Raichak is a small town in West Bengal about 50 km from Kolkata and located on the banks of Hooghly River. A beautiful 18th century fort is testimony to the history. Raichak is an ideal destination for weekend tourists.
The town is surrounded by verdant trees and offers views of the river with rows of country boats sailing by. It makes a perfect escape from the city grind of nearby Kolkata. Built in the Anglo-Indian style, the Dutch fort has been converted into a 5 star resort. There are decent accommodations available in the town as well.
The beauty of the river.
Take a ferry at raichak jetty and go across the river to Howrah and Midnapur districts.
Hilsha fish (Ilish in Bengali), very tasty fish in Raichak.