10 Tips: Best Summer Getaways In West Bengal

People in West Bengal experience a total of 5 beautiful seasons every year which are spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter. Here we are to discuss about the summers, may not be liked by all but people tent to enjoy this season .

The summer season extends from the first week of March to June.

The people of West Bengal as well as from other states want to experience pleasant weather in summer days. They want to visit some beautiful eye-pleasing places on their Summer Vacation. So, if you are planning a pleasant summer vacation, this blog will definitely help you a lot.

Here are 10 best summer getaways in West Bengal mentioned.

1. Kurseong 

Kurseong is a city and a Municipality in Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 1,458 meters, It’s situated 32 kilometers from Darjeeling and has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Despite its pleasant weather and beautiful tea gardens, Kurseong is still one of the lesser-explored places of West Bengal. Its gushing waterfalls, lovely hillocks, and splendid weather make it one of the finest places to visit during the summers. Even in August, which is the warmest month of the year here, temperature averages 20.5 degrees C.

2. Dooars

The name ‘Dooars’ has emerged from ‘door’ as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan. The Dooars or Duars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This region is about 30 km wide and stretches over about 350 km from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam.

3. Darjeeling 

Darjeeling is known for its sprawling tea plantations that provide lush green landscapes. Its views of the Kanchenjunga range attracts tourists from all over the world. Darjeeling is situated in the foothills of Himalaya. Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the Eastern part of India. This scenic hill station in West Bengal is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon and is just around 700 kilometers away from Kolkata. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, one of the world’s highest peaks. When the country is facing extremely hot weather during the summers weather here is extremely pleasant with temperature ranging from 11 degrees C to 19 degrees C.

4. Siliguri

Siliguri is a metropolitan city that spans areas of the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal known as the gateway of Northeast India. It sits in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by tea gardens. It’s home to the North Bengal Science Center.

5. Mirik

The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning “place burnt by fire”. It is known as the Valley of the Sun. Located on the banks of a huge lake, the hill town of Mirik adds to North Bengal’s beauty. Amidst the Himalayan Valley, Mirik has more to offer than just beautiful mountains and lakes.

6. Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic views, Buddhists monasteries and churches, and Tibetan handicrafts, etc. This place is also known for its Cactus nursery, Durpin Dara Hill & Morgan house attract a huge number of visitors every year.

7. Jaldhaka

Jaldhaka is a town hidden in the hills of Darjeeling. It takes you back in time when nature was all that man cared about. This hill station in West Bengal is one of those that combine the beauty of a relaxing trip with the thrill of an adventure getaway.

8. Digha

Digha is a coastal resort town in the East Indian state of West Bengal. The dune-backed Old Digha Sea Beach faces the Bay of Bengal. Close by, the Marine Aquarium and Regional Center (MARC) is home of the sharks, ray fish and sea snakes. To the west, inland from sandy New Digha Sea Beach, leafy Amarabati Park surrounds a lake adding to the beauty of the location. West of town, the white-domed Chandaneswar Shiv Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

9. Sundarban

The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. It spans from the Hooghly River in to the Baleswar River in Bangladesh. It is also famous for its Royal Bengal Tiger reserve.

10. Sandakphu

Sandakphu is the highest peak in its region. It is located at the highest point of Darjeeling’s Singalila Ridge that falls on the Nepal-West Bengal border. Apart from the stunning views and landscapes of the Kanchenjunga range, Sandakphu is a favorite destination for hikers and trekkers. Summer here is extremely pleasant making it the best time to visit.

Feature Image Courtesy: Leo Hidalgo

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