Raichak Tourism
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Raichak Tourism

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354 Ratings & 161 Reviews

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Balaji  Surampuri
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  • 2 Reviews

"diamond harbour"

  • Posted 1 year ago
nice week end / yr end spot to relax and connect to nature. Ideal for people looking for a peaceful atmosphere to unwind from the daily hustle bustle stress. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: just like home, the ferry on ganges is just....... More
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Sanjay Das
  • Sanjay Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"raichak fort"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Place was good to travel wid sum1 else or wid frnds 1 thing please be sure that wen u buking ne hotel please be specific about all the details.... and dnt stay in Arena Hotel......... Food, sight-seeing and shopping: good.. Activities &....... More
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  • 3 votes

Uddalak Chakravarty
  • Uddalak Chakravarty
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Moonstruck at raichak"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Its quite near to the city, yet far from the humdrum's. greenery twines the river shore. experiencing sunshine by the river is worth visiting the place. and a full moon adds to the platter. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The hotel serves....... More
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Debasish Mondal
  • Debasish Mondal
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"HOLIDAY CLUB"

  • Posted 1 year ago
It's great. Every one can n-joy with family here. Very good destination for child and nature lover also, from howrah 4 hrs journey preferably by duronto exp. Be aware of trouts during hotel selection. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food....... More
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Rakesh Bhatia
  • Rakesh Bhatia
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Raichak trip experience"

  • Posted 1 year ago
I did not find destination as road is quite narrow & traffic moves very slow. Destination does not have any activity to do & one gets confined to hotel only. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is quite OK. No shopping or sight seeing is....... More
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Raichak Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Raichak is a small town situated in the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. Famous for its Fort which stands as a testimony to the bygone era, the quiet town of Raichak provides picturesque views of the River Ganges. Raichak is situated on the outskirts of Kolkata, on the banks of the River Hooghly, a 260 km long distributary channel of River Ganges.

Raichak lies close to Diamond Harbour and acts as a link between Haldia and Kolkata. Raichak is at a distance of 15 km from Diamond Harbour and 50 km from Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is about 70 km away from Raichak.

Raichak was originally founded by the British East India Company during the era of colonisation. They built a Fort in the Anglo Indian style, which was called as Raichak Fort, on the river bend in the year 1783, to guard against pirates taking the river route to Kolkata. General Watson, the British Commander, resided here along with his wife Mary, daughter Caroline and 65 soldiers.

Post-Independence the Fort turned into ruins. In the late 90s, the Carlton Group of Hotels in collaboration with the Bengal Ambuja Group converted the Fort in to a resort called Radisson Fort. Today, this Fort is a popular destination of corporate people. There are a few historical items that are on display at Raichak Fort which are a grand piano, swords and several perfume bottles.

Raichak has become a popular weekend destination from Kolkata owing to the beauty of the river and the 18th century Raichak Fort or Radisson Fort. Apart from the riverside views, Raichak offers much more to watch and do. A walk by the river, sunbathing, surfing and waterskiing are some activities.

Boat rides or ferry rides to Kukhrahati or Gadiara or to other nearby towns and villages from Raichak Jetty and Nurpur Jetty is another popular activity at Raichak. Some tourists sail through River Hooghly and the suburbs of Bay of Bengal. A trip to the nearby tourist spots like Diamond Harbour or Haldia can also be availed. The best time to visit Raichak is from October to March when the weather becomes cooler.

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