Bengal is a land full of picture – perfect sights, rich in cultural heritage and warm hospitality. It’s natural beauty reaches the pinnacle of allure during monsoons when the land heaves a sigh of relief after a scorching summer. The petrichor emanating from the roads of Bengal incites even the weariest souls towards rejuvenation in nature’s lush paradise.
If this has got you excited, then let us explore some of the best alternatives to quench your wanderlust around the bountiful Bengal during the monsoon weekends.
Breakaway from the monotonous routines of urban lives with the pitter-patter of rain drops. Head to Purulia for a weekend experience of a different kind. Purulia is the western most district of Bengal blessed with divine natural beauty. The dense green forest, hills, fresh air and majestic landscape will help you to relieve all your stress. It is well connected with the rest of the country, so you need not to worry about transportation.
If you love the thrill of adventure and are fascinated with nature & wildlife reserves, then Sunderbans is the perfect weekend destination for you. Sunderbans is located at world’s largest delta, formed by the confluence of the three mighty rivers – Ganges, Bramhaputra and Meghna, which boasts has a wide range of flora and fauna. Explore the undiscovered paradise with your friends and family. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the legendary Royal Bengal Tiger or the regal Alligators alongside Gangetic Dolphins and wild chirping of birds. It might just turn out to be one of your best experience.
Beach-side on a monsoon evening has a charm of its own. Imagine cool sea breeze serenading your senses as the soft waves surrender at your feet. Add to that the tempting fragrance of drool-worthy exotic crab and fish delicacies. All this on a monsoon weekend is only possible at Mandarmani. It is a well connected seaside resort village in Bengal with a pristine 13 km long beach. This is ideal for a long romantic walk with your partner or reviving childhood memories with friends and family.
Kolaghat is a blissful destination for motor-heads. Just rev up your engines and set off on a long drive with your partner or friends to dissolve all your weekday blues. Enjoy boat rides into the heart of Rupnarayan river, enjoy cycling and other adventure sports at the various resorts to set off on a soul searching experience not too far away from the city limits of Kolkata. Whether its for a fun bonding with loved ones or a day of relaxation for your inner peace, Kolaghat has something for every weekend traveller.
Bengal’s obsession with Tagore knows no end as the bard manages to charm you his own garden of Eden, Santiniketan. However, one does not need any excuses to visit this lovely spot in Bolpur, at Birbhum district of Bengal. This small town in Bengal’s hinterland, is the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones along the banks of river Khoaai. This place also boasts some of Bengal’s most celebrated and authentic handicrafts along side the legendary institution handcrafted by Tagore: Biswa Bharati. Surely, you will get to learn and appreciate a Bengal’s artistic heritage on a romantic weekend getaway.