Weekend Getaways from BardhamanThere are quite a number of places which are located in the district of Burdwan such as the cities of Asansol, Durgapur, Kalna and Katwa as well as the towns in the adjoining districts of Hooghly, Nadia, Birbhum which can be easily accessed from the main town of Bardhaman. These places provide refreshing views into the culture and lifestyle of West Bengal which make for quite interesting tourist vacations and breaks. These places also serve as perfect weekend getaways and offer some great places for sightseeing, for pilgrimage as well as for relaxation. The places near to the Bardhaman district which can be easily travelled from the main town of Bardhaman are as follows:
Kamarpukur near Bardhaman
Other places of attraction include the Yogi’s Shiva Temple, the Raghubir Temple, the Haldar-Pukur, Manik Raja's Mango Grove, the Temple of Gopeswar Shiva, Dhani Kamarini's Temple, the Mukundapur Shiva Temple, Sitanath Pyne's House and Chinu Shankhari's birth-place. Kamarpukur is a well- renowned pilgrimage centre as well as a beautiful scenic destination. The calm and tranquil scenery of the village offers a great place for solitude, rejuvenation and relaxation.
How to reach Kamarpukur from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 65 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Kamarpukur can be easily reached by travelling via buses and rented vehicles. It can be also reached by trains through a short journey. However, Kamarpukur does not have railway station and tourists have to get down at Kamarkundu which is the nearest train station connected to Bardhaman.
Accommodation in KamarpukurFinding a place to stay in Kamarpukur for the weekend is very easy as there are numerous hotels and guest houses spread all across the city which suit the budgetary requirements and needs of all kinds of tourists. Some of them include the Kamarpukur Lodge, the Gadadhar Lodge, the Relax Lodge and the guest house of the Kamarpukur Math.
Nabadwip near Bardhaman
How to reach Nabadwip from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 77 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Nabadwip has good railway connectivity with Bardhaman and can be easily reached. In addition, there are frequent bus services that can be availed by tourists travelling from Bardhaman to Nabadwip.
Accommodation in NabadwipTourists travelling to Nabadwip from Bardhaman for the weekend can rent rooms at cheap tariffs at the guest house of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip.
Tarakeshwar near Bardhaman
How to reach Tarakeshwar from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 70 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 1 hour
Bus services are easily available to travel from Bardhaman to Tarakeshwar. Tarakeshwar can also be reached conveniently by the railways. However, since Tarakeshwar does not have railway station, tourists travelling from Bardhaman have to get down at either the nearby Howrah Junction or the Kamarkundu station and hire vehicles from there to reach Tarakshwar.
Accommodation in TarakeshwarThe West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) owns the Tarakeshwar Tourist Lodge which provides rooms with all modern amenities. Apart from this, there are numerous hotels and guest houses in the town such as the Tirupati Bhawan, the Shivshakti Guest House, the Taraknath Bhawan, the Yatri Niwas and so on.
Mayapur near BardhamanMayapur is located in the district of Nadia and is situated at the junction of the Ganges and the Jalangi River. It is the headquarters of the ISKON foundation and is considered to be a sacred place by a large number of pilgrims within the traditions of Vaishnavism and Hinduism.
Tourists travelling from Bardhaman can visit this soothing and quaint place on the banks of the Hooghly River and enjoy the serene and religious ambience devoted to Lord Krishna and Radha. Other places of interest in Mayapur for people spending a weekend holiday from Bardhaman include the Chandrodaya Temple, the Samadhi of Prabhupada, the Sree Chaitanyamath, the Goswami Maharaj Temple of Dashavatar and Chand Kazi’s Samadhi.
How to reach Mayapur from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 102 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Mayapur can be easily reached by trains or cars and the time taken to travel from Bardhaman to Mayapur via buses and cars may vary depending upon the road and traffic conditions.
Accommodation in MayapurAccommodation in Mayapur can be easily arranged in guest houses like the Conch Bhavan, the Gada Bhavan, and the Vamsi Bhavan. Economy accommodations for tourists coming into Mayapur from Bardhaman can be found in the the Gauranga Kutir, the Nityananda Kutir and the Chaitanya Bhavan Guest House.
Shantiniketan near Bardhaman
The buildings include the Kala Bhavan (college of arts and crafts), the China Bhavan (Chinese faculty), the Sangeet Bhavan (school of dance and music), the Patha Bhavan (the Brahmacharya School), the prayer hall, the research institute and the museum. Other tourist attractions of Shantiniketan constitute the beautiful paintings, sculptures and murals of Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose and many others and the famous fairs and festivals like the Poush Mela in December, the Joydev Mela in January and the Basanta Utsav in March.
How to reach Shantiniketan from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 161 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Good motorable roads connect Shantiniketan with Bardhaman and make travel easy and convenient for the tourists. Bolpur is a nearest train station connected to Bardhaman through which Shantiniketan can be reached easily and in comparatively less time.
Accommodation in Shantiniketan
Lodging can be arranged in Shantiniketan by renting rooms in hotels and guest houses such as the Shantiniketan Tourist lodge, Hotel Camellia, the Chhuti Holiday Resort, the Bolpur Lodge and many others.
Tarapith near Bardhaman
Tarapith is renowned as the temple town in the Birbhum district in West Bengal and serves as a popular pilgrimage destination for the religious minded tourists visiting from Bardhaman. Located on the banks of the Dwarka River, Tarapith is a typical Bengali village with thatched roof huts and fish tanks which attracts a large number of devotees. A prime attraction of the place is the Tantric Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Tara and its adjoining cremation grounds where Tantric rites are performed. The famous Bamdev Shangha Ashram along with a host of many smaller temples can also visited by tourists and devotees in Tarapith.
How to reach Tarapith from BardhamanDistance from Bardhaman: 159 kilometres approximately
Estimated Travelling Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Rampur Hat is the nearest railway station to Tarapith which can be accessed by visitors travelling from Bardhaman. Tourists can also hire cars and avail the bus services which can take them from Bardhaman to Tarapith.