the wondrous state of West Bengal in the district of
South 24 Parganas lies the spectacular spot of Diamond
Harbor at the mouth of the river Hooghly.
holiday destination of Diamond Harbor is at a distance
of forty-eight kilometers from the Kolkotta in the south
direction. The diamond Harbor was named so by the British
or rather renamed as Diamond Harbor by them as earlier
the spot known as Hajipur. The harbor is a turning point
for the distributary of the Holy Ganges. The river Hooghly
turns towards the south into the Bay of Bengal. Owing
to this the river area gets deeper and wider. Thus the
big ships comfortably dock at the Diamond harbor.
to the proximity to Kolkotta the Diamond Harbor makes
an excellent option for a pulsating picnic spot. It
is an extremely popular holiday destination for a daylong
trip from Kolkotta. While at the Diamond Harbor you
may entire day on the Hooghly. The river cruises are
possible on the Hooghly River.
at the Diamond Harbor you must check out the natural
beauty of the place. Besides the nature at its best
there are the remains of a Portuguese fort at Diamond
Harbor. Diamond Harbor is indeed a gorgeous getaway
for you with your family and friends. Within the vicinity
of the Diamond Harbor the ruined fort and the old lighthouse
can be explored. The remains of the ancient fort have
a story of their own. The Diamond Harbor used to be
the stronghold of Portuguese pirates.
away from the Diamond Harbor is the breathtakingly beautiful
beach of Bakkhali. While you are at Diamond Harbor Bakkhali
too makes an excellent excursion option. Then there
is the town of Joynagar. At Joynangar you should not
miss out on Kalidas Dutta's collection. There are several
manuscripts, terracotta figurines and black stone images
of Buddha, Mahavir and Vishnu, belonging to the 11th
and 12th centuries at you must check out. For all those
of you who have a religious bent of mind, along the
river Hooghly you may take a stroll to the Sharisha
Ramkrishna Mission Ashram. Usually tourists and pilgrims
throng the spot. Then there is the Kapil Muni Temple
at Sagar Island near the Diamond Harbor. The temple
is revered for its association with the mythological
descent of the Ganges from the heavens into the sea.
order to make your trip to the Diamond Harbor an affair
to remember for a long time to take a ferry ride on
the Hooghly. Else from the Diamond Harbor you may take
a lounge to the Sagar Island. Reservations of Accommodation
options at the Sagar Island can be made through the
West Bengal Tourism in Kolkotta.
harbor is easily accessible from Kolkotta. The road
as well as rail services link the delightful destination
of Diamond Harbor with the kaleidoscopic Kolkotta. There
are trains that leave the Sealdah station and connect
Kolkotta with Diamond Harbor; the entire journey is
completed in about an hour and a half. Then there are
frequent buses that ply between the Shahid Minar bus
terminus and Diamond Harbor throughout the day. The
government runs these buses. Some private bus services
can also be availed from Babughat in order to travel
to the Diamond Harbor. The cars and the chartered buses
make the other possible means of transportation to Diamond
Harbor. On your way to the Diamond Harbor from Kolkotta
you may even check out the various resorts that are
dotted along on the highway that connects the two places.
Amongst the many resorts on the Diamond Harbor road
you must check out the Raichuk resort. You may even
contact the West Bengal tourist office situated in Kolkotta
for the reservations at the tourist lodge.
Diamond Harbor makes an excellent day trip there are
accommodation facilities available for over night stays
too. There are several private hotels that cater to
the need of the tourists and the travelers to the Diamond
harbor. Along with the private hotels there are the
tourist lodges and the PWD bungalows that make comfort
accommodation options at the Diamond Harbor.