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Raichak is a city in Southeast Bengal in India.


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.

Get in[edit]

  • By Road - Take the Diamond Harbour Road from Behala in south-western Kolkata, travel for abot 35 km to Sarisha, just before Diamond Harbour, turn right and get to Raichak after about 5 km.

Get around[edit]

By foot

See[edit][add listing]

The beauty of the river.

Do[edit][add listing]

Take a ferry at raichak jetty and go across the river to Howrah and Midnapur districts.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Hilsha fish (Ilish in Bengali), very tasty fish in Raichak.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Ffort Radisson [2] , Post Bag 1, Sarisha, South 24 Parganas, ☎ +91 31 7427 5444, (Fax: +91 3174 275 456), Rooms Rs 4,500-12,500. Restaurant caters both to hotel guests and outside clientele. 5 star rates.
  • Bela Aloy, Surabhi Complex, 9830026063, [1]. checkin: 10 am; checkout: 10 am. A Luxurious Famhouse Villa on hire 7500.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Diamond Harbour
  • Nurpur
  • Kukrahati
  • Gadiara
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