Sunday, 11 December 2011

Raichak, West Bengal

Located on the banks of river Hooghly, Raichak offers to be a perfect weekend getaway, boasting of an enjoyable and satisfying climate. At a distance of just 50 km from the state capital of Kolkata, Raichak is rapidly becoming a promising place to be visited. The place was originally found by the British, who had built a fort on the river bend, to guard against pirates. The fort, which eventually turned into ruins, has now been converted into a lovely 5-star hotel called Radisson Fort. The splendid beauty of the river and the 18th century fort makes Raichak an ideal destination for weekend tourists. 

Situated in the south 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Raichak is surrounded by verdant trees, offering glorious views of the city, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city grinds. Raichak is a very beautiful and clean place, which is sure to bring you back for yet another weekend getaway. For a historical view, you have the famous Diamond Harbor close to Raichak, offering you more to watch and do. Take a walk by the river or indulge in sailing, sunbathing, surfing and waterskiing to recreate yourself and take back a fresh you.

Boat rides and jetty rides to nearby towns and villages are quite popular here, not to forget the scrumptious and lip-smacking traditional Bengali cuisine that is being offered to its tourists. Your trip to Raichak would not be complete had you not been on a river cruise to view the spectacular scenic beauty. Sail through the river Hooghly and the suburban of the Bay of Bengal. The city of Raichak has a number of places to visit, along with activities to do to keep you on your toes. Your visit to Raichak is sure to refresh and rejuvenate all the parched souls from the maddening crowds of the city.

Places To See:

Fort Radisson

The main attraction of Raichak is the Fort Radisson that is sure to raise your eyebrows. Initially a fort, it has now been converted into a stylish and elegant 5-star hotel. Visit the fort and relish the luxuries offered here, just to recreate you. Do not forget to check out some treasured memorabilia of the bygone era that includes a grand piano, a clock, swords and perfume bottles. 

Diamond Harbor

One of the famous harbors of India, the Diamond Harbor is just 15 km from Raichak on the banks of river Hooghly. A very popular tourist destination, tourists can take a ride on one of the river cruises here. People searching for places with a historical background can visit the ruined Portuguese fort which also has a light house. In case you have been wondering why there are no temples at this junction, do not worry. Lord Buddha’s statue is just the perfect stop for you. 

River Hooghly

Treat your eyes by walking along the river Hooghly and admire its natural scenic beauty. Do not hesitate to take a dip or two in the cool waters of the river. Enjoy sunbathing, surfing and waterskiing too. It is sure to mesmerize you and leave you packed with memories of the beautiful picturesque.

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