Places To Visit In Raichak

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1. The F fort

The F fort
Top Attraction 3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

The Raichak fort continues to be one of the most beautiful forts in all of India, especially after its restoration a few years back. The fort, was originally built back in the colonial rule for keeping a watch over River Hooghly.

2. Diamond Harbour

Diamond Harbour
Top Attraction 4.1 /5

10 km
from city center
2 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

Diamond Harbour is built on the point where Hooghly River meets the Bay of Bengal. Very popular and even more stunning, the harbor, coupled with its pleasant and mildly humid weather and beach like setting is the perfect place to spend the day.

3. Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour

Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour
3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
3 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

The Lighthouse is very close to the fort. Built a couple of decades ago, the lighthouse is still fully functional and can be seen guiding the inbound ships on a dark night.

4. Chingrihkali Fort

Chingrihkali Fort
3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
4 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

Another destination by the Diamond Harbour, this fort was built by the Portuguese, but is in ruins today. Even then the fort is a stunning site to catch, especially on a windy day. You can also see the river stretched across in the backdrop.

5. Aashram of Ramakrishna Mission

Aashram of Ramakrishna Mission
3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

Located near Diamond Harbour on the banks of Hooghly River, the ashram is very popular among the local devotees. The serene setting adds to its beauty.

6. Joynagar

3.1 /5

53 km
from city center
6 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

Joynagar is very close to the Diamond Harbour. In addition to a flourishing local market selling handicrafts, Joynagar is popular for housing many manuscripts, figurines and black stone images of many gods.

7. River Hooghly

River Hooghly
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

The town of Raichak began prospering because it served as an important trade link from river Hooghly back in the old days. Now this river has popularized the entire place all across the country.

8. Gadiara


0 km
from city center
8 out of 8
Places To Visit in Raichak

Situated on the confluence of rivers Hooghly, Rupnarayan and Damodar, Gadiara is another nice weekend destination. If you do not want to do anything but relax, then do visit Gadiara for great Bengali food, leisurely walks along the village roads and boat trips. The view of sunset and sunrise on river water a scene to behold. Nearby attractions include Garchumuk and Geonkhali, which can be reached by regular ferry service. Gadiara is located at a distance of about 96 km from Kolkata. hence, you can reach the destination by road. If you wish to travel by train, take any train from Howrah to Kolaghat, Mecheda, Panskura or Kharagpur, that will drop you at Bagnan. Take a bus from Bagnan to Shyampur, and then hire auto-rickshaws to Gadiara. Direct buses from Dalhousie to Gadiara are also available. Ferry services from Nurpur also take you to Gadiara, while you can reach Nurpur through buses which depart from Esplanade.

FAQs on Raichak

Can you suggest an itinerary for Raichak?

One of the best things about Raichak is that it gives you the luxury of a holiday in its true essence- without having to run all over the place to see everything. The Radisson Fort is the most beautiful and prime tourist attraction. The fort has been converted into a hotel, so even if you don't stay here because of the steep tariffs, you can always have your meals here and explore the place thoroughly.

The Diamond Harbour is the next most attractive place. Hire a cab in the morning, go to the site, enjoy the harbour, visit the Chingrihkali Fort, see the lighthouse, the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at your leisure pace and then drive back in the evening. The next day you can probably relax by river Hooghly, enjoy a boat ride or a jetty ride and leave on sunset.

How can I commute within Raichak?

Travelling within the city is fairly simple, especially because a lot of places are huddled together. So hire a cab, probably from the hotel itself and get to your destination. You can also walk around in the nearby places or get an auto to drive you there. Autos are not very common but not very difficult to get either.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Raichak?

The top sightseeing places in Raichak are The F fort, Diamond Harbour, Lighthouse at Diamond Harbour, Chingrihkali Fort, Aashram of Ramakrishna Mission, Joynagar.

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