Cultural Tourism at Bengal

Weekend travel and work from vacation is one of the key ideas behind the “Incredible India Weekend Getaways” where a short weekend trip can transcend into an unforgettable experience where travellers would experience Heritage and Nature-based attractions, toy stories at the villages of Natungram, Bikna, Panchmura or Charida, try their hands at handicrafts with the artisans of rural Bengal at Pingla, Sabang etc. and witness a plethora of folk performances at Joydev Kenduli, Purulia, Sunderbans, Dooars and the Himalayas. The basket to choose from is extremely rich and varied.

Experience the Rural Cultural Tourism with Bengal Local – Special Weekend Trips to art and craft destinations of Bengal as part of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ Campaign –  10 cultural milieu of folk artists covering the districts of Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, Birbhum, Purulia, Bankura, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur. Explore the craft hubs of Bengal. Incredible India Weekend Getaways… Go Local – Go Rural.

Do not miss … This is a unique opportunity for the travellers to explore the hitherto less travelled-to destinations such as Monchasha, Pingla, Jalangi, Charkol, Charida, Balarampur, Tepantar, Natungram, 12th Mile Village, Kafer Village and Bunkulung which are hidden gems of West Bengal.
Pingla Village
Patachitra – Pingla Village, Paschim Medinipur – West Midnapore District
Madur Kathi art at Sabang – Sarta Village, Paschim Medinipur – West Midnapore District
Cho Mask making village, Charida (Chorda), Purulia District
Baul song at Joydeb, Kenduli, Birbhum District
Cultural performances at Sundarban, South 24 Pargana District
Dokra Art at Bikna, Bankura District
Terrakota Horse at Panchmura Village, Bankura District
Wood carving at Natungram Village, East Burdwan District.
Cho Dance at Maldi, Balarampur, Purulia District
Kantha Stich art at Nanoor Village, Birbhum District
Sonajhurir Haat at Santiniketan, Birbhum District
Jalangi (Murshidabad District) and Gorbhanga (Nadia District) are two important cultural hub of Bengal
Theatre Village - Tepantar
Tepantar Theatre Village at Paschim Bardhaman (West Burdwan) District
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Ichamati Taki

If you are looking for a perfect getaway or the best hotel at Taki, beside Ichamati river, you can always contact Bengal Local. We have already checked the reviews and ratings provided by the guests. We will help you to find the best one from the wide variety of accommodation options. We are ready with lot of weekend spots near Kolkata.

Due to the quality services of the Govt. lodges and private hotels of Taki, North 24 Parganas, the packaged trips & simple accommodations earned a fantastic reputation. If you are looking for a perfect getaway or the best hotel at Taki, beside Ichamati river, you can always contact Bengal Local. We have already checked the reviews and ratings provided by the guests. We will help you to find the best one from the wide variety of accommodation options. We are ready with lot of weekend spots near Kolkata.

Accommodation at Taki District: North 24 Pargana.

At the end of Durga Puja the immersion ceremony in the Ichamati river offers a unique spectacle along the India-Bangladesh river border. Ichhamati, which acts as a natural border between the two countries, becomes the scene of tremendous revelry on this day, when boats crammed with people from both countries converge here to immerse their respective idols. Boats of all shapes and sizes can be seen on the river, as far as the eye can see — each one flying the flag of its respective country. It is the only day during the year when border patrolling is relaxed and people can cross over to the other side of the river. While earlier, after immersing their idols, people could even disembark from their boats on the other side, restrictions imposed by border officials in the last few years has put an end to this practice.

Purulia Tour Itinerary : Raghunathpur Panchakote Circuit

PURULIA TOUR ITINERARY / PACKAGE:: (Raghunathpur / Panchakote / Boronti Circuit)

Purulia with Khorlo


Day 01 – Received at Asansol Station / Muradi Station. Transfer to Hotel / Home Stay / Guest House. After lunch enjoy the sunset over Baranti – Muradi Dam. Walk around the Tribal Villages. Back to Resort. Dinner & stay overnight.

Day 02 – After Breakfast visit sightseeing spots as Bero Hill & Jaichandi Hill or optional Susunia Hill & Jaichandi Hill. Return for lunch. Dinner & stay overnight.

Day 03 – After Breakfast check out from Boronti & visit Gar Panchakote Hill & temple, Panchet Dam, Maithon Dam, Kalayansari Temple. Proceed for Asansoal Station / Muradi Station.

Other sight seeing options are Kashipur Rajbari and Raghunathpur Tasar Silpa. The Itinerary Provided Is For An Idea. Guests Are Requested To Make It Final As Per Their Choice. As Per The Time Schedule And Weather Condition Spots May Be Covered In Different Schedule.

Packages inclusions: Triple Sharing Accommodation, All Meals (3 Breakfast/3 Lunch/2 Evening snaks/2 Dinner), Transport – Sight Seeings

Meal Style: Break Fast- Luchi/Roti, Sabji, Boiled Egg, Jilipi Or Bread Butter/Jelly Lunch – Rice, Dal, Alubhaja, Sabji, Fish/Chicken/Egg, Chatni, Papad. Dinner- Roti/Rice,Dal Fry/Tarka Chicken/Mutton Or Chicken/Panir

As You Know this Is A Remote Place, We Request You To Co-Operate As Per The Availability Of Raw Materials.

Let’s Support Our Cultural Heritages :: We can arrange Chhow Dance, Santal Dance, Natua Dance As Per Choice with extra cost as Chhow Dance Rs.5500/- :: Santal Dance Rs.3000/-

The Roadway to Baranti – Garpanchkot

1) Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way Dankuni) – Asansol (through Jublee More NH2 left side turn). Bagath Singh More then right turn Nemat Pur (left side turn) – Desergarh Bridge – Sarbori More (Barakar – Purulia Road) – Sarbori More (left turn) – Madhukunda Station cross right turn Madhukunda – Santuri Road. BARANTI. (263Km)

2) Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way NH2 Dankuni) – Durgapur/Raniganj Punjabi More left turn – Megia Tharmal Power Station right turn (Raniganj – Raghunathpur Road) – Saltora More. Santuri More , Santuri PS right turn Subhas Road, Talberia Village – Muradi – BARANTI. (238Km)

By Train:-
Howrah / Sealdah / Kolkata- (Via Dankuni / Bandel) Burdwan – Asanso l- Madhukunda / Muradi Station – By (Car / Riksha 6KM)

Costing Based On NAC Standard Accommodation (Twin/Triple Sharing) With Attached Bath, Bengali Cuisine, NAC Transport & Sightseeing with Station Pick up & Drop) excluding Service Tax

**Please mention information regarding aged guest, food allergy, any special instruction during reservation. Picture courtesy :: Internet.


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Purulia Tour Itinerary : Ayodhya – Baghmundi Circuit

Purulia Tour Itinerary : Option 1

Photographed by: Sanghamitra Sarkar :: Picture Location: Charida Village, Purulia
Photograph Owner: Sanghamitra Sarkar :: Picture Location: Charida Village, Purulia, West Bengal


1ST DAY – Arrival At Purulia Station Or Barabhum Station In The Morning. Transfer To Hotel / Home Stay. Traditional Welcome Drink. After Breakfast Visit Ghagkocha Falls. Back To Hotel / Home Stay For Lunch. After Lunch Visit Khairabera Lake And Return Via Charida Village. (Famous At For Chow Mask). Evening Enjoy A Spectacular Chou Dance Or Santhali (Saontali) Dance Show At Village.

2nd Day – After Breakfast Visit Turga Falls, Bamni Falls, Tarpaniya Lake, Saotal Village. After Village Visit Return For Lunch. After Lunch Visit Lower Dam, Upper Dam, Loharia Shiv Mandir, Hill Top (Sita Kndu), Mayur Pahar. Evening Free For Local Interaction. Enjoy Brief History Of Purulia (Both Historical & Mythological). Dinner & Night Stay. 3rd Day – 1st Half Enjoy Excursion At Kuku Buru Hill Visit Or Dowri Khal Visit. After Lunch Depart From Hotel / Home Stay To Station. On The Way Visit Matha Pahar, Pakhi Pahar And Drop To Station. Guests Can Take Drop To Purulia Station.

3rd Day Extention: After Lunch Visit Rakab Jungle, Digardih Village ( Shellac Handicraft Centre). At Night Experience Camp Fire With Chou Dance Accompanied With “Paatpura”.

4th Day – After Breakfast Tikartarn, Badlidhadir Trekking (3 km Gradually). After Lunch, Drop To Barabhum Or Purulia Station.

According to the choice vide factors like Landscape, Craft, Cuisine, Community, Traditional Heritage, Culture, Accommodation, lot of itineraries can be made for this Purulia District.


Tourist Map of Murshidabad

Murshidabad Tourist Map
Murshidabad Tourist Map

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Alternate Tourism

Alternate Tourism Promotion by Khorlo Tours & Travels, Kolkata
Alternate Tourism Promotion by Khorlo Tours & Travels, Kolkata


Bengal Local

Researching with lot of factors we have crafted some tourism circuits blended with some alternate as well as popular conventional destinations of bengal. Thousands of combination can be done with these jewels. Contact Bengal Local for the best experiential trips of Bengal.



Researching with lot of factors we have crafted some tourism circuits blended with some alternate as well as popular conventional destinations of bengal. Thousands of combination can be done with these jewels. For example “Heritage Koch Palace” of Cooch Behar can be joined with “Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary” as per your requirement or your holiday may start with a Himalayan hill and can be laced with the ancient capital of Gour Banga – The Mango City – Malda and end with a riverine cruise of Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve.




  • HVC 01: Kalimpong Rikissum Pedong Lava Kaffer Rishyap Charkhol
  • HVC 02: Darjeeling Lebong Jorepokhri Lepchajagat Mirik
  • HVC 03: Latpanchar Mongpoo Sittong Ahal Kurseong Chatakpur
  • HVC 04: Baramangwa Tinchuley  Lamahata
  • HVC 05: Ghum Maney Tonglu Sandakfu Phalut Dhotrey Rimbick


  • TDC 01: Mongpong Samsing Suntalekhola Jhalong Bindu
  • TDC 02: Gorumara N.P. Murti R.F. Jaldapara N.P.
  • TDC 03: Hasimara Chilapata W.L.S. Raimatang Buxa T.R. Jayanti



  • HC 01: Cooch Behar – Historical Heart of “Koch” Raaj
  • HC 02: Malda – The Ancient Capital of Gour Banga
  • HC 03: Mursidabad  – The Nawabi History of Bengal
  • HC 04: Bisnupur  – Terracotta Temple Architecture
  • HC 05: Midnapur  – Killa Moyna Choura Bahiri Pathra
  • HC 06: Kolkata  – The Cultural Capital of Bengal




  • RC 01: Baroghutu Meetham – District Bankura
  • RC 02: Ballavpurdanga – District Birbhum
  • RC 03: Garpanchkot Boronti – District Purulia
  • RC 04:  Moyna Monchasha Bahiri – District Midnapore (E)
  • RC 05:  Sunarbans – District 24 Pargana (S)




  • CC 01:  Bisnupur Chhander Panchmura Mukutmonipur Baroghutu
  • CC 02:  Uluberia Kolaghat Tamluk Chandipur Contai Egra Sabang Pingla
  • CC 03:  Khagra Berhampore Kandi Baranagar Jangipur Baluchar Cossimbazaar
  • CC 04:  Santipur Fulia Ghurni Samudragar Dhatrigram Ambika Kalna


  • BC 01: Mandarmoni Tajpur Sankarpur Digha Udaypur
  • BC 02: Bakkhali Frasergunj Gangasagar