Kolkata city has a number of beautiful places located beyond
its suburban areas. These places constitute the favorite picnic
spots and tourist destinations for the Kolkatans. Places like
Chandanaggar, Diamond Harbour, Nabadwip, Digha, Murshidabad and
Sunderbans are tourist hotspots around the city. Some of these
places are spaced far enough and require two or more days of
exploration. To make available this opportunity the tour operators
provide weekend tours. The weekend tours are the best options to
encounter some wonderful experiences in the regions around Kolkata
city. The schedule of such tour package is as:
The first is the arrival day. Tourists are received from their
respective stations and transferred to their hotel rooms. In the
evening small trips to nearby attractions in the city are provided.
It is an overnight stay in the city.
On the second day the tour heads south to the Diamond Harbour.
After cruising at Diamond Harbour, the crew starts for the famous
animal retreats that is Sunderbans. The tours usually does not allow
deep exploration of the Sunderbans following the odd routes and
swamps in the region. There are but few operators who conduct the
deep exploration at Sunderbans. The night stay will be in one of the
lodges near Sunderbans.
The third day marks the return to the city in the early hours. In
the afternoon the crew heads for Chandanaggar. After exploring the
remains of the French structures at Chandannagar, the tour starts
the journey to further north. In the late evening the tourists will
land at Nabadwip. It is an overnight stay at the popular religious
The first half of the day is usually spent at Nabadwip. In the
second half the tours starts off to Murshidabad, the former capital
of Bengal. The night is spent at Murshidabad.
The fifth day morning and afternoon is spent exploring the city of
Murshidabad. In the evening the tour heads for the home city,
On sixth day the tourists are accompanied to their departure
stations and the tour ends.