Winter is a season of nostalgia. When the cold wind starts blowing from the North, every Bengali household becomes restless for picnics. However, choosing a picnic spot near Kolkata can be difficult at times.

As the winter is here, visit one of these 7 Picnic Spots Near Kolkata so you can enjoy the day with your family and friends.

1. Taki:

At the bank of Ichamati, Taki is an amusing place for enjoying a picnic. The pleasant nature will make you enjoy

On the banks of River Ichamati, Taki is pleasing for enjoying a picnic. The pleasant nature will make you enjoy the whole day there.
The boat ride can take you to Henry’s island. And a rickshaw ride from there will take you to Golpatar Jungle for the canopy walk.

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What to do: 

In addition to the regular picnic activities like playing cards or badminton, you can enjoy the boat ride.

You can visit local attractions like the ruins of Zamindar houses, Ramakrishna Mission, Kuleshwari Kali Temple, Jora Sahib Mandir, and General Shankar Roy Chowdhury’s Adi Bari. 

How to Reach the picnic spot:

Taki is about 80 km from Kolkata by road. If you want to go by train, take Hasnabad local from Sealdah to reach Taki Road Station.

2. Santragachi Jheel

The Santragachi Jheel is the perfect place for bird lovers. Every winter, birds migrated over here. The pleasant scenario is ideal for a day-trip destination.

What to Do: 

The temptation of Santragachi’s Jheel is birdwatching.

How to Reach the picnic spot:  

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Howrah is well-connected to Kolkata by two bridges across the Hooghly river. The place has an abundance of transportation facilities.

3. Babur Haat:

 Babur Haat is a perfect weekend destination to take a break from the hustling bustling of city life and spend some time with your loved ones. 

What to do: 

Babur Haat is a pleasant place to experience the slow rural culture. Magnificient paddy fields, vegetable farms, mango, and palm groves with archaic temples can soothe your heart. 

Fishing is one of the more popular activities in Babur Haat. Besides you can also go on a short picnic trip to the nearby local village grounds. 

How to reach: 

Babur Haat is about 50 km from Kolkata. You can take a bus service from Kolkata to Malancha village via Babur Haat or travel by car.

4. Falta: 

Resided at the conflux of River Hooghly, Damodar, and Rupnarayan, Falta is a beautiful picnic spot near.

What to do:

There are several activities you can try here. Falta is a perfect place if you are into fishing. Taking long walks along the river banks will refresh your mind. You can go to Falta jetty to watch ferries crossing or can also go boating.

How To Reach the picnic spot: 

There is no direct connection from Kolkata to Falta. However, you can take buses or can go by car.

5. Raichak: 

What to do: 

At the coast of River Hooghly Raichak is an excellent picnic spot to spend a day with your family and friends. 

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The Raichak fort is a commendable place to visit. You can see the lighthouse, built decades ago. There are many luxurious hotels to spend the day in. You can also go boating.

How to Reach the picnic spot : 

Raichak is about 50km from Kolkata. With no direct connection from Kolkata, you can book cab services or ride by car. 

6. Amrakunja Picnic Garden:  

Amarkunjua Picnic garden is one of the popular picnic spots near Kolkata with a pleasant atmosphere. 


Ther Place is well-maintained. You can avail all facilities to arrange picnic including water, toilets, etc. They also offer car parking and a wheelchair-accessible parking facility.

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What to Do: 

The mango tree-sheltered garden is ideal for playing badminton, gully cricket, catch-a-catch, gully football, etc. You can let your children play in the kids’ zone.

How to Reach the picnic spot: 

Amarkunja Picnic Garden is within a few minutes of walking distance from Mankundu Station. You can take a train from the Sealdah station or go by car.

7. Wonder World Park:

Surrounded by banana trees, Wonder World Park is a well-kept picnic spot. 


The place is spacious. The rooms provided here have good facilities and are well-maintained.

What to Do:

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 You can enjoy boating, toy train ride. Moreover, there are a few rides for kids also. 

You can spend your time doing balloon shooting, dart shooting, ring throw, little basketball, etc.

How To Reach the picnic spot:

 The nearest station to the Wonder World Park is Chandannagar station. Or you can drive by there.

Having a picnic near home with an entire group of people feels exciting. Because packing all the appliances and ingredients and cooking on the spot is fascinating. Reminiscing the old stories while enjoying the warmth of Sun, the picnic is all about collecting memories