Often considered as a mere river port assisting Kolkata, Haldia has more to offer to India than just foreign trade. With it's rich collection of heritage locations, temples and local markets, Haldia is geared upto be the next major tourist hub of West Bengal.
From marine drives to palaces, Haldia is one of those rare places that combine the beauty of monuments with the bounty of nature. Explore this pristine land of legends, yet to be touched by tourist rush and commercialization.
The cuisine in Haldia is mainly traditional Bengali cuisine, dominated by preparations of Fish, Rice and Meat. Also one finds strong hints and flavors of spices, popular in the region, such as kalonji, fennel, cumin, black mustard seeds, fenugreek, in the food here.
Haldia has a number of accomodation options across different budget ranges. Most of these offer a number of services and activities and are known to serve some delicious food.
One should be able to find themselves a cab to move about the city conveniently.
Start your day with a visit to the Mahishadal Rajbari and follow it with the Haldia Dock and port, hence covering the two most important landmarks of the city. Towards the afternoon, head to the Ramjew Temple. Also visit the Dubey Palace, located nearby. Keep the evenings for a drive through the Marine Drive and the Balughata Riverside Sunset Point. If you here for a bit longer, visit the other attractions of the town such as the Matangini's Statue, Maynagarh, Sataku, Tamluk Rajbari, Muktidham Temple and more.