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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

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57 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

The Renovation - Beautification

Haldia, a major river port and industrial belt located near to Kolkata. Haldia Township, the planned township is bordered by the Haldi River, an offshoot of the Ganges River. Being an industrial township, Viswakarma Puja is the main puja of the locality. River side also called Marine Drive of Haldia, is the best location to be during leisure time in Haldia. Haldia Municipality have undertaken major renovation and beautification of the river side and planned it very well for travellers. The river side now has been constructed in a more planned manner. You will get a vehicle parking place, sitting arrangements and well decorated for sitting and enjoying the view of the river and movement of ships to the seas. You will also find food stalls if you feel hungry. The riverside have been renovated with some major artisans and artwork from all around Bengal. Overall feel of visit to the place would be awesome.

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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

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57 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

A Small Township

A small Industrial town about 120 km from Kolkata. By road from Kolkata it takes about 2. 5 hours to reach Haldia. Government buses - Non AC buses ply daily at an interval of 30 minutes. Some AC Bus services are also available from Haldia to Kolkata. One can even cross river and come to Haldia from Kolkata via Raichak.
Haldia is located on the banks of River Haldi. Haldia is built in a planned manner with Industrial Belt at one end and the main Township is about 10kms away from the belt. Haldia Township is also built in planned way, and it is divided into clusters.
Haldia is a good location for spending weekend. Some good hotels are there in Haldia for good stay.

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Haldia Overview

The township of Haldia, situated on the banks of River Haldi, lies in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is a chief seaport of West Bengal with its location being 50 kilometres south-west from Kolkata.

Due to this reason, the town has evolved as a beehive of commercial activities. Along with a major seaport, the Bay of Bengal along the city houses a base of the Indian Coast Guard and hover ports.

The sea beaches, ancient bungalows and green woodlands in the backdrop of the Hoogly and Haldia Rivers give an opportunity for outdoor, recreational and sightseeing activities. Tourists can engage in leisure walks across the riverside. Among major sightseeing attractions of the town are Hindu shrines like Gopaljee temple and historic testaments like Mahishadal Rajbari.

Mahishadal Rajbari is one of the major highlights of the town, established in the 16th century. The estate comprises two palaces in its compound, which also features a renowned Gopaljee temple. The ancient palaces and the temple are well maintained.

Travellers can also visit the ancient palace of Tamluk, which was constructed in the 5th century B.C by the Mayuradha dynasty. The palace has withstood 2,500 years of turmoil and still bears its historic charm.

Those visiting Haldia during December or January can also be a part of the celebrations of the Haldia Utsav.

The township witnesses a temperate climate with the temperature ranging from 7⁰ Celsius to 22⁰ Celsius in winter. On the other hand, summers are extremely hot and humid, with the temperature ranging from 28⁰ Celsius to 44⁰ Celsius. Keeping in mind the weather conditions, the ideal time to visit Haldia is February to April.