Category Archives: West Bengal Tourism and Picnic Spots

Jayanti tourist spot in Jalpaiguri district





Jayanti is a small forest with an area of 780 sq km situated near Buxa Tiger Reserve. Main attractions at Jayanti are the scenery of the forest and the distant hills of Bhutan and Jayanti river. In the forest, animals like elephant, leopard, tiger, wild dog and barking deer reside. Mahakal Temple, the 51th satipeeth is just 7 km from Jayanti. From Jayanti one can visit Hatipota by car. The journey to Hatipota is thrilling. There is Pokhri Lake which is situated on a hill, 2 km from Jayanti.

How to reach Jayanti

Many trains are plying from Sealdah and Howrah to New Alipurduar Junction. Jayanti is 26 km from Alipurduar. Jayanti can also be reached from Rajabhatkhawa.

Hotels and lodges at Jayanti

There are many hotels and lodges at Jayanti. Some of the lodges and hotels are given below:

Hotel Greenview. Tel: 203157, 9474627790.

Prakriti. Tel: 9333263923.

Nature Hut. Tel: 286567.

Jayanti Hills Jungle Camp. Tel: 9547308446.

Picnic Spots in Birbhum District

Kenduli Picnic Spot in Birbhum district

Kenduli is a historical village which is situated on the bank of the river Ajay. Kenduli is the birth place of famous Vaishnab poet Jaidev. Kenduli is an ideal place for picnic during winter. No advance booking is needed for arranging picnic at Kenduli. Go and simply enjoy the picnic on the banks of Ajay river.

How to reach Kenduli

Kenduli can be reached from Durgapur by bus.

Picnic Spot in Nadia District


There are many picnic spots in Nadia district and brief description of some of the spots are given below.

Kalyani Lake Picnic Spot

 Kalyani Lake picnic spot is under Kalyani Municipality and this is a famous picnic spot in Nadia district. Kalyani Lake picnic spot can be reached by auto from Kalyani Main station. For picnic purpose per head charge is to be deposited. 

Kalyani Picnic Garden 

Kalyani picnic garden is very near to Kalyani Simanta station and it is a walking distance. There is a children’s park in Kalyani picnic garden. Kalyani picnic garden is under forest department and there is entry fee for picnic parties.

One has to reach Kalyani Simanta either by train from Sealdah or by bus from Esplanade or Babughat. The time may be maximum one and a half hour. From there auto or van rickshaw is available to reach Kalyani Picnic Garden.

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park and Resort picnic spot 

Jubili Park and Resort picnic spot is under Gayeshpur Municipality of Nadia district. Jubili Park and Resort is a picnic spot as well as a weekend destination. The municipality and a private body are managing the Jubili Park and Resort. There is boating facility in Jubili Park and Resort and both AC and Non-AC guest houses are available at Jubili Park and Resort. Entry fee is applicable for entering Jubili Park and Resort. Contact on: 983085184 / 9874418433.

Ananda Kanan picnic spot

Ananda Kanan picnic spot is under Nabadwip Municipality and this is a popular picnic spot in Nadia. During every winter huge picnic parties come to Ananda Kanan. There are special arrangements of entertainment for children. Boating facility is available here. Special attractions for children in Ananda Kanan are artificial hill and wonderful house. For picnic purpose contact in advance on phone number: (03472) 240008. Entry fee is applicable in Ananda Kanan and for picnic the charge is more than Rs. 500.

Ananda Kanan can be reached from Nabadwip Dham station or Bishnupriya Halt station.

Picnic Spots in Burdwan district


Maithon Picnic Spot in Burdwan


Maithon is famous picnic spot in Burdwan district. Maithon is located at the boarder of West Bengal and Jharkhand. Water barrage, hills, Kalyaneshari temple are the main attractions of Maithon.  Maithon can be reached from Asansol by bus or car. There are many private hotels, youth hostel, PWD guest house at Maithon.


Ranadiha Picnic Spot in Burdwan

Ranadiha is a famous picnic spot and it is situated under Bud Bud police station. From Panagarh, Ranadiha can be reached easily. River damodar is passing through one side of Ranadiha and on the other side you will see natural green scenary. Famous Kali temple of Bhabani Pathak is located near Ranadiha.


Chupir Bil Picnic Spot in Burdwan


Chupir Bil is a picnic spot in Purbasthali of Burdwan district. Siberian birds come here in every winter. Chupir Bil is a good place for bird lovers.


Malancha Picnic Spot in Burdwan

Malancha picnic spot is located near Rasulpur railway station in Howrah-Burdwan main line. Malancha is a famous picnic spot with all facilities for picnic lovers. There are spots for cooking in this Malancha picnic spot. Management of Malancha keeps close vigil in the area so people can enjoy their holiday nicely.

Bhalki Machan – Picnic Spot in Burdwan District

Burdwan district is nearly 100 kms away from Kolkata and Bhalki Machan is 35 kms from Burdwan station. Bhalki Machan is an interesting picnic spot in the district Burdwan. The calm and quite location is the ideal place for refreshing the mind and soul.

The main attractions of Bhalki Machan are a huge man made lake and the forest. In the past, the area was used by Zamindars for hunting wild animals. They used to build watchtowers – machan for hunting and this event the name of the area is Bhalki Machan.

How to reach Bhalki Machan

Burdwan can be reached from Howrah by train – through both main and chord line. From Burdwan, Mankar railway station can be reached by Burdwan – Asansol local trains. Mankar can be reached by road also following NH2. From Mankar, reach Abhirampur and finally reach Bhalki Machan. From Burdwan station, one can travel by local private bus to reach Abhirampur.

Lodging facilities are available at at Bhalki Machan.

Picnic Spots in South 24 Parganas District

Rabindra Purokanan Shishu Uddyan Picnic Spot in South 24 Parganas 

Rabindra Purokanan Shishu Uddyan is a famous picnic spot in South 24 Parganas.  There is a lake in the Rabindra Purokanan Shishu Uddyan and on both sides of long lake there are arrangements for picnic. Cottages are also there on both sides of the lake. On one side of the lake the cottages are for economy class where the cottages on the other side are luxury cottages.  Cottage charges vary from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500. Rabindra Purokanan Shishu Uddyan is under the management of Budge Budge Panchayet Samiti.

Buses from Taratala to Pujali and Achipur passes through Rabindra Purokanan Shishu Uddyan picnic spot. For booking contact at 9748105499 and 9830717097.

Achipur Pujali Picnic Park in South 24 Parganas 

Achipur Pujali picnic park is located at the bank of river Ganga. Beautiful natural scenic beauty is the main attraction of Achipur Pujali picnic park. Different sizes of fishing boats will be seen here. If luck favours, dolphins can be seen here in the river. There are many guest houses at Achipur Pujali picnic park. At present there are five guest houses and among those guest houses, 2 guest houses are air conditioned. There are cottages at Achipur Pujali picnic park and with each cottage there is picnic spot. Cooking facilities are available in those cottages and advance booking is needed.

How to reach Achipur Pujali picnic park

From Taratala buses are available to reach Achipur Ghat.

Diamond harbour Old Killa Picnic Spot in South 24 Parganas

This destroyed forte was constructed during British period. Zilla Parishad has helped financially to develop a picnic spot here in the forte area. Children park, water line, toilets etc are constructed to attract picnic parties. Diamond harbour Old Killa Picnic Spot is under the management of Diamond harbour Municipality. There is a guest house at Diamongharbour Old Killa Picnic Spot and for picnic, picnic parties have to pay.

Contact number: (03174) 255346

Abakash Picnic Spot in South 24 Parganas

Abakash is calm and quite location in South Garia village of South 24 Parganas and it is nearly 32 kms away from Kolkata. The area is fuill of trees with a lake inside the spot which is surrounded by fencing walls.

How to reach Abakash Picnic Spot

One can reach Kalikapur, Champahati station from Sealdah by Canning Local. From there rickshaws are available. By road you can go by Garia-Narendrapur-Subhasgram and then reach South Garia.

Unipark picnic spot in South 24 Parganas

Unipark is an excellent picnic spot near Kolkata with 3 acres of land and a big farm house. Unipark is situated in Bhasa near Kolkata. Unipark has every facilities required for better weekend picnic. The park has ponds, fruit orchards and children’s playground. Picnic parties can hire utensils and cooks here.Drinking water and toilet facilities are available at Unipark. Charges at Unipark for picnic is on per head basis which is presently Rs. 35/-. There are six rooms at Unipark and for booking contact on: 9831270408.

How to reach Unipark

Unipark picnic spot can be reached by road. Firstly reach Diamond Harbour Road and from there another 3 kms from Thakurpukur – IIM Joka to reach Bhasa. The picnic spot is at the left side of the road.