Trips and Itineraries for Haldia
Weekend Soujourn - Udaipur Of Bengal
5 Historical forts in India that will take you back in time.
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We started off our journey at around 7 am through New town (Kolkata) ->Beliaghata expressway - >Kona expressway ->Kolaghat via NH 16 -> Nandakumar -> Contai via NH 116 B ->Kanthi -> Digha -> Udaipur beach ( 3kms ahead Digha railway station) and reached Digha by 12 pm. Since, the weather was really awesome for me to drive at leisure and not to rush to the destination.I stopped at Kolaghat for a breakfast at one of the many joints there at around 8.30 am. We were spoilt for choices with the number of eateries, which were lined up right on both side of the highway. Although, the popular ones, were on the other side of the road which is Shere-Punjab (for its lipsmacking parathas and lassi). Hence, because of the rush, we got settled with one of the joints on the same side of the road. I drove straight after that for another 3 hours and reached the Digha Gate. As usual the entrance was bit chaotic with traffic snarls all around the place. I somehow drove through the main town of Digha and New Digha , another 3 kms from there, I suddenly saw a sign board leading towards our resort. It was much greener here than before. As soon as I took the left turn from the main road . I could see lush green tall Casuarina trees and further more, for another 500 meters ahead, we saw the gates of Oceana Tourist Complex (the one and only resort there, which is run by the Fisheries Dept of Bengal).
Weekend Getaways from Haldia
61 Kms from Haldia
Kolkata, or Calcutta (also Cal), is a kaleidoscopic melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. There's quite possibly no Indian festival that the city doesn't celebrate with glorious hoopla. Each month sees small festive marquees popping up at every corner of the street and come October, throngs of women enwrapped in silk sarees and red bindis convene around the city, undeterred by the ever-present rains. This celebration alone is reason enough to travel to Kolkata. From the glut of vibrant attractions, the city also holds a rich vehicular heritage ranging from the big yellow taxi that floods both parts of the city (Calcutta and Howrah) divided by the reticent river Hoogly, to the hand-pulled rickshaws and rickety trams meandering the roads. Tourists will hardly ever run out of things to do in Kolkata. Starting from Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter, famed for its sculpted idols of gods and demons, to the architectural spectacle, that is the Howrah Bridge, Kolkata city will engulf you with its sights, sounds and scents. Calcutta’s biggest, most prismatic wholesale flower market on Mullick Ghat, Victoria Memorial, the old Chinatown Tiretta Bazaar, the magnificent Nakhoda Masjid and Jorasankho (Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home) are few of the most picturesque places to visit in Kolkata.