WORK FROM A NEW HOME

A staycation can do wonders to make you feel better: These places close to Kolkata are safe for short visits

In an extraordinary year when our ordinary lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic, there is one question we have often asked ourselves– when will travel recover? When can we safely board a flight and discover a new country?

Travel will recover in stages. But till the time air travel resumes for tourism and quarantine measures are eased in different countries, why not explore your own state that has plenty to offer. In one of his celebrated poems, Rabindranath Tagore had once written, “I have spent a fortune traveling to distant shores and looked at lofty mountains and boundless oceans, and yet I haven't found time to take a few steps from my house to look at a single dew drop on a single blade of grass.”

This holds true for many of us who haven’t still explored the many alluring corners of Bengal. So if the stress of managing work and home is weighing heavy on you, why not take a few days off and drive down to these exclusive properties in Bengal that have adopted the highest measures of safety.

Our latest offering “Work from a New Home” takes you to an adventure camp in Purulia, to stately heritage homes, decadent palaces and penthouses where you can drive down and spend a few days in leisure or even choose to work in idyllic settings. Staycations and workations are slowly becoming a new trend in travel where the idea is to enjoy a change of place after months in isolation.

These exclusive staycations have been curated around properties that are off the beaten track and pride themselves in being your perfect host, taking care of all your needs with safe distancing and right hygiene measures in place.   

So till the time travel makes a confident comeback, have a look at our ultimate weekend destinations from Kolkata for a great staycation.

Safe Travel Tips

Driving in your sanitised car is now the best option and all you need to do is follow these rules:

Wear a mask

Carry gloves and wear them if you are in public places, such as supermarkets, petrol stations and groceries.

Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizers.

Carry extra masks with you.

Always carry medicines.

If you are planning for a staycation near Kolkata, here are our handpicked properties where you can spend the weekend or working week and come back refreshed.  We go an extra step to ensure that the facilities we recommend for our guests are maintaining all safety measures with social distancing rules in places.  All you need to do is get in touch with us at +91 33 40525777 or write to us at connect@flyingsquirrelholidays.com

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Bari Kothi Heritage

Bari Kothi Heritage is a unique luxury heritage hotel on the banks of the Ganges in Azimganj. A six-hour drive from Kolkata gets you here. Built in the late 1700s, this used to be the ancestral home of the Dudhoria family of Azimganj. The name translates to ‘Palace of the Elders’. Ste...

Ganga Kutir

A two hour drive from Kolkata, Ganga Kutir in Raichak is a perfect place to forget all the daily worries and just relax in the lap of nature. Perched on the banks of the river Ganga, the sprawling property is clean, green and well maintained and is replete with all the modern day amenities. You c...

Glenburn Penthouse

Located above the bustling streets of Kolkata, the colonial-style Glenburn Penthouse provides a peaceful retreat to experience luxury with fantastic views of the lush green Maidan and the iconic Victoria Memorial. It’s a retreat within the city that’s going to transport you to another wo...

Jhargram Palace

Home to the royal family of Malla Deb, the Jhargram Palace is located around four hours away from Kolkata in Old Jhargram, Medinipur. If you want a heady mix of heritage, tradition, culture and nature, then this palace is one of the best possible destinations.  The kingdom of Jhargram had its g...

Khairabera Eco Adventurer Camp

On the fringe of the woods at Baghmundi nestles the beautiful Khairabera Eco Adventurer Camp. The resort, full of rustic charm, is located around 8 hours away from Kolkata, in Purulia. It promotes eco-tourism and has been set up by the Kolkata-based Priya Entertainment who has done a commendable job...

The Rajbari Bawali

Around two hour’s south-west of Kolkata in the small village of Bawali, The Rajbari Bawali makes for a peaceful oasis to relax in. What was once the extravagant headquarters of the landed gentry, the stunning structure fell into despair after India’s Independence as the Zamindars lost mu...

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