Hill stations near Kolkata

With Serene Beaches and magnificent mountains, West Bengal is one of the best Gift of Nature in India. Kolkata, the Capital of West Bengal is located by the Banks of the river Hooghly and Known to be Cultural Capital of East India. Kolkata is surrounded by a Great diversity of landscapes. Kolkata is blessed with several natural marvels and attractions. Kolkata has marvelous gateways options in its close vicinity. So whenever you feel the need of breathing in some fresh air, consider making a visit to one best hill station near Kolkata at a time. Here’s a list of some the best hill stations near Kolkata:

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1. Ajodhya Hills

Ajodhya Hills is a hill located in Southern West Bengal. It is located in Purulia district. It is part of Dalma Hills & extended part of Eastern Ghats range.  
It is Hindu Mythology that Lord Rama and Sita had come to Ajodhya Hills and Stayed during their exile. There is a place known as Sita-Kunda, where Ram pierced an arrow through the Earths' soil crust and through that water gushed out and thirsty Sita quenched her thirst.  It is a popular place for young mountaineers to learn the basic course in rock climbing. These Hills offer adventure activities like trekking and rock climbing which attracts a lot of tourists from across the nation.

Distance From Kolkata: 304 kilometers

Best Time To Visit: September to March

2. Simultala

Simutala is one of the Hill Stations near Kolkata, Situated in Bihar. It is also famous as a health resort. The climate of the Town (temperate Climate) attracts tourist through Simutala. Being a remote area, Simutala isn’t developed as another weekend gateway. The Beautiful place is underdeveloped.

Distance From Kolkata: 408 kilometers approximately

Best Time To Visit: Between October and March.

3. Siliguri

Siliguri is Situated across Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. This Hill Station is the Closest hill Station from Kolkata and attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the Country. From this hill station, you can rejoice snow covered Great Himalayan incredible views.

Distance From Kolkata: 560 kilometers approximately

Best Time To Visit: October to March

4. Netarhat

This hill Station is Situated in Jharkhand. It is very popular hill Station near Kolkata. Netharhat is famous for the sunrise and sunrise views during the summer months. A peaceful place to enjoy the vacation. This hill Station is known as the “Queen of Chotanagpur”.

Distance From Kolkata: 575 kilometers approximately

Best Time To Visit: Year-round!

5. Kurseong

This Hill Station is Situated in Darjeeling District of the Indian State West Bengal. One of the most prominent hill stations near Kolkata and an amazing weekend getaway from Kolkata. There are various temples, churches and the museums, from where anyone can know the historical importance of the place.

Distance From Kolkata: 584 kilometers approximately

Best Time To Visit: Except the monsoon months

6. Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the closest hill stations to Kolkata, famous for the Great Himalayan Railways. Darjeeling has a wintery weather throughout the year because of its elevation. It has a pristine atmosphere and beautiful tea gardens.

Distance From Kolkata: 612 kilometers

Best Time To Visit: October to March

7. Gangtok

Gangtok is one of the best hill stations near Kolkata for lovers of nature and surreal Tibetan atmosphere. It is surrounded by mountain passes, rivers, cottage industries, and waterfall.  Teesta-Rangeet Rafting, Watch the famous flower show, Trekking, and Mountain Biking is best things to do in Gangtok. 

Distance From Kolkata: 670 kilometers approximately

Best Time To Visit: October to June

8. Shillong

One of the best hill stations near Kolkata, it is most mesmerizing part of Eastern India. Best weekend gateway for a nature lover. Best things to do in Shillong is Hangout at Nokrek National Park, Rock Climbing, Exploring Caves, Waterfall Hopping, Kayaking at Kynshi River.

Distance From Kolkata: 1080 kilometers approximately.

Best Time To Visit: The time period between September to May


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