Looking for somewhere new to visit this weekend? Try these getaways from three exciting destinations that Biman flies to
A three-hour journey by road from Kolkata will take you to Bolpur, a prominent destination frequented by tourists, art enthusiasts and students. Home to Shantiniketan, established by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, this quaint town is steeped in literature and is famous for its cottage industries specialising in pottery, batik print and woodwork.
Make your way to Chittagong, the second largest city in Bangladesh and enjoy the natural beauty there. Home to some picturesque natural wonders like Saint Martin Island, Bandarbans and Rangmati, it is the perfect getaway with varied landscapes on offer. Beat the heat by heading to Cox’s Bazar, famous for its unbroken sandy beaches.
Overlooking the Ayeyarwady river, the beautiful town of Pyay in Myanmar is best known for its pagodas. Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the most famous ones, houses a huge figurine of Buddha. Don’t miss out on a 15-minute boat ride to the Akauktaung Mountain to view hundreds of Buddha images carved into the cliffs. Also indulge in the paper-thin crisp pancakes made of rice batter, a dish that is savoured by the entire town.