Falta Tourism

Falta Tourism

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25 Ratings & 31 Reviews

Falta Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 19 m
  • District: South 24 Parganas
The town of Falta, located in the South 24 Parganas District, is an important industrial town in West Bengal. The town is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, at a distance of 50 km from Kolkata and is an SEZ (Special Economic Zone).

During the British Raj, the place was an important port and was used by the East India Company for its trading activities. The Dutch, the first foreigners who landed at this place, built a harbour and made it their base. This is also where the East India Company established camp after being defeated by Shiraj-ud-Daulah in 1756.

More recently, an export processing zone was established here in 1984, which has increased the importance of this place from that time. It afterwards became a free trade zone and with progression, it became special economic zone in 2003 and also the first SEZ in India.

The main tourist site of this place is the garden house of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose. Besides this, other attractions like Falta Point, Mayapuri Kanan and River Ganga are also popular. The closest tourist destinations to this place are Raichak, Haldia, Alipore and Kolkata.

As it is close to the city of Kolkata, the culture of this place is cosmopolitan. The people of this town are inclined towards both western and traditional Bengali culture and the place is also a minor hub of arts. Some of the popular dishes of this place are luchi, cholaar dal, kochuri and alurdom; telebhaja, beguni, fuluri, alur chop, vegetable chop, fish kalia, fish paturi, maacher jhal and alu posto. This region, like Bengal in general, is also popular for its sweets like sandesh, rosogolla, chanar payesh, misti doi and patali gur.

The closest railhead to this place is Howrah Junction (HWH), which is located at a distance of 14 km from Falta. The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata from where, buses and taxis are easily available to reach Falta. In addition to that, buses are available from Kolkata, which run daily at a good frequency, from Babughat and Taratolla.

The best time to visit this place comes in between the months of October and March. During these months, the climate of this place remains soothing and pleasant and this is also the time when many festivals like Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja and Diwali are celebrated here.

Falta is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Alipore and Kolkata.

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Falta Traveller Reviews

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Oishik Sarkar

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"Very nice place for a picnic in holidays"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Falta in West Bengal is at a distance of 50Km from Kolkata. In winter holidays this place is really good for Picnic with friends or family. You can hire spots & they provide all the necessaries for a picnic too. Its near to the riverside that is really enjoyable too.
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"Place to relax from the busy schedule"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2013
Falta has grown mainly after the SEZ has come up. Ritz Riveria is the only descent hotel here and Rajhans the other hotel is not well maintained. The river bank is wonderful, and its the route for all Major ships to and from kolkata to Chennai and Port Blair. There are cemented sitting areas on the river bank and shades of tree as well.. So you can relax, day picnics can also be arranged easily.

But, if you are travelling alone , try take your car, as communication not good. Also try to be indoors after dark as there is not much street lights outside the resort. Food, snacks is best if carried along, The nearest good market at Nainan More is around 10 mins by car.

Nothing much to do after sunset. Enjoy swimming in summers in the resort pool.
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