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Old 11th April 2023, 02:37   #346
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Garpanchkot



It was our close friend Bhpian Sayata's birthday and it was a long weekend too. So our plan was to celebrate his birthday in a nearby resort where we can spend the weekend with some good food and comfortable rooms.

We chose Panchet Residency as our stay option.

The Team-

Team Ecosport-

Bhpian Sayata, his wife and son.
Bhpian AviC93 with his wife.

Team Duster AWD-

Bhpian Burnout with his wife.

Team Etios-

Me with Bhpian DogNDamsel12

Team Ecosport left a day early. For them the trip was from Friday to Sunday and for the rest of us, it was Saturday & Sunday.

A few details about the resort-

This resort has different types of room categories.

Agomoni - This is near the entrance and looks like a typical hotel building. The rooms are located above the reception lobby.

Village Telkupi- This looks like a well decorated mud village, and it is the costliest of the lot.

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Mrittika - We stayed in this category of rooms. This looked to be a perfect blend of comfort and VFM. We were charged Rs 7,000 for two persons per room, per night including all meals.

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Banjara Hut- At first we booked this. This one is VFM, but the rooms are too small. So we upgraded to Mrittika.

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Igloo- This one needs to be avoided. Super small rooms, no ac and no attached bath.

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The hotel website-

https://www.panchetresidency.com/index.php

No doubt it's the best place to stay at Garpanchkot. I have nothing to say against this resort. The staffs are cooperative, ample of parking space, rooms are comfortable & food is good too. If I want to add some negatives then it should be, the staffs need to be more professional. They goofed up with our dinner menu and later they tried to make it up.
There were options of some outdoor activities too, but we were lazy enough to avoid them!
Over all a thumbs up from my side.
Will rate 4.5/5.

Day 1

Our meeting point at Dankuni toll was at 5 am.

The truck traffic on Durgapur Expressway was literally irritating. They were slow moving and driving all over the road. We reached Palsit in an hour to realize, there was a huge traffic jam from Palsit to Burdwan, & this jam is frequent now a days due to the ongoing road widening work.
Without even thinking we took an 'U' turn and took the Kalna road which meets at Burdwan Renessa more. By the time we reached Burdwan it was 8 am.

From Burdwan till Nituria the driving was pure bliss. Though there were many diversions till Panagarh, but we faced sparse traffic. We were able to make up our lost time. A couple of Km after the Asansol Engineering college, we took left and went through Nituria and reached our resort by 10 am. Odo reads - 262 km.

Rest of the day was spent in the resort, enjoying the swimming pool, with some good food and walking inside our tastefully decorated resort premises.

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Day 2

A lazy Sunday morning in our resort.

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After a late breakfast we checked-out at 11-30 am. After a short drive through the jungle, we visited the Garpanchokot ruins.

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We started our return journey by 12-30 in the noon.

A small break to beat the heat by having few glasses of sugarcane juice after the Durgapur toll.

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On our return leg, we didn't face any traffic jam. The drive was smooth. After a sumptuous late lunch at Azadhind Dhaba, we reached Dankuni by 5-30 pm.

Odo reads- 272 km.

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Old 11th April 2023, 10:38   #347
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Adding some clicks from my lense!

Also it is worth wondering what the other two bhpians did on Friday! We just ate to the fullest as all the food items were splendid in taste and more than adequate in quantity. We did not even leave a single bit of poppy seeds ��

Evening was spent by celebrating Bhpian Sayata's "19th" Birthday.
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Happy 19th to Sayata The resort looks nice and everyone seem to have a lot of fun ! That's what the TeamBhp brotherhood is all about.
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Tea Drive to Haldia

19th March 2023, it was a Sunday, in the morning we went to Singur for some personal assignment along with some other families. After lunch we were about to return, just heard a attractive proposal "Lets drive to Haldia Riverside, will take evening tea there and return home quickly".

The day was a rainy day, sky was cloudy and wind speed was high, It will be a marvelous feeling at Haldia riverside. Immediately I accept the proposal and started journey by two car, my Tata Punch and my friend's Tata Nexon.

First we visited Mahishadal Rajbari. Then after reaching the riverside the sky became almost dark, drizzling started and wind speed was so high that we started to feel cold. Overall it was a marvelous environment. Everybody enjoyed a lot. Returned home in next two hours.

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Hi All, I’m looking for suggestions for a weekend family getaway nearby kolkata in early October. I’m looking to drive myself, hence looking for something not very far away as l haven’t done a lot of long drives.

Apologies if this isn’t the correct thread to raise this.

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Hi All, Iím looking for suggestions for a weekend family getaway nearby kolkata in early October. Iím looking to drive myself, hence looking for something not very far away as l havenít done a lot of long drives.

Apologies if this isnít the correct thread to raise this.
You can refer the 1st page of this thread to get the list of all options:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...-tourists.html (West Bengal - A treasure for tourists)

The nearest (below 100KM) you can drive for a weekend getaway are:

1: Diamond Harbor
2: Taki
3: Kolaghat - Sonar Bangla
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