BY THE LAKE

India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

IF YOU WANT a a touristy Ben­gali ex­pe­ri­ence with all the perks of chill­ing in a re­sort, Breath­ing Earth in Bel­ladanga vil­lage is your an­swer. An hour and a half drive from Kolkata, Breath­ing Earth is a twelve room mud house re­sort in Bel­ladanga vil­lage.

The “mud” of course is faux and the re­sort with its cen­trally placed lawn pool has twelve cot­tages that are equipped with all mod­ern com­forts. A small or­chard, gar­dens and a lake are spread out around the perime­ter of the re­sort where one can spend time kayak­ing, pad­dle boat­ing and do­ing ad­ven­ture ac­tiv­i­ties like zorb­ing, air ri­fle shoot­ing, Burma bridge cross­ing and zip lin­ing.

Pretty ‘al­pana’ style wall art dot the stucco brown walls of the rooms and ban­quet area build­ings, giv­ing it an ap­peal­ingly eth­nic touch. The prop­erty also has a small ban­quet and a multi cui­sine restau­rant that spe­cial­izes in Ben­gali food and some ba­sic con­ti­nen­tal and Chi­nese dishes.

AT Breath­ing Earth, Vil­lage Bel­ladanga, Usthi, Falta Po­lice Sta­tion.

PRICE Rs 6,500 in­clud­ing three meals for two peo­ple

Pho­to­graph by SUBIR HALDER

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