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Hill Stations Near Kolkata For Breathtaking Weekend Getaway

By Vengatesh - June 11, 2020
Hill Stations near Kolkata
 

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With numerous hill stations near Kolkata, it’s not hard to plan a weekend getaway. With the Himalayan range in the background, the hills and valleys of West Bengal produce some truly beautiful hilltop resorts like Darjeeling and Siliguri, famous for their beautiful surroundings and lovely tea gardens.

Ajodhya Hills

Ajodhya Hills near Kolkata
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Ajodhya Hills is located in Southern West Bengal. It is believed Lord Rama and Sita lived here during their exile. Ajodhya Hills is accessible from Kolkata located at an altitude of 800 meters approximately above the sea level. Ajodhya Hills is popular for enticing you to indulge in trekking and the vast expanse of wilderness and beauty of the gorgeous hills of the Western Ghats.

Things to Do: Rock Climbing and Trekking

Best time to Visit: September to March

Distance: 304 Kms

Simultala

Simultala near Kolkata
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Simultala is not as developed as other destinations, but it has some mesmerizing hill stations which will leave you awe. Experiencing the calm nature and finding your perfect retreat from the monotonous lives. The unforgettable beauty of nature, a perfect hill station to embark on one of the best hill stations near Kolkata. The climatic condition is all year round and the natural beauty makes you draw to this place. You must visit this place during your trip to Simultala to experience the beauty of nature, valleys, brooks and hillocks in this region. Some places might also sound interesting around Simultala like Haldi Jahrna, Lattu Pahar, Solkitla and Raja Bari and if your foodie then this place should be on your bucket list.

Things to Do: Haldi Jahrna, Lattu Pahar, Solkitla and Raja Bari 

Best time to Visit: October and March

Distance: 360 Kms

 

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Siliguri

Siliguri near Kolkata
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Take a break from your monotonous lives and embark on a scenic trek through this region located on the banks of River Mahananda and the Himalayan foothills, which makes it one of the most scenic destinations of the country and best hill stations near Kolkata. Let yourself out of your shell and explore the most scenic destinations of the country. The unforgettable beauty of nature, and incredible views of the Great Himalayan covered by snow. Aren’t you curious to visit?

Things To Do: Kali Mandir, Coronation Bridge, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and ISKCON Temple.

Best Time To Visit: October to March

Distance: 500 kilometres approximately

Netarhat

Netarhat near Kolkata
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Netarhat is a beautiful hill station located in Lahar district of Jharkhand. The place is famous for its views of sunrise and sunset during the summer which makes it one of the most scenic destinations of the country. If you’re looking for an offbeat vacation then this is for an unforgettable beauty of nature. Also, Netarhat is famous for some of its interesting places like  Sandi Falls, Lodh Falls, Koel View Point and Ghaghri falls.

Things To Do: Sandi Falls, Lodh Falls, Koel View Point and Ghaghri falls

Best Time To Visit: All the year around

Distance: 560 kilometres approximately 

Kurseong

Kurseong near Kolkata
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Kurseong is a beautiful hill station located around 47kms from Siliguri and 588 Kms from Kolkata, it is well connected via road and rail. Also, a famous tourist attraction for its beautiful waterfalls, tea gardens, religious sites, and museums. The toy train which runs through the hill station is another major attraction in this region, and if you happen to stay here, you will hear the whistle of the steam engine from your hotel room. If you happen to be an adventure lover, it has some mesmerizing trekking trails that will take your breath away. Experiencing the calm nature and finding your perfect retreat from the monotonous lives. Also, you can indulge in other activities like white water rafting in River Teesta, which has amazing rapids.

Things to do: White Water rafting, hiking

Best Time To Visit: Except June and July, any time of the month you can visit

Distance: 1-2 days

Mirik

Mirik
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Mirik is in the hills of Darjeeling District in West Bengal, What attracts you the most is hill station is Sumendu lake that is surrounded by a garden. It is one of the most amazing hill stations and a perfect getaway from Kolkata. The lake is surrounded by a forest of pine trees, and the other being a footbridge which locals refer to as Indreni Pool. It is an ideal destination for peace lovers and famous for its connectivity to Buddhism. You can get a complete view of the surrounding mountains from this place.

Things To Do: Trekking, waterfalls

Best Time To Visit: March to September

Distance: 600Kms 

Samsing

Samsing near Kolkata
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Samsing lies between Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri and a small hill station and the perfect getaway from Kolkata. It is a combination of rivers, hills, forests, plains, and tea-gardens, is a beautifully landscaped hill town that attracts you. The amazing view of the snowy mountain of Bhutan is one of the most scenic views you would have ever seen.

With a cool breeze flowing and a dense layer of fog covering the town, You can enjoy beautiful weather all around the year. Also, you must visit Neora Valley Park, a tourist hotspot located around 18 km from the hill town. 

Things To Do: Yoga Peeth Religious Place, samsing dooars

Best Time To Visit: March to September

Distance: 500 Kms

Darjeeling

Darjeeling
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Darjeeling is the best hill station near Kolkata. The ‘Queen of the hills being popular for its lush green tea gardens and amazing views of the mountain, Darjeeling is also popular for Himalayan Railway. All around the year weather is wintery because of its low elevation. Darjeeling is a must-visit and should be in your bucket list for your next trip to hill stations.

Things To Do: Trekking, shopping.
Best Time To Visit: October to March

Distance: 600 Kms 

Lava:

Lava near Kolkata
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Lava is a small town in West Bengal and is located 7000 feet above sea level. It is a picturesque hill station with a pristine climate and one of the best Hill stations near Kolkata. Snow is the best part of lava, although it’s rare to see it in India and this is one of the reasons why you should visit. This place is surrounded by deciduous forests and scenic views of the wet alpine. You will find a lot of endangered species of wild animals and birds, which also included Himalayan black bear and deer. Also, you will find this place adventurous to indulge in activities such as trekking, hiking and bird watching.

Things To Do:  Buddhist monastery, Changey Falls, Neora Valley National Park

Best Time To Visit: October to April

Distance: 700 Kms 

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