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October-March

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
26℃ to 32℃

Raichak Tourism

Raichak is a community arranged in the South 24 Parganas locale of West Bengal. Acclaimed for its Fort which stands as a declaration to the past time, the peaceful town of Raichak gives pleasant perspectives on the Ganges. Raichak is located on the edges of Kolkata, on the banks of the River Hooghly. Raichak lies near Diamond Harbor and goes about as a connection among Haldia and Kolkata. Raichak has turned into a well-known end of the week goal from Kolkata inferable from the excellence of the stream and the eighteenth-century Raichak Fort or Radisson Fort. Aside from the riverside views, Raichak offers considerably more to watch and do. A stroll by the stream, sunbathing, surfing and waterskiing are a few exercises done here. Boat rides or ship rides to Kukhrahati or Gadiara or to other close-by cities and towns from Raichak Jetty and Nurpur Jetty is another prevalent action at Raichak. A few visitors sail through River Hooghly and suburbia of Bay of Bengal. A trek to the close-by places of interest like Diamond Harbor or Haldia can likewise be benefited. Raichak offers considerably more to watch and do. The five-month top among October and March is the best time to go anyplace in the whole nation and Raichak is no special case.

Culture

Kolkata is appropriately alluded to as the Culture Capital of India’, which pioneers the Indian renaissance. It is a city that has sustained the scholarly and imaginative legacy since ages. Music and dance are the two most significant social parts of Kolkata in which pretty much every Bengalis get prepared upon. Found just 50 km from Kolkata but a world separated, Raichak, is a riverside town and is completely an inhale of outside air in its ultra-urban and popularized encompassing. The way of life of Raichak is impacted by Kolkata. Raichak was initially established by the British East India Company during the period of colonization. They fabricated a post in Anglo – Indian style, which was called as Raichak Fort, on the waterway twist in the year 1783, to make preparations for pirates taking the stream course to Kolkata. General Watson, the British Commander, lived here alongside his significant other Mary, daughter Caroline and 65 soldiers. The convention of 'Jatras' or society theatres was begun in Kolkata and in the cutting edge times, it has advanced into the business bunch theatres and can be seen in Raichak as well. Durga Puja is the stupendous celebration of West Bengal and celebrated with grandeur in Raichak.

Top things do in Raichak

1. The F fort

2 kilometres from city centre

2. Aashram of Ramakrishna Mission

31 kilometres from city centre

How to reach

Raichak is around 50 km from Kolkata and is at driving distance from that point. The nearest Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport in Kolkata. The air terminal is very much associated with flights from all over India and abroad. The closest railroad station is Howrah train station. It is likewise very much associated with roadways.

How to Reach by Flight

Understandably, however, Raichak does not give you the advantage of direct approaching flights, it gives you the alternative to fly down to the adjacent Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and contract a taxi or a transport bus to drive you to Raichak in a little more than 60 minutes.

How to Reach by Train

In spite of the fact that going via train gets you almost wherever in India, Raichak has its closest station at Howrah, which is around 55-60 km far from Raichak.

How to Reach by Bus

Day by day transport buses keep running between the capital and Kolkata. Additionally, standard transports are accessible from distant spots like Shantiniketan, Murshidabad and Durgapur.

How to Reach by Road

Because of its nearness to Kolkata, Raichak can without much of a stretch be visited utilizing a taxi, cab or a private vehicle.

How to travel within

Travelling inside the city is genuinely basic, particularly on the grounds that a lot of spots are crouched together. So contract a taxi, most likely from the lodging itself and get to your goal. You can likewise stroll around in the adjacent places or get an auto to drive you there.

Cuisine

The centre part of the Bengali culture incorporates its mouth-watering conventional cooking and sweets that incorporate rice, fish curry, vegetable curries, Rosogolla, mishit doi, langcha, Sandesh and some more. Eating out in Raichak can be a serious encounter. There are various choices, both for high-end food and road nourishment. There are numerous little sustenance sellers in the commercial centres for shoddy, fast tidbits, while the eateries offer top of the line eating encounters. The most well-known Bengali dish of the spot is the Hilsa Machli, while even mainland sustenance is anything but difficult to discover. Directly from the starters to the primary course pursued by pastry, the city offers culinary treats with a royal flair, and we wager you can't simply have one!

 

Raichak Itinerary

Day 1: Landing in Kolkata airport, get hold of the cab, which will take you to Raichak, in less than two hours. Reaching the city, get checked in at your pre booked hotel and freshen up to start your day. Getting refreshed, head out first to visit the Ashram of Ramakrishna Mission to find the solace and peace that our mind wants. Later visit the famous Diamond Harbour and watch the many ships sailing. Later visit the F Fort to view the anglo architecture that has been now converted into a luxury heritage hotel. Spend your evening, in the banks of the Hooghly River, taking a boat ride or just watching the sunset. Get back to town and have a lovely dinner tasting the Bengali cuisine. Stay overnight to head back the next day.