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Getaways from Kolkata city comprise of some inviting places, not far from the city precincts. Kolkata city is surrounded by some of the best tourist places in the eastern India. Starting from the north and only 39 kms away is the place called Chandannagar. The place, occupied by the French till 1951, contains many structures established during the French occupation. Nabadwip, that lies further north, about 114 kms from the city, is a very popular beach resort. ISKCON temple across the river at Nabadwip is one of the frequently visited holy places in the region.

The south of Kolkata is lined with attractions. Some known getaways towards the south of the city include Diamond Harbour, Sunderbans, Murshidabad and Digha. Diamond Harbour and Digha represent some of the best beach resorts around. Sunderbans on the other hand have some of the popular animal retreats. The Royal Bengal Tigers, spotted deer, wild boars and exotic birds secure the interest of the tourists. And to add to the amusement we have the former capital of Bengal, which is Murshidabad. The town houses a number of attractions that form the legacy of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah, the former ruler of the township.

The getaway tours provided by various tor operators in and around the city are the best means to explore these enticing places. The tour operators functioning in the city provide tour packages which are either short trips meant for two or three days or extensive ones that take beyond Kolkata's boundaries and sometimes into the regions like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Konark, Puri, Bhuvaneshwar, etc.

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