Weekend Getaway in Kolkata: A Fusion of Heritage, Culture and Natural Beauty

Howrah bridge with a boat passing by in Hooghly river

Feeling stuck in the daily grind of work, study and sleep? Time to ditch the routine and dive into a weekend escape to Kolkata, the "City of Joy". Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, India. It's a city oozing history, culture and an unmissable mix of old and new architecture. It's not your usual weekend spot, but trust us, it's a hidden gem waiting to blow your mind. Here is a list of things to do for those planning offbeat weekend getaways in Kolkata.

Your Weekend Getaway Day 1

Morning: Kickstart your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel's in-house restaurant, Aromas and a visit to the iconic Victoria Memorial. This magnificent white marble monument stands as a symbol of the city's colonial past. Your weekend getaway in Kolkata is incomplete without a visit to this historic site.

Afternoon: Indulge in a cultural feast at Indian Museum, one of the largest and oldest in India, housing a vast collection of artefacts and artworks.

Evening: Embark on a sunset cruise along Hooghly River, soaking in the city's skyline as it transforms into a mesmerising spectacle of lights.

Indian Museum in Kolkata with clear sky
an image of the famous dakshineswar temple captured during the day

Your Weekend Getaway Day 2:

Morning: Explore the vibrant streets of Kolkata's historic neighbourhoods, such as Tiretta Bazaar and Bowbazar and experience the city's unique blend of old and new.

Afternoon: Visit the serene Dakshineswar Kali Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Hinduism and witness the fervent devotion of the pilgrims.

Evening: Indulge in a traditional Bengali dinner at one of the city's renowned restaurants, savouring the flavours of authentic Bengali cuisine.

During your weekend getaway in Kolkata, don't forget to make the Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata your home away from home. With its elegant ambience, impeccable service, rooms with top-notch decor and facilities and prime location, the hotel will provide the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable weekend escape. Book directly with us and score a 10% additional discount on your total!