Picnic Spots near Kolkata you just can’t miss this winter


It’s December. It’s probably everyone’s favourite season, vis a vis winter. And we Bengali’s celebrate the winter and December with picnics, where we congregate with friends and family, and celebrate a season which gives us so much: from fairs to circuses to pithe-shapta and nolengur. It is a season of many wonders, and nothing caps it off as much as picnics.

Here are the places that should be in your picnicking bucket list.


  1. Babur Haat

A small village in the 24 Parganas, Babur Haat is a perfect destination to spend some quality time with your loved ones, in the company of the landscapes surrounding traditional Bengal.

Distance from Kolkata: 51 km 


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  1. Raichak

Raichak is a small town located in the South 24 Parganas, on the banks of the river Hooghly. It is an amazing place if anyone is looking for a picnic on a river bank.

Distance from Kolkata: 50 km


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  1. Deulti

Away from bustling city life, Deulti is a small village lapped up in a serene ambience. It is beside the river Roopnarayan.

Distance from Kolkata: 48 km


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  1. Taki

At the bank of the Ichamati river, lies Taki. Falling under the Basirhat sub-division, Taki has been a quiet retreat for picnic goers for many years.

Distance from Kolkata: 70 km


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  1. Bakkhali

A seaside hamlet, quiet in charm and design, Bakkhali will transport you to that ideal land-water mesh of a picnic getaway you’ve always wanted.

Distance from Kolkata: 125 km


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  1. Bawali


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A neo-classical palace, surrounded by a lake, which in turn is surrounded by farmland. That’s Bawali for you. Boasting a lake and a ‘Rajbari’, Bawali is one of the most exquisite picnic spots available around Kolkata.

Distance from Kolkata: 35 km


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  1. Diamond Harbour

Diamond Harbour is where the river starts meeting the sea, on the southern fringes of Kolkata. It is a very popular picnic destination.

Distance from Kolkata: 57 km


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  1. Machranga Dwip

Machranga Dwip, or Kingfisher Island, is located between the Ichamati and Bhasa river’s. It has amazing local indigenous flora and fauna, and is a picturesque picnic setting near Kolkata.

Distance from Kolkata: 24 km


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