach Millennium Science Park via Jessore Road, Ashoknagar Building More.

Shyamoli Picnic Spot in North 24 Parganas


Shyamoli Picnic Spot is situated near Barasat  railway station with an area of 2.5 bigha. Main attraction of Shyamoli picnic spot is natural beauty. The area is fully covered with trees and shrubs. There are playground for children and lakes at Shyamoli picnic spot. Only one group is allowed for picnic in a day. There is a resting room at Shyamoli picnic spot. Charge of picnic is Rs. 6,000/-

Booking should be done from Kolkata in advance and for booking call 9903794794.

How to reach Shyamoli picnic spot


You can reach Barasat from Sealdah by local train. From there van rickshaws and rickshaws are available to get to Shyamoli Picnic Spot. If you go by car, you have to take VIP Road, Jessore Road and reach Barasat.

Vigneshwara Farm picnic spot in North 24 Parganas


Vigneshwara Farm picnic spot is situated at Gustia Main Road near Madhyamgram station with an area of 1.5 bigha. Green scenery with a beautiful flower garden is the main attraction here. Boating facility is also available here.

Picnic at Vigneshwara Farm is chargable.

How to reach Vigneshwara Farm


One can reach Madhyamgram from Sealdah by local train and from there van rickshaw or rickshaw is available to reach Vigneshwara Farm. By road one can reach Vigneshwara Farm through VIP Road, Jessore Road and reach Madhyamgram Chowmatha.  From that spot go through Gustia Main Road.

Unique Picnic Garden at Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas


Unique Picnic Garden is situated near Madhyamgram Chowmatha. Unique picnic garden is a popular spot as it is very close to Kolkata. The picnic spot area is almost 4 bigha. Main attractions of Unique picnic garden are children's park and pond. There is also a resting room at Unique Picnic Garden.

Only one picnic party is allowed in a day and the charge of picnic is Rs. 10,000/-. For booking, contact : 32618553

How to reach Unique picnic garden


One can reach Madhyamgram from Sealdah by local train and from there van rickshaw or rickshaw is available to reach Unique picnic garden. By road one can reach Unique picnic garden through VIP Road, Jessore Road and reach Madhyamgram Chowmatha.

Nandi Baganbari


Nandi Baganbari is located at Debpukur at Barrackpore. Rooms are available with toilets and bathrooms. Contact number: 9831356008.

Sanhati Park


Sanhati Park is a popular picnic spot for people of Ashokenagar, Habra, Kalyangarh and other nearby location. Sanhati Park is an ideal spot for family picnic as alcohol inside the park is strictly prohibited. Cooking utensils are available here on rent.

Sanhati Park is situated in Ashokenagar, North 24-Parganas and the spot can be reached from Kolkata in 1.5-2 hrs by Bus. The spot can be reached following either Jessore Road or Naihati Road.

Sanhati Park provides the facilities like Boating, Lake, Mickey Mouse, Toy Train, Museum, Rope Way and Restaurant inside. For bokking spot, contacton on: 9830123255.

 Kalyani Lake


The picnic spot Kalyani Lake is near the Ghoshpara station of Kalyani. Picnic spots can be booked in advance and the contact number is 033-25828455.

Jubilee Park Gayeshpur


This picnic spot is located near Kalyani station. Office Contact: +91 033 25891753 Email: info@jubileepark.in, jubileeparkresorts@yahoo.in,


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