Long Weekend Plans? Head Out To These Stunning Resorts Near Kolkata

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Being a city slicker is tough work. You need a break from all the chaos every once in a while. It’s good for the body and the soul, right? Well, if you need to get away from it all, here are seven distinctive resorts catering to all kinds of budgets and styles. Tents on the beach, mud cottages near the Sundarbans and zamindar mansions—there’s something here for everyone.

Solitary Nook: Earthy Cottages

Located close to the Sundarban Tiger Reserve, Solitary Nook is the perfect balance of the rustic beauty, simplicity, and hospitality of West Bengal. Choose from seven luxurious cottages to stay in with prices starting from INR 3,000 per night. While you are there, we recommend you go on a bicycle tour around the village on bikes provided by the resort. They also organise jungle cruises and wildlife tours for groups. Visit the tiger reserve and Hamilton Island, and also enjoy local, homemade meals while you’re at it.

The Rajbari Bawali: Zamindari Style

This gorgeous restoration project has recreated the style and grandeur of the zamindari life of colonial Bengal. The resort has seven types of rooms to choose from – classic, zamindari, chota bari, ashram and dak bungalow, with prices ranging from INR 7,000 to INR 13,000 per night. The high-ceiling rooms have traditional four-poster beds, books, and a few photos of film shoots that have happened here. You can go on village walks, practise yoga, learn pottery, cycle rides, or pick up cooking skills at the culinary demonstrations organised by the resort.

Tajpur Nature Camp: For Beach Bums

Stay close to the peaceful beach of Tajpur, a hamlet in East Midnapore. This eco-friendly accommodation is located a few kilometres from Tajpur Beach with rooms offering beautiful views of the sea. Laze around on the hammocks or on the silver sand while watching breathtaking sunsets. The tents at the camp are spacious, neat and have attached baths. They also have a doctor on call. All the eating places here have delicious freshly caught fried fish. Rooms begin from INR 1,000 for double non-ACs.

The Sana Beach Resort: Sports & Spa

Surrounded by white sand beaches, Sana Beach Resort is apparently inspired by the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur and has the same kind of natural cooling model. You can choose from an array of luxurious sea-facing cottages, which begin from INR 3,000 per night. They have budget options too along with amenities like a pool table, amphitheatre, and several indoor and outdoor activities. After a day at the beach, you can chill at the sports lounge or spend some time at the in-house cafe or their spa.

Neel Kothi: Raj-Era Vibes

Take a weekend break at Neel Kothi or Indigo House, a heritage homestay in a 200-year-old mansion in the middle of what used to be indigo plantations in the Raj era. Located in Nabadwip in Nadia district, it has 16-acres of orchards and farmlands around. The antique furniture, Lazarus snooker table, the antlers on the wall, and the vast columns will give you major Downtown Abbey feels. Rooms are priced between INR 3,500 to INR 4,500 (per night for double occupancy, including breakfast). Play snooker or billiards on the vintage table made by Lazarus & Company, or try your hand at darts, ping pong and carrom. Even an early morning cruise on the River Jalangi sounds serene.

Palashbari Ecological Resort: A Canopy Of Red

The name of the resort comes from the 1,600-odd palash trees on the estate. It is the perfect romantic getaway, especially during the spring season when the red trees are in full bloom. Explore Baranti Lake and Purulia Forest as well as the waterfalls and hills while you’re here. Tariff per night at Palashbari ranges from INR 800 to INR 1,000. You can choose from a variety of rooms named after various trees like Palash, Peashal, Mahua, Simul, and more. The resort offers packages ranging from INR 2,500 to INR 4,500, which includes local sightseeing. It is the perfect place to escape to for a getaway in the midst of nature.

The FFort Resort Raichak: Live Inside A Fort

Enjoy a luxurious stay at the majestic FFort Resort in Raichak. This absolutely magnificent resort is surrounded by greenery with the Ganges in the backdrop. Enjoy a river cruise, party at their sports bar, go for a bicycle ride, or indulge in sport activities like badminton, tennis, basketball, and golf. Don’t forget to enjoy a meal at the multiple restaurants at the resort. There’s a fitness zone and a play area for kids as well. Choose from a Presidential Suite, Riverview Deluxe Rooms, or Garden View Double Bed Rooms. Tariff starts at around INR 6,000 per night.

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