West Abakash Picnic Garden

West Abakash is located in a tranquil environment in South Garia village in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Spanning over an area of 4 bighas, the picnic garden is surrounded by lush green trees and foliage. There is a big pond inside the garden. The place is well maintained and provides an ideal venue for picnic.

Important Information

This picnic spot is exclusively available to senior citizens only.
Each day one group is allowed to picnic here.
There is a guesthouse which has 6 bedrooms, 3 triple bed rooms and a kitchen.
Cooking utensils are available on rent.
Charges - Rs. 7000/- (including picnic spot and guesthouse)
For additional details on picnic at West Abakash Picnic Garden call 9831711301.

How to Reach

You can reach Kalikapur, Champahati station from Sealdah by Canning Local. From there rickshaws are available to reach the picnic garden. If you prefer to go by car you have to drive on EM Bypass, cross Garia-Narendrapur-Subhasgram and then reach South Garia. The village is 35 km from Kolkata.

Dreamland Garden

Dreamland Garden is an excellent picnic spot situated in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Spanning over an area of around 2 bighas, the garden is full of ample trees and shrubs. During the winter, the garden remains filled with colourful seasonal flowers which add to the beauty of the place.

Important Information

There are two picnic spots inside the garden.
Picnic Charges - Rs. 3000-4000.
There are two large halls inside the garden.
Separate cooking facility is available.
Cooking arrangements and utensils are available on rent.
Accommodation is available for those who wish to stay overnight.
Tariff - AC Room Rs. 1500/- and Non AC Room Rs. 800/-
For details and booking call 9874992563 or 7044733098.

How to Reach

Local trains are running from Sealdah to Budge Budge. Auto rickshaws are available from Budge Budge station to reach Dreamland Garden.

Kalyani Lake Park

Kalyani Lake Park is a beautiful picnic spot situated in Nadia district of West Bengal. The park has been developed by the Kalyani Municipality. The place is laden with colourful seasonal flowers and surrounded by lush greenery. Several sculptures and statues inside the park enhance the beauty of the place.

Important Information

Entry Fee - Rs. 15/- for adults and Rs. 10/- for children.
Parking facility is available.
There is a canteen inside the park.
Catering facility is also available.
For details call 033-25828455.

How to Reach

Local trains are running from Sealdah to Kalyani. The journey takes around one and a half hours. Buses and auto rickshaws are available from Kalyani station to reach 'Kalyani Municipality' stoppage. Kalyani Lake Park is a short walk from Kalyani Municipality.

Dhamakhali

Dhamakhali is a great picnic spot situated in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The place is located at the confluence of two rivers - Rampur and Chhoto Kalagachia. The scenic beauty of the place is mesmerizing. Dhamakhali is situated close to the Sundarbans. One can take a boat ride to a nearby island of Sundarbans to get a glimpse of the world's largest mangrove forests.

Important Information

There is a Zilla Parishad Bungalow consisting of rooms, bathrooms and a beautifully decorated park.
You can book the bungalow and obtain permission for picnic at the park.

How to Reach

Dhamakhali is 72 km from Kolkata. Buses are available from Science City, EM Bypass to reach Dhamakhali via Basanti Highway. You can also drive to Dhamakhali from Kolkata. Take Basanti Highway from Science City and drive past Bantala Leather Complex, Bhangar, Minakhan, Malancha and Sarberia. From there turn left and go straight to reach Dhamakhali.

Charial

Charial is a lovely picnic spot situated near Budge Budge in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The place is located on the bank of the Hooghly river. It is becoming popular especially due to its close proximity to Kolkata. You can visit the Gourango Sevashram located behind the Budge Budge Police Station. One can also enjoy a boat ride in the waters of the Hooghly River.

Important Information

No booking is required.
You can choose a suitable place for picnic and enjoy.
All items required for picnic should be carried from home.

How to Reach

Local trains are running from Sealdah to Budge Budge. Auto rickshaws are available from Budge Budge station to reach Charial Picnic Spot. By car, it would take about 45 minutes from Taratala to reach Charial. Take right from Taratala Xing and drive straight towards Jinjira Bazar and reach Charial More via Dakghat, Batanagar and Budge Budge. From Charial More, head right and take the Rabindranath Tagore Road to reach Budge Budge Police Station on the bank of Hooghly river.