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#361 Nov 25th, 2011, 16:05
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Originally Posted by chief61 View Post Amazing ! 125 weekend destinations from Kolkata ,

http://weekenddestinations.info/

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hi.
My cousin and his girlfriend are visiting kolkata from US.Can anyone help me with a daylong trip idea for them from kolkata?the pre-conditions are as follows:
1)the place should be accessible but local train to and from kolkata(should be able to be back to kolkata by 8-8.30 pm
2)the place should have a river with boating facilities
3)they should be able to get a room for resting in the noon-afternoon for 2 -3 hours for resting, freshening up(suggestion of hotels which would let out a room to a unmarried couple )
sorry if the conditions sound weird..but this is what they seem to mind.
Diamond harbour came to mind,also chandan nagar, but any better or other suggestions??
Pleaae help!!
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Garh Chumuk, Gadiara, Deulti or Betuadahari, Mayapur or Taki, Piyali Island, Kaikhali may be of your kind. weekenddestinations.info is a good help.
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River at Bethuadahari ?!
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Genonkhali?
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Diamond Harbour is the only one that satisfies all the conditions. But strictly avoid the local liquor there.
Rest all either cannot be approached by train (for example Piyali, Garchumuk, Geokhali etc) or does not have a guest house with rooms for only the day (like Purbasthali) or does not have a river with boating facility (like Bethua).

Incidentally unmarried couples might find it difficult to book a room only for the day, especially if the female partner is a foreigner. In certain situations it might even be dangerous.
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both the partners are indian...one bengali, and the female counterpart maharashtrian..
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Barrackpur ?
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Incidentally unmarried couples might find it difficult to book a room only for the day, especially if the female partner is a foreigner. In certain situations it might even be dangerous.[/QUOTE]

can you elaborate a bit on the difficulty and the danger part?? am hopeful of successfully frightening them off..
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Originally Posted by abhinandab View Post My cousin and his girlfriend are visiting kolkata from US.Can anyone help me with a daylong trip idea for them from kolkata?
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Originally Posted by abhinandab View Post can you elaborate a bit on the difficulty and the danger part?? am hopeful of successfully frightening them off..
Thought it was your cousin who was going with his girlfriend!
Is it actually you who will be doing the day-trip with your girlfriend?
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he he..nah!!!! am a girl by the way..and am not going with my bf either..was talking about frightening my cousin and his gf away from the trip, telling them stories of the danger..
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In certain situations it can be dangerous meaning local hoodlums might come and knock on the door when the two are inside and then your cousin and friend will have a few drunk hoodlums to give an explanation to as to who they were and what they were doing even if they were found reading two books on the sofa. I have personally never gone through this experience but wouldn't be surprised if it happened to some one. Rural folks, especially the unemployed youth, are notoriously curious about others.
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Shiv Nibas

A Week End Trip – Shibnibas

On 7th January, 2012, we visited a place near Kolkata called Shibnibas. We boarded a local train from Sealdah; we reached Tarak Nagar Halt after a journey of 2 hours 30 minutes. Previously we had a plan to go up to Majdia – it’s on the Sealdah Gede line. But our destination Shibnibas is easily accessible from Tarak Nagar hence we got down there. Normally people go up to Majdia to see Shibnibas because it is a big station and more transport options are available there.

We took a motorized Van Rickshaw from the station @ Rs.60/- to reach the destination. It took around half an hour. The scenic beauty of the countryside can be seen in the pictures. It’s yellow everywhere because of mustard flowers that bloom alongside the road.

We reached the temple complex which was constructed in the year 1684. There are three temples in that complex. The Shiv idol is so large that one has to climb by stairs to do the rituals. The scenic beauty is mesmerizing around that area. After walking 50 yards, the river Churni is visible. We set up our adda spot under a mango tree inside a garden near river Churni. One temporary bridge made of bamboo was there for the convenience of the local people to cross the river. We went to the other side and took one van rickshaw to roam around. There is a motorized road going towards Krishnanagar from that spot.

After having our lunch, which was made by one of our colleagues, we left that place around 3.00 pm to catch the return train which was scheduled at 4.00 pm.

This place will remain etched in my memory for quite a long time because of its location and beauty. I will recommend nature lovers to visit this place for, a true ‘Weekend Gateway from Kolkata’.

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Hi Somnath ,

Nice " Discovery" & narration too.
Did you carried your lunch pack
or some eateries were there ?

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Nice " Discovery" & narration too.
Did you carried your lunch pack
or some eateries were there ?
One of our office colleague who stays at Bagula (two station before Taraknagar) organized food for us. In Majdia you will get moderate restaurant because it is a very big station but we did not see any near Taraknagar Halt station.
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