Perfect Puja Getaways near Kolkata

Perfect Puja Getaways near Kolkata
A short drive from Kolkata can take you to scenic riverside resorts along the Ganga, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Scenic escapes by the river to avoid the crowd and din of Kolkata this Durga Puja

Uttara Gangopadhyay
October 20 , 2020
05 Min Read

With your pandal-hopping plans dashed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, how about taking a short trip just outside the city where you can enjoy the outdoors while indulging in a sumptuous feast?

Denmark Tavern in Serampore (a town less than 40 km away by road from Kolkata) is one such destination. Located on the bank of the Ganga, the restaurant is housed on the ground floor of the 232 year old two-storeyed structure where the Danes used to keep their flagstaff and cannons.

 
 
 
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Serampore was a Danish colony between 1755 and 1845. The restaurant is offering a ‘Durga Puja Mahabhoj’ menu pegged at Rs 695 (plus taxes) between noon and 3.30pm.

Vedic Village Spa Resort on the eastern fringe of Kolkata, and around an hour’s drive from the city centre, is tucked away amidst 18 acres of green area, including farmlands, lakes, coconut groves and a wealth of flora. 

 
 
 
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Come and rejoice your Puja holidays at #VedicVillageSpaResort where you can experience the authentic taste of traditional Bengali welcome, food, drinks, grab exciting deals on activities, refreshments and spa sessions and let the Puja flavour settle in within your soul. #Durga #Pujo #Durgotsav #Festive #Holidays #Offers

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You may go for a day’s outing or a stay package. The Resort’s Bhoomi restaurant is hosting special lunch (12.30pm to 3.30pm) and dinner (7pm to 11pm). Stay packages (valid from October 22 to 26) start from Rs 8,899 for 2 persons inclusive of all taxes per room per night, and includes discounts for various facilities.

Raichak on Ganges, as the name suggests, is located on the bank of the river, on the southern fringe of Kolkata.

 
 
 
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It's time to take a break from the daily schedule and enjoy the good days away from the city life. Use code FESTIVE to avail best rates. Book from our website : http://bit.ly/30qttYU #AmbujaNeotia #raichakonganges

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This 100 acre resort is offering a Puja Escapade package between October 22 and 26. The Sonar Tori restaurant attached to the property is known for its specialty Bengali menu.


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