Khirai flower garden of Bengal

Khirai flower garden

Bengal’s countryside is well portrayed by verses of flowery language that speak about the beauty and allure intermingled with the rural Bengal countryside’s simplicity. I have been exploring the various destinations in Bengal which have their own unique identity and allure. In this context, this post would be describing Khirai, flower garden of Bengal.

Khirai flower garden of Bengal
Magical wonderland- Khirai

Bengal travel Diary

I am constantly documenting and exploring one-day trips from Kolkata as well as weekend destinations from Kolkata. I have seen and come across some places in this endeavor that are absolutely beautiful rural Bengal gems. The Garden at Khirai is one such example.

  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal

So in this context, I would recommend you to browse my journey today trips/ weekend destinations to BarantiPurbasthali, Bishnupur and Gongoni. There is so much to see in this state much similar to like the Northern Karnataka architectural circuit of Hampi and Badami.

Khirai, flower garden of Bengal

Panskura and Khirai, two regions of West Bengal produce some of the best ornamental flowers like Chrysanthemum, Karen and Marigold for the whole of West Bengal and neighboring states. In fact, the seeds of these flowers reach far lands of Uttar Pradesh as well, where they are also cultivated.

  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal

How to reach Khirai

Khirai is easily accessible from Kolkata . Khirai by train is a good option for many. Khirai by road is a two-hour drive from Kolkata to Panskura and then a 10 min diversion through the village to reach the farmlands near the railway bridge.

Khirai flower garden of Bengal
Wintry mornings in Khirai

Khirai best time to visit

Winter, is the season when Khirai blooms to her full glory. Known as the Valley of Flowers of West Bengal popularly, the farmlands are like a picnic destination for the locals who live here. In recent years, this place has gained popularity, attracting visitors from Kolkata as well. The farmlands located along with the Kangsabati river banks glitter like pearls on a necklace in the winter haze of the afternoon sun.

  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal
  • Khirai flower garden of Bengal

I reached here quite early before the crowds came in. The entire landscape was dotted with flowers and a railway bridge running arrow-straight through the landscape. For the farmers who toil in these farms, Khirai flower cultivation represents months of dedication and hard work to make something bloom in sync with nature.

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FAQ

  • Use a private transport or local train service to reach Khirai railhead. The place is well marked on google maps as well.
  • There is not much of an eatery out here. So come in picnic mode else get some fruits or sandwiches along.
  • One can buy flowers too, which is highly recommended.
Khirai
Beauty of Khirai

Conclusion

Khirai, flower garden of Bengal is a a great activity to undertaken as can be termed as a day trip from Kolkata. The sights & sounds of rural Bengal is pretty much evident out here. Do make it a point to come here with your lunch hamper, garden mat and enjoy the wintry afternoon sunshine amidst the flowers of Khirai. . Make a visit to this place if you are staying in and around Bengal for it is worth it definitely.

Khirai flower garden
Khirai, flower garden of West Bengal

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27 Replies to “Khirai flower garden of Bengal”

  1. This looking so pretty and lovely place to enjoy sometime visiting it. I love going to flowers fields and this could be a great place to go to. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Bengal’s countryside is absolutely stunning! The flowers are so vibrant and remind me of springtime in the Netherlands.

  3. What an amazing sight! I love all the different colors and fragrances that must accompany them. Sadly, I don’t think I would make if alive out of there if I visited with all the pollens and whatnot. Still, it’s a beautiful garden.

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