The city of Joy, Kolkata has a lot of places that one can explore. However, if you are planning for a road trip, you can explore the places which have spiritual, cultural and historical names attached to it. If you are planning to go on a road trips from Kolkata check out the below list of places where you can take a scenic ride across to break away from a hectic schedule.
- SunderbansOne of the popular places in West Bengal, Sunderbans is home for mangrove forests. The area of Sunderbans is spread across 539sqm and it divides as a border between Bangladesh and India. Known for its vast swamp lands, Sunderbans was declared as a World Heritage Site in the year 1987 and a Biosphere in the year 2001.
Being a vast forest land, Sunderbans is a photographers dream. Here there are many watch-towers which provide views of forests, mangroves, vegetation and wildlife. Explore the World Heritage Site which is located just at a distance of 87kms from Kolkata.
Bodh GayaOne of the most important places for Buddhists, Bodh Gaya was the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The place is bustling with pilgrims who come here to pay homage to Lord Buddha in several monasteries, shrines and temples that are located here. The place attracts visitors not only from India but from other countries too. Explore the place, take photos and also visit the Bodhi Tree under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment here at Bodh Gaya.
JamshedpurIf you are a fan of metals and minerals, then Jamshedpur is the name that you would have heard several times. Located around 235kms away, Jamshedpur is said to be one of the very first planned industrial city. Apart from being home to one of the largest steel plants i.e., Tata Steel, Jamshedpur offers various other places of attraction such as Jubilee Park, wildlife sanctuaries etc.
An offbeat tourist destination, Dooars region is known for its versatile and rich nature, flora and fauna. Located nearly 600kms from Kolkata, Dooars is a must-visit place where you get to witness some of the amazing nature while riding towards Dooars. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Dooars is a natural gift for photography lovers. Explore Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary which has some major fauna and also take a dip in Jayanti River which is one of the best places to visit.
One of the farthest place in the list but a must-visit place, Lachung is located in Sikkim and is an ideal winter paradise. Lachung is located in the mountainous snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas and we guarantee you that this makes you an unforgettable road trips from Kolkata. Explore the Pine forests, hot springs, waterfalls and be in the midst of nature here at Lachung where you need to spend at least a week.