Gadiara in Howrah
This scenic tourist spot is situated at the convergence of three well-known rivers of Howrah- Rupnarayan, Damodar and Hooghly. All these 3 rivers unite in Gadiara to create a vast area of water body with the cities like Geonkhali, Haldia and Nurpur located at their banks. All of these towns look illuminated with twinkling lights in the evening and this magnificent view can be enjoyed from Gadiara from the other side of the river. It can be a perfect weekend retreat which you can spend in gazing at the boats and enjoying the dusk on the river.
Things to do in GadiaraTourists can take pleasure in scrumptious Bengali cuisines, village walks and river cruising. Ruins of an ancient fort known as the “Mornington Fort” constructed during the reign of Lord Clive is a must-visit spot in Gadiara. This fort is majorly sunken in the river. There is also a lighthouse which is a must-see in Gadiara. Tourists can even take a ferry ride and visit another beautiful attraction known as “Geonkhali“located across the river. Geonkhali Water Treatment Plant is worth mentioning at Geonkhali.
Accommodation at GadiaraGariara offers various guest houses and hotels where tourists can enjoy their stay with all the latest amenities available. Majority of hotels stand in front of the river and a few are positioned close to the bus stop. There are also some other hotels that are located in isolation in the midst of nature next to the river. As per the budget and preference of rooms one can choose from simple rooms to deluxe air-conditioned rooms. Gadiara has 2 nice hotels- New Chalantika tourist lodge and the Rupnarayan Tourist lodge.
It has 2 good hotels, the government owned Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge and the New Chalantika Tourist Lodge:
New Chalantika Tourist Lodge:This hotel offers lip-smacking meals and AC rooms. The rooms offer magnificent views. One can savor in good Indian delicacies at quite affordable prices. One can also enjoy the local fast food by visiting the stalls located close to the bus stop.
- Friendly staff
- Vast complex
- Located at the river side bus stop
- A big garden which is well-maintained
- A private pond which is available for fishing
Address: Gadariya, Howrah, Kolkata, Pin code: 711314
Phone number: (032) 1426 3108 and 09732583213(mobile)
Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge:Here basic accommodation can be available at reasonable rates. This lodge is owned by the West Bengal Government and hence it offers top-quality services to the tourists. Some of the facilities offered at this lodge are:
- Situated adjacent to the river
- Multicuisine restaurant
- Picnic spaces (Both open and shed)
- Spacious rooms
- Cordial staff
- Popular Bengali cuisines like- Topse Macher Bora, Alu bhaja and Pona Macher jhol are one of the top Bengali dishes that one can savor at this lodge.
- Situated near the railway station
Address: P.O. Dakshin Shibpur, Gadiara, Howrah, Pin code: 711314
Phone number: (032) 1426 3125
There are also a few guest houses in Gadiara which have gardens full of fresh vegetables. Tourists are permitted to choose their preferred vegetable from these gardens and get them cooked.
How to reach Gadiara from HowrahThe distance between Howrah
and Gadiara is approximately 50 Km. Tourists can take a local train
from Howrah which is leading towards Mecheda, Kharagpur, Kolaghat or
Panskura. Thereafter, they can get down at the “Bagnan” station. From
Bagnan to one can reach Shyampur by boarding a bus. At Shyampur one can
take an auto rickshaw to arrive at Gadiara which is located at a
distance of 8 Km from Shyampur.
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